Hideaways and Secret Spots

The world is filled with places that look like they’ve been plucked from a fairytale. From a Hobbit village in New Zealand to a Danish hamlet that’s actually made of water, magical gems are scattered across the globe. But the United States is home to its fair share of enchanting hidden gems, too. From a spiritual grotto in Iowa to sleepy lakeside towns in New York, these hidden vacation spots will have you dreaming of your next escape.

Whether you’re into charming Western towns or boundless nature, these lesser-known destinations will become your new favorite hidden getaways in the US. From hidden beaches and enchanting mountain towns to secluded state parks and unique places to stay, these hidden getaways will leave you feeling refreshed. So get out there and discover one of these hidden paradises! You won’t regret it. —Hannah H.