Kent, ConnecticutRichard Cavalleri/Shutterstock
One of the many towns that has been compared to Gilmore Girls‘ Stars Hollow is Kent, Connecticut. It has the same main street appeals, including locally owned stores and town events and festivals. Twinkly lights wrap around charming inns on Kent’s main street, giving off a cozy New England vibe. These are the nicest places in every state in America.
Cedarburg, WisconsinJames Meyer/Shutterstock
A small-town getaway, Cedarburg is about 20 miles north of Milwaukee and offers visitors a chance to walk down the main street and pop in and out of shops, inns, cafes, and art galleries and museums—many of which are nestled inside historic buildings.
Frederick, MarylandJon Bilous/Shutterstock
Frederick is the third-largest city in Maryland and its views of the Blue Ridge Mountains are one of the major attractions. The beautiful main avenue, Market Street, is another. The hip-meets-historic vibe of the main street features churches and shops like The North Market Pop Shop, which sells 400 types of vintage sodas.