America’s Quirkiest Towns

I came across a slideshow by Travel + Leisure about what I think could be some very interesting places. Since I love visiting sites, museums and places that might offer something a bit strange and different, towns that are considered to have these kinds of qualities should be perfect for me as well.

So what do I consider strange and different sites? Check out posts about my visit to The Shit Fountain in Chicago and the Friets Museum in Belgium as a couple of examples.

T+L’s slideshow is about America’s Quirkiest Towns.

What does quirky mean? According to Urban Dictionary, quirky is “something that is strange/ not normal but cool”.

Travel + Leisure came up with their choices for quirkiest towns based on reader input.

According to the slideshow, “They ranked hundreds of towns for such magnetic qualities as vibrant main streets, coffee bars, and an eco-friendly vibe. And while plenty of those features may contribute to a town’s unique personality, the top 20 winners in the quirky category take it a step further.

Based on the description of what quirky towns possess, they sound like places I’d probably like to visit, well at least for a couple of days!

Here are the Top 20 Quirkiest Towns in America:

  1. Asheville, NC
  2. Provincetown, MA
  3. Ithaca, NY
  4. Boulder, CO
  5. Lambertville, NJ
  6. Aspen, CO
  7. Fayetteville, AR
  8. Charlottesville, VA
  9. Bloomington, IN
  10. Sonoma, CA
  11. Burlington, VT
  12. Lewisburg, WV
  13. Tiburon, CA
  14. Doylestown, PA
  15. Lawrence, KS
  16. Snowmass, CO
  17. Greenville, SC
  18. Franklin, TN
  19. Amelia Island, FL
  20. Beaufort, NC

From the list of 20 towns which made the cut I’ve been to one of them. I didn’t find it to be overly strange or weird but it did have some very different kinds of sites (think castles and somewhat odd museums) to visit. Based on this I could see why Doylestown, Pennsylvania made the list.

Have you been to any of T+L’s 20 quirkiest towns? If so which did you visit and would you consider it quirky?

FInd out about each of the 20 Quirkiest Towns in America in T+L’s slideshow here.

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