The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has prompted strict travel restrictions and bans, statewide stay-at-home orders, temporary destination closures and important safety guidelines that have limited travelers to their homes or local communities. In the post-pandemic world, here are some viable places that travelers might consider visiting.
For beach-lovers, North Carolina’s Outer Banks is the ideal vacation for large groups and families who will have a ton of awesome vacation rentals to choose from as well as plenty of beaches to spread out on, from Corolla to Ocracoke. Also, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts are both renowned for their beautiful beaches and undeniable charm. A little farther away, the tiny island of Isla Holbox in Mexico is an ideal place to visit when COVID-19 restrictions are finally lifted.
For those who prefer mountains to beaches, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the border between Tennessee and North Carolina, covers an area of more than 816 square miles, offering many beautiful sites to explore. Or travelers might head out to Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, where Boulder has plenty of restaurants, breweries, shops and other attractions downtown plus scenic trails and outdoor adventures not far away. Another option is the Adirondack Mountains of northern New York, which offers visitors a huge list of activities suited for all ages and interests, including every outdoor pursuit imaginable as well family-friendly attractions, wonderful restaurants and wineries, and more.