Which city is your number one?
New York? San Fran? How about Chicago? Well, from Sinatra tributes to killer hot dogs, these guys get a lot of credit. Isn’t it time we shed a light on some of the underdogs? With a plethora of underrated cities to visit in US, start thinking outside the box for your next city getaway.
So, if you’re much like Frank himself, and also left your heart in San Francisco, maybe it’s time you pick yourself up and discover new pastures?—and by that we mean trendy coffee shops.
Travel to some of these underrated travel destinations, USA, and oh, so beloved cities and re-discover our top Davids of Goliaths, if you will.
Asheville, North Carolina: “San Francisco of the South”
Why visit: Set against the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville is where it’s at. One of the most underrated US cities, this southern gem is known as the San Fran of the south for three reasons—great art, good food and funky breweries. From the historic Biltmore House to its vibrant arts scene, this city oozes character and—on top of that—its quite the looker, if we do say so ourselves.
Where to stay: Eco-Friendly Bungalow
Park City, Utah: “Festival City”
Why visit: Just east of Salt Lake City, we can see why Park City, one of the most underrated cities in US, can often go unnoticed. In spite of these obstacles, Park City shines in our book as a lavish ski destination and the pinnacle of cozy winter relaxation. On top of that, there’s hot chocolate on a stick. What!? how!? why?—you ask? Well, we’re not entirely sure of the how, but the why is quite obvious. Head to the chocolate stick capital of America, and help make this a top rated city instead of it being one of the most underrated cities in the us!
Where to stay: Luxury Cabin
Madison, Wisconsin: “Madtown”
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Why visit: Talking of underated US cities, Madtown, with its bounty of college students, is an absolute treasure for those who love local music venues, chic coffee shops and water views. From boating events to mouth-watering food trucks, this city is a divine mix of everything that’s good in the world—plus, The Great Lakes, farmers markets, and outdoor concerts. Can it get any better than that?
Where to stay: Barn Rental
Providence, Rhode Island: “Renaissance City”
Why visit: If you consider yourself quite the foodie—or even shrug at the word foodie—you can bet your bottom dollar, this city will satisfy your distinguished palate. Among its charming architecture, this city is a gastronomical-hub, consistently blossoming with new and culinary treasures. Furthermore, it just a drive away from the Martha’s Vinyard ferry and the beautiful beach town of Newport. Help turn this from one of the most underrated cities in the US to a summer getaway hotspot!
Where to stay: Luxury Cabin
In the mood to explore? Click here, and check out all of our U.S. cities, both far and wide. Or, if you’re in the mood for something a bit more exotic, take a gander at our Glamping Guide to Sri Lanka.