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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We want people to see the real Korea, off the beaten path, not as tourists but travelers," said Kim.
Located in a nice and fast growing section of Seminole, it is off the beaten path yet has become a destination salon for the quality of the services.
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.
While most world time watches only show the standard 24 time zones, the Overseas World Time has 37, accounting for the seldom-referenced half and quarter zones situated in remote corners of the world, daring its wearer to venture off the beaten path.
From what I am told there are further improvements needed, particularly in areas off the beaten path where offenders think they can perpetrate their criminal and anti-social behaviour unseen.
The Bible on Location: Off the Beaten Path in Ancient and Modern Israel, by Julie Baretz.
When the fishing hole is off the beaten path, the last thing you want is to have to haul multiple rods.
The Bible on Location: Off the Beaten Path in Ancient & Modern Israel lives up to its title as a guide to twenty-one off-the-beaten-path sites in Israel that were where stories in the Bible are believed to have taken place.
Summary: Will Smith's son, a DJ, will explore the city and go off the beaten path for 'The World Keeps Spinning'
For too long, Cardiff languished well off the beaten path for foodies, with critics bemoaning the lack of top awards.
Those who pursue white-tails are familiar with the adage that it pays to "get off the beaten path.
Isabel Allende, Joyce Carol Oates, and more provide warm and lovely stories from an account of an adventure off the beaten path in Malawai to visiting San Quentin Prison and chasing missionaries in far-away regions of Asia.
Murphy seeks to tell the stories that a life that focuses heavily on travel gives people, sharing the countless stories he has seen of brushes with the people he has seen off the beaten path, the strange attempts at romance, criminals, and so much more.
Temple Beautiful is itself stubbornly off the beaten path as a concept album about the city of San Francisco in the last half of the 20th century.