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Vacation & Scenic Destinations

When you take a well-deserved vacation, what is a favorite destination you visit that regular tourists might miss?
(291 respondents)
 
Top Destinations (General)
1st
Beach
2nd
Home
3rd
Florida
4th
Mexico
5th
Hawaii
6th
Cruise
7th
Caribbean
8th
Michigan
9th
Jamaica / South Carolina
10th
Bahamas / Alaska / North Carolina
Specific Destinations/Vacation Ideas – Domestic
Florida Keys/Key West/Islands
Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Branson, Missouri
Northern Minnesota
Deep Sea Fishing
Water Parks
Appalachian Mountains
Astoria, Oregon
Pishkun Reservoir, Montana
Charleston, South Carolina Boardwalk
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Coos Bay, Oregon
Disney Cruise
Colorado Mountains
Delaware Shore
Dollywood
East Tennessee
Grand Canyon
Gulf Shores, Alabama
Historical Landmarks
Memphis, Tennessee
Flagstaff Cinders Hills National Park
Smoky Mountains in Tennessee
Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
Maine
Maui, Hawaii
Nashville, Tennessee
Niagara Falls
Palm Bay, Florida
Pismo Beach, California
Put in Bay, Ohio
San Diego, California
St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands
South Padre Island, Texas
Stony Fork Campground
Sugar Island, Michigan
Topsail Island, North Carolina
Wildwood, New Jersey
Miami, Florida
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Door County, Wisconsin
Boone, North Carolina
Off Road Trails in Cascade Mountains
Las Vegas, Nevada
Ocean City, Maryland
New Jersey Boardwalk
Broadkill Beach, Delaware
Torch Lake, Michigan
Miracle Hot Springs, Idaho
Imperial Sand Dunes in California
Chicago, Illinois
Clearwater, Florida
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Creede, Colorado
Deserted State Beach (far end of Kauai, Hawaii)
Dolphin Island, Alabama
Gaylord Palms in Orlando, Florida
Great Falls, Montana
Phoenix, Arizona
Universal Studios
National Parks / Camping
Michigan Lighthouses
Lake Havasu City, Arizona
Las Vegas, Nevada
Major League Sporting Events
Nascar
New Orleans, Louisiana
North Shore Hawaii
Pine Keys, Florida
New England
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
Snowmobiling in Yellowstone National Park
Gulf Coast
Rockport, Texas
Sturgis, South Dakota
Mounds of Mississippi
Rocky Mountains
Specific Destinations/Vacation Ideas – International
Aruba
Barcelona, Spain
Belize
Blue Mountains National Park in Jamaica
Cancun, Mexico
Costa Rica
Puerto Rico
Newfoundland
Italy
New Zealand
Nova Scotia
Punta Banda, Baja, Mexico
Cuba
Trinidad
Cozumel, Mexico
Curacao
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Europe
Grand Cayman Island
Guatemala
Ireland
Michoacan (Mexico)
Australia
Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point, Mexico
Cabo
Grand Exuma Island, Bahamas
Tobago
While on the road, where are your favorite scenic spots at which to stop or appreciate the view that might be missed by less seasoned travelers?
(247 responses – by far anywhere there are mountains are loved by our PVOS – other places listed by region below!)
General
Mountains (most popular!!!)
Ocean Views
Beaches
Sunrise & Sunset
Lakes
Museums
Cities at Night
Interstate 80
Interstate 10 (Los Angeles, CA to Pensacola, FL)
Rivers
Forests
National Parks
Big Cities
State Highways
Deserts
Fall Scenery (When Leaves Change)
Rest Areas/Stops
Scenic Overlooks
Interstate 40
Places to Fish
Valleys
Southeastern U.S.
Smoky Mountains
Ashville, North Carolina
Interstate 26 (Mountains)
Florida
East Coast of Florida
Fancy Gap, Virginia
Florida Everglades (I-75)
Florida Shoreline
Interstate 95 (Florida)
Memphis, Tennessee
North Carolina
Western Maryland
West Virginia
Gulf of Mexico
Appalachian Mountains
Chattanooga, Tennessee (Interstate 24)
Chesapeake Bay
Kentucky & Tennessee in the Fall
Lovers Beach (Bonita Springs, Florida)
Florida Keys
I-81 to I-40 Tennessee to North Carolina
Interstate 18 (Virginia)
Kentucky
Shenandoah Valley
Tennessee Rivers
Northeastern U.S.
Alexandria Bay, New York
Maine
New York City
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Turnpike
Bar Harbor, Maine
Gillette Stadium
Interstate 90 (Upstate New York)
Connecticut
Western New York Mountains
Midwestern U.S.
Chicago
Black Hills, South Dakota
Interstate 94
South Dakota
Western U.S.
Interstate 84 in Oregon
Northwest/Pacific Northwest
Interstate 70 in Colorado/Utah
California Coast
San Diego, California
Echo Canyon
Moab, Utah
Interstate 80 West (Starting in Wyoming)
Grizzly Creek (off Interstate 70)
Interstate 80 in Montana
Kalispell, Montana
Interstate 5 (Seattle to Los Angeles-Pacific View)
Montana
Multnomah Falls
Sierra Nevada Mountains
Arches National Park
Santa Barbara, California
Snake River (Twin Falls, Idaho)
Northern Idaho
California Coast
Washington
Wind River Canyon
Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park
Columbia River Gorge
California
Colorado
Rocky Mountains
Oregon Coast
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Denver, Colorado
Las Vegas, Nevada
Highway 101 in California
White River, Colorado
Interstate 15 (Las Vegas to Salt Lake City)
Idaho
Lake Tahoe
Missoula Mountains
Mount Si
Orca Island
Seattle, Washington
Mount Rainier
Southern Utah
Northern Oregon
Western Montana
Oregon
Glacier Park, Montana (Hwy 2)
Nevada
Yreka, California (Shasta River)
Canada
British Columbia
Rocky Mountains