The notion of travelling has become somewhat of an elitist sport, only accessible to privileged groups rather than for humankind to explore. Travelling is for everyone and is even more worthwhile when you can tailor your experiences to you and avoid overly advertised destinations. These following places will start your journey to discovery–here are a few underrated places to travel in the U.S:
Buffalo, New York
The "Big Apple" is the main attraction in New York State to many but, there are other places with rich cultures and diverse people. Buffalo. New York is the second-largest city in the state and doesn't receive half the love of the tourism front, even though it deserves it.
Located on Lake Erie, Buffalo is the ideal fishing, water activity or beach hub at Woodlawn Beach State Park. Art buffs will enjoy the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Burchfield Penney Art Center, while those that are into history can visit the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National or Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House.
Fort Worth, Texas
Texas is an incredibly large state and, smaller cities are understandably overshadowed, but "cowtown" also known as Fort Worth is a hidden gem. You can find exceptional restaurants, a rodeo and a longhorn show at Stockyards, the city's centre of entertainment.
If you love the hustle and bustle of the city, stay at stylish Hotel Drover or maybe even venture out and explore the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of Art.
Baltimore isn't as underrated as most U.S cities but hasn't yielded the praise it's worth just yet. Charming neighbourhoods in Mount Vernon and Fells Point offer cultural moments and various dining options.
Other must-see landmarks include The George Peabody Library, Baltimore Museum of Art, American Visionary Art Museum and finally the Edgar Allan Poe House & Museum.