Quick Vacations When You Can't Visit Europe
You don't need to take a trip to Europe to have a nice vacation. If you are someone who simply doesn't have the time or the budget to take a trip to Europe it does not mean that you can't enjoy a nice, relaxing, and fun vacation nevertheless. In fact, there are some really fun, quick, and affordable vacations that you should look into. This article will go over a number of different options that you should consider. There are short trips that are perfect for people looking to do something outdoorsy and love to hike and get involved in nature. There are also some really fun short vacation ideas for people who want a more metropolitan vacation. Here are three to consider.
Grand Canyon Tours
One of the coolest short trips you can arrange is a Grand Canyon tour. You should head out to Colorado or Arizona and see why much of these states tourism is centered around this amazing wonder. Once you have seen this amazing site, it is no surprise that it has been called one of the seven wonders of the natural world. The site is so massive that you really can't begin to appreciate the majesty of it until you see it in person and, really, until you look at it up close by taking a guided tour. While some people might have seen the infamous mule tours, the more comfortable and most likely safer tours, are those that involve buses. The guided Grand Canyon bus tour is something that is really fun—not too stressful—but also very enjoyable and will bring you up close with nature.
Puerto Plata, DR
If you want some fun and sun, but don't have the time or the expendable cash to take you to the Rivera in France, then you should look to the Dominican Republic. This is not only a much closer location, it's very affordable. You can find cheap trips from most large cities and you can get there in a few hours. The Dominican Republic has beautiful beaches and fantastic food. It's also got really cool music.
NYC: Landmarks and Skyscrapers
Don't count NYC out. It's one of the best places to visit, and it is jam-packed with things to see and do. You can see lots of things for free (landmarks, parks, the Staten Island Ferry), so if you're on a budget, it really isn't as expensive as you might think. The city is so dense with fun things to see for free (central park, outdoor art exhibits, cultural tours) that you won't have to worry about spending a ton of money. Plus, it's quicker to get to than one of the larger cities in Europe.