16 Hidden Vacation Gems the Locals Don’t Want You to Know About

If you want a relaxing vacation away from the crowds and an authentic experience without all the holiday-goer cheese, here are 16 places where you can blend in with the locals on your next vacation.

La Pagode, France

Instead of gawking at the Eiffel tower like all the other tourists, feel like a real Parisian and take in some French cinema on a rainy afternoon at La Pagode. This pagoda-style art-house cinema was built in 1896 and features breathtaking architecture and an ornate Japanese-inspired garden.

1-La-PagodeGuerinf

Victoria Beach, California

Everyone knows about Laguna Beach, so why not escape the MTV crowd and pay a visit to the nearby Victoria Beach? This secluded stretch is where the residents go to escape the crowds and catch a glimpse of the so-called “Pirate Tower,” a stone turret built into the side of a cliff that watches over the cove.

2-Victoria-BeachElizabethmaher / Shutterstock

The High Line, New York

The High Line is a little slice of rural heaven in the middle of a concrete jungle. This converted rail track is now an elevated park and promenade where New Yorkers go to take in the greenery and participate in one of the many activities happening there, including dancing, star-gazing, meditation and more.

3-The-High-LineTravnikovStudio / Shutterstock

PAGE 1 OF 6
SHARE ON

Advertisement

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.

The Best Canadian Hockey Towns

Canada and hockey go together like peanut butter and chocolate. If you didn’t know that, you either don’t watch hockey or you’ve never been to Canada in the wintertime. Just like any sport, hockey has its hotbeds. Coincidentally, each and every one of the cities and towns mentioned in this article claims superiority. Mind you, in entirely different ways. Some cling to a long and storied history. Others flash around their laundry list of NHL alumni, current Hall of Famers, and future Hall of Famers. Today, we’ll take a look at the best of the best. Lace ‘em up, tape up your stick, and put the foil on. These are the best hockey towns in the Great White North.

Graduated Traveling: 13 Trips to Take After Graduating

While some may be anxious to jump into the workforce and get cracking on that career, as the old saying goes, “you can always make money, but you can’t always make memories.” Instead of diving into the online job ads, hit the travel sites then hit the open road or the friendly skies.