With winter right around the corner, it’s time for cozy sweaters, warm blankets and spending time with your loved ones. Gather your loved ones and take a family trip to one of the coziest small towns in the country. MyDatingAdviser.com, a dating review website, looked into winter temperature; average snowfall; and number of cafés, bakeries, crafts and bookstores of various small towns. The company then analyzed the data and gave each town a Cozy Town Index Score to reveal the top coziest small towns in the United States.
Pennsylvania ranks as one of the prettiest states to visit in the winter, offering an abundance of small towns with that welcoming charm. Four small Pennsylvanian towns made the coziest small town list:
This town has served as the headquarters of the children’s magazine Highlights since 1946 and its quaint streets inspired the Christmas carol “Winter Wonderland.” These days, a new generation of families started businesses, creating a community and welcoming friendly travelers to the Poconos town during the winter month.
“Honesdale is progressive, but it maintains a slower pace and has a tight-knit community that wraps you up like a warm hug,” said Allaina Propst, owner, Here & Now Brewing Co. “Young entrepreneurs are taking notice.” Honesdale’s Main Street is lined with historic buildings dating back to the 1800s.
Located in the southern Poconos, Jim Thorpe offers shopping, outdoor adventures, live music and dining. This small town is surrounded by gorgeous scenery, beautiful snowfall and winter hikes at Glen Onoko Falls.
Bucks County, located outside of Philadelphia, is filled with charming small towns, but Doylestown ranks at the top. In town, Main and State streets are filled with residents enjoying delicious restaurants, an old-time movie theater, window shopping and festivals. Just outside the town lies a horse farm community with acres and acres of beautiful land.
Famous for its Civil War sites, Gettysburg is a great destination for history buffs. That said, the town offers a slower pace of life and overall charm, satisfying those looking to recharge and unwind. In addition to war sites, Gettysburg features a variety of inns, local shops, restaurants and more.
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens in Northeast Florida is a popular family travel spot for many reasons. From its exciting animal attractions to vibrant gardens to food offerings to seasonal events, the zoo continues to dazzle both locals and visitors alike.
Filled with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered, Seoul invites travelers to unearth its many gems, and Seoul Tourism Organization is here to help travelers do just that. Through thoughtfully created initiatives like the Theme Tourism County Competition, Seoul Tourism Organization works closely with local districts to identify and showcase what makes each district unique and charming in all seasons.
Bring your brood abroad this year for spring break. Consider a visit to one of these destinations, perfect for a family-friendly getaway.
The western Canadian province of British Columbia is known for its skiing and winter sports, with Whistler Blackcomb often named one of North America’s top ski destinations. But British Columbia has more places to ski and play in the snow, family-friendly resorts with budget-friendly prices, and up to 400 inches of powder snow. An exchange rate of 75 cents to the dollar is an added incentive for American family travelers to travel north for a vacation.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
Make this Easter the best yet and take your family to Camelback Resort. With the holiday quickly approaching, Camelback gears up for a weekend filled with family fun and Easter festivities — perfect for family travelers.