Big cities and metropolitan areas with spectacular statues, landmarks, and nightlife are not the only options for your next visit. Here’s a list of five fabulous small towns that will leave you breathless. These towns are just a one or a two-hour drive from the city and provide not only grand architecture or style but also nature at its best, tranquility with simplicity, and serve as medicine for tired hearts.
Highland Lakes, Texas
Highland Lakes in Texas is situated 85 miles from Austin and is the perfect place to visit for an afternoon drive. The highland lakes are formed from the waters of the colorado river, and the tranquil surroundings will restore your lost peace. Summer is the perfect time to drive up to these ethereal places to enjoy water activities and cruising, and gawk at the hawks soaring above Lake Buchanan. If you’re an adrenaline seeker, you can enjoy the only mountain biking park in Texas, Spider Mountain Biking Park. For a more serene outing, take a walk on the trails of Inks Lake State Park.
Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee
Want a quick weekend getaway with music and meadows to unwind? 40 miles from the city of Nashville, the city of Music in Tennessee, Leiper’s Fork, is full of beautiful meadows, music enthusiasts, comfy cottages, and country roads. The best attraction of this countryside is the Copper Fox gallery which houses sculptures, paintings, jewelry, and housewares. Spend some time exploring southern paintings in Leiper’s Creek Gallery and lose yourself in the art. Finish your night unwinding at the famous Puckett amidst great food and music.
A back-side vibrant suburb situated 37 miles from Maine, Ogunquit is a must-visit for a fun-filled and relaxing beach holiday. If you want to get luxurious, stay at one of the many ocean-view hotels. Feel the sand on your feet as you walk on sea swept trails, and enjoy sailing cruises, deep-sea fishing, and beach play, biking. Explore the Ogunquinn city and its harbor restaurants, boutique shops, and the playhouse with Broadway shows.
Fish Creek and Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin
A great place to wander about among nature and have a family holiday, The Peninsula State Park across Green Bay Shoreline is one of the most beautiful areas in Wisconsin. The 3667-acre recreational nature park area offers recreational activities in different seasons including boating, kayaking, canoeing, hunting, and even snowshoeing. The eagle watchtower, the only observation tower in Wisconsin, offers a spectacular stretched view of the Green Bay Area and is located only an hour’s drive from Green Bay airport.
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
A tropical island gateway, just a 30-minute ferry ride from Hilton Head, is best for a getaway holiday. Oak trees, wet sand, and moss will welcome you to the small town. Daufuskie Island is mostly known for its untouched beautiful shores and its great crab dishes. Walk around the island, enjoy horse riding along the shores, and visit the local artisan shops. Enjoy the quiet, peace, and a tranquil day away from the hustle and bustle of the city and visit one of the many well-known restaurants for a nice night out.