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    27 Underrated Places That Belong On Your Bucket List

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    1. Agadir, Morocco

    2. Montevideo, Uruguay

    3. Columbus, Ohio

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    What to do: Grab some lunch at the food stalls in North Market before an afternoon of wall-art hunting and window shopping; Columbus is lined with a ton of boutique shops that offer everything from vintage finds to designer duds. Oh! And don't forget dessert. Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream cannot be missed.

    Where to stay: SpringHill Suites by Marriott Columbus OSU, Hilton Columbus at Easton, Hotel LeVeque

    4. Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

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    What to do: Snap a photo of the above Old Bridge before eating some of the *best* food you'll ever have the pleasure of consuming. We're talking fresh produce used by family-run eateries that serve everything from ćevapi (grilled mince meat) to flaky slices of cheese, meat, and spinach burek — which you can get at one of the many bakeries for less than $1.

    Where to stay: Hostel Miran Mostar, City Hotel Mostar, Hotel Patria

    Here's why you need to visit Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina immediately.

    5. Ella, Sri Lanka

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    What to do: Sign up for a tour of the Halpewatte Tea Factory (this city = a great destination for tea lovers) before exploring Ravana's Cave, Ravana Falls, Little Adam's Peak, and the Nine Arch Bridge featured above.

    Where to stay: Misty Hills Ella Resort, Ekho Ella, Zion View Ella Green Retreat

    6. Alexandria, Egypt

    7. St. Petersburg, Florida

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    What to do: St. Pete offers uncrowded, crystal clear beaches that make for the perfect getaway. The food is great, the street art shouldn't be missed (you can sign up for a tour to guarantee you don't miss anything), and the city is home to a ton of museums — most notable is the The Salvador Dalí Museum, which offers a virtual reality experience.

    Where to stay: The Don Cesar (featured above), Hilton St. Petersburg Carillon Park

    8. The Algarve, Portugal

    9. Tbilisi, Georgia

    10. Toyooka, Japan

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    What to do: About a 2.5-hour train ride from Kyoto, Toyooka is known for castle ruins, basalt caverns, and Takeno Beach. It's also a prime place for anyone trying to feast their eyes on sakura (cherry blossoms) and is a bit off the beaten path, which means you won't be pushing other tourists to the side to marvel at the splashes of blue and pink.

    Where to stay: Auberge Toyooka 1925, Nishimuraya Honkan

    11. Ljubljana, Slovenia

    12. Palermo, Italy

    13. Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

    14. Zagreb, Croatia

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    What to do: Start at Ban Jelačić Square before making your way toward St. Mark's Church, the Cathedral of Zagreb, and the Tržnica Dolac farmer's market. And if you're a caffeine lover, Zagreb = heaven. The strong coffee culture means there are an endless amount of cafes lining every street you walk past.

    Where to stay: Canopy by Hilton Zagreb, Esplanade Zagreb Hotel, Palace Hotel

    15. Anchorage, Alaska

    16. Rapid City, South Dakota

    17. Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates

    18. Brașov, Romania

    19. Puebla, Mexico

    20. Charlotte, North Carolina

    21. Lyon, France

    22. Valletta, Malta

    23. Budva, Montenegro

    24. Hội An, Vietnam

    25. Gdansk, Poland

    26. Ghent, Belgium

    27. Salt Lake City, Utah

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    What to do: If you want to marvel at both nature *and* architecture, then this Utah capital calls for your next weekend getaway. From the Gilgal Sculpture Garden and Salt Lake Temple to the Bingham Copper Mine and Antelope Island State Park, you'll have no shortage of things to do.

    Where to stay: The Peery Hotel, Hilton Garden Inn Salt Lake City Downtown, The Little America Hotel

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