In Budget Travel’s fifth-annual celebration of hometown escapes across the USA, the editors spotlight 10 places that somehow pack in more personality than cities triple their size. How? It all comes down to the people.
Coolest Small Towns: Egg Harbor, Wisc. (population 1,194)
Surrounded by more than 300 miles of hidden coves and pocket beaches on Lake Michigan, Egg Harbor has for years been a refuge for residents of Milwaukee and Chicago, about five hours south. In the summer, families make the winding drive up through Door County — a rural peninsula dotted with silos and orchard stands that divides Lake Michigan and Green Bay — to swim and build sand castles along Egg Harbor’s beaches.