Have you ever considered traveling to Big Sur? How about Sedona? No? Well then you may not be aware of the cool things these cities have to offer. True, travel is an awesome experience in itself, but the niftiness of these seven cities might sneak up on you.
Big Sur, California
This city boasts mountains, ocean and treasure hunting. Try the Lucia Lodge for cliffside accommodations and Nepenthe for dining overlooking the Pacific Ocean. When you are all rested and fed, head to the beach and keep your eyes open for jade that washes up onto the sand.
Asheville, North Carolina
Most people know to tour the Biltmore Estate, the largest privately owned house in the United States, but for more modest accommodations, check out the beautiful Lake House at Asheville Cabin Rental. Hot tub included for those chilly nights.
St. Augustine, Florida
The capital of Spanish Florida for 200 years after its founding in 1565, this small city on the Atlantic Ocean has passed through English rule, then back to Spanish, before being fully incorporated as part of the USA, and each part of its history has left a beautiful architectural impression. Check out the Government House Museum to see how the site has progressed through all eras.
Famed for its alliterative train, this town also offers a river market every weekend, unique restaurants like terraMae Appalachian Bistro and a Pints and Pedals tour that allows visitors to bike to different downtown locations and have a drink or two.
If you can make it to this picturesque coastal town in June, check out the Old Port Festival for local music, food and crafts. All year long, restaurants along the cobblestone streets feature fresh-caught seafood and strolling over to Asylum’s Nightclub will allow for some eclectic concert choices.
This breathtaking desert city is home to an annual film festival, several five star resorts and a vortex. With its Native American history and unique energy, Sedona attracts visitors from around the world.
Isle Royale, Michigan
This island in Lake Superior is part of a national park, and while it contains many campsites, moose and wolves, there are no roads or vehicles. The only access is via private boat, seaplane or ferry. Those adventures among us will want to visit this island, designated as a Biosphere Reserve in 1981.