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.”

wonderful people, beautiful locale, and fun town!!!
Reviewed by pfrasca
on September 17, 2012
friendly, fun and festive... small town with a big heart!
Reviewed by daisyfae
on September 17, 2012
I wish I could pack this town up & bring it with me everywhere I go. This town has the best vibe of any town I've ever been to and happens to have beautiful parks. There's also Young's Dairy, where you can go to play mini-golf, feed some goats, get some ice cream, and various other activities. Wonderful town tucked away where no one can spoil it!
Reviewed by jfalkner30
on September 17, 2012
Yellow Springs is a must see, with many jewels tucked in the corners. The pizza is to die for, the shops are full of many stories and passion and last but not least you must visit Young's Dairy. Spend a day or a weekend you won't be disappointed.
Reviewed by kelleymillhoan
on September 17, 2012
I love Yellow Springs! There's always something fun going on in Yellow Springs!
Reviewed by celticbear3
on September 17, 2012
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