While there are endless possibilities of trendy hotspots to visit in the U.S. during the summer vacation season, the country has plenty of smaller, lesser-known gems that are equally worth exploring. Here are The Onion’s top 10 most underrated vacation destinations in the United States.


Pittsburgh, PA:

If you think of Pittsburgh as an old Rust Belt city, then you haven’t been here since it was completely power-washed in the late 2000s.

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Indianapolis, IN:

No city offers visitors a renewed appreciation for their own hometown like Indianapolis.

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Cleveland, OH:

This oft-overlooked gem on the shore of Lake Erie offers the unbeatable thrill of nearly 400,000 residents insisting in unison that their city is underrated.

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Fort Worth, TX:

Fort Worth has been working really hard on their downtown and it would really mean a lot to them if you would go pay it a visit.

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The Grand Canyon:

Wait until you hear about this place.


Albany, NY:

All the razzle dazzle of Syracuse combined with the natural beauty of Poughkeepsie.

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Pierre, SD:

Or wait, is Pierre in North Dakota? Either way, it doesn’t really matter.


Madison, WI:

With an abundance of independent bookstores, dive bars, and hip coffeeshops, this quiet central Wisconsin city could be easily mistaken for any other college town.

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Clewiston, FL:

Stacy lives there now.


Davenport, IA:

There’s a rest stop up here unless you can hold it until we get to Muscatine.


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