Distinctive Destinations for 2010

Each year the National Trust for Historic Preservation designates a dozen distinctive places for Americans to visit. According to Richard Moe, president of the National Trust, “The communities named to this list are pockets of serenity amid the sprawl, clutter, and homogenization that have overwhelmed so many American vacation spots.” Each of the 12 cities and towns met a number of important criteria, including dynamic downtowns, cultural diversity, attractive architecture, cultural landscapes and a strong commitment to historic preservation, sustainability and revitalization.

These 12 cities and towns (in alphabetical order by city) are:

  1. Bastrop, Texas
  2. Cedar Falls, Iowa
  3. Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania
  4. The Crooked Road, Virginia
  5. Fort Collins, Colorado
  6. Huntsville, Alabama
  7. Marquette, Michigan
  8. Provincetown, Massachusetts
  9. Rockland, Maine
  10. Simsbury, Connecticut
  11. Sitka, Alaska
  12. St. Louis, Missouri

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