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The Best Vacation Spots that you have Never Even Considered

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 20, 2017, 10:00:00 AM

Best Vacation Spots

During the fall and winter, it can get a little harder to choose the perfect vacation destination for you and your family or friends. Of course, there are plenty of amazing beach towns, but they just aren’t the same during the off-season. So, to that end, All Island has compiled a list of the best vacation spots that you’ve never heard of, but are going to want to visit immediately!

The Best Vacation Spots for your Buck

Memphis, Tennessee

If you’re a music fan, you will appreciate the rich history of Memphis, Tennessee, otherwise known as the home of Elvis and the birthplace of rock n’ roll. It’s practically obligatory for Memphis tourists to visit the famous Elvis estate at Graceland, as well as his recording room at the notable Sun Studio.

One great reason to visit Memphis is that staying there is completely affordable. Airfare and hotel rates will cost you much less than if you were traveling to a more popular destination. And, lastly, if you make it to Memphis, you have to try as many authentic barbeque joints as possible, since it is their specialty!

Best Vacation Spots

The Grand Canyon

It should go without saying, but every American should visit the immense Grand Canyon in Arizona at least once in their life. Besides the obvious 277-mile long geological wonder of the canyon, there are plenty of other activities available for the whole family to enjoy.

There’s river rafting, horseback riding, waterfalls, nature trails, skywalks, you name it. There’s rarely a dull moment on anyone’s trip to the Grand Canyon National Park.

As for your travel, it’s best to fly in and out of major transportation hubs like Las Vegas or Phoenix. However, since they’re a bit far from the canyon itself, you’re probably better off finding lodging near Flagstaff, Williams or Tusayan, Arizona.

Best Vacation Spots

San Antonio

San Antonio might not get as much shine as other big Texas cities such as Dallas, Austin and Houston, but it’s still one of the best vacation spots in America, believe it or not. One of the last authentically Texan cities with prominent Native American influences, San Antonio is as architecturally scenic as they come.

Tourists should be sure to check out the Alamo, but there’s also other great spectacles to marvel, such as Brackenridge Park, River Walk, San Fernando Cathedral and SeaWorld. There are plenty of affordable places to stay, too. And, best of all, San Antonio is home to some of the top Tex-Mex food in the entire world!

Best Vacation Spots


Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, harkens visitors back to a much different period in American history. It was colonized by the English during the 17th century, but it really became a prominent tourist destination following its restoration in the 20th century.

These days, it’ best to immerse yourself in the full Williamsburg experience. Take a tour and explore the sights that were integral in the founding of our country. Following in the footsteps of our Founding Fathers, you will truly see what life was like during the colonial period in America.

If you’re looking for the best vacation spots in America, these several destinations should do the trick. Besides, they are all so incredibly unique and interesting that there really isn’t a wrong choice!

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