The Best Small Cities In America

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by DEBBIE STRONG

Ashland, Oregon

Here are the small American charmers, as voted on by Condé Nast Traveler readers. All have populations of under 100,000, and often as much to offer as cities ten times their size.

At the base of the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges, the scenery here is second to none--and the town's year-round mild weather doesn't disappoint, either. Despite being thousands of miles from England, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival draws major crowds, and the Ashland Springs Hotel has a distinctively European flair in its 70 rooms.

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