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Discover the Best Hidden Gem Destinations in Every State

GOBankingRates Logo By Dan Ketchum of GOBankingRates | Slide 2 of 51: Cost: $16 to put your car on the Mobile Bay Ferry; $5 to ride without an autoWhen it comes to hidden vacation spots, you can't get much more hidden than an island. Known as the "sunset capital of Alabama," the island town of Dauphin is home to quiet, lapping waves, the 164-acre Audubon Bird Sanctuary, plenty of boat launch sites and the educational Dauphin Island Sea Lab for the kiddos.See the cheapest time to visit Alabama and every other state.

Alabama: Dauphin Island

Cost: $16 to put your car on the Mobile Bay Ferry; $5 to ride without an auto

When it comes to hidden vacation spots, you can't get much more hidden than an island. Known as the "sunset capital of Alabama," the island town of Dauphin is home to quiet, lapping waves, the 164-acre Audubon Bird Sanctuary, plenty of boat launch sites and the educational Dauphin Island Sea Lab for the kiddos.

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