There are certain destinations that crowds flock to across the United States each year. Several cities probably just came to mind: New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, or Las Vegas perhaps.
If you’re in need of a new and exciting trip, take a look at these five hidden gems of America to get an idea for your next adventure!
Mackinac Island, Michigan
There are so many charming reasons to visit Mackinac Island! With stunning views of Lake Huron from the front porch of The Grand Hotel, an abundance of fudge shops, and no motor vehicles to be found on the entire island, this is the perfect place to get away from it all.
While Arizona is typically known for the Grand Canyon in the north, this town a couple hours south is home to just as much beautiful scenery. Sedona is definitely the place to be if you’re looking to escape the crowds and get a taste of adventure. Go hiking through the mountains, take a Jeep tour, or bike your way through this incredible place!
St. Augustine, Florida
While many may come to St. Augustine for the beach, they often stay for a number of other stunning reasons. The city, which claims to be the oldest in the US, is home to incredible Spanish architecture, haunted hotspots, and delicious seafood!
The Outer Banks, North Carolina
Perhaps one of the most underrated coastal areas is The Outer Banks, the barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. The beaches are absolutely lovely, the crowds are limited, and the lighthouses are stunning! It’s also rich in history. This is where Orville and Wilbur Wright took their first flight and where many believe that the mysterious Lost Colony disappeared.
San Antonio, Texas
Native Americans referred to the area as Yanaguana or "refreshing waters." First colonized by the Spanish in the late-1600s, San Antonio has blossomed beyond its refreshing background into a bustling, vibrant city. Now listed in the top 10 of America's largest cities, San Antonio is alive with a rich history and Spanish influence that is sure to educate even the most learned traveler.