Bisbee is a historic mining town with a small population of 6,000 people in south-central Arizona, close to the Mexican border. Suppose you are looking for an interesting, off-beat place; this town might be the place for you as it happily embraces the arts and has a generally free-spirited atmosphere.
Bisbee may be three hours away from Phoenix, but this former copper mining town is now known for its walkability, eclectic art galleries, unique architecture, and a melting pot of residents.
Unalaska is just a speck far away in the middle of strong seas on the map. Seemingly in the middle of nowhere and only accessible by plane or boat, this secluded small town of Unalaska offers many activities for nature lovers and history buffs.
You can choose to explore the many beautiful hiking trails or go whale watching, or you can visit the Museum of the Aleutians. The land has a fierce beauty, luring all levels of hikers and experienced and even hard-core gliders, kayakers, and surfers.
Though it's right in the middle of California's Santa Ynez wine country, Solvang will make you feel as if you've been transported to a European village. Solvang is located just a short 45-minute drive from Santa Barbara, making this charming town of 5,909 a worthwhile day trip.
Once you've visited, you'll probably want to move there full-time. With so many things to see and so many restaurants to try, Solvang is one of our favorite Southern California destinations.
Life's a little more relaxed in Ouray, perhaps due to the hot springs and the scenic beauty of the surrounding mountains that might inspire a new perspective on life. Ouray is known as the "Switzerland of America" because of the San Juan mountain range's surrounding peaks on three and a half sides of town.
The quaint town was named after Chief Ouray of the Ute Indians, a local tribe. This Victorian-era mining town is as authentic as it gets, so you'll only find locally-owned restaurants and boutiques.
This traditional village is the slightly less-crowded alternative to Mystic. Tree-lined streets and marina views give this small town a quaint feel, especially if you make a shopping trip in the many small shops.
This village holds a dense community of historic homes and local businesses that sit on a small, steep peninsula at the Mystic River entrance with a long tradition of fishing, lobstering, and boat-building.