America's Best College Towns
Courtesy of City of Williamsburg
No. 4 Williamsburg, VA
If your only experience with this town was a tour led by aspiring actors in period garb, it’s time for a repeat visit. Venture beyond Colonial Williamsburg, and you’ll find downtown’s thriving arts district. Fuel your tour of the galleries with a stop at Extraordinary Cupcakes, and finish off with a Sichuan meal at the newly opened Peter Chang. Businesses stay open late for block parties on the first Friday of the month. T+L readers also appreciated Williamsburg for its romantic hotels (rated No. 5).