Think Sonoma with sprawling, dune-filled beaches.
The festival, which runs June 3-12, includes a horse-drawn carriage parade (no cars are allowed on the island) with a lilac queen, of course, and a pup parade.
Spring has officially sprung, so a trip up north no longer requires cold-weather fortitude.
Ice climbing! Snowshoeing! Something called fat biking!
When size doesn’t matter, these small towns win.