Trip Advisor Hearts Telluride!

Trip Advisor Hearts Telluride!

Trip Advisor recently published a special feature titled 17 Small Towns to Visit in the United States. Telluride came after Hanalei, Hawaii, and before Headlsburg, California. Below is the lineup.

Telluride, image courtesy of Ryna Bonneau for Visit Telluride

Sometimes a small town getaway is just what you need to slow down and hit refresh. These 17 beautiful small towns deliver relaxation and recreation with a heavy dose of charm, proving that bigger isn’t always better. From the beaches of Florida to the mountains of Alaska, this roundup has a place for everyone.

For an extra helping of small-town charm, consider choosing a vacation rental as your accommodation. Whether you want to stay in peace and seclusion in a rural cabin, or closer to a lively town center in a downtown condo, you can find what you’re looking for with a vacation rental. Plus, you’ll get homey amenities like a full kitchen, laundry, and perhaps even a porch or a private pool. Once you’ve settled on one of these beautiful small towns, you can book your rental property, tours, activities, and other travel experiences right on TripAdvisor!


Known as “the little town that rocks,” Black Mountain is the place to go to pull up a rocking chair and relax the day away while admiring gorgeous mountain scenery. Stretch your legs on a stroll through the historic downtown or enjoy a food tour featuring authentic Southern eats.

“The host of the food [tour], Sam, is so knowledgeable and funny throughout the tour, and [its] well-planned to experience the best local eateries in the area with good food, beer, and desserts to enjoy.” — TripAdvisor Reviewer

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Camden is the quintessential New England town, so picturesque that it has literally been the poster child for the region in movies such as “Carousel” and “Peyton Place.” Stroll through the historic downtown to see why—with its tall church steeples and 19th-century architecture, Camden oozes historical charm. Plus, it offers plenty to do. Take a classic sail around the harbor, fish off the coast, or spend time sightseeing at the town’s classic lighthouse or signature seal statue.


Fernandina Beach is a beautiful small town located on Amelia Island off Florida’s Atlantic Coast. The beach itself is an obvious attraction—Fort Clinch State Park and Main Beach Park are local favorites that can be explored on a groovy electric skateboard. The town is also known for its vibrant arts scene and wonderfully fresh Southern-style seafood…


This beautiful small town in Colorado is known for its annual bluegrass festival and world-class slopes, but it’s also full of small-town charm that you can find while strolling down Main Street. Telluride is a great base for hiking trails that show off the gorgeous scenery of the San Juan Mountains.

Continue reading for the whole list here.

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