Back in October I wrote about Budget Travel taking nominations and votes to help select the Coolest Small Town in the U.S. for 2014.
The nominations are now closed and at some point within the next week or two, finalists will be selected and readers will get to vote for a winner. (BTW- In 2013 the winner was Lititz, Pennsylvania.)
I recently came across a list by Budget Travel of 10 Coolest Small Towns in Europe.
According to BT: some of the most charming, delicious, historic, and, well, cool places in Europe that we’ve covered in Budget Travel have been off-the-beaten-path villages and towns.
I was definitely interested in finding out about these towns and wondered if I had been to any on previous trips to Europe. After looking over the list, it turned out that I hadn’t been to any of these places. I was even more surprised that I had only heard of one of them.
I almost visited the one town that I’ve heard of, Cesky Krumlov during a trip to the Prague and Eastern Europe years back. However, with lots to do in Prague, we decided to do a couple of day trips to other sites rather than take the longer trip to Cesky Krumlov.
Here is the list from Budget Travel:
- Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
- Palmanova, Italy
- Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber, Germany
- Bibury, England
- Durnstein, Austria
- Binn Switzerland
- Tremolat, France
- Tenby, Wales
- Ericeira, Portugal
- Vestmannaeyjar, Iceland
If you’ve been to a small town from this list, let us know which you visited. Is it worthy of the title of Coolest Small Town in Europe?
Find out about each of the towns listed above in the Budget Travel article HERE.