Let’s face it, 2020 has us all dreaming about our next vacation spot. The next year may be too early for travel outside of the country but there are so many beautiful travel destinations in the US that are just as noteworthy.

Do you live in the city but dream of that margarita on the beach? Maybe you love your proximity to the mountains but you could use some beach time next summer? Well, we’re here to provide you some pretty spectacular travel spots that give you that much-needed vitamin-c. So, get ready to pack that adorable swimsuit and plan your next getaway with friends or family.

Outer Banks, North Carolina 

The Outer Banks are barriers off the coast of North Carolina. Known for their historic lighthouses, this is an excellent spot for a family beach vacation. The greatest part about the outer banks is every beach community along the chain is distinctive. You can explore various beach spots and pick the perfect one for your family beach day. 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale is an excellent alternative to a crowded Miami vacation. South Florida is known for its sunshine and palm trees. Additionally, the Atlantic Ocean provides comfortable year-long temperatures so you can embark on a variety of activities including scuba diving, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Sounds like a spot you’d never want to leave? Check out the Fort Lauderdale apartments for rental options. 

San Diego, California 

Looking to visit California but trying to avoid crowds and pesky parking tickets? Look no further than San Diego. San Diego offers great activities downtown like Padres baseball games at Petco Park to shopping and fine dining in the Gaslamp quarter. With the beach and parks, there are so many activities to choose from your hands will be full. Additionally, if you want to visit Los Angeles, it is only a 2-hour drive.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

We have all heard of Cape Cod, but have you made time to travel there yet? If not, it’s a must-see. It’s well-known cottages and sand dunes make it an annual family summer vacation spot for many Americans. Don’t forget to eat some Lobster and catch a beautiful sunset if you go!

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Looking to visit the Pacific Northwest, while also getting your beach time? Look no further than Cannon Beach, Oregon. About 90 minutes from the big city of Portland, you will get spectacular views of the Oregon Coast and the coolest rock formations. This may be a trip for those eco-friendly nature lovers because besides the beach there are many great hikes to do. Ecola State Park is the go-to spot for hiking and adventuring near there!

Maui, Hawaii

Well, go big or go home. Hawaii is known for its beaches. With crystal blue waters and bright yellow sand, Maui would be an excellent kick-off to your new year. Maui is nicknamed “magic isle” because of how many site-seeing activities there are– from volcanoes to Upcountry you are definitely set for some magic. Among other things, you can go whale-watching, stumble upon some dolphins, and of course spend time on the beach with a cocktail in hand. 

Newport, Rhode Island

Salty shores are waiting for you in Rhode Island! Looking to check another state off your list? Check out Newport for a beachside vacation. Nicknamed the “classic coast” you are free to choose your own adventure. According to TripAdvisor, the coastal scenery includes Colonial and Gilded Age architecture. Also, be sure to enjoy some East Coast cuisine.

Santa Barbara, California 

Just north of Los Angeles in the central coast of California lies the surfer filled town of Santa Barbara. Enjoy the charm of the Spanish heritage roots here while basking in the warm sun. With incredible sunsets and a friendly atmosphere, Santa Barbara is perfect for a family trip.

The Hamptons, New York

Last but not least, we have made room for the Hamptons. This beach town is famous for city- dwellers who need a beach getaway. Known for its high-end restaurants and designer boutiques– make sure you budget wisely for this trip. Whether or not you chose the Hamptons for your next trip, you’re destined for a good time.