It’s got the longest stretch of white sand, man-made beach in the world, and a trip out to the barrier islands are like going to a deserted Caribbean paradise.
Complete the Enchanted Circle through Eagle Nest, Angel Fire, and Questa for a scenic drive with stops for swimming, rafting, and hiking. The twisted fluorescent artscape feels like wandering through a life-size kaleidoscope. Forget about Kennebunk, where the Bush family makes its summer home, and keep driving north, just two more hours, and you’ll encounter the bucolic, Atlantic oceanside town of Camden.
Must do: Meow Wolf in Santa Fe is a new interactive story museum that George R. With fewer tourists than Kennebunk but equal oodles of New England charm -- plus a surprisingly robust dining scene -- Camden is the savvy choice for those in the know.
Chances are, your red rock travel fantasies skip over Utah entirely for the decidedly more hip Colorado and New Mexico, but the Beehive State is sneaky in its appeals and has been too long overlooked.
Between the numerous national parks, the cowboy lifestyle, and the generally accessible vibe, Utah is the state where you spend less, exercise more, and smugly congratulate yourself for taking the lesser known path.
lets you pick your steamed beaut by weight and then eat at a picnic table overlooking the water.
When one pictures Mississippi, the first thing that comes to mind isn’t a laid-back coastline packed with artists, live music, great food, and fantastic bars.
And we can also personally attest to the fact that the state’s novel-length "Alcoholic Beverage Control General Provisions" guide has been a perverse boon to Utah’s cocktail scene.
Must do: Hiking is a requisite -- the question is how much and how challenging.
The United States is a huge country with more beautiful, interesting, and exciting places than you could ever count -- but it tends to be the same ones you hear about again and again.