Most travelers consider visiting big cities like New York City and Los Angeles when planning to visit a city. While these are popular and beautiful cities, the US has over 19,000 towns and small cities with rich cultural history and breathtaking attractions. Whether you’re looking to escape the big city for a weekend getaway or are planning local stops to make along your summer road trip, these small towns are worth passing through. Here are some intriguing historic destinations to explore this summer.
Galveston is home to some of the best beaches in Texas and amazing sunny weather. Therefore, there are several beach activities visitors can participate in, such as paddleboarding and learning how to surf. But there’s more to this Texan town than its beaches. It is home to some of the most prominent historical collections in the USA. You can visit The Bryan Museum, home to some of the world’s biggest historical collections relating to its home state and the American West. The Railroad Museum also has some of the best railroad collections in the south. If you want to immerse yourself in this town’s history, you can tour historic homes like Bishops Palace to get a feel of how early town settlers lived. There are also plenty of restaurants and retail centers that you can visit to support the local economy.
Dearborn is a large suburb in Detroit that provides visitors with a wide range of activities to do. This small city also has a beautiful town center with multiple shopping centers and hotels. The city center usually hosts major events to the delight of locals and visitors so that you might catch something during your time there.
Visitors also love visiting the Dearborn Museums during their time there. The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, an exhibition on the evolution of America’s automobile industry, and the Dearborn Historical Museum are also great additions to include. If you’re up to travel back in time, you can visit Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Complex for a glimpse of life in early America.
The town of Sedona was established in the late 19th century, and its beautiful red rock landscapes made it a popular shooting site for many Western movies. But over the years, Sedona has developed a reputation for being a destination for spiritual enrichment.
You can use your trip to Sedona to learn more about Native American culture. Even spas in the area offer Native American-inspired treatments to help you unwind and relax. This beautiful Arizona town is also home to over 500 artists and 80 galleries, making it the perfect destination for you if you are an art enthusiast. Be sure to check out amazing paintings of its famous landscapes and some Native American sculptures and jewelry.
There is so much more the US has to offer. Hopefully, this list will help you find the perfect destination to visit, especially if you want to appreciate its history and culture. You’ll be sure to have an amazing time.