Who doesn’t dream of a tropical escape? Even as the weather starts to warm up, nothing compares to sitting on a beach under swaying palm trees by crystal blue waters drinking a strawberry daiquiri. While more people are able to travel as we attempt to leave the COVID-19 pandemic in the rearview mirror, travel outside of the United States is still very limited. Luckily, the US is home to a surprising number of destinations that provide the tropical vacation experience you are craving. Here are some of the most tropical places in the United States that are perfect to visit right now—no passport required!
It is no secret that the Hawaiian islands are some of the most tropical places in America. But Maui stands out in particular because of its stunning natural beauty and fabulous warm weather year-round climate. The beaches are famous for their beauty and perfect for sunbathing, snorkeling, surfing, and boating. There are also plenty of lush forests to explore on foot, bike, or ATV.
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Feel like you’re in a whole new world while staying within the US territory with a retreat to the US Virgin Islands. St. Thomas is home to some of the most stunning beaches with quiet and secluded cove areas for the ultimate relaxing beach day. Hop the ferry to explore nearby islands, enjoy shopping and numerous unique dining options, or submerge yourself underwater for a snorkeling adventure.
Florida has so many fantastic destinations, but if you are seeking a truly tropical spot, look no further than Key West. Stay in the southernmost part of the United States and enjoy warm tropical breezes, relax on white sand beaches, hop on a sunset boat cruise, explore the area’s many unique museums, and immerse yourself in the eclectic culture of this fun destination.
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Texas is certainly not the state that would come to mind when you think “tropical vacation,” but South Padre Island is certain to surprise and delight you. Padre Island is the world’s longest barrier island that stretches 115 miles down the coast, ending just short of the Rio Grande. Visiting the southern part of this island destination will give you access to stunning beaches, vibrant Texas sunsets, and warm gulf waters.
Hilton Head may not be the traditional “tropical” destination you think of, but it is a great island-style escape right here in the states. This gorgeous island off of South Carolina is well known as one of the best golf destinations, but there is so much more to it than that. Hilton Head Island offers a relaxed vibe with serene beaches, quaint shops, scenic hiking trails, and delightful dining options. And outside of golf courses, there are plenty of great courts for tennis and volleyball players to take advantage of and enjoy their sport in the warm South Carolina weather.