One of the best vacation spots for people who own stressful jobs and a hectic lifestyle is a place where there's raw beauty in every direction, and plenty to do if you want (or nothing to do).

With so many people opting for driving vacations instead of challenging flights and layovers, there are options for travel vacations without many complications.

This vacation destination is not well-known and very underrated, but appears on many "must visit" travel sites as one of the top locations for folks who love nature and low-key travel.

According to, you have to travel by ferry to get to the #1 most underrated travel destination in America, but it's totally worth it.

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So where is this magical place filled with 32 miles of hiking trails, white sand beaches, and a small town with shopping, arts, and theater?  Sounds perfect, right?  It is an island that's mostly a protected area for migratory birds, so bird-watching is the perfect, but not the only thing to do on Block Island, Rhode Island.

The island is 17 miles offshore, so you need to make ferry reservations early, as the summer population swells by quite a bit as folks make an effort to escape city life or the toils of daily work.

You can find all the things you love in a quintessential New England town on Block Island, but with fewer people, stunning beaches, horseback riding and plenty to do or not do.

If you are heading to Block Island, be sure to book your ferry ride in advance from Pt. Judith or Newport at

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