Seneca Falls, NY
Seneca Falls has been considered the inspiration for the town in the movie “it’s a wonderful life”. It is also the birthplace of the women’s rights movement.
The downtown area of Seneca Falls is quite nice. Lots of small shops, a great visitor center with a museum (donation or $5 for guided tour), and FREE PARKING EVERYWHERE (at least as far as I could tell). In the basement of the visitor center are public restrooms and showers for the boaters that travel through, but I would imagine anyone could use them if necessary.