A new list of the most underrated towns worth traveling to includes a spot in New Jersey that locals already know is a gem. Best Life came up with The 6 Most Underrated Small Towns in the U.S. and Lambertville made the list!
Small towns are great because they often have amazing locally owned and run restaurants and shops, plus unique goods and services with a personal touch. The beauty of visiting Lambertville is you’ll feel like you’re truly discovering something special with every visit.
Situated on the Delaware River, Lambertville is just a bridge away from New Hope, PA (you can walk or drive it) so you really get two great towns for the price of one when visiting. When in Lambertville, don’t miss the chance to shop at A Mano Galleries for works by local artists in an old 5 and Dime building, dine at Under the Moon Cafe and pick up an ice cream sandwich for dessert from the newly opened Peace Pie. Other spots we love include Golden Nugget Flea Market, Holcombe-Jimison Farmstead Museum, Owowcow Ice Cream and the Delaware Canal Towpath for a beautiful walk. There are so many gems on every street, it’s easy to fill your day in this charming town.
“Although less than 4,000 people reside in Lambertville, the historic town packs a punch,” Madelyn Driver, travel blogger behind That Getaway Girl, explains. “Their downtown area is extremely walkable, and features quaint family-owned coffee shops, a mix of artsy and historic dining options, and a variety of shops.”
Best Life goes on to tout Lambertville’s bike trails and other opportunities for outdoor adventures, such as tubing and kayaking.
“Whether you’re a foodie, a history buff, or just looking for a fun weekend getaway, Lambertville has something for everyone,” Driver says.
Here are the six towns that made the list:
1. Thermopolis, Wyoming
2. Lambertville, New Jersey
3. Manzanita, Oregon
4. Winthrop, Washington
5. Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
6. Holbrook, Arizona
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