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Charming Towns to Escape to During Every Season

Whether you have cabin fever, summer wanderlust, or just need to get away, these charming towns provide the perfect escape for every season.

Autumn- Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Autumn is the perfect season to celebrate. With the constant stream of monthly holidays, this season is full of excitement and festivities.

Highlight: Fort Ligonier Days (October 14, 15, & 16 2016)

It is a time to admire and commemorate the original settlers who founded America. Ligonier celebrates this triumph with a three daylong parade, festival, and crafts fair.  Fort Ligonier Day invites local food vendors and artists to share their talents with the community while learning about the town’s past.

More About the Town

Ligonier, Pennsylvania can be discovered in the southwest region of the state.  Established in the Pre-Revolutionary War era, this small borough is home to Fort Ligonier, a fortification employed in the French and Indian War.

The town’s historical significance characterizes this community, but the region is also known for operating one of the oldest amusement parks in the country.  Today, this town is located near a ski resort, which makes this a perfect vacation spot for history enthusiasts and thrill seekers.

Winter- Berkeley Springs, West Virginia

During the cold, snowy winter, what better place to visit than the hot springs of West Virginia.

Highlight: Berkeley Springs

The Berkeley Springs are natural hot mineral waters, streaming from several rivers.  The unique spot in the Appalachian Mountains is the sister city to Bath, England because of their shared renowned springs, which offer therapeutic tranquility to visitors.

More About the Town

This town located on the eastern border of the state and is home to a small population, but visited by many families and couples each year. Berkeley Springs, West Virginia is a small community containing several unique districts. These independent areas include breathtaking spas, eclectic shops, and local art exhibits, which makes this town a perfect winter getaway.

Spring- Winchester, Virginia

In northern Virginia, a charming town called Winchester, Virginia is tucked in the Shenandoah Valley and surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

HighlightShenandoah Apple Blossom Festival (April 28- May 7 2017)

The culture and history of Northern Virginia infuses the town, but the main attraction is the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival occurring every spring.  This event has hosted celebrities from Patsy Cline to Mario Lopez over its 90 years of festivities.

More About the Town

Winchester, Virginia is home to dozens of restaurants, shops, and friendly individuals who deliver a unique experience to every traveler who visits.

Northern Virginia is known for the multitude of battlefields and military forts used during the American Revolution, the French and Indian War, and the Civil War. During the Civil War, the region of Winchester was an extremely important territorial conquest; so much so, it exchanged hands more than 70 times.

Additionally, this small town holds distinctive historical significance because George Washington held his first public office as the county’s representative to the House of Burgesses.

Summer- Beach Haven, New Jersey

Summertime is a season when families are searching for an oasis to hide away from the realities to life. In many ways, individuals want to discover their own personal haven. On a small strip of oceanfront properties off the coast of New Jersey, Long Beach Island is home to charming coastal communities including the town of Beach Haven.

Highlight: 4th of July Fireworks at Bay Village

This quaint community has celebrations all summer long. The town offers a variety of exciting events from a sunset pirate cruise to chowder tasting contests. Beach Haven allows families to enjoy summertime on the coast of New Jersey without struggling to navigate through the crowd and noise of a boardwalk.

More About the Town

In Beach Haven, there are several award winning restaurants. These local spots are casual enough to bring kids, but upscale enough for the adults to enjoy.  The town is full of independent shops and stores helping to support the local economy. At one of the dozens of shops, visitors are guaranteed to find an original, one-of-a-kind souvenir.

Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy harshly impacted Long Beach Island in 2012. The community suffered from over 4 feet of floods and water damage throughout the town.  The spirit of this special community encouraged locals and regular vacation goers to rally together and restore the town. The wonder and splendor of the town continues to prevail and makes this summertime oasis an extraordinary community.

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