Hit The Road This Spring!
Small Towns & Midsize Cities don't always get the love they deserve however, we've found that no matter where you are in the United States, you can always find a hidden gem hiding in plain sight.
Spring is a time for new beginnings and inspiration and we hope our destinations inspire you to pack up the car, RV, camper and head out on the open road this spring to taste some of our favorite destinations, have a little fun & create some memories along the way.
With stories of Daniel Boone’s “Wolf Hills” to “The Martha Washington Inn and Spa”, the streets of the small town of Abingdon is full of history, interesting stories and home to over 30 independently owned restaurants from hoecakes to craft cocktails and everything in between and that’s why it’s on our list of the coolest small towns to visit this spring and because it’s getting a lot of attention from USA Today’s 10Best who named it the “Best Small Town Food Scene in the country” for two years in a row. Known for its artsy vibes, historic charm, scenic views and award-winning culinary scene, Abingdon has a variety of unique shops, boutiques, fine art and edible treats. A few blocks off Main Street enjoy a craft beer at Wolf Hills Brewing, named after a Daniel Boone legend and for all the wine lovers out there take a quick drive out of town to Abingdon Vineyards, a farm winery located on the shores of the South Holston River.
Known as a Bavarian-like town in the foothills of the Appalachians and compared to traveling to the villages of Bavaria in South Germany, Helen, Georgia is home to only 430 residents but over 200 specialty shops, eateries, German inspired bakeries and restaurants, a working windmill, cobblestone walkways and alleyways, the Chattahoochee river, hiking trails, waterfalls and the Unicoi Wine tail making it the state’s third most visited destination after Atlanta and Savannah. Springtime in Helen offers the Spring Bierfest in April and Bavarian Fest in May – both events are basically Oktoberfest on a smaller scale.
When it comes to Minnesota the heavy hitter for the best food scene has always been Minneapolis/St. Paul, however a place just outside the Twin Cities is starting to get some well-deserved attention of its own. Besides being one of the prettiest towns in Minnesota, the historic town of Stillwater is also a culinary hotspot. Home to craft breweries, a speakeasy, wineries, rooftop bars and more the 50 unique independent owned and operated specialty shops and cafes at the edge of the St. Croix River this may just be the getaway you’re looking for this spring.
Walla Walla, Washington
Located in the southeastern corner of Washington is Walla Walla, Washington is known for its wine culture, however over the years it has become an innovative culinary scene thanks to its creative chefs, fresh farm to table cuisine and amazing wines which is why we had to add this vibrant local food scene to our list. Downtown Walla Walla is home to coffee shops, vintage shops, boutiques, cafes, tasting rooms, art galleries and restaurants and has been recognized as one of the best main streets in the country. Wine maybe king here, however craft breweries, cideries and distilleries are making a name for themselves this past decade and that is why we believe this destination is the perfect adults only getaway.