There's nothing like the charm of a small town.
Walk through a quiet downtown filled with quaint, locally owned stores, and you can smell the mom-and-pop restaurants cooking everything from burgers and fries to specialty dishes created by executive chefs. Residents walking their dogs stop to say hello and welcome you to their little slice of heaven. Even shop owners take the time to throw up a hand and issue a friendly greeting as you walk by. Many of the residents know one another, and festivals abound as an excuse to come together. And if you look hard enough, "small town" is usually a misnomer, because you'll usually find an abundance of things to do.
Perhaps one of the best things about small towns is that, like characters in a book, each one has its own personality, backstory and way of doing things. Here are 15 small towns to love, spread across the U.S., each with its own charm and flavor.