Kelsey Ogletree is a freelance writer and editor with a master's degree in magazine journalism from Northwestern University. She writes about travel, hotels, resorts, people, weddings, health, wellness, fitness, design and more for, Modern Luxury and Hemispheres, among others. She lives in Chicago with her husband and their cat, and will never turn down a chai latte or a hot chocolate chip cookie—after a nice sweaty HIIT workout, of course.

15 Most Underrated American Cities Worth a Visit

Skip the throngs of tourists this summer and head to a lesser-known destination to experience incredible food, one-of-a-kind hotels, eclectic festivals, and more.