When making summer plans, it's easy to stick to destinations you're already familiar with (even if you've never visited them yourself) like an adventure in one of the well-known National Parks, or maybe even Machu Picchu if you're going international.

But during peak season (aka summer) the most popular hot spots are often overcrowded with tourists blocking your views, clogging up trails, and eliminating that sense of peace and calm you desperately want in a vacation.

So instead of trekking to a tourist trap, check out one of these breathtaking, fit-guy-friendly destinations that are well off the beaten path.