9. Seaside, Florida
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The Wow: Seaside’s walkable sandy lanes hug the shore and meander through porch-lined streets; they’re ideal for romantic strolls and people-watching. The town’s New Urbanist layout and design, with houses in a range of styles from Victorian to post modern, meshes seamlessly with its five-star amenities.
Why Now? Seaside was recently named one of Frommer’s “Top 12 Destinations in the World,” a “100 Greatest Trips in the World” destination by Travel + Leisure, and a “perfect place” by Condé Nast Traveler.