American Road Trip: 7 Destinations for the Fans of a Relaxation

From time to time we all need a rest. However, everyone is used to resting in his own way. Someone chooses Caribbean resorts to sunbathe and swim in the warm sea water, while others like to explore the interesting sights of historical places.

On the other hand, somebody needs a noisy vacation in huge megacities, and for many people a quiet vacation is the key to a pleasant pastime.

If you belong to those who like to explore secret tourist places, then the USA can offer several interesting destinations. Keep in mind that you can only reach them by car. Therefore, Enterprise car rental at BWI airport in Baltimore will be a convenient option for your trip. So, what places in the USA are suitable for a calm vacation?

Skaneateles, New York

Population: 7,209

Located right near the lake, Skaneateles is especially popular with New Yorkers during the summer. But there’s always something to do all year round: from yachting and polo matches to festivals and Christmas holidays. Don’t forget the camera: fantastic views against the backdrop of autumn foliage or summer greenery with amazing 19th-century architecture will definitely get to your Instagram account.

Recommended place to visit:

Hotel Mirbeau Inn and Spa with a French center of thalassotherapy, as well as beauty treatments for face and body

Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Population: 4,843

As the name suggests, Travelers Rest is a cozy town near Greenville, which is an ideal place to get away from the gray days and put your thoughts in order. Take a stroll along the 18.7 miles of Swamp Rabbit multi-function rail or go to one of the many nearby U.S. state parks, such as Caesar’s Head or Chimney Rock.

When you get to the top, look around and enjoy the incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Recommended place to visit:

Forest Coffeehouse, where excellent coffee from around the world is served

Crystal River, Florida

Population: 3,062

This place is located along the central natural coast of Florida. Crystal River is one of the few places where wildlife fans can swim along with giant manatees.

However, if you don’t want to relax in the blue waters, rent a boat with a transparent bottom and explore the marine life, or go down the ladder to the underwater observatory – here you’ll see the huge oceanarium.

Recommended place to visit:

Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, which is a habitat for manatees, black bears, red wolves, lynx, white-tailed deer, alligators, flamingos and other wildlife of Florida

Leavenworth, Washington

Population: 1,992

Located outside of Seattle, the fabulous town of Leavenworth is very similar to one of the German cities of Bavaria. It’s especially charming in winter: the whole is immersed in snow, and Christmas lights glow in the windows of the houses.

Here you can enjoy sledging from steep snow slopes or just a dog sledging. In the evening, drink a cup of hot mint chocolate in a cafe.

Recommended place to visit:

Nutcracker Museum with more than 6 thousand of the unique wooden toys

Solvang, California

Population: 5,385

You can get into a real European fairy tale in America by visiting Solvang, CA, in the north of Los Angeles. This town is a piece of Denmark, and its population carefully preserves the flavor of the European village.

Most of the buildings are European houses and mills, buried in greenery and flowers. The city is so quiet and peaceful that one can hear the crickets chirping. You probably won’t believe that there’s such a place in this region.

Local bakeries surprise travelers with their pastries – Danish donuts and waffles. You should definitely try the local wine, which is famous for Santa Barbara and the villages in its area.

Recommended place to visit:

Paula’s Pancake House bakery, where you can enjoy delicious Danish pancakes and Belgian waffles

Kittery, Maine

Population: 9,490

This small town of the USA is ideal for people with great appetites. Although Kittery is more known as a city of beautiful outlets, it got fame thanks to the delicious dinners served at local restaurants.

For example, at Bob’s Clam Hut restaurant received several awards for the amazingly tasty fried clams available there. If you cross the street – there’s Robert’s Maine Grill, which is famous for cooking unique seafood dishes. Why do local restaurants serve seafood? The fact is that the fishing business is greatly developed in Kittery, and fresh fish is always can be found on the table of any local.

Recommended place to visit:

Beach Pea Baking Co cafe where you can try the Cowboy Cookie specialty

Put-In-Bay, Ohio

Population: 138

No, this is not a typo. Put-In-Bay is home to just 138 people. Although it’s small, the city rightfully claims to be the best place for the food gourmets and the fans of nightlife throughout the Midwest. It’s even sometimes called the ‘western key to the Midwest’.

Along the city’s promenade you’ll find many authentic bars, taverns and restaurants that offer local specialties. You can also go kayaking through limestone cliffs, parasailing or fishing.

Recommended place to visit:

The Historic Stonehenge Estate – a charming stone house and a 19th century wine cellar, which with the help of antique interiors and photographs will tell visitors about the true local taste of life in past years and today.

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