off the beaten path

off the beaten path

Little-known or in a remote or lesser-known area, as of a place or business. A "beaten path" refers to a route that is heavily traveled. We'll definitely be able to get a table at that restaurant, it's really off the beaten path. I chose that island as a vacation spot because I knew it was off the beaten path and would give me some much-needed solitude.
See also: beaten, off, path
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Lindblad Expeditions is exploring off the beaten path with its new Wild Costa Rica Escape: Guanacaste's Coral Reefs & Volcanic Peaks.
This wildlife day includes a guided tractor and trailer ride around the SSSI Deer Park, a woodland walk off the beaten path where visitors don't usually go, and the chance to discover what lives in the pond with guided pond dipping.
Travelers 55+ experience the benefits of traveling off the beaten path and in the company of a local Trip Experience Leader whose insider knowledge enhances travelers' cultural experiences.
This color tour guide takes visitors to Italy off the beaten path to less-known attractions, museums, mansions, gardens, beaches, accommodations, and restaurants.
Bernie always tried to stay off the beaten path, believing that as long as you left a footprint on mother earth, she would never forget you.
It's the story of Taylor O'Brian, founder of "Off the Beaten Path", who takes small groups on wine country tours of romantic Sonoma County.
This may be off the beaten path but it is oooooo so worth it, I promise you.
There are spots that are frequented by local and foreign tourists and we all know about them so, we have made a list of camping spots that are off the beaten path.
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Mongolia are hot right now with World Nomads travelers - if you're prepared to get off the beaten path, or any path really, the Daily Mail says.
"We want people to see the real Korea, off the beaten path, not as tourists but travelers," said Kim.
With this beautiful coffee-table guide to 360 little-known places, Lonely Planet does what it does best: gets you off the beaten path.
Few tourists make it as far as Kayah state and it's so off the beaten path. NIGHT I would join 14 flashpackers for a private supper club at a Jordanian chef's home in London and experience incredible food with like-minded people in their 30s and 40s.
From discovering the local wildlife to exploring the country's best sites both on and off the beaten path, Mosllam is a master of the land and able to build any itinerary, varying on individual guest needs.