10 American Spots To Visit In 2015 Might Surprise You But Go There Anyway

December 16, 2014 in post then categories by admin

It’s time to book a vacation… on FlyLately.com to Queens.

That is, at least according to the fine folks at Lonely Planet, who have released their “Best in the US 2015” list. While there are plenty of good reasons to always go to New Orleans, the same can’t be said for western South Dakota or even the Mount Shasta region in California. Sure, they’re beautiful and sure they’re different, but why is 2015 their year? S

Never fear, we’ll tell you.

  • Queens, New York
    Queens Tourism Council
    Yes, Queens isn’t new by any means, but with a large Chinatown in Flushing and a revived Rockaway, Lonely Planet really wants you to go here in 2015.
  • Western South Dakota
    South Dakota Department of Tourism
    2015 is a big year for the state. It’s the 50th anniversary of the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup, when the park’s 1,300 buffalos move to their winter grazing territory. It’s also the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the largest annual meeting of motorcycle enthusiasts in the world.
  • New Orleans
    New Orleans CVB
    2015 marks 10 years since Katrina. That’s reason enough for us.
  • Colorado River Region
    Terry Kruse/Moment/Getty Images
    The theory being: see it before it goes the way of commercialization.
  • North Conway, New Hampshire
    Mount Valley Washington Chamber of Commerce
    Along with several neighboring villages, the town, which sits not far from the Maine border, is celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2015. So yeah, there’s that.
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
    Jason Lavengood/VisitIndy.com
    There’s always good cultural reason to go to Indianapolis: the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library or the Zoo’s new International Orangutan Center. But 2015 marks the debut of BlueIndy, America’s largest electric car sharing program. The belovedChildren’s Museum of Indianapolis marks its 90th birthday next year, too.
  • Greenville, South Carolina
    Steve Faucette/VisitGreenvilleSC
    This southern town, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, has quite a lot to offer the outdoor enthusiast. It starts in Falls Park on the Reedy and leads to the revitalized Main Street. There’s bike-sharing and local shops aplenty in this tucked-away charmer.
  • Oakland, California
    Greg Linhares/City of Oakland
    San Francisco’s prices have driven many to the more affordable Oakland, which is now home to quirky (and delicious) restaurants and Oakland’s Art Murmur, which occurs on the first Friday of every month when art galleries open their doors and food trucks line the streets.
  • Duluth, Minnesota
    Jodi Jacobson/E+/Getty Images
    Yes, this place is an outdoorsman’s dream, but 2015 is all about hometown boy Bob Dylan. His Highway 61 Revisited turns 50 in 2015, which is sure to bring fans out in droves.
  • Mount Shasta Region, California
    Shasta Cascade Wonderland Association
    We’re not entirely sure why Mount Shasta and environs is having a moment in 2015, but it sure looks like a hiker’s paradise to us!

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