There are many perks to traveling off the beaten paths and some challenges too. But the former often beats the latter. It is when you go where not many people go that you stumble upon the best things you may otherwise miss if you stick to known routes, attractions, and activities. There are many under the radar places in the world that have many things to offer to travelers. The following are just a few of them.
Alexandria is a breathtaking destination with a rich cultural heritage still evident across the city. The King of Macedonia Alexander the Great founded the city thousands of years ago. It is home to the famous Alexandria Library. While the original library is gone, the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina is a great place to explore. It has a large reading room which can house as many as eight million books. The catacombs of Kom ash-Suqqafa likewise is an interesting attraction. It was accidentally discovered because of a donkey. The catacombs served as a gravesite for a rich family in the ancient days and features intricate artworks and niches. The Corniche, the pristine beaches, and local food are likewise some of the many reasons to explore this city.
Breckenridge is best known as a beautiful skiing destination. Rocky Mountains’ Tenmile Range towers over this picturesque town. But its ski resort and winter activities are not the only reasons to explore this place. Many tend to miss out on its breathtaking scenery during summer. It is an idyllic destination in the warmer months when you can take a leisurely stroll or enjoy a walking tour as you soak in the natural scenery. There are many cafés where you can indulge in a good snack or meal. You can go shopping at one of the many boutiques and shops. Or you can go for adventures like hiking to some of the most scenic parts of the town.
Denali National Park & Preserve, Alaska
The wilderness is one of the off the beaten paths travelers should try to explore. The natural environment presents a stunning backdrop to any place you set your feet on. The Denali National Park & Preserve in Alaska provides a spectacular display of pristine landscapes, diverse wildlife, and jaw-dropping scenery. It is a tranquil place where you can step away from routines and experience quiet and solitude in the midst of wilderness.
Ghent is like stepping into a postcard and finding yourself walking into an even more impressive world. There are many things you can feast your eyes on when you visit this cozy place. There are many architectural marvels you can admire as you take a stroll around the city. When in town, never miss the chance to see the view from above. Head to the Belfry (Belfort) tower to see the breathtaking views laid out below you. In the center of the city sits the Castle of the Counts. You can admire its interiors and gape at the items you will find in the torture museum. A walking tour of the city will also reveal the amazing street arts. Not as crowded as Bruges, Ghent is one of the underrated cities in Belgium that everyone should explore.
The picturesque town that serves as the hub of Jasper National Park is teeming with beautiful attractions. Apart from the national park itself, the scenery in and around Jasper is breathtaking. A visit to this place offers you a view of lakes fed by glaciers overlooking the town and lush forests that beckon to be hiked and explored. It is a quiet, quaint, and spectacular place where you can discover scenic spots and go on scenic drives or adventures in and around town.