6. Winthrop, WA
Just over the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains along Highway 20 (which is undeniably one of the most scenic drives in the world), is the odd little tourist town of Winthrop. Façaded to appear as Old West as possible, Winthrop comes off as just another tourist trap. What makes the town so strange, though, is the mixed crowd that it draws: a hodgepodge of families, bikers, redneck ranchers, holistic hippies, and a whole mess of outdoors enthusiasts.
FYI: for a drink and a burger, drop by Three Finger Jack's Saloon, one of the oldest drinking establishments in Washington.