Take a trip to these U.S. cities that are home to hidden gems and exciting activities – plus luxurious resort spas!

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Photo by Thibault Martin-Lagardette via https://www.flickr.com/photos/naixn/3219107542

Vacations come in all shapes and sizes, which is why we enjoy taking trips to cities in our very own U.S. of A just as much as international getaways. Not only is it easier and cheaper to take a vaca within borders, but there’s also some pretty amazing treasures hiding throughout the country.

Check out our summer in the U.S.A. travel guide and discover some of the awesome sights and activities that are right in your backyard! We even found fabulous hotels and resorts offering incredible spa deals, so you’ll leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!

San Diego, CA

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Photo by Lukasz Lech via https://www.flickr.com/photos/gibffe/4474427567

You don’t have to fly to the Caribbean to enjoy a beautiful beach, just take a trip to San Diego! Check out the gorgeous coast line via kayak at La Jolla’s underwater ecological reserve and sea caves, and you’ll likely spot some sea lions and leopard sharks!

‘Island Bliss’ Includes 50 Minute Traveler’s Relief Massage and 50 Minute Sea Side Solution Facial with Champagne Toast for $235 at Sea Spa At Loews Coronado Bay Resort

Tucson, AZ

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Photo by Cindy Devin via https://www.flickr.com/photos/cindydevin/8199119800

Soak in the vast Arizona desert on horseback, a mainstay activity in the American West. You’ll be mesmerized by the stunning sunsets, and some horseback tours even include a trailside breakfast or picnic lunch!

50 Minute Sun Kissed Aloe and Cucumber Massage for $80 at Omni Tuscon National Golf Resort & Spa

Worley, ID

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By Easchiff (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Worley Idaho is home to some pretty spectacular golf courses, making it an ideal destination if you want to hit the greens. The rolling hills and serene setting makes a game of golf a truly relaxing experience.

60 Minute Palouse Prairie Massage and 60 Minute Ssakwa’q’n Facial for $140 at Spa Ssakwa’q’n At Coeur D’Alene Casino Resort

Farmington, PA

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By Easchiff (Own work) [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Who knew there were caves and caverns on the East Coast that you can explore via climbing?! In Farmington, PA you can explore the Laurel caverns during guided tours that take you through the upper and lower caverns.

50 Minute Mimosa Lime Aromatherapy Massage for $140 at Woodlands Spa At Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Seattle, WA

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Photo by Seattle Municipal Archives via https://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlemunicipalarchives/3707551158/

The Kubota Garden in Seattle will literally transport you to Japan, and the zen factor is off the charts. Take in the gorgeous blooms and intricate arched bridges as you explore this sprawling hidden gem.

75 Minute Grand Extravagance Facial for $110 at Spaahh At Hotel 1000

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Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

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