BEST small city road trip destination POLL

Best road trip destination pollAs many of you may know, I have been a part of the Travelocity Gnomads (travel ambassador) team for some time now. I am working on an article in which I need your help. Will you please vote for your favorite small city road trip destination.

Each of the destinations listed, and ultimately ranked #10 to #1, possess much of the following criteria: 

  • High-end or unique lodging options
  • Fantastic restaurants
  • Cultural significance
  • Good selection of amenities
  • Awe-inspiring sights or scenery
  • Some level of uniqueness/remarkable
  • Outdoor and indoor activities

You can only make one selection, so make it count. Voting will end on January 15, 2018. Article and results will be published in April, 2018


Select your favorite small city road trip destination.

  • Walla Walla, Washington (18%, 462 Votes)
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee (16%, 428 Votes)
  • South Lake Tahoe (12%, 301 Votes)
  • Port Orford, Oregon (10%, 267 Votes)
  • Bozeman, Montana (7%, 192 Votes)
  • Durango, Colorado (7%, 174 Votes)
  • Charlottesville, Virginia (6%, 152 Votes)
  • Eureka Springs, Arkansas (5%, 123 Votes)
  • Leavenworth, Washington (5%, 121 Votes)
  • Jackson, New Hampshire (4%, 98 Votes)
  • Fairhope, Alabama (4%, 98 Votes)
  • Hanover, New Hampshire (3%, 76 Votes)
  • Camden, Maine (2%, 55 Votes)
  • Other (Please leave in comment section below) (1%, 38 Votes)
  • Mendocino, California (1%, 23 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,608

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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.


          1. It’s an hour away. I live in Port Orford and have a small art/gift shop. It’s a wonderful little town.

    1. Hi Matt. Thank you so much for your suggestions. My folks used to live in Port Townsend…lovely place. I’ve only driven through Wenatchee, so I don’t have any experience really there. I appreciate ya stopping by and sharing. Cheers, Mike

    1. Hi Mike, Payson is indeed a wonderful place. I have been there many times. It does however lacks higher end lodging and fine dining restaurants, don’t you think? Thank you so much for the suggestion. Cheers, Mike

    1. Hi Karen. Oh, you are so right. Cannon Beach is fantastic, and, really fits the criteria too. If we can get a few more to recommend it, I might just have to include it in the poll. Thank you so much for the fantastic suggestions. Cheers, Mike

    1. Hi Dee…I have been to many parts of KY, but can’t say I recall or have even heard of Henderson. I will have to check it out. Thank you so much for sharing your suggestion. Cheers, Mike

  1. Charleston, South Carolina! Fantastic restaurants (Top Chef was here last season). Historic homes,
    gorgeous architecture, top rated hotels from boutique to B&B, scenic beaches and islands.

    1. Hi Jane. This is a very good suggestion. If we can get a few more people to also suggest it, I may have to add it to the list. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your suggestion. A very good one! Cheers, Mike

    1. Hi Sandra…oh, I love Plattsburgh! I spent a week there. The one area that it falls short if I recall correctly is higher end lodging. Some great restaurants though and tons of history, culture and things to do. Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your suggestion. Cheers, Mike

  2. Providence, Rhode Island. Can’t beat this beautiful little city! Cuisines from all over the globe! universites, BROWN,JWU,PC,RIC….
    FUN, Art, Culture, Historical, Night life, Theatre, Music…LGBQT. It’s never a question of what to do. Just a question of how much you can squeeze in!

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