50 Awesome Vacation Ideas for Every Type of Traveler – Part 1

2019-04-16

Consider these vacation ideas for your next getaway.

These 50 exciting vacation ideas will have you packing your bags in no time.

Sometimes you just need a little inspiration or a beautiful photo to spark your wanderlust. That’s why U.S. News gathered 50 unique vacation ideas that will get you in the mood for adventure and help you decide where to go for your next getaway.

Beaches Turks & Caicos: Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

Families seeking an easy and relaxing getaway should head to Beaches, an all-inclusive resort on the island of Providenciales in the Turks and Caicos Islands. This tropical paradise boasts a 45,000-square-foot water park, programs for teens and kids, a spa and access to a 12-mile beach with crystal clear water. The best part? Each room rate covers all meals and drinks.

Vista Verde Guest Ranch: Clark, Colorado

Couples and families seeking seclusion and natural beauty should head to Vista Verde Guest Ranch for a luxurious yet outdoorsy experience. Located near Steamboat Springs, this AAA Four Diamond Award-winning property offers something for everyone in every season. In winter, you can go skiing, snow tubing or snowshoeing, and during the summer, you can go fishing, mountain biking, horseback riding, hiking and more.

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel: Edinburgh, Scotland

The stylish Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel offers renovated accommodations set within seven interconnected Georgian townhouses. Located in Edinburgh’s elegant New Town area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, guests are within walking distance of top attractions, including the Edinburgh Castle. On-site, the hotel has an impressive courtyard and serves unique Middle Eastern and Scottish delicacies at BABA.

Take a cruise on the new MSC Bellissima

The new MSC Bellissima ship from MSC Cruises debuted in March 2019 and offers grandeur and luxury at a more affordable price point for families. That’s because kids age 17 and younger can cruise for free on select MSC itineraries. The MSC Bellissima features family rooms that can sleep up to 10 people, and the ship offers 12 distinct dining venues, its own water park and one-of-a-kind Cirque de Soleil shows on board.

Travel through India’s Golden Triangle

Solo travelers with a thirst for adventure should consider booking a guided tour to India with Intrepid Tours. The company’s India’s Golden Triangle tour will take you to Delhi, Agra and Jaipur to discover markets and bazaars, and to see impressive forts and Rajasthan’s palaces. You’ll come home with souvenirs and unforgettable memories.

Antigua

Couples or families craving a relaxing beach getaway should head straight to the Caribbean island of Antigua. This tropical paradise is only 14 miles long and 11 miles wide, yet it boasts 365 different beaches, all of which are open to the public. The island is also home to numerous hotels and resorts, including luxury villas and all-inclusive properties.

Take an Amtrak adventure on the Coast Starlight

Hop on Amtrak’s Coast Starlight train for a memorable 30- to 35-hour adventure. The train travels between Los Angeles and Seattle and boasts panoramic views of Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, snow-capped mountains, verdant forests and the Pacific Ocean.

San Diego

San Diego boasts stunning beaches like La Jolla and Mission Beach, an award-winning zoo, SeaWorld San Diego and Legoland California. It’s also about 95 miles southeast of Disneyland Resort. You can book a whale watching trip, visit local breweries or simply relax on the beach. Because there is so much to see and do, couples and families with all ages will find something for everyone.

Sail the Caribbean on a SeaDream luxury yacht cruise

You don’t need to own a yacht to cruise the Caribbean in style. Book a luxury yacht cruise with SeaDream for spectacular views of Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, St. Barts and other inspiring spots. Each yacht holds up to 112 guests and 95 crew members. What’s more, cruise rates include gourmet meals, drinks and shore activities.

Amalfi Coast, Italy

It’s hard to imagine any destination more picturesque than Italy’s Amalfi Coast. From the small village of Praiano to the tourist paradise of Positano, you’ll find limestone cliffs topped with villas and lemon groves, dramatic ocean views and charming eateries serving regional pastas and seafood dishes.

Courtesy of USNews

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