Touring The U.S.A: The Understated States

With fifty states to choose from, visiting the USA can often be a tough holiday to choose. Where should you go? Should it be the streets of New York, where you can shop till your heart’s content? Perhaps heading to Florida to enjoy the famous theme parks of Disney World or Orlando. Maybe you want to brush shoulders with the stars in Los Angeles or find yourself sightseeing in the famous San Francisco. The truth is, it can be hard to decide, and that is for some of the well-known destinations. But what about those understated locations that are still packed with punch and worth of visiting? I thought I would share some of the least popular states to have a holiday and maybe offer a little inspiration as to why you may want to add them to your holiday bucket list soon.


Minnesota is a midwest state bordering Canada and also Lake Superior. Which happens to be one of the largest of the Great Lakes. The state also includes further 10,000 lakes which make it quite the epic place to see and explore. Perfect if you are a family that loves the country environment or camping. However, if you prefer the finer things in life, then a hotel such as TownePlace Suites in Rochester could be the ideal place to relax and unwind. Rochester itself is a vibrant city in Minnesota. Packed with things to do and places to visit. As well as an abundance of bars and restaurants.


Perhaps you want to head Southeast, then a visit to the state of Alabama could be the perfect spot for you. Often a state that isn’t associated with a holiday, you would be a fool to ignore this significant state. There are plenty of landmarks worthy of sightseeing such as Martin Luther King’s museum which is in the city of Montgomery.


If you love the South, the Mississippi should be a state that you pop on your US bucket list. The Mississippi Delta region is considered the birthplace of Blues music and this accolade is honoured at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale.


Vermont is a state to visit if you are after a more rustic holiday. Most of the terrain is filled with forests and ski slopes, adorned with hiking trails. You may also like to know, that Vermont is a place where maple syrup is made, and being in the northeast of the US, is close to bordering Canada. It is primarily forested, so it certainly could be a back to basics approach for a holiday with the family.


Another state to consider if you are more the adventurous type is Montana. It is best known for the Rocky Mountains and the wide-open spaces such as the Glacier National Park. There is certainly much to do in this state, and definitely, one to be considered. You may even want to take a trip on the Going-To-The-Sun-Road which stretches approximately 50 miles and enables you to take in some of the snow peaked mountains and the range.

I hope that this has inspired you to consider some of the less popular states in the US.

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