In many ways the world of travel is a lot like the world of fashion. Year by year, and sometimes seemingly month by month, the whims of the masses can change. Both are industries that are entirely run by trends. What’s in, and what’s out…
Now, here’s the thing about that. While the trends in hot vacation destinations may change from year to year, the destinations themselves don’t change that much. Whatever it is that made a destination popular in the first place isn’t something that’s likely to go away in that amount of time, after all!
That’s why it’s always wise to take a look at vacation spots that have fallen off the radar a bit. These places were once popular with travelers all over the world, but for whatever reason they’re not as well-trafficked currently.
This is, of course, a boon for you! It means that if you decide to visit one of these places, then you won’t have to compete with crowds. Even better, you might be able to swing some incredible deals on everything from accommodations to excursions and much more.
So, with all that in mind, let’s take a look at 20 untrendy vacation spots that are totally worth another look.
1. Easton, Pennsylvania
A family-friendly place that’s only about 60 miles away from Philadelphia, one can also check out the original Crayola factory here.
2. Niagara Falls, New York
Once the place to go on vacation, Niagara Falls has fallen slightly out of favor. It’s still mighty impressive, though! And there’s fun to be had on both sides of the border.
3. The Poconos, Pennsylvania
If you can look past the kitsch, which still exists, the Poconos are actually perfect for outdoor enthusiasts.
4. Atlantic City, New Jersey
While it may be a shadow of what it once was in its heyday, there’s still good fun to be had here and great deals.
5. Mystic, Connecticut
With a downtown that was once a pure tourist trap, Mystic has been revitalized in recent years and is now home to amazing restaurants and nightlife.
6. Wisconsin Dells
Known for its water parks, this area of Wisconsin is actually home to some of the most beautiful landscape in the country.
7. Reno, Nevada
As Las Vegas gets glitzier and more like an amusement park by the day, there’s something about Reno that remains true and authentic.
8. The Thousand Islands, New York
Popular back in the 60s, this is now a quiet and lovely place to go for relaxation and maybe a winery tour or three.
9. Pismo Beach, California
Just a ways north of Los Angeles and Santa Monica, this is some of the most beautiful coastline the state has to offer.
10. Silver Springs, Florida
The Florida vacation destination before Disney was Disney, this location has recently been revitalized and is worth checking out.
11. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Those with a yen for deep-sea fishing would be well advised to book a vacation at this once-popular spot.
12. McCormick’s Creek State Park, Indiana
Just a short ways away from Bloomington, this once popular vacation destination is a perfect spot for outdoorsy types.
13. Bemidji, Minnesota
Come for the 18-foot-tall Paul Bunyan statue, stay for the incredible hiking opportunities and more.
14. Sedona, Arizona
With a beautiful desert landscape to check out, you can also check out the so-called vortexes and places for ‘natural’ healing.
15. The Catskills, New York
Another popular place with outdoorsy types, the fly-fishing here is some of the best in the country.
16. St. Augustine, Florida
With plenty of things to check out in the city itself, there’s also over 43-miles of beach to check out too.
17. Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
When you’re looking for a secluded place to go on vacation, visit this treasure of the Outer Banks.
18. Goldfield Ghost Town, Arizona
Ever wanted to step onto the Wild West frontier? This is a place where you can come close to doing just that.
19. Mackinac Island, Michigan
Taking up only four square miles, Mackinac Island is a fun place to go for summer excitement and old-timey kitsch.
20. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
If you wrote this place off as just a spring-break destination, then you may want to give it another look…