Budget Travel named Beacon as the “coolest small town in America” in its 13th annual compilation. To qualify, cities must have a population of fewer than 20,000 people. The magazine called Beacon “a vibrant, forward-thinking little city” with “a new generation of makers.”
Rounding out the top five were Sonoma, California; Gatlinburg, Tennessee; Durango, Colorado; and Ephraim, Wisconsin.
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