Need a quick getaway to paradise but don’t have a passport yet? The good news is there are several beautiful locales that offer U.S. citizens a taste of paradise without one.
Check them out here:
U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix
The U.S. Virgin Islands is a great weekend getaway. In St. John, you can experience the most beautiful diving and snorkeling spots, while St. Thomas is known for its shopping district. In St. Croix, you will definitely get your Caribbean island-style food fix. No matter if you choose to visit one or all three, the beautiful, breathtaking beaches will have you planning to return before you even leave.
Tumon is the most popular tourist spot, however, there are so many other beautiful places to see. To experience the island’s culture, visit its historical sites, rugged beaches and other popular spots outside of Tumon.
San Diego, California
La Jolla Cove Beach is easily the most popular beach in San Diego. Perfect for a weekend getaway. The San Diego Zoo is one to the top 10 largest zoos in the world, and Embarcadero offers beautiful scenery, whether you want to take a stroll or hop on a tour boat to go sightseeing around the harbor and out to the ocean in hopes of spotting a whale or two.
As Puerto Rico’s capital, San Juan is the most popular tourist location, known for its nightclubs, bars and casinos. Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan is full of culture, colorful buildings and cobblestone streets. Condado, Culebra, El Yunque National Forest and Vieques are also must-sees while visiting Puerto Rico.
With six islands to choose from, Hawaii is never a bad choice, however, you may want to spend more than a weekend there. Whether you are going for the food, for the culture or just to relax, no matter which Hawaiian island you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
Key West, Florida
Key West is known more for its coral reefs, diving and snorkeling spots more than for its beaches. If that’s what you’re into, the Key West Dolphin Watch and Snorkel Cruise is a must. The food is also great.