You’ve probably been to New York or Los Angeles on one of your trips, but there are some cities that you may have never considered visiting before. As you start to plan your time off, you could be checking out new places to visit in a camper rental.
Instead of taking the beaten path and seeing the same cities that everyone does, you may want to consider driving your campervan rental to somewhere new. From beaches to fabulous live music, there are plenty lesser known places that you could be missing out on. The following 5 cities are drawing attention in 2018 and with good reason:
When you first hear the words Texas, you may not think that you would want to move to this city, but Austin is making a name for itself and it’s truly one of Texas’s best kept secrets. Only, Austin isn’t such a secret anymore. It’s a great spot for those who love live music, as you will always be able to see some show going on, nearly anywhere and everywhere. Music festivals are popular and so is barbeque. It’s a place where you can meet people from all over the country while still maintaining the Texas charm. There is also a river and artificial lake, so if you visit in the summer, you can be sure to enjoy some water fun. Just be aware, traffic is insane in this Texas town.
- Myrtle Beach
If you would rather spend vacation near the water, Myrtle Beach, SC is a great option. First of all, there is plenty of beach for you to enjoy as often as you like. It’s also a fabulous place for kids with plenty of things to see and do in the area. While you’re in the area, you may want to visit the beautiful Myrtle Beach State Park. There, you can enjoy anything from horseback riding to fishing and exploring trails. It’s most definitely the ideal spot for a family-friendly vacation.
If you’ve never been to New Mexico, you’re going to want to visit Albuquerque. It’s not only a captivating city in one of the country’s most unique states, but it has a lot going on. For example, there are plenty of trails that you can explore and hike. A favorite is the La Luz Trail. If you’re in town during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, you don’t want to miss out on this unique experience. Of course, New Mexico is full of historical places and interesting sites to see. From visiting nearby Acoma Pueblo to checking out the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, there is a lot to be learned about this unique place. Of course, you don’t want to miss out on the local restaurants and bars to capture the vibe of the people in this southwest city.
There’s a reason why many celebrities love this area of North Carolina. It isn’t one of the biggest cities on the east coast, but it certainly is one of the most enjoyable. A place that very well could be the birthing place of the hipster movement, there are plenty of coffee shops and Bohemian vibey restaurants for the camper traveler. There is plenty of artsy-fartsy places to visit as well as music and cultural activities. If you’re an avid outdoors person, you’ll appreciate the fact that this charming city is located near the Blue Ridge mountains. You can also find fun activities like going wild foraging or white-water rafting. Don’t forget to drink beer while in town.
- Baton Rouge
Not as visited as it’s neighbor New Orleans, Baton Rouge is a destination for anyone who is visiting Louisiana, who wants to get away from crowds. While it has much of the same charm found in other Louisiana cities, it has plenty of historical places to visit for the history buff. From visiting the Old State Capitol building to Magnolia Mound Plantation and the LSU Rural Life Museum, there is plenty to explore about Louisiana’s history. Plus, it’s a great destination to enjoy some southern hospitality and explore more of what makes the south, the South
As you are preparing your trip for your up and coming vacation, consider getting to know these cities that are fast becoming some of the nation’s most popular ones. The Big Apple and the City by the Bay may both be places that make people sell their souls just to be able to live there, but who wants to do that?
Instead, pack up your camper rental and get to know the other destinations in the country that will soon be putting the current “most desirable places to live” to shame. You’re bound to have a great time while you’re at it.