12/31/2014 06:37 pm ET Updated Mar 02, 2015

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations for American Travelers

Ah, those tried-and-true getaways...

Looking for gambling and a good time? Vegas it is. A tropical paradise? Off to Hawaii. While we love 'em for obvious reasons, our favorite vacation spots can come with crowds - and you might be hard pressed to find that "hidden gem" feel while you're there.

A new year brings plenty of new places to explore. So, is offering up alternative destinations to some of Americans' favorite locales - places where you'll get the goods from the originals, but with more of an undiscovered vibe and, sometimes, less of a blow to the wallet.

Add these alternatives to your list for 2015:

Go here, not there: 10 alternative destinations for American travelers