The summer travel season may be winding down, but cities like New York never seem to get a break from the bus tours, congested sidewalks, and wide-eyed tourists.
If you're not one for the crowded streets—but still in need of a fulfilling vacation—it may be worth considering one of these seven alternative travel destinations. For example, instead of booking a trans-Atlantic flight to Paris, why not catch the next plane, train, or bus to Montreal, where you'll enjoy old world French-Canadian charm at a reasonable price.
On this list, there are destinations perfect for city-goers, outdoorsmen, and culture snobs alike. Check out our list of international and domestic destinations that will have you reaching for your camera more often than your wallet.