The Most Underrated Small Towns In America

Going on a trip, whether for the weekend, a week or a month, is probably everyone's favorite pastime. Make the most of the few vacation days you have, and don't flock to tourist traps like New York or Los Angeles. Think outside the box.[slideshow:104055]

There are plenty of underrated adventure destinations in the U.S. that are worth your time. Many are ideal for exhilarating quests ranging from exploring a lesser-known corner of the planet or going on a unique expedition.

Some of them are small towns with a population of a few hundred or about 10,000.

Allow yourself to be surprised and give you and your family a chance to have the best vacation of your lives because of authentic experiences in small picturesque towns.

Choose a laid-back atmosphere over the hustle and bustle of a big city and see one-of-a-kind historical sites. What these cities lack in size they make up for in character and allure.

Click here to see 40 of the most underrated small towns in the U.S.

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