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Hidden Tourist Attractions in USA
Tired of spending your holidays where every one else does? It gets repetitive, the fun in many tourist hot-spots is overrated and there are the crowds you have to fight your way through. Why not try something else, something off the beaten track. The beauty of these hidden gems is that not many people know about them so you can have the place to yourself or almost to yourself.
Julia Davis Park, Boise, Idaho
When you visit Boise, Idaho, aka the City of Trees, go look for those marvelous trees and there’s no better place to do that than along its famous Greenbelt.
The Boise River Greenbelt unites like a ribbon the parks surrounding the city. The most famous among them is the Julia Davis Park, named after one of the city’s prominent civic leaders.
The Park is sprawled over 89 acres of land where you can bike or hike, jog or simply relax. One day in Julia Davis Park is nowhere near enough as there are so many things to do or see - the Boise Zoo, the Art Museum, the Idaho State Historical Museum, the Discovery Center of Idaho and the Idaho Black History Museum.
You can enjoy discovering the local wildlife or have an entertaining few hours playing tennis, bocce and horseshoe games, or indeed go fishing. Don’t worry about the little ones, they have ample play areas to run around until they cannot run anymore.
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Tennessee
If you love hiking, this is the place for you. The 5.5-miles-long trail in the Great Smoky Mountains runs through an amazing decor, with breathtaking sights. Your pictures will probably be just as breathtaking, as there’s no way you can take bad photos in this area. The trail takes you along one of the biggest and fastest flowing mountain streams in the country. Need more reasons to visit this place? Try the Rainbow Falls, a 80 ft tall waterfall, where you can indeed see a rainbow.
Block Island, Rhode Island
Everybody knows about Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket which are two very popular destinations and very crowded. Few people know about Block Island, which is very close to those tourist hot-spots. The island features 17 miles of pristine beaches which to this day remain almost crowd-free. It is also a great place for bicycling, hiking, sailing or fishing. Take your time on the array of hiking trails at your disposal and you will discover one of the main attractions of Block Island, the historic lighthouses, some of them centuries old.
Hamilton Pool Preserve, Texas
This magnificent place was created thousands of years ago when the dome of an underground river collapsed to create a natural and incredibly blue pool, that spills into a 50-foot waterfall. The pool is surrounded by huge slabs of limestone that rest by the water's edge and stalactites that grow from the ceiling high above. This little know place right outside Austin is open all year round and on a really nice day you can enjoy swimming in the crystal clear water.
Fort Jefferson, Florida
Who wouldn’t like a vacation to Florida? If you want to escape the crowds at least for one day and see something unique go to Fort Jefferson. Located some 60 miles from Key West, the fort is the largest masonry structure in the western hemisphere, being composed of 16 million bricks.
Construction started in 1846 and the main goal of this fortress was to protect US shipping in the Gulf. Back in the 19th century the places was also known as Devil’s Island because it was used for criminals of the Union Army and being sent here was considered to be a fate worse than death.
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