The John Moulton Barn on Mormon Row near Jackson, WY | Photo: Jon Sullivan (PD | Cover Photo: Travis Wise

Each year US News & World Report ranks their favorite small towns across the USA and this year the mountains beat out the beaches as the best places to visit in 2017.

Related: Best Secret Ski Towns of North America | According To National Geographic

The list includes Jackson Hole, Aspen, and Santa Fe among 6 other mountain towns in the west. Unfortunately for the east, no New England ski areas made the list but we’re sure they’ll find visitors from nearby New York, Hartford, Providence, and Boston– no problem.

Juneau, AK at #9 | Photo: Ian D. Keating

Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA [US News & World Report]

*Mountain towns marked as blue.

  1. Sonoma, CA
  2. Breckenridge, CO
  3. Asheville, NC
  4. Park City, UT
  5. Lake Tahoe, CA/NV
  6. Monterey, CA
  7. Steamboat Springs, CO
  8. Jackson Hole, WY
  9. Juneau, AK
  10. Aspen, CO
  11. Miami Beach, FL
  12. Sedona, AZ
  13. Santa Fe, NM
  14. Vail, CO
  15. St. Augustine, FL

Find the entire US News & World Report article here: Best Small Towns to Visit in the USA

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