8 Best Small Towns in the U.S. for Families

Gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Offers hiking, fishing, rafting, and the longest suspension bridge in North America.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Charming Lowcountry town near Hilton Head Island. Features historic streets, uncrowded beaches, and guided tours by various means.

Beaufort, South Carolina

Oldest city in the U.S. with a quaint feel. Enjoy historic walks, kayaking, sailing, fishing, and unique attractions like the Pirate & Treasure Museum.

St. Augustine, Florida

Surprising island getaway on Lake Erie with beaches, forests, trails, and the world's largest glacial grooves.

Kelleys Island, Ohio

"Little Bavaria" with gingerbread-style buildings. Highlights include indoor water parks and the world's largest Christmas store.

Frankenmuth, Michigan

Rocky Mountain town near Aspen offering biking, hiking, fishing, skiing, and the lively Carbondale Mountain Fair.

Carbondale, Colorado

Midwest gem for outdoor activities like boating and biking, with charming Victorian shops and easy access to nearby attractions.

Winona Lake, Indiana

"The Waterpark Capital of the World" with indoor and outdoor parks, plus amusement parks for family fun.

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin