2. Hartford, CT
Mark Twain is easily one of the most recognized authors in literary history and you can visit. He and his wife built a gorgeous home in Hartford, CT which they designed themselves. Though they moved due to financial troubles, the pair always compared the places they lived to their home in Hartford and never found another house that measured up. Don’t forget to check out the Mark Twain Museum Center where you can learn everything you’ve ever wanted to know about this amazing author!