Hidden Gem Vacation Spots in the U.S.

It’s finally summer and you need to get way out of town, but ready for something more unique than the typical tourist spots? Here are 5 places we’ve found that might fit the bill.


1. Burney Falls, California

We’re not talking about the sunny beaches area. This is way up on the northern end. The views of these falls will surely take your breath away as the beautiful waterfall cascades down the cliffs. There are plenty of places to get a great picture, thanks to the 1.3-mile hike that circles the falls.


2. Blue Hole Morgantown, West Virginia

The rolling hills of West Virginia are beautiful enough to see, but this takes it to the next level with having somewhere to cool off and enjoy the views at the same time. This giant swimming hole is only 15 miles southeast of Morgantown. It’s a favorite spot for the locals and definitely worth the stop when you’re in the area.


3. Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

There is something to be said about the home for the tallest dune in the country. Sand, sand, and more sand…which makes for some great adventures! Buggying, dirt biking, sandboarding, and even sand sledding are all perfect for this place. On top of that, it is a great place for star gazing and camping for the whole family.


4. Outer Banks, North Carolina

How about something over on the east coast? Outer Banks, North Carolina has a unique history and will certainly be a neat experience for people of all ages. There are shipwreck sights, feral horses, and plenty of fishing opportunities all over!


5. St. Augustine, Florida

There is already so much to do in Florida, but did you know St. Augustine is the oldest city in America?! The city is laced with beautiful Spanish architecture and cobblestone streets that will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time. With plenty of landmarks and museums, this destination is sure to impress.