12/09/2015 07:00 am ET Updated Dec 09, 2015

10 U.S. Places To Travel Before They Get Famous

Beat the tourists.

Nashville, Charleston, Portland (the Oregon one)... you've heard all about "America's up-and-coming destination cities," and chances are you've even been to a few. But as these pockets of culture blossom into full-blown vacation destinations, travelers are left yearning for someplace just a bit more off the radar for their next trip. 

Behold, 2016's Destinations On The Rise. The experts at TripAdvisor predict these 10 places will make their big breaks in the coming year, based on the year-over-year increase in positive feedback and user interest on the site. Some spots are already fairly well-known in certain circles, like Kona, Hawaii (where the true locals go) and Alabama's Orange Beach (popular among certain spring breakers). But many of these are spots we've absolutely never heard of, and now's the time to go. TripAdvisor's 2016 Destinations on the Rise are:

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