15 Of The Most Underrated Travel Destinations Of 2019
By Kelsey Marie
2019 was all about travel and exploring places unknown. We saw people living their best lives in Morocco, Colombia, Barbados, Thailand, and France amongst other destinations. However, some of the most awesome destinations are still under-the-radar and not visited as often.
Here are the underrated destinations of 2019 according to Insider:
If you love nature, Whitefish is a dream destination. While in this destination, you can ski, hike or just take in the beautiful view of the mountain.
The Glacier National Park is an awesome place to visit while in Whitefish.
Mackinac Island, Michigan
This beach town is amazing for those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life for a while.
Mackinac Island is more than a beach, you can explore nature trails and take a carriage ride through the quaint town.
There are no cars or chain hotels in the area, so it’s the perfect getaway.
Mexico City, Mexico
When thinking of vacationing in Mexico, places like Cabo, Cancún, and Tulum come to mind. What many don’t know is Mexico City is filled with art and history.
Visit Mexico City to see murals by Diego Rivera and visit the Palacio Nacional.
Of course, we all know of hot spots in Europe like Paris, Rome, and Berlin, but Krakow is an underrated city full of charm.
Head to Old Town where you can peruse the Market Square and shop or visit museums. Another great spot for shopping and eating is Florianska Street, where you can also find cheaply priced beer.
Foodies are in for a treat when visiting Burano. The island is known for its fresh fish and its colorful surroundings.
Greenport, New York
When vacationing in New York, Montauk and the Hamptons are go-to destinations. Greenport, however, is an absolute gem. This small town has rocky beaches, vineyards, delicious foods, and shopping.
Hop on the ferry and venture to Shelter Island, a nearby small area where you can get amazingly fresh seafood.
Grenada is the perfect island for a low-key getaway. There are beautiful white-sand beaches and a natural reef.
The capital city of Grenada, St. George’s has wonderful shopping and gorgeous views.
Greenville, South Carolina
Head down south to experience this southern town filled with art galleries, barbecue, and shopping.
Falls Park is the perfect place where you can attend festivals and concerts throughout the year. Art Crossing is ideal for art lovers and Swamp Rabbit Trail is the spot for those who love spending time in nature.
Another southern town with art and delicious food is Chattanooga. Check out the Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel for a feeling of being taken back in time.
The Tennessee Riverpark has trails and is perfect for nature lovers. Get your art fix at the Bluff View Art District, where you can find great food and galleries.
Ditch Paris for a time well spent in Lyon. This city is one of the largest in France and has a plethora of museums, vineyards, and parks.
There are foodie walking tours, a botanical garden, and a zoo, making it a destination full of fun.
Mallorca is a favorite amongst the royal family in Spain and should be on your list as well. Head to Playa de Muro to relax on the beach or take in the beautiful views of mountains and stone-built villages.
Bogotá is the capital city of Colombia and is an aesthetic playground filled with colorful buildings and beautiful museums.
Head to La Candelaria, a historical center with lots of art studios, yummy foods, and shopping.
The Azores Region, Portugal
The Azores are commonly referred to as Portugal’s “best-kept secret”. This beautiful region is filled with natural sites such as the beaches of Santa Maria and the volcanoes and natural waterfalls of Flores.
Santorini and Mykonos are definitely popular destinations amongst travelers but Crete is just as beautiful. It is the largest island in the country and has gorgeous beaches such as Elafonissi, which has pink sand.
Those who love history will obsess over the archaeological sites, monasteries, and castles.
Laos, Southeast Asia
Laos is filled with amazing cities to explore. Muang Xai is great for shopping at its markets, enjoying the waterfalls and perusing the museums.
Vang Vieng is an “eco-paradise” despite being a party city in the past.
Check out the Nam Song River and have a bit of adventure by rock climbing, hiking and/or zip-lining.
Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie