Small-Town Spots to Visit According to HGTV Stars

Add these awesome small-town vacation destinations to your bucket list. They're HGTV-star approved.

August 12, 2022

It's a no brainer: HGTV stars have great taste. We trust their opinions on most topics — even travel. So, we rounded up their favorite small-town haunts — music venues, home decor stores, coffee stops — from all across the US so you can add them to your bucket list.

Lamb & Co., Snohomish, WA

Hosts of Unsellable Houses, Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis know how to make a house a home, and at their shop, Lamb & Co., they help you do just that. Located on 1st Street in Snohomish, Washington, the store has beautiful, hand-selected lifestyle and home decor pieces, including items that the sisters have used on the show. Don’t miss out on their other favorite Snohomish stops: grab a drink at Looking Glass Coffee, lunch at Christa’s Sandwichboard and catch live entertainment at The Oxford Saloon.

Two Chicks District Co., Indianapolis, IN

Mina Starsiak Hawk, host of Good Bones, made her dream a reality when she opened Two Chicks District Co., on the south side of downtown Indianapolis. In addition to home decor and furnishings, the shop also has a bistro with wine and beer offerings, as well as yummy snacks and gourmet hot dogs.

MegMade, Chicago, IL

Meg Piercy, host of Renovation Goldmine, started on Craigslist selling furniture she had painted, and soon she and her husband, Joe, had turned the hobby into a full-fledged business: MegMade. And the best part? They have a store you can visit in person and online for beautiful furniture, her own DIY paint line, rugs and more.

Laurel Mercantile Co., Laurel, MS

Erin and Ben Napier, stars of Home Town, don’t only restore homes in their small town of Laurel, Mississippi, they also have a chic shop, Laurel Mercantile Co., on Front Street. The original store opened in 1901 and served the community for decades. In 2016, the Napiers, along with their best friends the Nowells and the Rasberrys, reopened the doors to offer American-made heirloom wares and durable goods for home and life.

Growing Days Home by Tamara Day, Prairie Village, KS

Tamara Day’s shop, Growing Days Home, stocks beautiful home decor, furnishings and lighting. The Bargain Mansions host and her team put a Monday mood board up each week on Instagram to inspire and show off some of their favorite finds from the store.

Armor Coffee Shop, Allen, TX

Jenn Todryk, host of No Demo Reno, is like any other hard-working mom, business owner, designer, Instagrammer (we could go on…) — she loves her coffee. She and her husband, Mike, might have taken her love of it a bit farther than most. They own Armor Coffee Shop in Allen, Texas. Her suggestions: try the Cookie Butter Latte and Honey Vanilla Latte.

The Berry Farm, Bentonville, AR

Dave and Jenny Marrs of Fixer to Fabulous have a deep love for orphan care and adoption. Their U-pick farm, The Berry Farm, provides their community with locally grown blueberries and a gorgeous event venue, while also providing educational opportunities for orphaned and at-risk teenage boys in Marondera, Zimbabwe.

The Welcome Inn, Rogers, AK

After visiting the Marrs’ berry farm, stay in their peaceful getaway located in nearby Rogers, Arkansas. The Welcome Inn is a historic 1870s home they transformed into a charming retreat. The Inn has three en suite bedrooms that can accommodate up to eight people, along with comfortable living spaces, a formal dining room and luxe kitchen.

Bass & Bennett, Pittsburgh

Restored by the Fords host Leanne Ford loves finding pieces around Pittsburgh to use in her restored homes. Bass & Bennett is one of her favorite haunts to find reclaimed materials and upcycled goods.

FarmHowz, Gibsonia, PA

Another one of Leanne’s favorite shops is FarmHowz, which has a large inventory of antiques, statement furniture and architectural salvage. Their one-of-a-kind finds bring instant style to any of Leanne’s projects and will to your home, too.

The Corbel, Jackson, LA

Star of Windy City Rehab, Alison Victoria heads to The Corbel when she needs a statement piece for one of her remodels. If you’re looking for antique doors, reclaimed beams, custom-made furniture and swings, this is your place.

Le Moulin de Provence KD, Ottawa, ON

When visiting our neighbors to the north, Hilary Farr says a must-stop is Le Moulin de Provence KD. The Tough Love With Hilary Farr star takes her dog, Suki, with her to find the most delicious cookie. The café and bakery have freshly baked bread daily, small batch coffee and it’s the home of their famous Obama cookie.

Powell Market, Chattanooga, TN

Designer Nate Berkus of The Nate and Jeremiah Home Project finds gorgeous shops all around the country, and he named Powell Market one of his faves in his Christmas gift guide last year. The space is a lifestyle shop, a photo studio and a hub for community events. But don't worry if you can’t make it to Chattanooga, they have a beautifully curated online store.

Fox & Locke, Leiper’s Fork, TN

When Christina Hall comes to Tennessee, she stops by Fox & Locke (formerly Historic Puckett’s). The live music venue has shows three nights a week and an open mic night on Thursday. And, of course, their Southern cooking can’t be beat. The host of Christina on the Coast, who splits time between California and Tennessee, declares, "Country life is the best life."

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