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The 10 Most Underrated Cities In The United States

If you've vacationed in the United States, chances are you've probably made the usual stops in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. The three cities are the States' main tourist draw and with good reason

If you've vacationed in the United States, chances are you've probably made the usual stops in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. The three cities are the States' main tourist draw and with good reason: they're gleaming, fast-paced metropolises with no shortage of options for even the pickiest of travelers. However, sometimes there's much more fun to be had in exploring lesser known destinations and finding hidden gems in the most unlikely of places. Added benefits of visiting such cities include cheaper lodging, less throngs of tourists to battle your way through and the chance to discover things you haven't already seen a million times on Instagram. Sometimes all you want is to explore a city completely off the beaten path and stumble upon a museum, a coffee shop or a street that you haven't read about over and over in a guide book.

For the seekers of the unfamiliar, we've come up with a list of the ten most underrated cities in United States. The places below are often given a bad rap or just not talked about at all and we're not quite sure why. They offer some of the best scenery, cultural sights, food and architecture on the continent, yet constantly get passed up by tourists planning their next trip. If you're hunting for a destination out of the ordinary, look no further - we've done all of the work for you.

10 Leavenworth, Washington

9 Detroit, Michigan

8 Newport, Rhode Island

7 Savannah, Georgia

6 Palm Springs, California

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5 Sedona, Arizona

Via viralscape.com

4 Taos, New Mexico

Via blog.seattlepi.com

3 Tunica, Mississippi

Via pokersite.minnim.org

2 Charleston, South Carolina

Via dataw.org

1 Portland, Oregon

Via travelportland.com

Portland is one of the world's great towns for inexpensive meals, high quality beer, gorgeous parks, weird neighborhoods and cheap living. It's filled with art, food trucks, farmer's markets, unique shops and all of the bike lanes you could possibly want. It's no small wonder that its headline is "Keep Portland Weird", as there truly is no city like it in the United States. So grab a bike, take a hike in the mountains, spend an afternoon exploring one of its neighborhoods or just while away your evening at one of Portland's thirty microbreweries. You won't regret it.

Sources: complex.com, cntraveler.com, brobible.com, lonelyplanet.com

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