I just stumbled upon the best website on the internet, and it might just change my life. Okay, maybe that is an exaggeration, but it will certainly change some of my weekends. Even if you don't venture out on a road trip to visit some of the suggested must-sees, Onlyinyourstate.com is a fun place to just click around. You'll likely find that the state you live in has some fun, quirky, beautiful, and unique spots that you didn't even know existed.
I live in Georgia and I had no idea that a short 2-hour drive from my house there is a garden that has over 3,000 Japanese Maples, whos leaves all burst into brilliant shades of red and orange in the fall. I grew up in New England and the chance to experience the amazing colors of fall again is definitely going on my Bucket List Lite list. I found out about a grape stomping/wine tasting festival in a French Chateau style resort in Braselton, GA; a horse and carriage ride through the Blue Ridge Mountains; and a year-round trolley ghost tour of Savannah. Onlyinyourstate.com seems to highlight seasonal activities, since many fall festivals and activities were listed, and I suspect spring-centric events will be highlighted in a few months.
In case you're questioning why I'm so enthusiastic about this website, this post is not sponsored by Onlyinyourstate.com, nor am I being compensated in any way. I just really love the site and I wanted to pass it along. You can subscribe to have articles about your state, or any state you choose, sent to your inbox. What a great way to find some less "touristy" attractions to visit on your next vacation.
If you're looking for a quick day or weekend trip close to home, or are wandering further afield anywhere in the U.S., this website just might be your new best virtual friend.