The best small town in America to visit is in Maine, according to US News & World Report


This is a “Relaxing East Coast Retreat”.

Stewman’s Lobster Pound in Bar Harbor, Maine. Michael Belinsky

Small towns across America are full of charm, and the most charming of them all is in Maine, according to US News & World Report.

  • The best small town in America to visit is in Maine, according to US News & World Report

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Bar Harbor has just been named the best small town to visit in the United States in America’s Best Vacations 2022-23 ranking. Mount Desert Island also topped the list last year.

The top 25 small towns on the list have populations under 50,000, plenty of restaurants and attractions, and “a unique character all their own,” according to US News.

“Filled with charm and many friendly locals, small towns are synonymous with American life,” the publication wrote.

Here is what US News wrote about Bar Harbor:

Bar Harbor is small town Maine at its best. This relaxing East Coast retreat is packed with bed and breakfast accommodations and plenty of outdoor entertainment opportunities. Boat tours, historical tours, and culinary tours are just a few of the ways travelers can better acquaint themselves with Bar Harbor. Additionally, the city is a gateway to Acadia National Park, where visitors can hike, bike, and kayak. Plus, travelers should come hungry: Lobster is still a big contributor to Bar Harbor’s economy, which means local restaurants have plenty of fresh lobster and other seafood on their menus.

US News and World Report

Three other small New England towns made the list: Martha’s Vineyard ranked No. 16; Stowe, Vermont ranked No. 17; and Kennebunkport, Maine ranked No. 20.

Check out the list of the best small towns to visit in the United States.


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