Mature man with backpack standing on mountain against sky during wonderful sunrise
Towns That Look Like They're Stuck In Time
"Michigan's Little Bavaria," Frankenmuth looks straight out of a storybook with German-inspired architecture, friendly hospitality, and carriage rides through downtown. Zehnder's of Frankenmuth serves some of the best fried chicken in America, and there’s a year-round holiday store, Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.
Frankenmuth, Michigan
The sign in Luckenbach, Texas, claims it has a population of three, but this small town swells with tourists on the weekends. Revel in the working saloon and general store, and be sure not to miss a good ol' country concert while you're in town; there's live music every weekend at the local dance hall.
Luckenbach, Texas
Historic Williamsburg, Virginia, is steeped in colonial-era history and architecture, and those looking for a more immersive experience can visit replica ships and a recreated Powhatan village at the living history museum at Jamestown Settlement. It’s also home of The College of William & Mary, which has the oldest college building in the United States, the Wren Building.
Williamsburg, Virginia
Known as "the nation's oldest city," St. Augustine has beautiful cobblestone streets and Spanish-inspired architecture. Some of its many historical sights include the oldest wooden schoolhouse in the country, the Fountain of Youth, and the Old Jail, where St. Augustine's violent criminals were housed from 1891 to 1953.
St. Augustine, Florida
A top travel destination, Mackinac Island was one of America's first national parks before it became Michigan's first state park. Its famous car ban lends a 19th-century feel with horse-drawn carriages and bikes, picturesque natural rock formations, some of America's best fudge shops, and charming lodging.
Mackinac Island, Michigan