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5 Destination Dupes for 2024

by Katie Skrzek

Jan 24, 2024

Hatley Castle, Victoria, British Columbia © Doug Clement Photography


If you’re considering a vacation to a popular tourist city for 2024, think again. These destination dupes are less expensive, less crowded and easier to get to than some of the more-traveled-to cities around the world.

North Carolina

© Chuck Hill

Crystal Coast, North Carolina: Outer Banks Dupe

The Outer Banks has long been a popular vacation spot. For travelers interested in a quieter coastal vacation, visit the state’s Crystal Coast instead. Explore 85 miles of beach, more than 100 restaurants and 11 quaint neighborhoods.

Fort Myers

© Fort Myers, Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods


Fort Myers, Islands, Beaches and Neighborhoods, Florida: Caribbean Dupe

If you’re looking for fun in the sun, consider a visit to Florida instead of the Caribbean. The Fort Myers area offers travelers access to beautiful beaches, charming neighborhoods and more than 100 coastal islands accessible by boat.


© Discover Newport

Newport, Rhode Island: South of France Dupe

The coastal town in Rhode Island is known for its Gilded Age mansions like The Breakers and Marble House, as well as its sailing opportunities. The architecture and waterfront offer a similar vibe as destinations in France, including Cannes and Nice.

Traverse City

© Chateau Chantal

Traverse City, Michigan: Piedmont, Italy Dupe

The under-the-radar wine destination in Michigan is home to about 40 wineries. Traverse City boasts a moderate climate thanks to Lake Michigan. Its location on the 45th parallel lines up with Italy’s Piedmont wine region.

Craigdarroch Castle

© Matt Shannon Photography

Victoria, British Columbia: England Dupe

This Canadian city is named after England’s Queen Victoria, making it an apt dupe for England. Victoria offers gardens, tea rooms, pubs and castles, all reminiscent of those across the pond.


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