07/29/2014 02:30 pm ET Updated Sep 28, 2014

10 Charming Midwestern Towns to Visit This Summer

While New England hamlets are perhaps the epitome of small towns, the Midwest has its fair share of quaint communities with a unique charm all their own. During the summer season, these towns can nearly double in size on any given weekend, with the promise of relaxed sailing and throwback street festivals offering a pleasant reprieve from city life. Whether you yearn for antique shopping, cozy inns, or simply a slower pace, these 10 towns are perfect for a quiet summer retreat.

by Kristine Hansen

10 Charming Midwestern Towns To Visit This Summer

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