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11 US Places Only Locals Know About

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The first thing people do when traveling is search for the local tourist attractions.  For example, you know where to find the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the Empire State Building. Those are very well-known places and don’t get me wrong. You won’t be led astray by visiting any of them.

But there are those hidden gems that only the locals know about that AREN’T listed in any best attractions list that are just as good to see, if not better. There will be fewer crowds and a different experience than your typical, cliché tourist spots.

That’s why when traveling, talk to locals and ask them what to see and do.  We’ve rounded up 11 hidden gems for you to check out when visiting through the country.

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6 thoughts on “11 US Places Only Locals Know About”

  1. Claire Manfredo

    OMG my school, the Fashion Institute of Technology took us here as field trip, I guess. I graduated in 1979. It was an art history course.

  2. Rosemary Graham-Gardner

    Discovered this place with a friend and Tourguide colleague, while touring downtown LA. I bought several books then.
    During covid, they found a way to remain in business, by going online, which made me feel better, because I love the building and the store. Right across is an old building dating from the beginning of the Cinema, where stars like Charles Chaplin used to stay and they now have a French Restaurant, which I hope remained in business during covid. Too many Los Angelinos, don’t even know that part of Los Angeles where the Movie Industry really took off after escaping the Monopoly of Thomas Edison, with the silent version of the Count of Monte Christo.

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