LGBT destination guide: Small cities

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Viewfinder Tip: When budgeting for travel, keep in mind that small cities are usually incredibly friendly on your wallet.

Side Note: We suggest heading to Knoxville in September, so you also can stop by Nashville for a double helping of festivals: the Music City Food and Wine Festival and the Americana Music Festival. Having said that, we have it on good authority that any time of year is a great time to visit Tennessee.

Bar Harbor, Maine

Bar Harbor is an adorable coastal town that just happens to have Acadia National Park in its backyard. For accommodations, our pick is the West Street Hotel for unparalleled views of the harbor. From there, you can make the quick walk to Morning Glory Bakery for gooey sticky buns, or to Side Street Café for pitchers of margaritas and loaded nachos. Afterward, of course, hike or bike off the calories inside Acadia.

Flagstaff, Arizona

More than just a gateway to Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff is must-visit small city that feels like an oasis in the Arizona desert. In the area, an abundance of ponderosa pines and snowy winters contrast with omnipresent cacti and the yearlong sizzle of Scottsdale and Tucson. When you visit, pop into Satchmo’s for a perfect pulled pork sandwich and some golden tater tots. For something slightly more refined (but no less yummy), hit up Tinderbox Kitchen for fried Brussels sprouts and house-made charcuterie.

What small city do you feel should be on everyone’s travel list?


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