8 Tranquil and Beautiful U.S. Destinations That Feel Like Another World

In Nevada's Great Basin, Elko seems to be hidden. It is different from Nevada's other famous towns because it has ancient areas, Basque food and culture, and cowboy poems.

1. Elko, Nevada

Mackinac Island, which is where Lake Huron meets Lake Michigan in the Straits of Mackinac, lives up to its name as "America's all-natural theme park" with more than 70 miles of tracks.

2. Mackinac Island, Michigan

At first look, Las Cruces might not seem like a great place for outdoor activities. However, it is close to some of the country's most beautiful national parks and sites, such as White Sands National Park's strange dunes.

3. Las Cruces, New Mexico

Block Island is a different kind of getaway. It is northeast of the Hamptons. Block Island is not a place where famous people hang out, but you will see that about 40% of the island is protected nature areas.

4. Block Island, Rhode Island

The oldest Hawaiian Island is Kauai, but this "Garden Island" feels brand new because of how beautiful it is. There are thick tropical jungles, huge valleys, and high rivers all over Kauai.

5. Kauai, Hawaii

Every April, golf fans from all over the world come to Augusta for The Masters Tournament. But the rest of the year, tourists can get away from the crazy crowds somewhere else and find a city full of creative New Southern

6. Augusta, Georgia

Seattle is the bigger and better-known city in Puget Sound, but Tacoma has its own unique charm. There is more unique glass art in Tacoma than in any other place. It is also closer to the famous Mount Rainier.

7. Tacoma, Washington

Burlington is on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. It has the polish of a big city and the warmth of a small town. Come for the many things to do by the lake and the nearby Green Mountains; stay for the farm-fresh food.

8. Burlington, Vermont