12 Hidden Gems: Underrated Summer Travel Ideas You Need to Explore

Summer is just around the corner, and it's the perfect time to plan a getaway.

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This hidden gem on the shores of Lake Michigan offers breathtaking views, charming towns, and endless outdoor activities.

Door County, Wisconsin


With over 100 wineries, beautiful lakes, and scenic hiking trails, the Finger Lakes region is perfect for a relaxing summer getaway.

The Finger Lakes, New York


This secluded island on the Atlantic coast offers pristine beaches, fascinating history, and plenty of outdoor adventures.

Jekyll Island, Georgia


This vibrant city is home to a thriving art scene, delicious cuisine, and stunning natural landscapes.

Santa Fe, New Mexico


Known as the "Cherry Capital of the World," Traverse City offers delicious food, wine, and beer, along with picturesque beaches and trails.

Traverse City, Michigan


This stunning desert town is surrounded by towering red rocks and offers plenty of hiking, biking, and outdoor adventures.

Sedona, Arizona


Located on Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor is a charming coastal town with stunning views of Acadia National Park.

Bar Harbor, Maine


With miles of white sand beaches, Gulf Shores is perfect for a relaxing summer vacation filled with swimming, sunbathing, and water sports.

Gulf Shores, Alabama


While Park City is known for its world-class skiing, it's also a great destination for summer with plenty of hiking, mountain biking, and outdoor concerts.

Park City, Utah


While Napa is known for its wine, it also offers plenty of outdoor adventures, from hot air balloon rides to hiking and biking.

Napa Valley, California


This historic seaport town offers charming shops, delicious seafood, and plenty of outdoor activities, including kayaking and hiking.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire


This picturesque mountain town hosted the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, but it's also a great summer destination with plenty of hiking, swimming.

Lake Placid, New York


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