If you asked the average person which states in the U.S they would like to visit, you would probably get answers like California, New York or Texas which are some of the most well-known to both Americans and foreigners alike.
It is, therefore, very easy to feel like those are the only places worth going to in the US. This is untrue, however. There are many other amazing states to visit, some of which are as follows:
- Oregon: Oregon is popularly called the beaver state. Considering its abundance of wildlife and the great outdoors, such a title is earned.
Oregon features many beautiful forests, mountains, and lakes. A steep contrast to the bustling cities that are popular among many tourists, Oregon is the place to go if you want to get away from it all and appreciate mother nature.
- Minnesota: When most think of Minnesota, they think of a perpetual Winterland without much to do. However, this can be a great opportunity to enjoy various winter sports such as snowboarding and skiing.
When it’s not in winter, Minnesota offers a wonderful summertime as well as lakes and rivers.
- New Mexico: If you are looking to explore and enjoy diverse cultures, then New Mexico is the place for you.
True to its name, there is a wealth of food, fashion, culture, and music that derives from both Latino and Native American culture. There are also various sights in the great outdoors such as volcanos, rocky mountains, and ancient ruins. There’s also the famous balloon fiesta that attracts tourists worldwide.
- Oklahoma: Forget what you might think of Oklahoma due to stereotypes and country music, it is an amazing state with a lot of modern attraction as well an natural sights.
There are the modern cities of Tulsa and Oklahoma city that boast of museums, shops, and an active metro system. There is also natural sights like the Ozarks, the Wichita Mountains wildlife preserve and the Tuner falls.
For the best of both worlds, Oklahoma is the place to be.
- Utah: An underrated gem in terms of natural attractions, Utah has a bit of a reputation for being a hub for winter sports.
This reputation is rightly earned as Utah features amazing mountain scenery and has what was described during the 2002 winter Olympics as the best snow in the world. If you are an avid winter sports fan, Utah should be on your list.
- Pennsylvania: It’s a state that has a little bit of everything to see. It has Philadelphia and Pittsburg, which are famous in their own right.
On the South of Pennsylvania, you’ll see stunning mountain views and great beaches to the North.
- Ohio: Ohio features some of the best amusement parks in the country such as Kings Island and Cedar point which is considered the rollercoaster capital of the world.
It is also home to Kalahari, the largest indoor water park in the United States. If you like hiking, Ohio has various national parks such as Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
- South Dakota: South Dakota is home to not only the badlands and the Black Hills but one of the United State’s most famous landmarks: Mt Rushmore.
For a historical trip as well as a potential hiking trip, South Dakota should definitely be on your radar.
There are many places to visit in the U.S with some being more famous than others. These above eight, however, are underrated gems that you might not think of to visit but should.