Washington March 08, 2018
Here Are The 9 Coolest Small Towns In Washington You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
It’s no secret that Washington is home to some amazing small towns. From our Bavarian village,
Leavenworth, to our Victorian seaport, Port Townsend, our state is a dream for those who prefer to live at a slower pace. However, some of our coolest small towns remain under the radar. How many of these places have you heard of?
There's not much to the town of Carson, a scenic little spot on the Columbia River. But between the Carson Hot Springs and the quiet setting, it's the perfect place to relax.
Originally known as Tolt, Carnation eventually changed its name to honor the Carnation milk products. Its 1,800 residents love to go berry picking and explore the Camlann Medieval Village.
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Twisp is often overshadowed by the nearly Old West town of Winthrop, but this charming little spot has a character that's all its own. Home to the Methow Valley Famers Market, it's a beautiful day trip destination.
Unless you're from Central Washington, Prosser might be a bit of a mystery. But this small Benton County city has a lot to offer, from scenic rural views to excellent wineries and an annual balloon festival.
Located just 30 minutes from the beautiful Lake Roosevelt, Davenport is one of Eastern Washington's best-kept secrets. It has just enough amenities to appease any visitor: Tasty dining options, shops, Davenport Water Park, and plenty of natural scenery.
Can you believe this scenic little city is a mere 13 miles from Seattle? Newcastle is best known for its golf course and urban trails, so it's a nature lover's paradise.
Located in Lewis County, Chehalis is laid back and charming. Its lack of tourist attractions keeps it from getting too crowded, much to the delight of the locals.
8. Metaline Falls
This tiny community sits near the Idaho border, and it's absolutely breathtaking. But it's so isolated that many Washingtonians don't even know it exists.
This small city in Walla Walla County happens to be the only city that still operates under its territorial charter. It's also undeniably charming and historic.
There’s so much to see here in Washington, as long as you’re willing to explore. Check out some of our
small town festivals.