Places like Paris, Tokyo, New York City, and Rome are all heavily-touristed cities for a reason, but there's something to be said for a destination that doesn't always top every single "must-see" travel list. And there's nothing quite like visiting a new place — especially if it's more underrated or off-the-beaten-path — only to have your expectations totally blown away.
So I rounded up a ton of travel recommendations from the BuzzFeed Community. Here are the places that travelers underestimated and ended up absolutely loving.
Oh and just FYI that some submissions have been edited for length and clarity.