<p>At the southern tip of the city's peninsula, White Point Gardens commands a view of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. The historic park—a public space for nearly two centuries—offers visitors a number of monuments and military displays.</p>

Charleston, South Carolina

At the southern tip of the city's peninsula, White Point Gardens commands a view of Charleston Harbor and Fort Sumter. The historic park—a public space for nearly two centuries—offers visitors a number of monuments and military displays.

Photograph by Peter Frank Edwards, Redux

These U.S. Cities Have the Most Green Spaces

Nature is good for your brain, and these small cities have a great mix of concrete buildings and fresh green grass.

Being near nature is good for you. There are plenty of mental and physical health benefits. If you are traveling to a city, why not make sure it’s one that would make it easy to stroll through a park on your way to dinner, or pass by nature as you head to a matinee?

We worked with Resonance to find small cities in the U.S. (population of 600,000 and less) that had the most parks to their name, and then found the ones that make for the best vacation spots. These urban destinations have everything you’d expect in a city, plus some extra green space to stumble onto as you wander.

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