Hidden Gems: The Best Small Towns in the USA

Staunton, Virginia: Learn about Staunton's architectural history and how it helps keep Southern history alive by looking at the business methods that keep this culture hub going.

Telluride, Colorado: Climb the Rocky Mountains to get to Telluride and look at how the town has changed from a mining hub to a culture center, as well as the delicate balance between tourists and locals.

Saugatuck, Michigan: Learn about the artists who live and work in Saugatuck, including how important they are to the local art scene and how hard it is to keep the cultural atmosphere alive.

St. Augustine, Florida: Visit the nation's oldest city, St. Augustine, and go back in time. Learn about the town's historical significance and how it affects heritage tourism.

Galena, Illinois: Learn about Galena's long and interesting history, including its role in the lead mining business and how it grew into a thriving small town that cares about preserving its past.

Taos, New Mexico: Delight in the town's artistic heritage, the impact of Native Americans, and the complexities of reconciling tourism and tradition while preserving the town's rich cultural tapestry.

Marfa, Texas: Visit the artistic haven of Marfa and learn about its place in the world of modern art and how culture tourism works in a remote area.

Apalachicola, Florida: Explore the coastal charm of Apalachicola while learning about its history in the marine industry and the efforts to protect its unique environment.