2018 Small City Road Trip Destination winners, #1 may surprise you!

I recently spent a couple of months working on a comprehensive article for Travelocity on the top 10 Best Small City Road Trip Destinations in the country. Most top-10 lists are frivolous and often quite subjective. I wanted to create a list of the best small city road trip destinations that would be fair and worthy of being on such a list. So, I started with a list of amazing destinations that I could personally attest their validity for being included. From there, I created a poll where the public had a month to vote on their favorite small city road trip destination. With over 2,500 votes, these are the places YOU voted as the 10 best small city road trip destinations in the U.S.

Best small city road trip destinations for 2018 by MikesroadTrip.com

Note: This is just the list of winners, to see the comprehensive list with destination descriptions, along with recommended places to eat, stay and fly into, visit the article directly on Travelocity at: Best Small City Road Trip Destinations for 2018.

#10 Fairhope/Point Clear, Alabama (Tied for #10 with 98 votes)

Fairhope Alabama by MikesRoadTrip.com

#10 Jackson, New Hampshire (Tied for #10 with 98 votes)

#9 Leavenworth, Washington (5% of the vote)

#8 Eureka Springs, Arkansas (5% of the vote)

#7 Charlottesville, Virginia (6% of the vote)

Charlotsville Virginia by MikesRoadTrip best-small city road trip destination

#6 Durango, Colorado (7% of the vote)

#5 Bozeman, Montana (7% of the vote)

#4 Port Orford, Oregon (10% of the vote)

#3 South Lake Tahoe, California (12% of the vote)

#2 Chattanooga, Tennessee (16% of the vote)

Chattanooga, Tennessee by MikesRoadTrip.com

#1 Walla Walla, Washington (18% of the vote)

And, the number one small city road trip destination for 2018 is Walla Walla, Washington. It’s so nice; they had to name it twice!

How many of these small city road trip destinations have you been to? Which one is your favorite? Please leave a comment below.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


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