Get ready to go off the beaten path.
TikTokers are sharing videos with their favorite hidden gems that include places to eat, hike, and so much more — and there are so many great recommendations. The viral videos feature everything from restaurants to natural wonders across the country. If you’d like some major inspo for your next outing, here are the 14 best viral hidden gem TikTok videos.
TikTok is certainly the go-to place for dances and recipes, but it also has plenty of travel and restaurant tips when you’re looking to switch things up from your usual routine. TikTokers have been sharing “hidden gems” from across the United States and the world that you likely haven’t heard of before — and are just too good to keep hidden. If you’re looking for a place for your next night out or vacay with your BFFs, you’ll certainly want to check out this list of top restaurants and sightseeing spots that are off the beaten path.
TikTokers have been posting hidden gem videos since the fall, but new videos are added all the time, and the #hiddengem was a trending on June 21, 2021. As of June 22, the tag has 517.4 million views, so there are plenty of gems to be discovered. To get started check out a few of the most exciting spots shared so far.
1. Washington, D.C
2. Houston, Texas
3. Los Angeles, California
Tacos a Cabron, shared by TikToker @firstdateguide, is a Mexican gem in East Los Angeles. Tacos a Cabron serves juicy ribs, which you can even see them make if you get there early enough (around 5 p.m.).
4. Ridgewood, New Jersey
5. New York City, New York
6. Phoenix, Arizona
7. Montclair, New Jersey
The Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, New Jersey is only about an hour drive from New York City, according to this video from TikToker @herstoryawaits. You can enjoy plenty of lush greenery at the Van Vleck House and Gardens.
8. Pine, Arizona
Fossil Springs in Pine, Arizona, as seen in this video shared by TikToker @wildjoyexperiences, is the perfect place to cool off. There’s even an underwater cave that you can find if you swim down Fossil Creek, but just make sure to get a permit.
9. Delray Beach, Florida
You can find a secret petting zoo in Delray Beach, Florida, at the back of The Girls ice cream shop and strawberry picking spot, as shared by TikToker @sophiethevagabond. It only costs $5, and it looks totally ‘Gram-worthy.
10. Long Island, New York
There’s a perfect beach spot to watch the sunset in Long Island, as shared by TikToker @urkadurkairka. Sea Cliff Beach also has plenty of parking.
11. Chicago, Illinois
12. Holbox Island, Mexico
13. Bay Area, California
14. Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Of course, this is just a preview of the viral videos TikTokers have been sharing. If you can’t get enough of the under-discussed secret hot spots across the country, you can check out the #hiddengem tag on TikTok.
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