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.”

Yellow Springs is a fun place because it is so unique. No chain stores and independent restaurants. Always something going on, on a sunny day you find street musicians or artists. Yellow Springs is also home of the Glen Helen where one can enjoy nature pur for hours.
Reviewed by Majenka
on September 17, 2012
This town has flair! I've never been somewhere that speaks to the free spirit in me before I set foot in Yellow Springs. It's a walking town, and everyone is out enjoying their selves here. The shops and cafes are really interesting and spiritual. Everyone is very friendly. I love to visit and do so often. I vote for this town, hands down, as the best I've ever been.
Reviewed by bsweet
on September 17, 2012
Very relaxing town, never boring. John Bryan state park is one the most beautifuilst parks I've ever been too! Youngs dairy farm has the best ice cream.
Reviewed by Cove123
on September 17, 2012
Yellow Springs is a quiet village, a great place to raise a family, with lots of nature nearby, and a vibrant cultural community.
Reviewed by Bandages
on September 17, 2012
This town is one of the most diverse little towns in the country. You may enjoy the many outdoor activities, hiking, picnicking, fishing and also enjoy the many shops and restaurants many serving organic foods from local farms.
Reviewed by SWBoggs
on September 17, 2012
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