Rest and recreation do not always have to involve traveling to the other side of the world. While the idea sounds very tempting, there are times when you just need to take a short break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It also doesn’t have to be a remote location – a brief, temporary change of environment will suffice.
Have you ever had a vacation at home? America is filled with hundreds of home vacation cities. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites to help you choose the destination where you can spend 3-5 days to reboot, relax, and rejuvenate.
The Vegas, Nevada. Need we say more? A few nights in Sin City is definitely one of the best ways to have a vacation at home. They have some of the luxury hotels in the world. If your idea of a home vacation primarily involves getting a massage, calling room service for food, or just staying home, then you’ve come to the right place. However, if you have something else in mind, like trying your luck at the casino, Las Vegas surely won’t disappoint!
Tampa, Florida. For most people, staying in Tampa means sunbathing and hitting the beach. That’s a great way to spend a few days in the city because Tampa’s beaches are some of the best the United States has to offer. Not in the mood for swimming or sunbathing? That’s perfectly fine because it just means you have more time to sample Tampa’s amazing restaurants. Most of them are in Tampa Bay, so if you’re up for a good meal, we recommend making the bay your first stop.
Portland, Oregon. If you want the whole package – food, fun, rest, and recreation – Portland, Oregon is definitely a good choice. Find culinary gems in the food carts of the city, exercise your legs and ride its bike-friendly path (while you’re at it, tour some of the original neighborhoods of the city) or reconnect with nature and walk through some of Oregon’s iconic trails. A fair warning if you have future vacation plans in Oregon though: prepare to fall in love with the city you might want to move to!
Birmingham, Alabama. One of the best reasons Birmingham is one of the best places to spend a home holiday is because it’s so low-key it’s easy to blend in. For example, you can attend one of the free gym classes at Railroad Park like a real local. There are also many nooks around the city that could be a perfect place to catch up on your reading list over a cup of Birmingham coffee.
Wherever you stay in this city, you are sure to find a luxury hotel that suits your needs and makes you feel at home. Channel your inner tourist and don’t waste a moment to renew and recharge!