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Georgia towns Helen and Blue Ridge made 140 most romantic small towns in America

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The towns of Helen and Blue Ridge made New York Travel Guides’ list of 140 most romantic small towns in America. The ranking used analysis of 600 small towns in the country, using categories like romantic places to stay, romantic activities, historic architecture and scenery and "cozy coffee shops" and restaurants.

Each category was weighted differently with romantic activities being the most important. Spas, mini-golf and wineries earned Helen its No. 40 spot. Blue Ridge, which ranked No. 101, ranked high in romantic activities, such as a ride on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway and a walk along Main Street.

Carmel-by-the-Sea in California claimed the No. 1 overall most romantic small town in the ranking. California was the state with the most towns on the list.

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