Staycations can be equally as exciting and refreshing as a vacation trip to another country. Leaving the shores for a vacation does not always guarantee you will have the best experience. Looking closer to home for suitable vacation hotspots can be more rewarding in terms of value and exposure.
With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, travel bans and popular tourist centres such as the Effiel Tower in Paris closed, staycations are becoming more attractive.
If you live in the West Coast, here are some of the best staycations available to you: Pacific Coast Highway, California; Sanibel Island, Florida; Beautiful Moloka'i, Huwaei; and Cycle Moab, Utah.
Pacific Coast Highway, California
Are you a fan of road trips? Take a road trip down the Pacific Coast Highway and enjoy the beautiful scenery with loved ones. While driving on the highway, you can stop at the numerous activity centres and closer sightseeing of the beautiful coast.
Visit the Carlsbad Mineral Water Spa for a heavenly relaxing bath. There are several hotels there, but The Queen Mary Hotel is in a class of its own. It is a hotel, tourist attraction and museum. Other attractions include the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Fiscalini Ranch preserve (the best area for hiking) and Haunted Moss Beach Distillery.
Sanibel Island, Florida
The island is a popular tourist attraction. It is known for its wildlife, beautiful sunsets, luxurious resorts, lighthouse and shell beaches. Shelling is the most popular activity on the island.
There are a lot of restaurants that offer delicious plates of seafood. And while you are on the island, take yourself and loved ones on fishing trips or boat rides along the coast.
Beautiful Moloka'i, Huwaei
The beautiful island of Moloka'i is a travel attraction. The island may not be as glamorous as other islands, but it has the Hawaiian experience you can't get any other place in the world. Enjoy an unparalleled holiday experience in such a modest location with a lot of beautiful natural sceneries.
The locals are quite hospitable to visitors. Enjoy fresh fish tacos in restaurants there. Hiking, diving and fishing are some of the activities you can enjoy while on the island.
Cycle Moab, Utah
If you enjoy cycling and need a staycation location to enjoy the benefits of cycling up to full speed, take a trip to the Cycle Moab in Utah. It doesn't matter if your cycling skills are amateurish; there are cycle trails for all skill levels. You can learn to become a better cyclist on the trip.
Apart from cycling, you get to enjoy other activities such as rock climbing, running and hiking. Other attractions include the Slickrock Bike Trail and Arches National Park.
Enjoy your staycation with any of our four West Coast picks. A fulfilling vacation experience is possible within the shores of our America.