You’ve heard tell of the wonderful destinations in the United States of America, but there are several nooks and crannies that are often unsung, and equate to affordable road trips or vacation destinations. We’re not talking spotlighted cities like New York, Chicago, New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle. You’re all well aware of those. This is a little something for people who love to get off the beaten path, unplug from the manufactured electricity, and dig back into a stellar, generally unpaved, visceral experience. Here are seven wonderful American destinations you probably don’t know about.
7. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Have you heard of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho? If you have, it’s likely because you’re from Idaho, the American West or have vacationed there before. There is something quite magical about Coeur d’Alene, and the lake sharing the same name. If you can approach the small city from west to east, you’ll be able to come down from elevation toward the water level, with the mountainous surroundings and some of the most breathtaking panoramas the United States has to offer. What’s great about Coeur d’Alene? It’s a small town feel. It’s a real community. When you’re a visitor there, you’re treated with great respect and gratitude for offering your tourist patronage to the Idaho panhandle. Hiking, biking, boating, water activities, great little restaurants and as much seclusion as you’d desire. It’s that type of joint. Geographically speaking, it’s a day trip from Glacier National Park in Montana. It’s win-win.