Your travel plans were probably turned upside down in 2020. But in 2021, the world is opening up again and that means there are lots of options for travel and vacations. Here are some suggestions for some great getaways.
The Alaskan Coast
Last year, Alaska's entire cruise season was cancelled and while you may be leery of jumping on a cruise ship even with a vaccine, you can still take advantage of Alaska’s glorious natural wonders, like thunderous glaciers, frolicking humpback whales, exciting gold rush towns, and a thriving art scene.
Western Massachusetts might not jump out as a tourist destination but for over 200 years the Berkshires have been a popular summer getaway. While summer is still the most popular season, there are still plenty of opportunities for social distancing, from the enormous exhibition spaces at the contemporary art museum Mass Moca, to the pastoral acres surrounding the Clark Art Institute, to a hike up Mount Greylock or Monument Mountain.
Big Sky, Montana
Do you love skiing? Then you need to go to Big Sky, with more than 5,800 acres of skiable terrain. A $150-million investment into Big Sky Resort has transformed this region of Southwest Montana into America’s Alps, meaning skiers may soon have to share their powder-perfect runs.
The Black Hills of South Dakota
The Black Hills have long been a mandatory stop on any road trip out west but now it’s become a destination in its own right. The region first got a little more glamour two years ago with glamping outfitter Under Canvas and this year, intrepid travelers can see the debut of Adventure Cycling’s new Parks, Peaks, and Prairies cycling route, which pieces together trails winding from Yellowstone to Minneapolis.