The Prettiest Town in Every State

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Kristine Hansen, writing for Architectural Digest, gives us the view and the stories behind the prettiest towns.

Rich in architecture and layered with nature—whether it’s canopies of trees, a beach that stretches for miles, or the glass-like surface on a lake or river—each U.S. state hosts more than one town that will take your breath away. From the East Coast to all the way to the West, we have listed are our favorites, with a special love for small towns that are also abundant in culture. So put on your hiking boots and get ready to explore. Chances are, you'll come back home with memories that will last a lifetime, or even a new piece of art to hang in your home.

Fairhope, Alabama
Small but mighty, Fairhope, along Mobile Bay’s shoreline, flaunts a French Quarter of brightly colored buildings and canopies of live oak trees nearly everywhere you look.

Seward, Alaska
This gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park also features a picturesque marina, lots of puffins, and quirky stops.

Sedona, Arizona
You’ve heard of the energy vortex, a Sedona phenomenon that claims to heal ailments? Yep, that’s in this Northern Arizona town, but so are stunning orange and red boulders and the Old West-like, walkable Main Street District.

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