1. The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2014
Shining a light on the charm of small-town America has become a tradition here. For the third year in a row, we selected the top 20 small towns (those with fewer than 15,000 residents) in the United States based on local history, music, arts, science and other attractions. From the colonial ambiance of Williamsburg, Virginia, to the pinnacles and buttes of Sedona, Arizona, this year’s list took readers on a virtual road trip across America.