Vacations are supposed to be relaxing, yet finding a destination, booking flights, fighting crowds, and dealing with tourists all cause unnecessary stress. This list captures some of the most gorgeous, under traveled places in North America. Perhaps one of these fabulous locations will serve as your next vacation destination!
Perdido Key, Florida
Located in Pensacola, the “Lost” Key provides amazing views of sun, surf, and sand. The small island boasts two golf courses and several museums, including a sunken military ship. Guests can relax on white beaches, go dolphin sighting, and visit one of the many parks to observe natural wildlife.
Nahanni National Park, Canada
This gorgeous park has been labeled “The Aurora Capital of the World.” Hike, bike, and climb through the scenery by day, stick around to stargaze and see the northern lights once the sun sets. As the most geologically diverse park in Canada, Nahanni is not to be missed.
Chihuahuan Desert, Southern USA and Northern Mexico
Home to several mountain ranges and rivers, the Chihuahuan desert provides unmatched diversity of beautiful landscapes. See the Marfa Mystery Lights or wander in the Carlsbad Caverns before camping in one of the four national parks located in the second largest desert in North America.
Crowsnest Pass, Canada
Guests of the Continental Divide stop in Alberta can play above ground on numerous trails through the Canadian Rockies, canoe through crystal clear lakes, or attend the Crowsnest public art museum. Below ground, visitors can tour the historical Bellevue coal mine year round.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Close enough to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for a visit, but far enough away to remain isolated from tourists, Jackson Hole is the perfect location for an outdoor getaway. The city thrives on trading and logging, and hosts countless miles of hiking trails and open campgrounds. Visitors may choose to ski, see a show, or simply wonder at the vast, mountainous landscape.
Tagiak National Wildlife Rescue, Alaska
Snuggled between the Ahklun Mountains and Bristol Bay, the Tagiak Wildlife Rescue houses 48 mammal species and over 201 different birds. Since the refuge is off the beaten path, most travelers utilize charter services, such as Airco Aircraft Charters to see winding rivers and animals in their natural habitat. Visitors delight in spotting a walrus or baby porcupine, and anyone with a love for nature basks in the ancient scenery.