Seaside

Seaside made a giant splash in the architectural world when developer Robert Davis carved out a modern Victorian town with narrow streets, picket fences and homes arranged close together to encourage walking and neighborliness. It was the first of its kind, creating the model for towns across America. Seaside’s “walk-to-anywhere” design brings necessary shops and services to its residents and guests, including a post office and a school. Seaside’s centerpiece contains the¬†market, art galleries, small boutiques, restaurants. Find many artists-in-residence at galleries lining Ruskin Place. Although many of the homes can be rented on a daily or weekly basis, Seaside also offers a motor court and bed and breakfast. Park your car and rent bicycles to explore this wildly successful pioneering town, featured in the 1997 motion picture “The Truman Show.”