Beautiful Small Towns that you should settle in
Tired of crowded touristy hotspots? Then head towards small towns and villages around the World. It is the perfect escape from the hustle –bustle of cities. There’s always something to see in a big city, but sometimes you want to go to a slower pace. Here you can indulge in incredible experiences. Nowadays more and more people are looking for less crowded destinations.
These are some places that provide not only a relaxing getaway but also some cherished memories.
Damuls, Vorarlberg, Austrian is a village hidden among the Bregenzerwald Mountains. It is one of the most beautiful and snowiest destinations in Austria. It was given a title of “World’s Snowiest Town” in 2006. The natural beauty of this town will entice your soul.
Qaqortoq, Kujalleq, Greenland
Qaqortoq which means “White Palace.” It is the most charming and beautiful village in Greenland. Dotted with a colorful house between the inlet of Qaqortoq and the lake of Tasersuaq and a rich culture makes it an ideal place to roost in.
Positano is the quaintest and photogenic Italian town with sharply stacked houses tumbling down to the sea in a torrent of sun-bleached peach, terracotta, and crimson colors. There are steep streets and steps lined with wisteria-draped hotels, fashionable boutiques, and delicious restaurants. Positano is a postcard-perfect town.
Mawlynnong Meghalaya is one of the most enchanting villages in India. Moreover, it’s one of the places you must visit in North East India. It is awarded as the cleanest village in Asia. The village fulfills its commitment to ecotourism with the help of the community and government.
Whether a winter wonderland or a summer sunspot, this quaint town of Bled is one of many reasons to visit, tourists are drawn here all year round to experience the panoramic views. In summer you can join activities such as rafting and kayaking, while skiing and snowboarding are on offer in the snowy winters.
Boquete Panama is known for its locally grown coffee and for being popular with retirees from the USA. The Boquete offers plenty of stimulating activities including waterfall hikes and hot springs.
The town also hosts a Flower and Coffee extravaganza annually. Boquete also hosts the second largest jazz and blues festivals in Panama and the country tallest point of land, the Volcan Baru.
The Lagos Portugal is found in the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal. The Lagos is a town of colors, golden cliffs, azure sky, jacaranda trees, whitewashed buildings, and iconic Portuguese Azulejo tiles. The wine is cheap but delicious. Steaks and delicious Caldeirada De Peixe (fish Stew) is on the menu. While on one of Europe’s best beaches take time for a plunge into the fresh, cold water and explore the many coves and lagoons that are only accessible by boat.
If you are seeking a bit of local flavor in Hawaii, away from the tourist crowds visiting one of its small towns is a must. There are colorful storefronts, coffee shops, yoga studios, beautiful street, art and delicious restaurants including Paia Fishmarket. Hookipa Beach is considered a hot spot to watch surfers and windsurfers while tackling the waves.
With its abundance of kid-approved things to do, Branson could easily be one of the most family-friendly small towns in US Silver Dollar City. It has a themed amusement park that offers thrilling rides, theatrical performances, and craft pottery and wood carving demonstrations. The city also boasts of its white water. Branson Water Park and the sight and sound theatres are known as the Christian Broadway.
Another major attraction for visitors is Branson’s proximity to the Ozark Mountains. If you don’t have time to hike then hop on the Branson Scenic railway which takes rides through the Ozark foothills from March to December.
A vacation in these lesser known localities of the country is truly memorable.