Don’t lie to yourself, a vacation would be totally amazing after the whirlwind of a year it’s been. This year has been mentally exhausting for everyone. Though quarantine has been a “staycation” from school or the office, most of us are experiencing cabin fever and our wanderlust leaves us daydreaming of beautiful destinations and new experiences.
Though travel looks a little different these days, it is still possible to do it safely and socially distant. The travel industry has suffered a lot due to the pandemic, so there are also a lot of amazing deals out there so they can try and stay alive. Whether you are a snow bunny, or live to be beachside in your bikini, we have some breathtaking travel ideas to inspire your next trip!
For the Snow Bunnies
Banff National Park lies in the heart of Canada’s Alberta province. This picturesque resort town is home to picturesque mountain views and beautiful lakes. There is no shortage of activities in this area. Whether you prefer to be active or leisurely, there is something to do for everyone! Take a hike through Mt. Rundle or Mt. Cascade. Not up to it? There are gondola rides that will take you up the mountain if you don’t feel like hiking or biking. Banff’s main street, Banff Avenue has plenty of boutiques, museums, and art galleries. And of course, no trip would be complete without fine dining. There is all of that and more in this charming town!
Park City, Utah
Park City is just east of Utah’ s capital, Salt Lake City. This beautiful, mountainous area is home to mountains with slopes for those that are thrill seekers, making it the perfect destination for fans of skiing and snowboarding! This is one of the best winter sporting destinations in the world, as the 2002 Winter Olympic Games were hosted at Olympic Park, which is open to visitors! Maybe you’d prefer to relax, which is not a problem since there are dons of spas in the area where you can pamper yourself!
Lake Placid, NY
Lake Placid is a cozy ski village in New York’s very own Adirondack mountains. This is another proud town that has hosted the Winter Olympics. If you love outdoor sports, this is the destination for you! You can of course ski, bobsled, ice climb, and ice skate. For the brave, you can even ski jump at the former Olympic facility in the area. The lodging in the area is so sadorable and makes for the perfect winter getaway!
For the Beach Bums
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Life is better in a bikini, right?! Though Cabo San Lucas has been a favorite vacation destination among celebs like George Clooney and Jeniffer Aniston, you don’t have to be an A-lister to travel here! Cabo has built an amazing reputation and for good reason! Not only are the white sand beaches so beautiful, the nightlife is amazing. The main beach town in Cabo is Playa el Médano, and has outdoor dining making it appropriate for travel in the COVID day in age!
There’s nothing like a little bit of Southern comfort! Rockport, Texas is a coastal town that offers just that! This laid back town in the Lone Star Stare is loved by visitors for it’s slow paced atmosphere that the South is known for. Besides eating Texan delicacies during your stay in Rockport, you can go boating and fishing-the town is known for shipbuilding! If you prefer to sunbathe, Rockport beach is a fan favorite!
Palm Springs, California
Palm Springs, California is one of the state’s most adored destinations, located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert. It is well known for its hot springs and is a great option if you have a golfer in your life, with some amazing golf courses! If you love to travel luxuriously, there are some lavish hotels and even better shopping in the area. We stay California Dreamin’ of a trip to Palm Springs!