Underrated worlds of wonder in the United States

 Tuesday, December 27, 2022 


Cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago are undoubtedly at the top of any tourist’s list of locations to visit when travelling in the US. But outside of major cities, there are a tonne of lesser-known, underrated locations that are mostly unexplored, less commercial and thus, a lot less overcrowded. From remote coastal locations, small towns, and hidden state parks snuggled away in the middle of the wilderness, keep on reading if you want to discover some of the best hidden paradises in the USA.

Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden gem, replete with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle in the earth) spanning approximately 100 miles in south-central Utah’s red rock country. The wild and amazing Capitol Reef National Park is a great spot to explore. This park protects the 100-mile-long Waterpocket Fold, a rippling of the Earth’s crust. Beautiful pull-offs and parking areas with access to quick hiking trails line Highway 24.

Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery was one of the first rural cemeteries in America when founded in 1838. It quickly gained a reputation for b  eing one of the most exquisite cemeteries in the world and a favourite hotspot to be buried. In the 478 breathtaking acres of hills, valleys, glacial ponds, and walkways that make up Green-Wood, one of the largest outdoor collections of statues and mausoleums from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries may be found. In addition to providing a tranquil haven for its 570,000 year-round residents and visitors, the four seasons of beauty from century-and-a-half-old trees.

Death Valley National Park

Rock formations in California’s Death Valley National Park are breathtaking and surreal. Drive down Artists Drive, an incredible stretch of colourful, eroded hills, and witness how the oxidation of natural metal deposits in the mountains creates stunning hues of green, blue, and purple that beautifully resemble an artist’s palette. The Wildrose Charcoal Kilns are strange, beehive-shaped buildings that are 25 feet tall and have walls that are a part of Death Valley’s past. Over 600 feet deep and half a mile wide, the Ubehebe Crater is awe-inspiring. This enormous crater was created around 2,100 years ago, while the most recent explosion may have taken place only 300 years ago. So mammoth, its size almost dwarfs visitors and inspires awe in the force of nature.

Letchworth State Park

The easiest ways to the waterfalls, the most loved gorge vistas from the Glen Iris Inn, and the greatest number of lodges, cabins, and concessions are all found at the Portageville and Castile entrances. One of the most scenically stunning places in the eastern United States is Letchworth State Park, also known as the “Grand Canyon of the East.” The Genesee River thunders through the canyon between cliffs that can reach a height of 600 feet in some places and three significant waterfalls while it is encircled by dense trees. There are 66 miles of hiking paths available to hikers. 

Asbury Park

One of the best beaches in the state, Asbury Park is a quaint beachside borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey. Visitors are treated to an array of exciting beachside activities, from superb surfing to discovering a refurbished Boardwalk brimming with things to do in this sand-dotted destination. Asbury Park is all about creativity. Every single local seems to have their own pet project: the popular coffee shop is owned by a newspaper editor, the drag clubs are run by restaurant managers, and musicians own vintage clothes businesses. Smell of the seaside permeates every street. 

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