01/10/2013 07:11 am ET Updated Mar 12, 2013

10 Small Towns To Explore In 2013

Small towns offer charm, history and an opportunity for adventure. Here are ten American communities worth visiting in 2013 if you like culture, adventure, shopping, eating, breathing, dancing, skiing, the arts, horses, bears, miniature golf, the navy or music. Those sorts of things are abundantly available in these small burgs, where welcoming locals help travelers get the most out of their visit.

So take a detour from America's massive cities and embrace the charm of our small towns.

Small Towns For 2013