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7 Picture-Perfect Small Cities & Towns for Your Summer Road Trip

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Searching for some new sights (and Instagram bragging rights) on your summer road trip? Add one of these small US cities to your route for great eats, beautiful scenery and fun for the whole family. And see our list of the Airbnb Alternatives for accommodation on the way there!

Note that these cities aren’t listed in any particular order– picking a favorite is just too difficult!

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Telluride, Colorado

7 Picture-Perfect Small Cities & Towns for Your Summer Road Trip

You probably know Telluride as a ski destination, but there’s even more to do in the summer. Soak up the rich natural beauty of the area through an incredible array of outdoor activities for the whole family, including hiking, biking, golf, skateboarding, fishing and more. Adults will love the shopping and world-class restaurants like La Marmotte in gorgeous historic downtown Telluride, and kids will delight in the free gondola ride to explore nearby Mountain Village.

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