It’s no secret that the United States has some of the most diverse land in the world, all within its borders. However, very few people actually venture out wide enough to fully experience it. From island towns to craggy canyons, jagged mountain ranges, and shimmering coasts, there is plenty to see and do when you travel through the country.
Each state has its own rich history that is reflected in buildings, architecture, restaurants, and the like. If you’re planning a trip around the US, be sure to make time to stop at these hidden gems that will add even more excitement to your trip.
Beacon, New York
Situated about an hour’s drive from New York City, Beacon is one of the country’s least talked about hidden gems. Making the drive is well worth the time, and once there, visitors can enjoy a unique host of shops, restaurants, and art galleries that stay open late into the night.
The area also has plenty of antique shops to browse and on Sundays, the Beacon Farmers Market is the perfect place to pick up fresh local produce. If you’re looking for an Instagram-worthy moment, we highly recommend a stroll along the riverside. There, you’ll be able to take in beautiful scenery and historical sites including Bannerman’s Castle.
Jekyll Island, Georgia
Since the turn of the century, Jekyll Island has been reserved exclusively for America’s jet-setting rich. However, the resort has now been transformed to accommodate a wider variety of holiday makers. Visitors can expect golf courses, festivals and gorgeous hotels that still boast the regal touch of class from previous eras of American high society.
Jekyll Island is also home to beautiful marshlands and beachfronts, making it perfect for couples and families looking for a relaxing getaway.
Leavenworth is an American mountain town unlike any other. Nestled in the lower ridges of the Washington Cascades, this town is designed just like the villages in the alps and comes complete with Bavarian fold culture and rowdy beer halls. Each season, this town’s charm transforms into something new. In the spring and summer months, it’s perfect for bikers and hikers, as well as golfers and climbers. In the fall months, visitors can look forward to beer festivals and harvest celebrations, and in winter, enchanting Christmas lights add a spark of magic to the town.
Kodiak Island, Alaska
If you’re a seafood lover, Kodiak Island is a must for your American adventure as it’s as exciting to visit as an online Canada casino. Located just off Anchorage in the Gulf of Alaska, Kodiak Island is the second largest in all the United States. Once there, you can expect to experience a cultural blend of Orthodox churches and Russian monuments, all mixed in with Native American communities.
The scenery on this island alone is very different from that of anywhere else in the country, as is its history. During the Second World War, there were several islands that had been occupied by Japanese forces. It was then that Fort Abercrombie Historical State Park was built, as it could act as a protective boundary for the island.