Where will 2019 take you? Every January as the start of a fresh new year sinks into our minds; we often take time to outline the year ahead with our goals and resolutions. Planning vacations and travel top the list for most people, however studies show that every year employees forfeit over 200 million vacation days. As the hustle and bustle of your everyday schedule takes routine, it can be challenging to coordinate child care, time off, and funds to plan your time away. Travel expert Samantha Brown says that “By the time we realize we want to go on vacation, it’s either too late or really expensive.” This year don’t miss out on your earned vacation time and plan a getaway. Not only is it important for your health and well-being, but it can make your work more productive when you come home. Not sure where to start? Here are some of the best places to visit in the U.S in 2019:
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
As one of North America’s natural wonders, the Grand Canyon has been a popular tourist destination for years. The awe-inspiring, breathtaking views of the landscape combined with the geologic colors of the canyon make this destination a must for travelers. This year, the Grand Canyon celebrates its 100-year anniversary, making it the ideal time to plan a visit. Visitors can participate in a series of special exhibitions, concerts, and talks. There are brand new tours and educational opportunities available as well.
Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia
Whether you are a history buff or not, Colonial Williamsburg is a charming destination full of southern hospitality and family fun. As the world’s largest history museum with over 300 acres to explore, Colonial Williamsburg has tons of buildings and history to indulge in. 2019 also marks the 400th anniversary of defining events for America, making it a commemorative time in history and a perfect time for a visit. With plenty of shops, restaurants, wine and beer trails and nearby amusement park Busch Gardens, Virginia is a great destination in 2019.
Miami has always been a popular vacation destination, and for a good reason. Plenty of beaches, a buzzing nightlife, and tons of shopping attract thousands to Miami each year. Visitors love this tropical paradise for its almost always sunny skies and rich culture. Miami has seen a transformation in recent years to include a beaming art district and an abundance of restaurant options, perfect for the artist inspired person or foodie alike.