Small Towns with Big Personalities


Ready to leave the rat-race behind in favor of some small town charm? Budget Travel magazine has you covered. They've just published a list of America's coolest small towns, and there's truly a little something for everyone.

Whether you're into surfing in California, crawfishing in Louisiana, or bicycling in Idaho, you can find a sweet little spot on the map to pursue your interests while living the good life. Click through, below, to browse our rental listings for each of Budget Travel's picks.

Cayucos, California (pop. 3,000) - Serious waves and serious food

Lexington, Virginia (pop. 6,867) - Right out of a Norman Rockwell

Breaux Bridge, Louisiana (pop. 8,200) - Big crawfish in a small pond

Tubac, Arizona (pop. 1,900) - Galleries are framed by mountain views

Wallace, Idaho (pop. 1,000) – A place that mines its own history

Saugerties, New York (pop. 5,000) - Shop owners extend the welcome mat

Mount Vernon, Iowa (pop. 4,671) - Art isn't confined to gallery walls

Jacksonville, Oregon (pop. 2,750) - A refuge from the tourist whirl of Napa

Rockland, Maine (pop. 7,680) - Sophistication mixed with saltiness

Whitefish, Montana (pop. 7,723) - Ski bums and urban refugees congregate
 

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