Travel·Updated on Dec 5, 2019These Are The 26 Best Small Towns In America, According To TravelersSmall-town living's easy.by Hannah LoewentheilBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink There are two types of people in this world: One type thrives in big, bustling cities, and the other enjoys peaceful, slow-placed small-town life. So we asked the BuzzFeed community to tell us their absolute favorite small towns in America. Here are some of their responses and the places that belong on your travel bucket list. 1. Ogunquit, Maine jadeb4c39f7c03/BuzzFeed "The coastal views in this New England town are gorgeous and the houses make it look like a scene from a postcard. It's also known for incredible seafood, especially lobster." —jadeb4c39f7c03 2. Jefferson, Texas View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This town was once a port for the steamboats on the Big Crypress Bayou. It's magically beautiful, Southern, and calm. Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, Rutherford B. Hayes, and Lady Bird Johnson are a few of Jefferson's notable visitors." —nondan 3. New Paltz, New York View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This town is set right on a mountain range so the views are incredible and there are so many beautiful hikes. It’s an artsy, small town in a rural area with a great Main Street, featuring funky local businesses and awesome restaurants." —emilyp46ba393d4 4. Weston, Missouri View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This little Irish town is home to a handful of bed and breakfasts. It also has one of the coolest breweries, which was established back in1842 when the Missouri River used to run through Weston. There also also wineries, distilleries, and a bunch of cute shops." —kelseyc7 5. Cannon Beach, Oregon Getty Images "It’s definitely a touristy town, but it’s still worth visiting. There’s great food, and the scenery is breathtaking. Haystack Rock has amazing tidal pools and lots of amazing and beautiful things to see." —redtoenails 6. Yellow Springs, Ohio View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "If you're into hippie culture (tie dye, crystals, everything organic), this is the place for you. Check out Glen Helen Nature Preserve for hiking and see the Yellow Spring for which the village got its name. Whatever you do, don't miss Young's Dairy for great homemade ice cream." —lajaaaam 7. Solvang, California View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It's an adorable Danish town near Santa Barbara with a quaint village made up of bookshops, bakeries, and Mission Santa Ines. One of Solvang's highlights is a replica of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid statue (the original is in Copenhagen)." —feralrabbit 8. Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "The historic downtown area boasts awesome shops and there's a great little zoo nearby. The town lights up Irvine Park with a gazillion lights at Christmastime. And most importantly, it's home to the Leinenkugel brewery!" —lindsayp4bfd03a64 9. Jekyll Island, Georgia View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This town is very residential so it doesn't get flooded with tourists. There are beautiful beaches, especially Driftwood Beach, and there's a historic downtown district with cute shops." —chandnip4dbe3b052 10. Oxford, Mississippi Stevegeer / Getty Images "Home of the University of Mississippi, Oxford is, in my opinion, the cutest town in the South." —reaganemilyw 11. Mackinac Island, Michigan View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I travel here every summer to step back into an era where there are no cars, only horse-drawn carriages. You can gaze at the Great Lake waves, take in the amazing history, and eat the best fudge you’ve ever tried." —aprilinc 12. Great Barrington, Massachusetts View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Located in the Berkshires, Great Barrington boasts beautiful foliage and mountain scenery. In the winter there is skiing and other winter sports and in the summer there are lots of theatre and arts festivals. There is a cute downtown with locally owned shops and restaurants." —theofficelover 13. Put-In-Bay Island, Ohio View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Everything on the island is reachable by bike. I stayed in a campsite on a cliff overlooking Lake Eerie, and it was the most beautiful view I’ve ever seen. The town is so cute, with amazing shops and little restaurants. It is by far the best place I have ever been." —Lydiamerle 14. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho View this photo on Instagram instagram.com It's the cutest town I’ve ever been to. The lake is stunning and the shops and restaurants give off the warmest feelings of home." mscaitlinmae26 15. Saugatuck, Michigan Getty Images "This longtime gay community is tucked away in an otherwise conservative part of Michigan. There's a beautiful downtown area, top-notch yet affordable restaurants, and the lovely Lake Michigan shoreline." —baesjling 16. Fredericksburg, Texas View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "People come here to drink delicious wine and soak up the gorgeous views." —jamiel45b36800d"It has amazing wineries, delicious restaurants, great boutique shopping, and beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country." —alexbrock1901 17. Bennington, Vermont View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It's an absolutely gorgeous, quintessential New England college town." —alexandrakohr97 18. Port Townsend, Washington View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Port Townsend is full of cute little shops and restaurants and plenty of history like the old bunker and barracks at Fort Worden. There's also a beautiful beach to walk around." —writergirl1029"My family loves Port Townsend. It’s right on the water, full of adorable Victorian homes, good restaurants, cute shops, and it’s near some awesome state parks. It’s a great place for a quiet getaway, or a relaxing day trip." —strangerthanitseems 19. Bisbee, Arizona View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I passed through Bisbee, Arizona, recently, and if I'd known how quaint it was I would have made plans to spend the night. It's a small town nestled in the mountains with cute shops and winding roads." —bronhi 20. Leavenworth, Washington Annkuz / Getty Images "This German-style town in Washington has quaint shops and great beer and food. It's especially beautiful and festive during Christmastime." —rachelz4f09ef47c 21. Talkeetna, Alaska View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I love this little town. You'll find great local beer and family-run shops. Talkeetna is also the gateway to climbing Mount Denali, the highest peak in North America." —dywilson98 22. New Hope, Pennsylvania View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "This pleasant old town is known for its vintage stores, where you can find pretty much anything from clothing to antiques." —lizzygrant 23. Banner Elk, North Carolina View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "Quaint, peaceful, and beautiful, this Carolina town is framed by the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's a friendly Southern community with great food and fun festivals all year round." —rachels4ac9a99f2 24. Ketchum, Idaho View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "It's in the part of the country better known as Sun Valley. There's plenty of delicious food, cute shops, a farmers market on Tuesdays at the base of the ski runs, a nearby river, and the Sawtooth Botanical Garden." —cristat 25. Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania View this photo on Instagram instagram.com "I love this little town, which is often referred to as the Switzerland of America. It's the most beautiful during the fall, thanks to the colorful scenery from the Pocono Mountains and Lehigh River." —alysaa2 26. Portsmouth, New Hampshire Getty Images "Expect great shops and antique stores around the town square, and all-around quaint vibes in general. There's also great food: Don't miss ice cream at Annabelle's, pastries at Le Maison, and popovers on the square." —nyolua Do you have a favorite small town we didn't mention? Tell us in the comments below!