Town rather than city to visit

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1. Posted by Mouley123 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

Hi All

Can I have some advise please? My husband and I would like to travel to North America next year and thinking maybe one of the more southern states. We would rather go to a town rather than a city but have no idea where to start. Any suggestions please? Thank you in advance

2. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1965 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina is a very pretty small town but it's a college town so very busy with lots of fun places to visit. It is also part of the Research Triangle Park that includes Durham, home of Duke University and some spectacular architecture and the state capital, Raleigh. The area is beautiful and there is a lot to do.

Are you planning on renting a car? Public transportation in the USA is not great outside of large cities.

3. Posted by zzlangerhans (Travel Guru 518 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

Look up Savannah and Charleston

4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1965 posts) 17w Star this if you like it!

Quoting zzlangerhans

Look up Savannah and Charleston

Savannah and Charleston are lovely but they aren't towns, they are rather large cities. You would have public transportation though.

BTW, Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the immediate address does have some useful public transportation. Our kids used to ride the buses around town for fun during school vacations because they had bus passes. You would need a car to explore the larger area though. The NC Zoo is an easy drive and lots of fun. The beaches are a bit more of a drive but can be a day trip.

Athens, Georgia is another cute college town and near Atlanta if you wanted some city time.

5. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 2466 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

New Orleans is a city which has good public transport.

Most of the small towns which have enough going on to be interesting that I know of, you have to have a car to get there. And when you are there, you would have to be willing to walk. It would depend on what kinds of things you like to do - if all you want to do is the beach, almost any shore town would do. But I would not be that happy to be in a small town for an extended time. Maybe 3 or 4 days maximum.

St. Mary's Georgia is an interesting small town with some restaurants, a submarine museum, and some other historical museums, a park, a big marina, a historic cemetery, a walking tour of historic homes, a b&b, and it is where the National Park Service boat takes off to go to Cumberland Island.

Just south of there, Fernandina Beach Florida is a nice walkable little town with a nice museum, a historic fort, and a multitude of restaurants and shops.

Jekyll Island Georgia is another place where you could stay and enjoy the local beach and ecology. At the airport, there are little electric cars to rent for use on the island. St. Simon's Island Georgia is right across the inlet from Jekyll - there is a historic fort, and a lighthouse there.

Beaufort NC is an interesting town with a historic houses tour, and one of NC's Maritime museums. there are water sports including fishing. You can rent bikes.

6. Posted by petterwilliams (Inactive 2 posts) 16w Star this if you like it!

You can try Kennebunkport, Maine & Mackinac Island, Michigan

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