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10 of the Best Places in the US to Travel in 2019

Select Registry - January 11, 2019

Bustling, soulful cities. Quiet retreats off the beaten path. Colorful beach towns. These destinations top our list of the best places in the US to travel in 2019! Maybe you’re researching family-friendly escapades. Perhaps you're searching for the perfect vacation spot for couples. Either way, you’re in luck! Continue reading for our thoughtfully compiled suggestions of 2019 getaways. Also, be sure to check out our Romantic Getaway Guide if you’re planning a special trip for two!

Visit One of These 10 Best Places in the US to Travel in 2019

1. Kansas City, Missouri

Explore the arts and culture that make Kansas City, Missouri a top travel destination in the US this year! Whether you’re an African-American history buff, foodie, or music lover, you’ll encounter an array of attractions to appeal to your tastes. Visit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum or the American Jazz Museum. Or, spend a day at acclaimed art museums such as the Kemper Museum and the Contemporary Art or the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art! Don’t forget to end your day exploring by exploring the local food scene at one of the cities’ best BBQ joints!

2. Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley, time and time again, earns its ranking among the top cities in the US for a food and wine experience unlike any other. The promise of over 400 wineries to tour and explore draw travelers from around the world. Hike through breathtaking landscapes or opt for a hot air balloon ride on a warm, summer day. Then, end your evening with a glass of fine wine in a climate that boasts ideal soil for Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It’s the perfect retreat for romantics!

Stay at Churchill Manor

Relish the elegant atmosphere at this historic mansion. Gilded decor and ornate furnishings adorn the halls as an air of sophistication settles on every surface. Hues of gold and rose complement Mahogany wood in such a way that truly captures the essence of Napa.

Churchill Manor

3. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

In the market for an authentic, Mountain West experience? Then, be sure to add Jackson Hole, Wyoming to your list of the best vacation spots in the US. Plan the perfect vacation around exploring world-renowned national parks. It's no surprise that Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park attract visitors year-round. Unplug from your busy, everyday life. Then, recharge your soul surrounded by natural wonders that range from fields of swaying wildflowers to dramatic canyons and snow-capped peaks. Adventure awaits!

4. Sedona, Arizona

Outdoor adventures abound in the Grand Canyon State. Sedona, Arizona, is home to creeks, canyons, and towering rock formations. Additionally, red sands strikingly contrast against green treetops. Off-road in 4WD Jeeps, explore Antelope Canyon or Verde Valley, and hike through Devil’s Bridge trail or Oak Creek Canyon. Most importantly, prepare to be stunned by the breathtaking views seen throughout the region.

Stay at Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona

Red Rock views and the highlands desert set the scene for a vacation you won’t soon forget at this gorgeous bed and breakfast. World-class amenities, accommodations, and service add to the undeniable uniqueness of the “Inn with the million dollar views.”

Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast

5. Key West, Florida

Snorkel, scuba dive, and explore. Discover what lies beneath the deep blue sea off the shores of Key West, Florida. The vibrant Florida Reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States! In addition to indulging in outdoor adventures, you can also visit the Hemingway House. Then, feast on delicious delicacies sourced from the ocean and peruse eclectic museums and galleries. Don’t miss an opportunity to cross this beachy bucket list destination off your list.

Stay at the Mermaid & the Alligator

Stay near the beach and all the best restaurants! This 1904 Queen Anne Victorian mansion sits tucked away, beneath tall palms and lush, tropical foliage. Above all, unique angled bay windows, spacious verandas, and stylishly sophisticated decor set this inn apart from all the rest.

The Mermaid & the Alligator

6. Bar Harbor, Maine

There's something special about the untouched, natural beauty of Acadia National Park. It draws outdoor enthusiasts to Bar Harbor, Maine, year after year. Hike along beautiful nature trails throughout the region. Additionally, visit attractions such as Sand Beach, Cadillac Mountain, or the Porcupine Islands. Admire charming fishing villages that adorn the coast. They stay full to the brim with swaying sailboats and eclectic mom and pop shops. You might even like to visit some of the most scenic lighthouses in Maine! Revel in the way they illuminate the coastline at night. Everyone should indulge in a classic, New England vacation at least once in their lifetime!

Stay at the Inn at Bay Ledge

Stay near all the best area activities when you stay at the Inn at Bay Ledge. This one-of-a-kind inn sits perched on a bayfront bluff! The property also overlooks the Frenchman Bay, which allows for unparalleled panoramic views of mountains meeting the sea shore.

Inn at Bay Ledge

More Top Destinations to Consider for Your 2019 Vacation

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