The USA is full of hidden gems. Far away from the maddening crowds, hidden from the view of the crazed tourists, these spots lay sun-kissed, tranquil and pristine not very far away from the famous tourist spots. Here’s a list of some of the most beautiful sights and experiences for US travelers, looking for something more than a package holiday:
Mackinac Island, Michigan
This island has NO cars. That is right. No noise pollution, no air pollution and endless sunshine with a touch of fresh lake air. Motor vehicles are not allowed on this island, but fudge is. You will find fudge in every corner. The grand porch of the Grand Hotel offers a picturesque view of Lake Huron.
Fair Grounds Races, New Orleans
Experience the thrill and elegance of thoroughbred racing at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. Avoid the tourist traps at the French Quarters and step into another part of America that still upholds the old-school charms. Become a part of the great Fair Grounds Races to create everlasting memories.
Denali National Park, Alaska
Great rolling valleys, covered in green, speckled with Alaskan moose, Dall sheep, caribou, beavers, squirrels, and hares, is what awaits you in the Alaskan summers. Denali is one of the most untouched, pristine national parks that are perfect for a quick summer getaway for nature lovers. A remake of ‘Into the Wild’ perhaps?
Glacier National Park, Montana
Montana is America’s Switzerland, and it is home to beautiful mountains, lakes, glaciers, and valleys. It is also home to over 700 miles of trails in the glacier. Take your pick between the Red Jammer Buses and the wooden boats to explore the beauty.
The Big Sur, California
Hiking and mountain climbing includes new thrills when the site is the California coastline. Do not forget to travel to the Big Sur to explore the lesser-known side of California that embraces nature.
Apostle Islands, Wisconsin
The lighthouses shine through the fog and waters of Lake Superior irrespective of the weather. The 21 islands stretched across 12 miles offers spectacular vistas. Paddle, sail, swim, hike or cruise through the waters to experience a new America.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Florida and Miami are beautiful but always crowded. You need a soulful beach getaway as the Gulf Shores offers. Limitless white sandy beaches, precious turquoise waters, and vibrant sunsets. Not to mention, some of the best seafood dishes you have ever tasted.
La Push, Washington
Far away from the crowded monuments and museums, lies this secluded vacation spot in the corner of the Pacific Northwest. It is beautifully warm during the summer and pleasantly isolated. Rent a cabin, build a campfire and watch the crashing waves make a symphony.
A strip of pure wilderness only a stone’s throw away from the main cities. Ozarks offers the perfect spot for nature hikes, kayaking, rowing, fishing, and family camping. To experience the classic American outback life, pay a visit here.
Great Sand Dunes, Colorado
Brave the tallest dunes in North America, swim in the Medano Creek, camp on the National Park Grounds and top off the adrenaline high with sand sledding across the Great Sand Dunes National Park.
America offers all kinds of pleasures; you only need to know how to look for them. These ten underrated places are some of the best vacation spots across the USA.
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