Often you'll hear me talking about my love for small towns because I grew up in Holcomb, a small town south of Rockford. Small towns will always have a special place in my hear. They're nice get aways from all the hustle and bustle.

If you looking for fun vacations that are off the beaten path but still have uniqueness to them then you might want to check out some of these places the Top Small Towns you Need to Visit.

Places like Flagler Beach Florida, just a short 45 minute drive from the very busy and popular Daytona Beach. Or how about the relaxed atmosphere of Door County, WI. If you're like me I like to go where it isn't busy or crowded just so I can relax and enjoy the free and easy living on a vacation.

I'm definitely looking at my vacation days and seeing which of these 12 places I'd like to visit.