This Greenbrier County town was the site of an 1862 battle during the Civil War, and today you can still see remnants of the past, from the graceful 19th-century neighborhoods to still-standing log cabins. Readers loved this town by the Allegheny Mountains because it makes for both good hiking—try the scenic stretch along the Greenbrier River Trail—and shopping. You could spend an afternoon browsing for funky jewelry at Wolf Creek Gallery and glassware and linens at Brick House Antiques, housed in a building that dates back to 1815. It also ranked highly for historic inns like the General Lewis, which is filled with antiques, Civil War–era tools, and a resident ghost. Come in autumn to join the Zombie 5K, which invites runners to zombie-fy themselves and chase others for motivation. Lewisburg also impressed readers with less-threatening festivities like April’s Chocolate Festival.