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Breckenridge awarded the honor of one of America's Prettiest Towns by Forbes
There’s something restorative that draws us to small, photogenic towns like Breckenridge, Colorado. World famous for its much-beloved ski resort, Breckenridge is truly made for scenic strolling, ski season or no. During summer months, white water rafting and hot air balloon rides attract out-of-town adventurers. In winter, people lug gear and family 9,600 feet into the mountains to traverse a seemingly endless supply of ski trails. And night is when the town really shines – and twinkles, with lights strung everywhere like a perennial Christmas village.
And that’s precisely what we went looking for – towns seemingly custom-designed for soaking in the sights, with charming main streets, a variety of activities and beautiful vistas. Whether it’s the fresh air, authenticity or lack of skyscrapers, these enchanting locales deserve a spot on your travel to-do list. To designate Breckenridge and the rest of America’s most picturesque towns, we called on travel experts from Frommer’s, National Geographic, Fodor’s, and Midwest Living magazine, all of whom shared with us selections of what they consider to be among America’s prettiest towns.
Of course, “prettiest” is subjective, and there are many other towns around the country that would fit the bill – but we chose 15 that we think would not only stand out in a beauty pageant, but also provide great options for your next getaway.
If the Colorado winter isn’t your style and heat is what you seek, then you might consider a weekend in the New Iberia, Louisiana, bayou.