Holidays are meant to be a time to get away from the stress of daily life, relax and unwind. However, if you choose the wrong destination, it could leave you frustrated and genuinely ruin your break. When people think if the United States most people think of the major cities – Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas etc. However, they are all bustling places where after visiting you may need another holiday to recover from the one you have just taken. Therefore, why not consider one of the numerous low-key destinations which offer peace and tranquillity. Many are perfect for rejuvenating while still having fun.
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
This magical destination lies in the western region of the Olympic National Park. Here, scientists found a one-square-foot area that they deemed to be the quietest place on the planet. A campground situated along the Hoh River remains open year-round. Stop at the visitor’s centre and get a map of the many trails that meander through the lush landscape. The town of Forks lies less than one hour away, so if you love Twilight, you can fulfil your dream of visiting this unassuming little town.
Island Park, Idaho
The small community of Island Park may not seem like much at first, but it is a great place to relax away from the hustle and bustle, while still being able to enjoy modern comfort. Island Park nestles against Harriman State Park and Henrys Lake State Park, providing great opportunities for hiking and water activities. It is also home to Mack’s Inn Playhouse, which has been newly remodelled in partnership with Diamond Ranch Academy. The new playhouse will be able to host more people for its family-friendly shows and a portion of ticket sales will go towards a performing arts scholarship fund.
If you prefer to be somewhere with more human interaction, Boulder is a great place to be. This Rocky Mountain community was declared to be one of the least stressed cities in the country. There are plenty of dining and shopping opportunities available at the Pearl Street Mall. The nearby sandstone formations known as the Flatirons are also great for biking and hiking adventures.
The historical and charming community was established on the southeastern coast of Cape Cod. Explore historic homes, the Godfrey Windmill, the Monomoy Point Lighthouse and the Marconi – RCA Wireless Museum among other locations. Watch the seals and explore the tide pools along the beach. The many activities found in the fishing village include fishing excursions, boating, and paddleboarding. The many paths and roads found throughout the community welcome cyclists.
Mountains, rivers, farmland and covered bridges dot this beautiful landscape, providing limitless opportunities for exploring and taking beautiful photos. Boutique hotels provide a hidden lodge atmosphere. You can also venture to the farmer’s market for fresh produce, handmade cheese, cured meats and other local delights.
You need merely do a little research to find the many hidden treasures scattered around the country. Numerous destinations offer laid-back atmospheres and the chance to get in touch with nature. Check your budget, choose your location and start packing.