Avalon, the southernmost town in Los Angeles County, is a resort on Catalina Island 22 miles off the California coast
Visitors who don't want to hike the 2,180-mile trail can relax by one of the eight waterfalls within a short drive from downtown.
Spas, contemporary art, and a Prada Marfa installation are now in the town. The local hipster hotel serves continental-inspired dishes and casual Tex-Mex.
The town also uses its historic buildings. The 1930 Russell Theatre shows movies and the 1886 Romanesque Cox Building hosts events.
The town of 5,000 now attracts skiers and hikers. Breckenridge, at the base of the Tenmile Range, has one of the nation's highest summit elevations
The National Register of Historic Places-listed town has several stunning examples of classic American architecture.
Leavenworth, Washington, residents transformed their struggling logging town into a Bavarian vacation town in the mid-1960s, complete with German beer, Swiss music, and lederhosen.
Ketchum, a 2,800-person town in central Idaho, may appeal to you for the same reasons Ernest Hemingway did.
The city dwarfs its 3,600 residents, but Victorian grandeur remains. Galena's main street has many 19th-century buildings and was President Ulysses Grant's home
The 4,400-person town is known for skiing. The accommodations are cosy, but the slopes are small. The Trapp Family Lodge, featured in "The Sound of Music," is a hotel.