Best Unknown Vacation Spots in the U.S.

Eager to travel, but want to avoid crowds? Many of the top vacation destinations are overrun with visitors, and we are all looking for hidden gems.

I’ve compiled a list of hidden gem vacation spots in the U.S. that won’t have the crowds, but will fulfill the wanderlust in you and your family.

The islands are famous for high cliffs of sandstone with many large arches and caves that are home to jaw-dropping ice formations in winter.

Apostle Islands, WI

Boise is a hip, up-and-coming city and excellent for anyone who craves a nature-based vacation. Boise has it all, whether you love mountain biking, hiking, tubing, skiing, or fishing.

Boise, ID

Boothbay Harbor, ME

Boothbay Harbor is the perfect base from which to explore some of the most beautiful parts of Maine. There are so many things you can do from Boothbay!

Whether you are looking for a quick day trip outside of bustling Los Angeles or are just passing through, Cantil is worth an overnight stop to hike the state park and explore the surrounding area. 

Cantil, CA

Cape San Blas, FL

A hidden slice of paradise just a couple hours from Tallahassee in the Florida panhandle, this sleepy little peninsula is perfect if you’re looking for the best low-key vacation spots.

The island has a laid-back atmosphere, and the nature reserves are the main reason to visit. For hiking, fishing, and kayaking, Deer Isle is a perfect destination.

Deer Isle, ME

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