Sure, there are big, obvious American vacation destinations to get on your travel bucket list, such as New York City or the Grand Canyon. But, what about those special American cities that are off the radar?
The staff at MSN.com has put together a list of a the most “underrated American destinations,” and two Michigan cities made the cut. There are only 31 areas on the list, so Michigan having two is a great showing.
“There are some US destinations, from New York City to Yosemite National Park, that seem to get all the attention,” MSN.com states. “But this vast continent and its territories is also rich in places that don’t get the recognition they deserve, whether that’s because they’re harder to reach, are overshadowed by glitzy neighbors, or just haven’t been shouted about that much (yet). These are the underrated, less-visited (and typically less crowded) spots around the US perfect for exploring…”
So, which Michigan areas made the cut? Ann Arbor and Isle Royale are on the tally. Regarding Ann Arbor, MSN.com states, “It’s home to the University of Michigan, whose Museum of Art has a vast collection from examples of African architecture to Picasso paintings – access has been restricted due to COVID-19 so check for updates. The city also has a growing reputation for great food, showcasing a diverse range of cuisines.” For Isle Royale, they states, “There are no cars or hotels but plenty of moose and waterside camping spots (permit required). Isle Royale, which is surrounded by around 450 other islands scattered across Lake Superior, really is about escaping modern life. Hiking trails weave through dense forest and around the ruggedly beautiful shores.” I’ve actually never been to Isle Royale and would love to check it out this season. View the full list of MSN.com’s most underrated American destinations here.