Exploring America: Must-See Destinations for Travel Allied Professionals on Breaks


Michelle Ravanera | May 22nd, 2024

Working in the travel industry can be both rewarding and demanding. You spend your days helping others explore the world, but when it’s your turn to unwind, where do you go? The good news is, you have a home field advantage! The United States boasts a stunning diversity of landscapes, cultures, and experiences, making it an ideal destination for travel professionals on breaks.

For the Nature Lover:

  • Yosemite National Park, California: Hike among towering sequoia trees, gaze at granite cliffs carved by glaciers, and witness the power of Yosemite Falls.
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina & Tennessee: Breathe in the fresh mountain air, explore lush forests, and discover the rich history of the Appalachian Trail.
  • Zion National Park, Utah: Hike through red sandstone canyons, marvel at natural arches, and witness the power of the Virgin River.

For the City Slicker:

  • New York City, New York: Immerse yourself in the vibrant energy, world-class museums, iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, and a never-ending selection of Broadway shows and trendy restaurants.
  • New Orleans, Louisiana: Experience the unique blend of French and Creole cultures, indulge in delicious Cajun and soul food, and let loose during the world-famous Mardi Gras celebration (if your break falls in February).
  • Chicago, Illinois: Explore the stunning architecture along the Chicago River, take in breathtaking views from Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), and enjoy the vibrant art scene and world-class museums.

For the History Buff:

  • Boston, Massachusetts: Walk the Freedom Trail, explore historic sites like Faneuil Hall and the USS Constitution, and learn about America’s fight for independence.
  • Washington D.C.: Visit iconic landmarks like the White House, the Capitol Building, and the Smithsonian museums, and delve into the rich political history of the United States.
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico: Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of the Southwest, explore ancient adobe buildings and Pueblo ruins, and visit world-class museums dedicated to Native American art and history.

Bonus: For the Beach Bum

  • Miami Beach, Florida: Soak up the sun on pristine beaches, experience the vibrant nightlife scene, and explore the unique Art Deco architecture.
  • Maui, Hawaii: Hike through lush rainforests, snorkel in crystal-clear waters, and witness the breathtaking beauty of volcanic landscapes.
  • Outer Banks, North Carolina: Relax on beautiful beaches, explore charming coastal towns, and go for scenic bike rides or kayak adventures.

Remember, these are just a few ideas to get you started! With its vastness and variety, America offers something for everyone. Consider your interests, preferred travel style (relaxing vs. adventurous), and the length of your break when choosing your destination.

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