Top 5 Underrated Places To Travel In The United States

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Shriya Agrawal
Jun 24, 2019   •  395 views

The US is a country comprising of 50 states but why is it that every time someone mentions a vacay here, all we can think of is New York, LA and Vegas. Well, I blame Hollywood! But, anywho, I've listed below a list of some splendid places, full of nature, which are yet to be thronged by pesky muggles (Harry Potter Fam, where you at?) So, go straight to your room, pack your bags and get ready to beat the heat.

1. Sarasota, Florida

Visiting Florida doesn't always mean spending tons of dollars on rides and booze. Instead, go for the au naturel option of visiting the tranquil Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, which is noted for its breath-taking display of orchids as well as trees which are more than 100 years old.

During sunset, go canoeing in the Myakka River State Park and find yourself enthralled by the picturesque beauty of Mother Nature. If you love bird watching, you can go kayaking through the mangrove tunnels of Sarasota and encounter a wide variety of flora and fauna. Apart from this, you could also visit a bunch of museums and know about the fascinating history of this idyllic city.

2. Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is a rustic little town situated in the heart of Blue Range Mountains. It is North Carolina's little hidden treasure, most popular for the massive French- Renaissance style estate, the Biltmore Mansion.

If you love camping, you could visit The Pisgah National Forest which is prominent for its numerous geological landmarks including Table Rock, the Chimneys, and Linville Gorge, as well as the Forest Discovery Centre. For art enthusiasts, it has The Folk Art Centre, which welcomes not less than 250,000 visitors annually and has a few galleries and book stores. Asheville is also known as the beer capital of the South-East because it offers more than 100 local beers to try and savour for its food connoisseurs.

3. La Push, Washington

It is a small village with a scanty population known for its wild Pacific beaches. This place is a perfect getaway if you are tired of living the city life and crave a weekend of absolute solitude. First Beach, also known as the La Push beach, is popular for being mentioned in the 2008 vampire saga Twilight. Apart from this, the Second Beach, Rialto Beach and James Island are a must visit for all water- babies out there.

4. Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu is one of the three Hawaiian Islands, namely Oahu, Maui and the Big Island. This island is a paradise for all the adventure lovers out there. You could indulge in a diverse range of water activities, right from snorkelling in the Hanauma Bay to swimming at the Lanikai Beach, surfing on the Waikiki Beach to paddle boarding at the Hilton Hawaiian Beach. This island will have you in a trance. However, if you are not venturesome, and are just looking forward to spending a quiet weekend, you could relax on the Kahanamoku Beach and indulge in the traditional Hawaiian delicacies like Poke, Shave Ice and Wonuts (a hybrid of doughnuts and waffles).

A visit to Oahu would be incomplete without seeing the Polynesian Luau and enjoying a breezy walk by the Lanikai Bay during sunset.

5. Encinitas, California

It is famous for being one of the best surfing and beach towns in the world. Head to the picturesque Moonlight beach and the mellow Swami Beach to rejuvenate and uplift your spirits. Fall in love with nature at the Self Realization Fellowship Hermitage & Meditation Gardens, which gives you the perfect place to meditate amidst nature.

Keep yourself occupied by taking a stroll at the San Diego Botanic Garden which exhibits a vast variety of foliage and verdure. Cinephiliacs could visit the beautiful La Paloma theatre, which was built in the late 1920s and is one of the oldest and most memorable structures in this city. To seek the best culinary experience, one could go wine- tasting at the Solterra Winery. Apart from wine, they also have a wide variety of vegan dishes and beer to choose from.

All in all, this vacation would prove to be one of the most gratifying and metamorphic experiences of your life. So, go ahead and stuff your bag with a large bottle of sunscreen and get ready to enjoy the best time of your life.

May you discover yourself this summer.

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Amazing
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Thank you
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Nice article...Keep it up.
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Thank you
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nice work
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Thank you
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Well written and keep up the good work !
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Thank you so much. Means a lot
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very nice article check my article too.
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Sure.
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Rohan Lal Kshetry  •  16w  •  Reply
I`ll certainly remember these places. very well written.
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Thanks a lot
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This is awesome.. Kindly check all my articles to complete my internship as well
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Thank you harshita. I would love to help.
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Yes please actaully my internship ends tomorrow.. So if you can do 😇😇
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Very nice article !!👌
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Thank you so much attanshi. You're a great writer yourself
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Rahul Pandey  •  16w  •  Reply
This is helpful. Will keep in mind while visiting US. :D
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Shriya Agrawal  •  16w  •  Reply
Thank you! Hope you have a Great trip. You might like my article on paris too. Kindly give it a read
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actually helpful for genuine travellers..
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Thank you sir. Means a lot!
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well done! Shreya
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Thank you
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Incredible article u have made much easier to reach the spot
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Thank you father
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Fantastic job and thank you for exploring these places
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Thanks
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Thank you dreamy
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Wow amazing Shriya
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Thanks aditi
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Thanks dadi