When it comes to taking a vacation, there are a lot of really popular places around the world that are incredibly popular with tourists - and for a good reason. There's a lot to do in these places and it's a ton of fun to visit them for that reason. But, if you're looking for a fun and unique place to visit that's a little more off the beaten path, there are a lot of other places that are a ton of fun that not so many people think of.
Around the US, there are a lot of cities that may not be the number one tourist destinations that people immediately think of, but are a ton of fun to visit and offer a lot of really wonderful things for visitors and families to take in and do while they're there.
To see 10 underrated tourist destinations around the US, keep reading!
10 St. Augustine, Florida
St. Augustine is a historic city located in Florida that not a lot of people immediately think of when they're planning a trip to Florida. While cities like Miami and Orlando are incredibly popular among tourists, they're not the only great places in Florida that visitors can go.
Many people take a trip to Florida so they can visit Walt Disney World, but there are a lot of really fun things for people to do in other parts of Florida, to. St. Augustine is home to ghost tours, animal habitats, and historical sites.
9 Boise, Idaho
Boise is the capital of Idaho and is a city that has become pretty popular for people to move to in recent years. But what about visiting this city? It's still a city that remains fairly under the radar of many travelers, but it's definitely something that should change considering the fact that this city is home to so many fun things to do.
Whether you like hiking, sipping wine, going kayaking, or eating at some really delicious restaurants, there are a lot of fun things that will draw any visitor in to Boise.
8 Letchworth State Park, New York
There are a lot of state parks around the US that draw in visitors that really love nature and like to get out and explore the world around them. While some of them are incredibly popular and just about everyone has visited them, there are also some that not so many people have checked out yet.
Letchworth State Park is located in the Castile, New York area and is located right on the Genesee River. If you're into nature, taking a trip to the east coast to see these trails and waterfalls is definitely a must.
7 Sedona, Arizona
Sedona, Arizona is a city in the southwestern corner of the US that really shows off the best and most beautiful parts of this region of the country. Many people planning a trip to Arizona think about going to Phoenix or the Grand Canyon and completely overlook Sedona.
If you want to experience Arizona and go somewhere that isn't overrun with so many tourists, take a trip to Sedona. In the area, you can go to Antelope Canyon, take one of the many Jeep tours offered in the area, or even go on a zipline, if you're feeling adventurous.
6 Portland, Maine
For many people, taking a trip to Portland means going to the west coast and visiting Oregon. But, there's another city in the US named Portland that is just as much fun to visit - but a lot more overlooked by many tourists.
Portland is the largest city in Maine and definitely a place that needs to go on the travel bucket list of anyone that loves eating good, fresh seafood, going to fun museums, or visiting historic sites like old lighthouses.
5 Apostle Islands, Wisconsin
People that love the outdoors and are constantly seeking adventure go all over the world to find it. Serious nature lovers and people that are really into camping, biking, and fishing go all over the place to find the best spots to enjoy their favorite outdoor hobbies.
But, many people that are into these hobbies ignore some of the best spots in the US to enjoy the outdoors. Places like Wisconsin's Apostle Islands are the home of many beautiful, natural rock formations and places to hike, bike, and kayak for nature lovers.
4 Twentynine Palms, California
It's probably hard to believe that any city in California could be considered underrated as a tourist destination, right? Considering the fact that California is home to places like Los Angeles, Disneyland, and so many famous museums, it's hard to believe that there's a single city in the west coast state that tourists don't flock to.
Twentynine Palms is a city in California that is definitely underrated as far as California tourist towns go. While Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego are super popular with visitors, not many people visit this town. It's home to a ton of really unique art galleries, so it's perfect for people that like to visit those.
3 Culebra, Puerto Rico
There are a lot of warm, beachy destinations in the US that many people visit when they want to get away and enjoy the tropical weather and ocean views. While Hawaii, Florida, and LA are really popular for people that want to hit the beach, some people want to go somewhere a little different.
Culebra is located in Puerto Rico and is the perfect destination for someone that wants to visit the beach, but also wants to go somewhere a little less "touristy." Culebra isn't home to a ton of huge hotels and other tourist accommodations, but it does have beautiful beaches, clear water, and beautiful weather. What more could a low-key traveler what?
2 Whitefish, Montana
Montana has a few cities that are popular with tourists that love to go fishing, hiking, snowboarding, and generally just being outside. From regular people to tourists, there are a ton of people that flock to these popular Montana destinations in the summer and winter.
But what if you want to visit Montana and get away from the crowds for a while? Then a trip to Whitefish is just what you need! This city is located pretty close to Glacier National Park and has something for an outdoor lover to do in any season, whether you visit in the summer or the winter.
1 San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio is a pretty popular city in Texas for people that want to live there, but it really seems like a lot of tourists would rather take a trip to another Texas city like Dallas, Houston, or Austin. While there's nothing wrong with those, many visitors would rather go somewhere more under the tourism radar.
Whether you want to wander along San Antonio's famous River Walk or visit some of the many historic destinations in the city, there's a lot to do in San Antonio. And because it's a little less popular with tourists, this city is perfect for someone that wants to experience Texas like a local.