Annapolis, Maryland: I love to walk this quaint street and wander into the bookstores, art galleries with the nautical art, and great little restaurants. George Washington ate or slept at some of the places here!
Capital State House - Annapolis, Maryland - built 1772-1779 - Georgian architecture - topped by the largest wooden dome in the U.S. constructed without nails - From November 26, 1783 to August 13, 1784, Annapolis was the capital of the United States
Whether they have over-the-top American charm (we're looking at you, Woodstock, Vermont) or proximity to some of the loveliest landscapes on earth (hello, Big Sur), these towns are worth a stopover. And, since they are all on the smaller side—all are home to fewer than 130,000 people, and most far less—you can experience their culture and beauty like a local.