For sure we all crave a good getaway, and certainly, destinations such as New York, Paris, Rome, and the UK are on the top of your goals. While those famous travel places are admittedly incredible, have you ever thought about visiting a country off-the-beaten-track, lesser-known, and a little more attractive?
There are so numerous incredible countries that are not receiving the recognition and appreciation they deserve! From often neglected cities to stunning islands, we got you covered with amazingly unexpected places and tourist destinations that you may want to visit.
Often called the “Little Paris of Middle Europe,” Budapest in Hungary is very rich with history, notable art, and music traditions. The town is also home to many World Heritage Sites, like Buda Castle Quarter, the Banks of Danube, and Andrássy Avenue. Below Andrássy Avenue convenes the Millennium Underground Railway, which is one of Europe’s oldest metro lines.
Bryggen is Bergen’s famous pier district. While frequently ruled by Oslo, the Norwegian capital, Bergen is the country’s second-largest town and it has so many to offer to tourists. The eye-catching colors of buildings that made Bryggen a well-known harbor district and UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the magnificent views from Floyen Mountain. An excellent goal for water sport enthusiasts, guests can also go kayaking and rafting through Norway’s popular fjords.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Why this city is a destination worth going on a trip to? Because of NASCAR. More than 85% of NASCAR teams are found in Charlotte, North Carolina. If you time your trip correctly, you can see the Coca-Cola 600 race at Charlotte Motor Speedway. But if race cars aren’t your thing, check out riding the world’s tallest and fastest Giga coaster — the Fury 325 found at Carowinds amusement park.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Idaho was newly named the “New North Hollywood” by TMZ thanks to stars like Adam Levine, Kim Kardashian, and Harry Styles. Celebrities adore visiting in Coeur d’Alene, one of the greatest coastal towns in America. You can enjoy eating, relaxing, and traveling the city like your favorite celebrities.
Fiction fans must add Dubrovnik, Croatia to their tour bucket list as soon as possible. Dubrovnik is best recognized as the main filming location for King’s Landing in “Game of Thrones.” They offer themed trips that take tourists on experience throughout the city to learn more about the city’s antiquity and the production of the famous series.
This underrated tourist destination is complete of fun, with some of the greatest doughnuts in the United States and one of the most famous ski resorts. Called the Gateway to Yellowstone, Bozeman’s most popular attraction is its Museum of the Rockies. The museum has a large number of dinosaur fossils, including an entire T-rex skeleton.
When you need to organize a trip to the “Land Down Under,” don’t just go to Sydney, visit Cairns, Australia too! Falls, rain-forests, and amazing beaches make Cairns a pleasant travel destination where it’s summer almost all the time. The Great Barrier Reef is highly likely the best thing to see in Cairns with a guided boat tour to explore the waters.
Cleveland is a severely underrated tourist destination that warrants attention. One of the greatest indoor places in America — the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame — is a must-see for any music enthusiast. Cleveland has a multitude of other interesting things to do such as world-class museums, food, and thrilling sports events.
Espíritu Santo, Mexico
Wanting to rest on a beautiful isolated island free of the stress of rushing beach-goers? Espíritu Santo in Mexico is the best place to stay. Espíritu Santo is just north of La Paz and has 11 hiking paths and seven beaches, so there’s constantly a new experience to start on whether you want to examine the underwater or stay dry on the beach.
The capital of Senegal, Dakar combines a rich past with a vibrant modern history. Guests can rest or surf by the coast, dancing the night away at Le Vogue, a popular nightclub, or shop at the prestigious Village des Arts, a complex where artists designs and sell their wares.
For the authentic adventurers out there, get out and see this newest trove of unspoiled global riches and find inspiration all your own. Just don’t forget to stay safe.
What underrated tourist and travel destination would you like to add to this list?
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