For those of us who feed off travel and adventure, these days of social distancing and stay-home orders may feel especially challenging. If you are daydreaming about your next getaway once the chaos subsides, here are a few destinations to add to your post-pandemic list.
If You’re Missing The Beach
From calm waters in sheltered coves to sprawling oceanside resorts, Maui offers something for every type of beach lover. Maui has more miles of swimmable beaches than any other island in Hawaii, and some of the most stunning ocean sunsets in the world. Some of the highlights include Mokulei’a Bay Beach, Honokahua Bay Beach, and Kapalua Bay Beach.
Nothing like a trip to South Beach to lift your spirits. Miami is a playground for the rich, famous, and youthful, and South Beach is no exception. Packed with flavor, if energy is what you are after, South Beach is your spot.
If You’re Missing A Night Out
New York, New York
The Big Apple may currently be ground zero for COVID-19, but once all is back to normal, there is no better place to reconnect with humanity and party like you survived a pandemic. From Broadway to SoHo, you can enjoy a decadent meal, award-winning show, and dance until the sun comes up any night of the week.
Las Vegas, Nevada
After weeks of being cooped up, head to Vegas if you need to let off some steam. Gather the crew, hit the casinos, parties, nightclubs and forget the days of social distancing once and for all.
If You’re Missing The Mountains
Running, hiking, mountain biking, Boulder offers hundreds of trails for those looking to hit the mountains as soon as pandemic clears. Nestled right up against the foothills, Boulder is located just 30 miles northwest of Denver and is a nature lover’s dream getaway.
Lake Placid, New York
Home to the largest trail system in the nation, the Adirondacks offers some of the best hiking in the East with over 2,000 miles of marked hiking trails. Most notable among these are the region’s trails leading to the 46 High Peaks, most of which are over 4,000 feet.
If You’re Missing Fine Dining
San Francisco, California
Take your time navigating The Bay’s eclectic neighborhoods that each offer memorable dining experiences. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, especially after coming out of quarantine. Possibly the top city in the country for food lovers, San Francisco will not disappoint. You can’t go wrong at Sons & Daughters, Boulevard, or Lazy Bear.
Portland is one of the top foodie destinations in the country. If you are missing the experience of sharing a five-star meal with friends, Portland offers a range of traditional neighborhood favorites and new establishments eager to make their mark on this culinary destination. Standouts include Holdfast, Castagna, and Roe for seafood lovers.