Woodstock chosen as one of The Cutest Small Towns in the Midwest
The 10 Cutest Small Towns in the Midwest
By Erin Yarnall for MSN.com Travelicious
Most travel bucket lists feature destinations like national parks or big metropolitan cities, which always make for a fun trip, but if you’re only hitting the world’s largest destinations you’re missing out on a whole lot of charm found in small towns.
Traveling to a small town encourages visitors to slow down and take in the sights, like charming main streets, quirky antique shops, and unique restaurants, and make themselves at home for the length of their trip.
The Midwest is known for a lot of things—agriculture, the Great Lakes and friendly attitudes—combine that with the charm and cuteness found in small towns and it makes for a perfect getaway. Read on for the 10 cutest towns in the Midwest, according to travel experts.
10 Woodstock, Illinois
While Phil Connors, Bill Murray’s character in the 1993 film Groundhog Day, might have resented waking up in the same place every day, residents of Woodstock, Illinois, where the movie was filmed, don’t seem to mind, because of the small-town charm found in the northern Illinois town.
Although you could possibly do the same thing over and over again every day, there are so many things to do in the small town that it’s not mandatory. Spend a day in the fall picking apples at All Seasons Orchard, or partake in some small-town fun antiquing and hitting up local, family-owned restaurants.
Or visit the town in the beginning of February to take part in the annual Groundhog Days festival, which pays tribute to the movie that made the town famous, and the holiday it was named for.
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