10 trendy hidden gems in the USA

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Looking for a new place for this year? These underrated hidden destinations in the United States are trending right now, according to a new report from travel booking engine Expedia.

Each of these destinations saw demand increase by more than 30% over the past year.

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1. Nampa, Idaho

Nampa is a Boise, Idaho suburb that has grown in popularity in recent years. This small town is a great home base for a trip to Idaho.

In addition to Boise’s easy accessibility, Nampa also offers many day trips to popular destinations such as Idaho Wine Country, Three Island Crossing State Park and Bogus Basin for skiing.

Nampa, Idaho

2. Greensboro, NC

Greensboro is a North Carolina city known for its historical and cultural importance. If you like museums, you’ll love Greensboro, as there are several to explore in the city.

Guilford Courthouse National Military Park is the site of a major Revolutionary War battle, while the International Civil Rights Center & Museum commemorates the civil rights movement in which Greensboro played a major role with its sit-in protests in the 1960s.

Aerial view of Greensboro, NC

3. Layton, Utah

Layton is a suburb of Salt Lake City and has grown rapidly in recent years. This bustling city makes a great base for a trip to Utah.

Utah is known for its natural beauty, with unique places like Goblin Valley State Park and the Bonneville Salt Flats within easy driving distance of Layton. You’ll also be close to Park City and Ogden, two of the state’s premier ski areas.

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Layton UT

4.Irmo, South Carolina

Irmo is a quiet town just outside the city of Columbia, the capital of South Carolina. Columbia is home to notable museums such as the South Carolina State Museum and the Columbia Museum of Art, as well as the historic South Carolina State House.

For nature lovers, the underrated Congaree National Park is a short drive away, along with the beautiful Riverbanks Botanical Garden.

Irmo South Carolina aerial view of the freeway

5. Oneonta, New York

Located in the northernmost part of the Appalachian Mountains, Oneonta is a quaint small town in New York nicknamed the “City of the Hills.”

Each year, the city hosts the City of the Hills Arts and Crafts Festival. There are also many beautiful hiking and walking trails nearby at Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society Sanctuary and Robert V. Riddell State Park.

Oneonta NY

6.Hampton, Va

Hampton is a growing Virginia town not far from Norfolk and Virginia Beach. This waterfront city is home to the Virginia Air & Space Science Center and historic Fort Monroe National Monument.

Hampton Virginia Lake with boats

7. Bristol, Rhode Island

If you’re looking for a quaint New England town, look no further than Bristol, Rhode Island. This historic port city is full of charm, including historic properties like Blithewold Mansion and Linden Place to tour.

Bristol RI Lighthouse

8. Spokane, Washington

Located in eastern Washington, Spokane is a great place to visit with attractions such as the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture and Manito Park Botanical Gardens. Easily accessible by car from Mount Spokane and Riverside State Park.

Spokane Washington Creek at sunset

9. Las Cruces, New Mexico

Las Cruces is a town in New Mexico on the edge of the Chihuahuan Desert. It is popular for its many art galleries, museums, theaters and festivals. It’s also a great place to explore New Mexico’s natural beauty, such as nearby Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park.

Organ Mountains, Las Cruces - New Mexico

10. Missoula, Montana

Home of the University of Montana, Missoula is a vibrant city known for its arts and culture. The Missoula Art Museum features works by local Montana artists, while the National Bison Range preserve is within driving distance.

View of a bridge going over water at sunset

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