Must See U.S. Attractions from off the Beaten Path

One of the best ways to spend a holiday is by exploring lesser-known attractions in the United States.

Tombstone, Arizona

Located in the southwestern United States, Tombstone is a former silver mining town that is now a tourist attraction. The buildings here are constructed in a variety of different styles ranging from primitive wooden storefronts to adobe houses. One section of town resembles an old western town and contains a bank, stagecoach terminal, and saloon. There is a local inn, which is styled after a 19th century western hotel, and mock gunfights take place here from time to time.

Pella, Iowa

This town is proud of its Dutch heritage, which is apparent by an oversized windmill located in the centre of town. There is also a tulip festival, which takes place every year in April. Lake Red Rock offers plenty of hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast. The Molengracht features a hotel, drawbridge, restaurants, and several local businesses. Pella is especially interesting to visit near Christmas when the streets area adorned with thousands of brilliant lights.

Germantown, Ohio

Located in the central U.S., this town derives its name from the fact that it was originally settled by German ancestors. The architecture here consists of sturdy brick homes and commercial buildings, many of which are also historical sites. Several covered bridges are located in this part of the country, many of which are near the Germantown Reserve. The Germantown Reserve is a wooded area that offers ample opportunity for hiking.

Taking a holiday to some of the lesser-visited attractions makes good sense, because these trips are normally more affordable than others are, with accommodation readily available. Indeed, companies such as 9flats offer the opportunity to find accommodation and meet new people through flat sharing. This is a good way to meet local people who can give personal experience and insight into some of the sights and give tips on visiting them as well.

Picture: Galyna Andrushko