America's 10 Most Scenic College Towns

You may have guessed from the elaborate store displays of papasan chairs and Ramen Noodles that it’s college time again. And if you have a child who is attending college this year, you know there will likely be more than one road trip or flight to his or her school. Are you headed to one of these 10 gorgeous college towns this season?

Place: Boston, Massachusetts
Colleges: Boston College, Boston University, Tufts University, Emerson College, etc.
George Washington Statue, Public Garden [Boston, Massachusetts]

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With more than 25 secondary education institutions, Boston ranks as one of the U.S.’s most academic New England cities, as well as one of the oldest (founded in 1630). Boston offers visitors a well-preserved peak into the nation’s beginnings on a journey along the Freedom Trail – a pathway through the city that highlights historic landmarks like Paul Revere’s house.
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Lauren Elizondo

Autumn foliage, architectural decay, that feeling you get in your stomach when you speed over a dip in the road – these are just a few of Lauren Elizondo’s favorite things she’s had the chance to experience while traveling. When Lauren’s not writing about travel, she’s exploring … or at least daydreaming about her next journey. So far, she’s made some of her fondest memories on Lake Superior’s inspirational North Shore and while roadtripping through the Colorado Rockies.

Lauren’s Favorite Travel Tip: Don’t leave on your vacation without packing earplugs or a comfortable eye-mask – you’ll be so happy you did when you need them!

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