Coolest Small Cities in the USA

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Bozeman, Montana

It has an immediate appeal due to its beautiful mountain backdrop and walkable downtown.

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Lazy Monk Brewing's German beer hall and Chippewa River and Brewster Bros' combined suds-and-spirits facilities are leading the trend.

Portland, Maine

Portland, on the East Coast, is becoming a popular weekend destination for New Yorkers and Bostonians.

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Those who have never attended the Hangout Music Festival in mid-May may not even be aware that Alabama has beaches. 

Burlington, Vermont

Burlington, a relative city compared to its Green Mountain hamlets, has all the small-town feel you expect from Vermont

Merced, California

Merced, an hour from the national park, has historic saloons, 1920s art deco architecture, 1950s neon signs, and vinyl or cassette tape businesses.

Juneau, Alaska

Alaska's capital city is the vast frontier, where you may scale huge glaciers, and watch whales frolic in turquoise blue waters.

Fort Myers, Florida

Skip Miami. Tampa, goodbye. Fort Myers, Florida's undervalued beachside getaway, is all about fun in the sun. 

Hot Springs, Arkansas

The name comes from the boiling geothermal water beneath its surface.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Since 1936, when the 2,700-mile Intracoastal Waterway reached Horry County, Myrtle Beach has been entertaining visitors of all ages. 

Kahului, Hawaii

Maui's largest city offers relief from more crowded island attractions with a well-connected airport, few tourist traps.

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