With the 100th anniversary of the National Parks this year, as well as the staggeringly breathtaking landscapes and cities within America, more travelers are looking to domestic US trips for the summertime. No passports needed for these enjoyable vacation ideas… just an adventurer’s spirit and a desire to decompress with friends and family.
Looking for a multigenerational family vacation that is enjoyable for all ages? Check out Palmetto Bluff – this southern oasis situated along the May River between Hilton Head and Savannah on an award-winning 20,000-acre development. Another Southern gem is Kiawah Island, about 30 minutes outside of Charleston. These retreats have multitudes of activities both active and more “porch-sitting” focused… with the ultimate goal of relaxing, unwinding, and enjoying some good old southern hospitality.
Another gorgeous summer vacation idea (perhaps for those who worry about their hair in the southern humidity)… Alaska! This destination is known for incredible landscapes, summer foliage, culture, whales, caribou – and some fabulous cruise lines will take you to experience it all. Ask your travel agent about the many cruise options – small ships to big, or perhaps you prefer a land based trip?
If “glamping” it up with cowboys sounds more your speed, look to Montana, Wyoming, or Colorado and check out a dude ranch. Horseback riding, fishing, kids activities, hiking, biking – or you can just relax in the spa or enjoy the sunsets with a cocktail. The modern-day dude ranches really have it all! Check out The Resort at Paws Up, The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Triple Creek Ranch, or The Ranch at Rock Creek. These properties combine the peacefulness of being out in nature with all the creature comforts of a luxury hotel – what could be better?!
Any city stay in the summertime is great fun as well…New York is always a good idea, as is Chicago, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego – these cities offer history, culture, fine dining and a change of scenery from home. Or plan a staycation in our own Nation’s Capital to experience DC as a tourist for the weekend!
Whether near or far, travel is always an enriching experience. Pick somewhere new and contact your travel agent today!