Ogden, UtahRitu Manoj Jethani/Shutterstock
Known as Salt Lake City’s devious little sister, Ogden’s Historic 25th Street was once home to brothels, political scandals, and gang rivalries. Now, 25th Street brings together more than one million travelers, art collectors, and food and outdoor enthusiasts each year. The event calendar is packed, with art gallery exhibits open nearly every day and major events like Xterra USA Championship and USA Cycling Masters Road Championships taking place. Famous figures have also paraded along 25th Street, such as Presidents Taft, Hoover, and Teddy Roosevelt, along with William “Buffalo Bill” Cody. You won’t believe these funny town names are real.
Georgetown, Washington, D.C.to227/Shutterstock
Take a stroll down bustling M Street and take in the sights: Packed sidewalks (on the weekends, mostly), stores like Urban Outfitters, Lululemon, and Kate Spade New York, and cobblestone streets. The neighborhood is home to a world-class higher education institution, making it one of the best college towns in the country. Make sure to check out to historical standouts on M Street. The first is Old Stone House, a pre-Revolutionary War home and one of the oldest buildings in the District. Despite being operated by the National Park Service, it’s one of the District’s most haunted locales. The second, made famous by The Exorcist, is the terrifying stone stairs that joggers and movie buffs frequent.
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On the verge of discovery, Fort Pierce has been compared to other notable small towns with charming main streets. Main Street, Fort Pierce has seven National Register of Historic Places locations downtown, which includes the Sunrise Theatre, Moore’s Creek Bridge, and the site Fort Pierce is named for, the original Army post during the Seminole War. There’s also a ghost walking tour through the historic area! Events like the town’s annual celebration, Friday Fest, and its annual reverse raffle auction keep the downtown area lively, along with a farmer’s market—one of the largest in the state—that brings nearly 5,000 people to the main street on Saturdays.