Few places offer as many unique travel opportunities as the United States. Citizens and international tourists alike can spend weeks traveling in the U.S. and still only see a fraction of what the country has to offer. The bad news? There’s not much sense in travelling right now.
The good news? You’re about to have a lot of vacation days in the bank.
So, in a country with so many trip-worthy destinations, how do you choose where to visit first? Take a look at our top three must-see destinations in the U.S.
As winter takes hold and temperatures plummet, you’re probably spending more and more time daydreaming about escaping to a tropical climate. Hawaii fits the bill for a destination that provides beautiful weather year-round.
From its famous black sand beaches, to its active volcanoes and coral reefs, Hawaii truly is a tropical paradise. Since flying to Hawaii can be expensive, we recommend visiting several islands to make the trip worth it. Choose from:
- Hawaii (The Big Island)
Don’t forget to pack your favorite Hawaiian shirt (it’s not tacky when you’ve got the authentic lei to match, we promise). Aloha!
#2 New York City
If you need an amazing vacation destination, the streets of New York really will make you feel brand new—Jay-Z wasn’t messing around with Concrete Jungle.
Big Apple jokes aside, no city has as much to offer as NYC. Once you’ve hit all the usual tourist haunts like Times Square and the Statue of Liberty, we also encourage you to get off the beaten path. New York consists of five boroughs, and Manhattan is only one of them. Don’t be afraid to venture out to:
- Staten Island
- The Bronx
Though you might get a different opinion from a native New Yorker, one of the best things about this city is its extensive public transportation system. For just $2.75, you can go anywhere in the five boroughs (plus, taking the subway is a quintessential New York experience).
The best way to get a feel for the city (the real city, in all its gritty glory) is to hop off at a random station and explore—you never know what amazing bar, restaurant, or local book shop you might wander into. We’ve found some of our favorite places this way!
Philly, also known as the City of Brotherly Love, is famous for being the destination for American history buffs. But as exciting as Revolutionary War trivia is (and yes, it is very exciting), there’s more to Philadelphia than just the Liberty Bell.
This city is home to a vibrant food scene, beautiful parks, and unique hotels. There’s even a hotel that offers CBD massages for those of you who want a destination that’s heavy on the relaxation. You can even keep the chill vibes going with CBD to-go—CBDfx makes the best CBD vape kit for traveling.
After your spa day, take a stroll through Rittenhouse Square before nabbing some delicious eats at Reading Terminal Market.
Philly cheesesteaks, anyone?
We’re Just Scratching the Surface
The destinations above only provide a glimpse of the amazing travel opportunities the U.S. has to offer, but we hope they’re enough to give you a serious case of wanderlust. Whether you want to lay on the beach or hit the slopes, experience an urban mecca or soak in some natural beauty, the U.S. has something for every kind of traveler.
Why not make it a goal to visit all fifty states? That way you can come up with your own list of must-see destinations. Don’t forget to report back!