With the world at a standstill with COVID-19, fear and stress have become an everyday part of life for us. But, today let’s take a second to look to the future and plan for all those amazing adventure yet to come! In this post we will be highlighting some of the hidden travel gems domestically in the United States–let’s go!
1. Pismo Beach, California
For our adventure seeking travelers, there are plenty in Pismo Beach– golfing, bicycling, hiking, horseback riding, amazing kayak tours and surfing are all available to fill any eco-tourist desire. Pismo Pier proves visitors a great place for family photos, sightseeing and even fishing! Surrounding the pier are clean beaches with coves and tide pools that line the coast for miles–you can even take a surf lesson, off shore fishing trip or a kayaking tour of the coast. Best of all, visitors staying in Pismo Beach will be in great location to visit some of the best food and wine available on the infamous Wine Coast.
2. Rainbow Springs, Florida
Crystal clear waters, manatee sightings and tranquil Florida nature is what you’ll get on a trip to Rainbow Springs. This quiet oasis is deep in the heart of the Sunshine State, half way between Gainesville and Orlando, making it the perfect add on trip to any Disney, Universal or Florida coastal trip you may have in mind! The water temperature stays a constant 72 degrees Fahrenheit year round–perfect to cool off in that blistering summer heat!
3. Fredericksburg, Texas
Where else in the heart of America can you find high class wineries, nationally acclaimed authentic German Oktoberfest and 5-star hunting and fishing that is only found in the rich land of the Texas Hill Country! There is something for everyone in this middle of nowhere paradise deep in the heart of Texas–Wine tasting or museum hopping by day, Texas country dance hall or star gazing by moonlight. This destination is perfect for couples and families alike.
4. Chincoteague Island, Virgina
Best known for its breed of wild ponies, Chincoteague Island is getaway to a wildlife reserve. These animals draw numerous visitors every year to watch as guides move these amazing horses from the reserve to the main lands in order to auction off new foals in hopes to raise money for the reserves care and keep herd numbers under control. It is not uncommon for the casual beach visitor to encounter a nuzzle while tanning on the shoreline. The town is lined with beautiful Victorian B&Bs, filled with history for the traveler with a nose for the past.
5. Blue Lakes, Colorado
Popular among the Colorado hiking community, Blue Lake boasts sightseeing like you’ve never seen before. Located on a glacier basin in the Mount Sneffels Wilderness, you’ll find three turquoise colored lakes and meadows painted with vibrant wildflowers as far as the eye can see. Locals deem this one of the most underrated locations in all of the USA for any outdoor loving traveler.