Yellow Springs, Ohio


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

5 Votes - "Most Fun"


Yellow Springs is a community so small and unified, everyone’s a neighbor. The town embraces the arts with music, galleries, murals, and yarn bombing. The shops and restaurants are by definition unique as chain businesses are forbidden.

Other than art, festivals are the name of the game in Yellow Springs. The Yellow Springs Street Fair is a popular attraction, which features over 200 booths selling fine arts and crafts, jewelry, fair trade items, an international selection of cuisines and more. Street performers and musicians keep visitors entertained all day. Locals gather for fun at the weekly Friday Fling with live music, food, dancing, and face painting.

The town is family-friendly when it comes to outdoorsy activities. There are lots of places to go hiking, biking, or canoeing. The Glen Helen Nature Preserve attracts many visitors with its waterfalls, limestone cliffs, woodlands and the Yellow Spring. It also boasts 25 miles of hiking trails which are open all year. For the more adventurous, you can rock climb at the Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve.

TravelingJules and TravelingJoan determined, “Yellow Springs is a place to be who you are. Their focus is on the arts, but what they’re really about is the art of living.”

Fabulous and fun city that is welcoming to people from all walks of life!
Reviewed by audrey_st
on September 17, 2012
Great town -- awesome shops.
Reviewed by IrishGinger
on September 17, 2012
Been going to this town several times a year every year I was born. The people there are unique, friendly, and it seems that everyone there has some kind of special talent or story to tell. On every single street there is some kind of tiny bookstore or café or candy store and looking around at the variety of wares never gets old. Lots of festivals as well! I find this town to be one of the funnest places I have ever and I always anticipate when I get to go again!
Reviewed by Rupa
on September 17, 2012
The best small town around!! Great food, great fun!!
Reviewed by kelliteeb
on September 17, 2012
Amazing in every aspect. The people, shops, school, and even scenery are all just amazing.
Reviewed by AJBevs
on September 17, 2012
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