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Budget Travel Photos: Coolest Small Towns 2013

From Maine to California, this year's crop of Coolest Small Towns span the continent. There's only one place where you can see them all—right here!

  1. Lititz, PA, our Coolest Small Town in America 2013, offers ample green space right in the middle of town.

    (Ron Reedy)
  2. Lititz enjoys a thriving downtown with charming shops and great food.

    (Courtesy Smallbones/Wikimedia Commons)
  3. Cheering on cyclists in downtown Lititz.

    (Courtesy Team Traveller/Flickr)
  4. Live music is one of the perks of living in—or visiting—Lititz.

    (Amy Spangler)
  5. The pier at Watkins Glen, NY, on Seneca Lake.

    (Courtesy Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce)
  6. Kayakers on Seneca Lake in Watkins Glen.

    (Courtesy Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce)
  7. Watkins Glen State Park is known for knockout gorges and waterfalls.

    (Courtesy Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce)
  8. The Vintage Grand Prix Festival in Watkins Glen, a town famous for its auto racetrack, which hosts NASCAR races and other events.

    (Courtesy Watkins Glen Chamber of Commerce)
  9. Boats bob in the water off Bay St. Louis, MS.

    (Courtesy Ellis Anderson)
  10. The Little Theatre in Bay St. Louis.

    (Courtesy Ellis Anderson)
  11. The waters off Bay St. Louis are warm and a mecca for fishing enthusiasts.

    (Courtesy Ellis Anderson)
  12. Don't forget to grab some authentic BBQ in Bay St. Louis.

    (Courtesy Ellis Anderson)
  13. Hot air balloons take visitors high above the rolling hills of Greenville, KY.

    (Courtesy Greenville Tourism Commission)
  14. Vintage car enthusiasts show their stuff in Greenville.

    (Courtesy Greenville Tourism Commission)
  15. Authentic Southern dance traditions are alive in Greenville.

    (Courtesy Greenville Tourism Commission)
  16. Greenville's courthouse is just one of its architectural gems.

    (Rennan Quijano)
  17. An aerial view of Gulf Shores, AL.

    (Courtesy Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism)
  18. Swimming in the warm waters off Gulf Shores.

    (Courtesy SouthParkFanatic/Wikimedia Commons)
  19. Gulf Shores' beaches actually got a boost from the recent oil spill—many Americans didn't even know Alabama had beaches!

    (Courtesy Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism)
  20. A canal in Gulf Shores.

    (Courtesy Carol M. Highsmith/Wikimedia Commons)
  21. Aerial view of Put-in-Bay, OH, which sees a major boost in its population during the summer months.

    (Dan Feicht)
  22. Cycling near the boardwalk in Put-in-Bay.

    (Courtesy Lake Erie Shores & Islands)
  23. Walking along Lake Erie in Put-in-Bay.

    (Courtesy Nathaniel Kaelin/Flickr)
  24. You'll see a variety of modes of transportation along the streets of Put-in-Bay.

    (Courtesy Lake Erie Shores & Islands)
  25. Camping in Flagler Beach, FL.

    (Courtesy Flagler Chamber of Commerce)
  26. Flagler Beach is home to sea turtles, right whales, and a thriving ukulele scene.

    (Courtesy Flagler Chamber of Commerce)
  27. Flagler Beach pier is a favorite haunt of fishing enthusiasts.

    (Courtesy Flagler Chamber of Commerce)
  28. Flagler Beach's Golden Lion.

    (Courtesy Flagler Chamber of Commerce)
  29. The scenic port of Camden, ME, viewed from above in Camden Hills State Park.

    (Olivier Le Queinec / Dreamstime.com)
  30. Camden's downtown commercial district offers great shopping and dining.

    (Judith A. Brown / Dreamstime.com)
  31. Camden remains a vibrant port, one of the few spots on the East Coast where the mountains meet the sea.

    (Kenneth Keifer / Dreamstime.com)
  32. A majestic sailing ship near Camden's Curtis Island lighthouse.

    (David Kay / Dreamstime.com)
  33. Quincy, CA, is a gold-rush town in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

    (Courtesy of city of Quincy)
  34. Quincy blends history with nature and big-city cuisine.

    (Courtesy of city of Quincy)
  35. Quincy is the kind of place where you can spend the day in nature and the evening enjoying world-class food and wine.

    (Courtesy of city of Quincy)
  36. Quincy's location in the Sierras makes for a dramatic autumn.

    (Kelly Mosinski)
  37. Shepherdstown Sweet Shop and Bakery in Shepherdstown, WV.

    (Courtesy Judy Olsen)
  38. Downtown Shepherdstown offers architectural treasures plus great shopping and food.

    (Courtesy Judy Olsen)
  39. Shepherdstown's shops offer unique finds.

    (Courtesy Judy Olsen)

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