Best Hidden Gems in U.S.

Maybe next year I should take time off on weekends and catch a quick flight to enjoy these beautiful small towns and natural landscapes. I don’t think we have entirely discovered the amazing hidden corners of this country. I always end up in L.A. or Miami or NYC, you know your typical big cities. But when I have more time to get out of the cities a bit, I find myself exploring much more intriguing destinations. Honestly, big city traveling is becoming boring and monotonous. Maybe it’s time to start backpacking to some of these local towns for a quick weekend getaway.

Lately I’ve been running into articles and posts geared towards U.S. traveling. One of those moments where you click on a link & very soon another recommendation pops up for you. And before you know it, you’re on a roll getting brain fed by all these ideas. Yep! That’s how I ran across some of these places and thought, hmmh why not share! You never know one of you might be heading close to some of these cities for your next business trip or an out-of-town family wedding. Wouldn’t hurt to rent a car and explore the surroundings!

Let me know if you have visited any of these places and what are your thoughts. Do you recommend? Where did you stay? How was your stay? What were the people like? Was the dining scene happening? I’m always curious! And never bored!

Leavenworth, WA

The entire town is modeled after a Bavarian village!

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Stowe, VT

A place to relax into cozy small-town New England quaintness

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Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA

Last year I drove right through this town on my way to Big Sur but didn’t get a chance to stop and explore. Clint Eastwood was once mayor and Doris Day helped make Carmel dog heaven on earth.

Carmel River Beach

Carmel Plaze Courtyard

Abingdon, VA

An historic city surrounded by Blue Ridge Mountains

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Abingdon

Jackson, WY

This cowboy town is located near Yellowstone National Park

Downtown Jackson, near Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming.

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Marfa, TX

I’ve been meaning to drive to this artsy town for 2 years now, known for its famous Prada store

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Galena, IL

Once home to nine civil war generals

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Mitchell, OR

Home to Painted Hills, one of the seven wonders of Oregon

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Midway, UT

Stay at Homestead Resort, home to geothermal spring where you can snorkel, soak or scuba dive

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Channel Islands, CA

A place you don’t wanna miss!

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Have I convinced you enough?

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