BEST College Towns to Visit

The best college towns have much more to offer than their university population. They are attractive places to live or visit for a weekend stay or vacation.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

A bustling college town anchored by the University of Michigan. There are bike paths, trails, and the well-regarded Huron River for canoeing and kayaking.

Athens, Georgia

Home to the University of Georgia, this college town has many venues, notable restaurants, and bars, including The Globe bar, which was voted among the top bars in America.

Austin, Texas

Austin, the capital of Texas, is among the fastest-growing large cities and the most desirable places to live in the US and is home to the University of Texas.

Burlington, Vermont

The college town is surrounded by scenic beauty from its Green Mountains and is home to the University of Vermont.

Boulder, Colorado

Boulder is at the base of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, home to the University of Colorado.

Eugene, Oregon

Home to the University of Oregon, Bushnell University, and Nike’s headquarters.

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