Want to know some of the offbeat places in a new country, head over to local travel groups in the social media and ask a question. Skip the touristic places and explore the offbeat locations which are mentioned on the social media which will help you to experience a new country in its roots.
When I visit a new place, I tend to research on websites before asking questions to stay and explore in forums. Later, once I get a response, I would check the places on Instagram and then make my plans.
Social media is a powerful tool for a solo traveller as people hear more of touristic places, however, there are some places which are less explored but would be more photographic friendly places. Hence, use social media before you plan a trip to an unknown location.