Missing the carefree days when you could hop on a plane and explore somewhere new? If you, like us, are experiencing major cabin fever, there is hope for us all. Instead of traveling to big cities this summer, it’s the perfect opportunity to travel to more remote destinations. Whether you want to take a road trip to a National Park or explore the coast of California, it’s still possible to get out of the house and feed your wanderlust while still maintaining social distance.
Glacier National Park
Based in Montana and on the border of Canada, Glacier National Park is arguably one of the most beautiful parks in the US and has already begun their reopening process. With a wide range of hikes, lakes, waterfalls and mountains, this is a fan favorite for good reason. You can also do the Going-to-the-Sun-Road, a scenic 52-mile drive through the park offering sweeping views of snow-capped mountains and glacial lakes. When you’re done exploring for the day, camping under the stars is a must!
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Not only can you just hang out in this cute ski town, but you can also do tons of outdoorsy activities including hiking, hot springs, whitewater rafting and more. It’s also super close to Yellowstone National Park as well as the Grand Tetons, so be sure to get out there for some great wildlife viewing.
Considered to be one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, Big Sur should definitely be a bucket list item for everyone who lives in the US, especially those in California. Grab a friend or family member and go for a long drive down Highway 1 for some dramatic cliffs, beautiful beaches and hiking. If you’re feeling super adventurous, go camping at one of the many campgrounds along the way.
Denali National Park
One of the most remote destinations you could possibly travel to, Denali National Park is often forgotten. With lots of hiking options, diverse wildlife, dog sledding, zip lining and more, there is something for everyone here. Whether you drive or hop on a tour bus, you’ll be able to experience the untouched wilderness and breathtaking landscapes, including Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
If you love pristine beaches, charming towns and water activities, this group of islands off of North Carolina are a great option for you. It’s the perfect place to rent a house, hang on the beach and try some water sports like kayaking, kiteboarding, jet skiing or fishing.
Because who doesn’t want to go to Hawaii? This island is one of the more popular ones, but is also more of a remote destination than Maui and Oahu. With fewer crowds, exclusive beaches, lots of hiking and water activities, Kauai is the perfect destination for this year, especially for those based on the west coast.
While the island has canceled all of their summer events, you can still grab a cute rental house and enjoy the unique charm of this island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Soak in the sun on one of the many public beaches, go bike riding on the trails throughout the island, stroll down the quaint cobblestone streets downtown and get some much-needed R&R. This is the perfect little getaway for those who live in New England.
While everyone must remain vigilant and cautious in regards to COVID-19 this summer, you can still try to get out there and explore as long as you’re careful and follow the local guidelines. If you’re ready to travel to some remote destinations this summer or fall, check out our discount domestic flights.