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  • Danieka Strathdee

Top 10 Hidden Gems of North America

Are you tired of crowded tourist destinations? Do you crave something new and exciting? If so, you'll love this lesser-known, but still amazing, hidden gems of North America that are perfect for off-the-beaten-path travellers.

  1. Culebra, Puerto Rico: This island paradise is located just off the eastern coast of Puerto Rico and boasts stunning white sand beaches, clear blue waters, and amazing snorkelling opportunities.

  2. Taos, New Mexico: This small town in northern New Mexico is home to the Taos Pueblo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a thriving arts community that celebrates the town's rich history and unique culture.

  3. Block Island, Rhode Island: Located just off the coast of mainland Rhode Island, Block Island is a picturesque and tranquil destination perfect for beachcombing, hiking, and bird-watching.

  4. Eureka Springs, Arkansas: This charming Victorian-era town is nestled in the Ozark Mountains and is known for its stunning architecture, art galleries, and natural hot springs.

  5. Terlingua, Texas: This former mining town in west Texas is now a hub for outdoor adventure, with opportunities for hiking, biking, and stargazing in the stunning Big Bend National Park.

  6. Kodiak Island, Alaska: If you're looking for a remote and rugged destination, Kodiak Island is the place to go. Home to the Kodiak brown bear, this island offers incredible opportunities for wildlife viewing and outdoor adventure.

  7. Bonavista, Newfoundland: This quaint coastal town in eastern Canada is known for its rich history, stunning scenery, and incredible whale-watching opportunities.

  8. Hocking Hills, Ohio: This stunning natural area in southeastern Ohio is home to waterfalls, hiking trails, and hidden caves that are perfect for adventurous travellers.

  9. Black Hills, South Dakota: While Mount Rushmore is a popular attraction in this region, the Black Hills offer much more than just a tourist hotspot. Home to the iconic Badlands National Park, this area also offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and exploring the Wild West.

  10. Sanibel Island, Florida: This Gulf Coast island is known for its pristine beaches, beautiful sunsets, and excellent shelling opportunities.

To get off the beaten path and explore these hidden gems, be sure to do your research and plan ahead. Look for local guidebooks and resources, talk to locals for insider tips, and be open to trying new things. By exploring these hidden gems of North America, you'll discover a whole new world of adventure and beauty that many travellers overlook.

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