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Slide 1 of 52: Booking your next vacation can be time-consuming in itself, so why waste precious minutes looking for a a destination that will take hours getting there. If you just look around the corner, you'll discover there are plenty of amazing spots right in your home state. According to a survey from YouGov Omnibus, 53% of Americans have taken a “staycation” at some point. Jump on the bandwagon—or in some cases, in the road trip van—and check out our top picks for the best staycations by state.

Slide 2 of 52: For your next staycation, why not book a hotel room right near all the best spots in town? The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection in Birmingham is in the perfect location, with weekend rates that won't cause sticker shock. On top of all the swanky hotel amenities, you can check out the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Birmingham Zoo in the area. Both are walking distance from the hotel and a fun way of escaping the norm, just steps away from home.

Slide 3 of 52: Alaska's a pretty massive state, so even staycations might require a bit of a drive, but a visit to the Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Tyonek is worth the trip. The spot is perfect for disconnecting and a great place to bring the kids—the ideal remedy for any nature deficit you're been struggling with. At the lodge you can fish, kayak, bear watch, hike, paddle board and more. It's also all-inclusive so once you book, you can simply settle in and enjoy.

Slide 4 of 52: If you're looking for a health and wellness trip, make sure to check out the The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, located in Phoenix. Take a dip in the pool or treat yourself to the Citrus Ritual (an al fresco, full-body exfoliation treatment) with breathtaking red-tinged hills and palm trees as the backdrop. This hotel is centrally located and perfect for a quick weekend that is all about you.

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Slide 5 of 52: Scheduling a much-needed staycation isn't always about booking a hotel room. Save money by setting out from home to visit some of Arkansas' greatest sites to experience your home state as a tourist. The Thorncrown Chapel is a famous chapel in Eureka Springs which has been featured in more movies then we can count. Built in 1980, it's considered one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Located more centrally in the state is Hot Springs National Park with 47 thermal springs ready for discovery. Take a dip on Bathhouse Row or check out some cool museums. For a more urban escape, have a drink and check out some stores on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

Slide 6 of 52: If you're looking to immerse yourself in a new culture next holiday, try the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco's Japantown. This *very* cool hotel was recently renovated and sits in the heart of Japantown, so you'll be steps away from all the different shops and points of interest that make this part of town awesome. If you're near Los Angeles, check out the Andaz West Hollywood. Situated on the famous Sunset Strip, it features a poolside cabana designed by Jonathan Adler in collaboration with (RED), with a portion of proceeds donated to ending HIV/AIDS. If you don't want to book a room, treat yourself to top-notch eats at the hotel restaurants and bars—it's a great way to taste a little of what each offers.

Slide 7 of 52: If you want to see some of the most beautiful spots in your state, national parks are a great place to start. Take Mesa Verde National Park in Montezuma County for example. This park offers hiking, awesome scenery and incredible cliff dwellings that were built over 700 years ago. If you're located closer to Denver and looking to be pampered a bit, stay at the all-inclusive C Lazy U Ranch. This luxury guest ranch house offers horseback riding, fishing and other great ranch activities, plus a spa on the banks of Willow Creek where you can really treat yourself.

Slide 8 of 52: What's a staycation without some wine? The Connecticut Wine Trail is a vino-lover's dream. Just look at a map of Connecticut's best wineries and you'll be floored by all the options that are open for tastings year-round. Hummock Island in Westport offers a great oyster tour that will turn anyone into a true bivalve believer. Lastly, taking a train from the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat company in Essex is a fun family-oriented activity. In addition to sightseeing, there are different happenings available onboard, from dinners to murder mystery shows.

Slide 9 of 52: A seasonal beer garden recently opened along Delaware's Christina Riverwalk, and we couldn't be happier. Constitution Yards Beer Garden is the perfect place to unwind with a craft brew in hand, or even to try out axe throwing. If you're looking for something a little more low-key, head over to the UDairy Creamery in Wilmington. Built in 2011 in association with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware, the facilities will teach you how ice cream gets from the cow to your cone, with fun tours and activities along the way.

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Slide 10 of 52: If you love hunting for seashells on the beach, you have to get to Sanibel & Captiva Island on Florida's south western coast. Discover 15 miles of protected beaches in a place that has been saving 65% of its land for conservation since the 80s. Facing the Gulf of Mexico, hotels like Sundial Resort offer affordable stays, educational excursions and beach-front properties. You might even hear the ocean from your room if you're lucky. While on Sanibel Island check out the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum—it's the only one of its kind in the country. This spring, an aquarium will be completed, bringing this family-friendly destination to another level. In the evening, leave the kids with a sitter and check out Crazy Dingo Brewing—this recently opened, sustainable south Florida brewing company just opened and provides a unique taste of the Sunshine State.

Slide 11 of 52: Midway between Jacksonville and Savannah you'll find Georgia's Golden Isles. Compromised of four barrier islands, this destination is unique in so many ways, and will wow you with breathtaking views of sprawling marshland. One of the islands (Jekyll Island) is famous for the amount of strangely beautiful driftwood that shows up on its sandy shores. One stay at the the Golden Isles can change your whole perspective of Georgia.

Slide 12 of 52: Hawaii in general can be a state where the lines between vacation and real life are very thin. The Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu lets you know you're on vacation in a swift and luxurious way. This isn't just any old resort—the Halekulani Hotel focuses on authentic Hawaiian culture in a way that respects native Hawaiians and allows its guest to learn about rather than exploit the many beautiful traditions that began on the island. ‘The Secret of Spearfishing’ is a new program that allows guest to immerse themselves in a generations-old sustainable practice while being educated on fisherman culture that is very dear to Hawaii. Have you booked your stay yet?

Slide 13 of 52: Sometimes a good old check-in to the nearest hotel is just what the doctor ordered. In the Boise area, Inn at 500 Capitol is perfect home base for a night out on the town. It provides all the necessary amenities in the heart of Boise. You'll be happy to crash at this pad after bellying up to the bar at Pengilly' Salloon or hitting up Humpin' Hannah's for games and live music.

Slide 14 of 52: Speaking of staying where the action is, check out the Park Hyatt Chicago. From here you're close to Magnificent Mile, the gorgeous Gold Coast neighborhood, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Old Chicago Water Tower, Newberry Library and more. But why leave when you can dine at one of the fanciest restaurants in the city? NoMI Kitchen offers a modern take on French cuisine. What is better than that?

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Slide 15 of 52: Indiana is a great state with even better cities. Check out Newfields, a quirky art museum in Indianapolis, situated on a 152-acre campus that is perfect for relaxed roaming. While you're in town, have dinner at Le Méridien Indianapolis and check out a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—those three activities alone will fill up any weekend.

Slide 16 of 52: High Trestle Trail is a 25-mile trek that crosses through through three counties in central Iowa! This awesome trail is perfect for any workout buff that wants to get some good cardio in on their next staycation, whether on foot or two wheels. If food and drinks are more your thing, make the short trip to Des Moines to try out the Asian-inflected eats at Harbinger, followed by the killer cocktail lineup at Hello, Majorie. It may not constitute as an entire staycation, but it can change the rhythm of your routine.

Slide 17 of 52: If you're a fan of lazy afternoon walks then you have to check out the epic national parklands throughout Kansas. At Lewis and Clark National Park, there's plenty of terrain perfect for beginner hikes that don't require two much fuss and are a great way to slowly immerse yourself into staycation mode. For adventure seekers, Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve northwest of Wichita provides lots of opportunities to view wildlife.

Slide 18 of 52: Horse Country is a great place to learn about the gentle creatures and introduce kids to Equestrianism at their own pace. Book a tour today see what it's all about. Families can visit with mares and foals in the nursery, learn abut horses' nutrition and health at the feed mill and much more.

Slide 19 of 52: If you're curious about the south and its fascinating history, check out Louisiana's Plantation Country. You'll be able to visit multiple plantation houses and learn the story behind each one, digging into details about the culture, architecture, music, and spirituality. An important aspect of visiting is taking in the history of the enslaved through eye-opening tours of historic locations.

Slide 20 of 52: If you want to get back to basics during a relaxing staycation in Maine, check out Portland's Pomegranate Inn. This quaint bed and breakfast is perfect for a quick and affordable getaway. While in town, check out the Portland Lobster Company for a quick bite of the area's specialty seafood by the water.

Slide 21 of 52: The seaside town of Ocean City is often busy with tourists during the summer season, but plan a staycation during the week for a dose of summertime fun. Enjoy the white sand beaches, stroll the boardwalk in search of tasty bites, and make sure to carve out time for a quality seafood dinner. If you prefer to be poolside, hit up Splash Mountain Amusement Park nearby—a fun destination for families with kids in tow.

Slide 22 of 52: Cape Cod is a special place that tends to inspire visitors to kick back and enjoy a glass of wine — and there's no better spot than Truro Vineyards. If you're looking to explore before cocktailing, take a drive down to Provincetown to shop at the cute, local stores on Commercial Street. Provincetown is a great place to take kids for a summer filled with pools, pristine beaches and nonstop fun.

Slide 23 of 52: Detroit is once again a thriving city with history to revisit and lots of new landmarks to explore. The best way to see all the Motor City has to offer is to set out on a walking art tour. Plenty of public works can be found throughout the city, especially in the Grand River Creative Corridor where eye-catching murals are in no short supply. The City Sculpture park, dotted with interesting metal sculptures of all shapes and sizes, is another must-see spot.

Slide 24 of 52: Minnehaha Regional Park is great for biking, golfing, public art, walking paths and even more! Located close to Minneapolis, this natural destination is ideal if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab a spot at the campgrounds for a weekend in the wilderness and make sure to get to Minnehaha Falls during your stay.

Slide 25 of 52: Beach vacations don't always have to be tough on your wallet. Take the Biloxi Resort Rentals in Gulfport, for example. A weekend here won't leave your pockets empty and it's a perfect place to spend time with the family. Check out their website for specials that are offered on a regular basis. If the weather doesn't cooperate with your beach vacay, don't fret! The Mississippi Coast Modern Railroad Museum and Altitude Trampoline Park are nearby for indoor fun.

Slide 26 of 52: Why not make your next staycation a luxury one? Check in to the Four Seasons hotel in St. Louis where you can enjoy views of the famous Gateway Arch, a large outdoor pool, a James Beard award winning restaurant and close proximity to all major attractions. Another option is to explore Delmar Loop or taking a brewery class at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

Slide 27 of 52: Did you think we forgot about you après ski lovers? The Mountain Village at Big Sky Resort is a perfect gateway that mixes luxury with physical activities. If you're not into skiing, but are still looking for outdoorsy excursions and the weather is just right, check out whitewater rafting at Yellowstone River or the psychedelic Grand Prismatic Spring. These fun activities can be coupled with drinks and food at The Old Faithful Inn. This woodsy establishment can serve as your final pitstop on your Montana staycation.

Slide 28 of 52: Located in the historic section of Lincoln, the Historic Haymarket District is perfect for a quick gateway that doesn't require much travel or effort. Every first Friday of the month is their artwalk—this fun trail leads you to eight wineries and galleries. While there, check out a show at The Comedy Loft, enjoy a cigar at Cigarz Lounge, have a beer at Kinkaider Brewing and grab a bite to eat at the outdoor American restaurant, Gate 25. All these fun activities are minutes from each other so you can forget about ordering an Uber.

Slide 29 of 52: The Hyatt Residence Club Lake Tahoe, High Sierra Lodge is a perfect getaway if you love nature and being pampered. Located on Lake Tahoe just across the California border, this is one destination you should book immediately. Don't forget to take the Lake Tahoe Cruise, a 2.5-hour scenic cruise that's perfect for your next outdoor Instagram post. If you want more outdoor fun, take a trip to Emerald Bay State Park, considered one of the best places to take in the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. There are plenty of activities in the state park outside of sightseeing, including kayaking, biking and hiking, all in the same day.

Slide 30 of 52: If you like seeing the seasons change, check out the Conway Scenic Railroad. These all-season vintage locomotives go all the way to Crawford (five hours away). This is one fun way to see the scenic backdrop of the White Mountains region. While in White Mountain, take a moose tour— a family-friendly activity consisting of a three-hour evening ride in search of the elusive moose. Lastly, take an aerial tramway that serves folks that want to ski or just explore the different state park sites. It's a quick ride, and you get to see the expansive scenic views from a higher angle.

Slide 31 of 52: Asbury Park has been a family destination for ages! This spring & summer staple is the perfect getaway if you're coming from New York City. Just a few hours away by train, you can get a room at The Asbury Hotel or check out a show at The Stone Pony. If you just want to roam, take a walk on the famous boardwalk where outside of great restaurants like Pop’s Garage, you can mini golf, game at the arcade and have a drink at an LGBTQ staple, The Empress.

Slide 32 of 52: Health and wellness buffs look no further—the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa offers an extensive list of spa and health related activities that will leave you feeling like a million bucks! Everything from yoga to birding is set on the Ojo Caliente terrain that leaves nothing but the best impression on your memory. If wine is included in your health and wellness plans, check out the Black Mesa Winery for their chocolate-infused red wine. You can also explore the historic Posi-ouinge, which is listed as an archeological site in Rio Arriba County—a great place to visit if you like history.

Slide 33 of 52: There's a new trend happening: Fireplace concierges are all the rage this season and we can thank The Lowell on the Upper East Side for keeping us in-the-know. If fireplaces aren't your thing, head over to the Chelsea neighborhood on a Thursday, where from 6–8pm, multiple art galleries are open (and offer free wine) for your enjoyment. For more art, check out The Frick Collection on the Upper East Side. This small museum normally is clear of large crowds, but still houses some masterpieces. Want to get out of the city? Take a trip over to the Hamptons or Fire Island. A quick ride on the LIRR can transport you to areas that you never knew existed. Stay at Kenny's Tipperary Inn in Montauk (the Hamptons) or the Fire Island Hotel and Resort for a staycation that won't break the bank.

Slide 34 of 52: If flowers and a no-frills vibe are your jam, then check out this quick staycation gateway. Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh is basically like New York's Central Park. Here you can do yoga and run a 5K all in one day. Afterwards, check out the many food tours Raleigh offers—you get to sample from some of the cities most unique local restaurants. After that take a BYOB trolley pub tour. It's not recommended for folks prone to car sickness, but it's a fun way to explore the city and get a little tipsy.

Slide 35 of 52: North Dakota can get chilly in the winter months—one way to warm up is checking out the local salt caves. Located in Bismarck, the Salt Cave Wellness Relaxation Center offers different halo therapy treatments that help with anything from asthma to eczema. Another kind of therapy is available at the Laughing Sun Brewing Co.—this fun spot has a good assortment of craft beers and claims to be North Dakota's first brewery. The Dakota Zoo is a great family spot where you can learn about the 75 mammals and 23 birds currently housed. If all fails, check in to the Staybridge Suites, where there are indoor heated pools.

Slide 36 of 52: Take a step into the Hocking Hills region and stay at the New Leaf Wellness Retreat. This health and wellness retreat is perfect for your next staycation if staying fit in mind and body are your thing. A primary focus in yoga is preferred for this resort, but not mandatory. You can take cooking classes, walk a winery and even learn how to journal better at this snazzy place. While in Hocking Hills, check out Old Man's Cave. This beautiful state park will make you think you're in a movie—majestic waterfalls and pools dot most of the trails and you'll have no issue hiking there considering its paths are for the entire family.

Slide 37 of 52: Just the architectural value of this next staycation destination is a good enough reason to visit. Renowned architect I.M. Pei was tasked with creating the Myriad Botanical Gardens structure which houses 15 acres of grounds—it even has a carousel inside. Located in Oklahoma City, this beautiful piece of art offers numerous educational opportunities for both children and adults. The best part is that it has free admission and is open to the public, depending on the weather. Spend the night at the 21c Museum Hotel, a quirky property with an entire art museum attached to it, which is free and open to the public all day. Finally, have a bite at the farm-to-table Kitchen No. 324 restaurant, known for having the best brunch options around town.

Slide 38 of 52: The Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland is the perfect mix of city and nature and should be on your bucket list, even if you're not a resident. It's located steps from the Hoyt Arboretum, Tom McCall and Waterfront Park on the Willamette River. Aside from being centrally located, the Hyatt also offers fine dining with restaurants like Masia which has an impressive Catalan and Spanish menu. Take a walk over to the Portland Japanese Garden, a 5.5-acre property that's serene enough to calm anyone. If you're a fan of food trucks, head on over to Portland Mercado, with over nine food carts and six indoor business. The greatest part is that each of these business represent the diverse cuisines of Latin America.

Slide 39 of 52: The Poconos have always been a great place for vacations. This holiday, try out the Skytop Lodge—located near Mountain Lake, this is the perfect staycation for any winter wonderland fans. Staying at this resort is relatively inexpensive so that leaves more cash for skiing or a ride on the Poconos zip line. If you're not afraid of heights, this is the perfect way to see the snowy paradise the Poconos can be. Take a drive over to The Lodge at Woodloch, a fancy spa that can be a bit pricey, but is a good option after a day spent outdoors.

Slide 40 of 52: Overlooking Watch Hill Passage is the luxurious Ocean House—a stay at this luxurious property is worth every penny. This 5-star inn offers everything from the finest champagnes to the best New England cuisine. While in Westerly, check out the Watch Hill Lighthouse, a historic site which attracts tourist from all over the state. Built in 1745, there's plenty of history here to take up one afternoon. If that's not enough, walk over to Napatree Point, a sandy conversation area that also acts a public beach, so feel free to jump in a for a dip!

Slide 41 of 52: Want to work out your mind and body while on staycation? Try Hilton Head Health on Hilton Head Island. For over 40 years, Hilton Head Health has been providing guests with a stay focused on their wellbeing, and leaving an everlasting impression. If you don't want to stay, but still want to explore the islands, check out Island Skiff Adventure Tours. These fun boat tours explore Hilton Head, Bluffton, Daufuskie and other surrounding islands. Hilton Island isn't just about water sports—there's a vibrant nightlife scene with spots like The Rooftop in the Shelter Cove Towne Centre. With a pretty vibrant concert calendar, this is one place to dance the night away.

Slide 42 of 52: Have you ever wanted to rock out at Deadwood's former Homestake Slime Plant? Now's your chance! Check out the Deadwood Mountain Grand, a new property where you can attend a concert in their large-scale event center, bet your luck at the casino and stay for the night in the 98-room hotel. This three-in-one combo is perfect for the South Dakota staycationee who wants plenty of entertainment options. If you want to venture out, check out the Historic Old Town. Here you can explore old Deadwood and shop at cutest local stores. There's even a bar that lets you sample moonshine!

Slide 43 of 52: Take a night off and have some drinks at The Foundry at The Chattanoogan Hotel. It's a great spot for those last-minute escapes. Just 10 minutes away, you can explore Ruby Falls—discovered in 1928, it's the nation's deepest and tallest waterfall and a favorite among tourist. Check out the Hunter Museum of American Art for a quick cultural excursion as well.

Slide 44 of 52: Venture out of the suburbs and stay at the The Driskill—this swanky destination offers primer dining and is smack dab in the middle of Austin. If the dry heat becomes too much for you, take a dip in the Barton Springs Pool to cool off. This all-season pool is perfect for escaping the heat. When hunger strikes, don't forget that food trucks are original to Austin and you can find the best ones here.

Slide 45 of 52: Living in Utah is synonymous with great skiing—take your pick from resorts like Alta, Brighton, Deer Valley, Snowbird and more. If you want to take a break from the slopes, the Cliff Spa at Snowbird is an ideal spot to unwind. Here you can wade in a pool with an awesome backdrop of mountains and snow, plus partake in other health-related amenities. If you're in the area outside of winter months, try mountain biking. This fun activity provides incredible views of the mountains. If all else fails, head over to Park City—known as one the best ski towns in the state, it's perfect for a day trip any time of year.

Slide 46 of 52: Want to try out a bohemian staycation? Book the Vermont A-Frame which sits on the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont. This Instagram-perfect lodging is for the staycationer who wants great views from the comfort of a cozy bed. While in Southern Vermont, check out Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. Known as the home of the only surviving child of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Hildene is chock-full of cool artifacts, and perfect for those history buffs. Another great spot is the Dorset Farmers Market—locals say the best time to head over is Sunday mornings.

Slide 47 of 52: The Quirk Hotel is great for gallery lovers. Located steps away from downtown Richmond’s arts and design district, this unique hotel has fun amenities like the Q Rooftop Bar which is perfect for any celebration. Another fun place to check out in Richmond is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Opened in 1936, it is considered one of the largest art museums in North America and offers free admission. Lastly, take a riverfront canal cruise on the James River and Kanawha Canal, which were designed by President George Washington.

Slide 48 of 52: Seattle is a city with lots of culture and the Motif Seattle is an excellent addition to the hotel scene. If you're looking for a quick staycation, check out this fun spot, which offers great amenities like a rooftop bar facing the Olympic Mountains. Other must-visit spots include the Chihuly Garden and Glass (a very cool glass exhibit featuring the mesmerizing works of Dale Chihuly) and the Space Needle. Seattle also has a very vibrant LGBTQ scene—favorites include the cabaret Le Faux Show and the Capitol Hill district that houses cute restaurants, bars and public spaces.

Slide 49 of 52: Home to mineral spas with a consistent temperature of 74.3 degrees, the Berkeley Spring State Park is a great staycation because of all the attractions within reach. Outside of the bath houses, you can visit fun spots like Frog Valley Artisans and Berkeley Spring Brewing Co. Look into the cabin rentals in and around downtown in the forest areas—booking one is affordable and a great way to escape the city.

Slide 50 of 52: Known as the waterpark capital of the world, Wisconsin Dells rivals Disney in terms of entertainment. With more than 100 attractions, you'll never be bored in this town. If it's chilly out, Wisconsin Dells has five indoor water parks and if the weather is just right, it has another five outdoor areas to splash around in. Outside of the water-related activities, this town also has an expansive amount of amusement parks, including favorites like Kalahari and Mt. Olympus.

Slide 51 of 52: The Lodge at Jackson Hole is a great place to recharge and explore the best of nature. If you just want to lounge, there's a few spa amenities like an indoor/outdoor pool. Outside, you can take an Iditarod sled-dog tour across Grand Teton National Park and explore the same park by snowmobile. If the weather is warmer, you can take a guided horseback tour of Buffalo Valley.

Slide 52 of 52: We couldn't leave out Washington, D.C. One favorite spot is Anchovy Social at the Thompson Hotel. This fancy little lounge is great for the smallest of staycations (dinners) and ideal for a quick escape—here, you can dine on tapas-style shareable dishes and drink to your heart's content. They even have a rooftop for those memorable summer nights. Take a stroll through Eastern Market for some light shopping, or kayak your way down the Potomac with the Key Bridge Boathouse.

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Booking your next vacation can be time-consuming in itself, so why waste precious minutes looking for a a destination that will take hours getting there. If you just look around the corner, you'll discover there are plenty of amazing spots right in your home state. According to a survey from YouGov Omnibus, 53% of Americans have taken a “staycation” at some point. Jump on the bandwagon—or in some cases, in the road trip van—and check out our top picks for the best staycations by state.

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Alabama

For your next staycation, why not book a hotel room right near all the best spots in town? The Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection in Birmingham is in the perfect location, with weekend rates that won't cause sticker shock. On top of all the swanky hotel amenities, you can check out the Birmingham Botanical Gardens and Birmingham Zoo in the area. Both are walking distance from the hotel and a fun way of escaping the norm, just steps away from home.

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Alaska

Alaska's a pretty massive state, so even staycations might require a bit of a drive, but a visit to the Redoubt Mountain Lodge in Tyonek is worth the trip. The spot is perfect for disconnecting and a great place to bring the kids—the ideal remedy for any nature deficit you're been struggling with. At the lodge you can fish, kayak, bear watch, hike, paddle board and more. It's also all-inclusive so once you book, you can simply settle in and enjoy.

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Arizona

If you're looking for a health and wellness trip, make sure to check out the The Royal Palms Resort and Spa in the Unbound Collection by Hyatt, located in Phoenix. Take a dip in the pool or treat yourself to the Citrus Ritual (an al fresco, full-body exfoliation treatment) with breathtaking red-tinged hills and palm trees as the backdrop. This hotel is centrally located and perfect for a quick weekend that is all about you.

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Arkansas

Scheduling a much-needed staycation isn't always about booking a hotel room. Save money by setting out from home to visit some of Arkansas' greatest sites to experience your home state as a tourist. The Thorncrown Chapel is a famous chapel in Eureka Springs which has been featured in more movies then we can count. Built in 1980, it's considered one of the most beautiful churches in the world. Located more centrally in the state is Hot Springs National Park with 47 thermal springs ready for discovery. Take a dip on Bathhouse Row or check out some cool museums. For a more urban escape, have a drink and check out some stores on Dickson Street in Fayetteville.

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California

If you're looking to immerse yourself in a new culture next holiday, try the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco's Japantown. This *very* cool hotel was recently renovated and sits in the heart of Japantown, so you'll be steps away from all the different shops and points of interest that make this part of town awesome. If you're near Los Angeles, check out the Andaz West Hollywood. Situated on the famous Sunset Strip, it features a poolside cabana designed by Jonathan Adler in collaboration with (RED), with a portion of proceeds donated to ending HIV/AIDS. If you don't want to book a room, treat yourself to top-notch eats at the hotel restaurants and bars—it's a great way to taste a little of what each offers.

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Colorado

If you want to see some of the most beautiful spots in your state, national parks are a great place to start. Take Mesa Verde National Park in Montezuma County for example. This park offers hiking, awesome scenery and incredible cliff dwellings that were built over 700 years ago. If you're located closer to Denver and looking to be pampered a bit, stay at the all-inclusive C Lazy U Ranch. This luxury guest ranch house offers horseback riding, fishing and other great ranch activities, plus a spa on the banks of Willow Creek where you can really treat yourself.

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Connecticut

What's a staycation without some wine? The Connecticut Wine Trail is a vino-lover's dream. Just look at a map of Connecticut's best wineries and you'll be floored by all the options that are open for tastings year-round. Hummock Island in Westport offers a great oyster tour that will turn anyone into a true bivalve believer. Lastly, taking a train from the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat company in Essex is a fun family-oriented activity. In addition to sightseeing, there are different happenings available onboard, from dinners to murder mystery shows.

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Delaware

A seasonal beer garden recently opened along Delaware's Christina Riverwalk, and we couldn't be happier. Constitution Yards Beer Garden is the perfect place to unwind with a craft brew in hand, or even to try out axe throwing. If you're looking for something a little more low-key, head over to the UDairy Creamery in Wilmington. Built in 2011 in association with the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Delaware, the facilities will teach you how ice cream gets from the cow to your cone, with fun tours and activities along the way.

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Florida

If you love hunting for seashells on the beach, you have to get to Sanibel & Captiva Island on Florida's south western coast. Discover 15 miles of protected beaches in a place that has been saving 65% of its land for conservation since the 80s. Facing the Gulf of Mexico, hotels like Sundial Resort offer affordable stays, educational excursions and beach-front properties. You might even hear the ocean from your room if you're lucky. While on Sanibel Island check out the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum—it's the only one of its kind in the country. This spring, an aquarium will be completed, bringing this family-friendly destination to another level. In the evening, leave the kids with a sitter and check out Crazy Dingo Brewing—this recently opened, sustainable south Florida brewing company just opened and provides a unique taste of the Sunshine State.

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Georgia

Midway between Jacksonville and Savannah you'll find Georgia's Golden Isles. Compromised of four barrier islands, this destination is unique in so many ways, and will wow you with breathtaking views of sprawling marshland. One of the islands (Jekyll Island) is famous for the amount of strangely beautiful driftwood that shows up on its sandy shores. One stay at the the Golden Isles can change your whole perspective of Georgia.

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Hawaii

Hawaii in general can be a state where the lines between vacation and real life are very thin. The Halekulani Hotel in Honolulu lets you know you're on vacation in a swift and luxurious way. This isn't just any old resort—the Halekulani Hotel focuses on authentic Hawaiian culture in a way that respects native Hawaiians and allows its guest to learn about rather than exploit the many beautiful traditions that began on the island. ‘The Secret of Spearfishing’ is a new program that allows guest to immerse themselves in a generations-old sustainable practice while being educated on fisherman culture that is very dear to Hawaii. Have you booked your stay yet?

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Idaho

Sometimes a good old check-in to the nearest hotel is just what the doctor ordered. In the Boise area, Inn at 500 Capitol is perfect home base for a night out on the town. It provides all the necessary amenities in the heart of Boise. You'll be happy to crash at this pad after bellying up to the bar at Pengilly' Salloon or hitting up Humpin' Hannah's for games and live music.

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Illinois

Speaking of staying where the action is, check out the Park Hyatt Chicago. From here you're close to Magnificent Mile, the gorgeous Gold Coast neighborhood, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Old Chicago Water Tower, Newberry Library and more. But why leave when you can dine at one of the fanciest restaurants in the city? NoMI Kitchen offers a modern take on French cuisine. What is better than that?

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Indiana

Indiana is a great state with even better cities. Check out Newfields, a quirky art museum in Indianapolis, situated on a 152-acre campus that is perfect for relaxed roaming. While you're in town, have dinner at Le Méridien Indianapolis and check out a race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—those three activities alone will fill up any weekend.

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Iowa

High Trestle Trail is a 25-mile trek that crosses through through three counties in central Iowa! This awesome trail is perfect for any workout buff that wants to get some good cardio in on their next staycation, whether on foot or two wheels. If food and drinks are more your thing, make the short trip to Des Moines to try out the Asian-inflected eats at Harbinger, followed by the killer cocktail lineup at Hello, Majorie. It may not constitute as an entire staycation, but it can change the rhythm of your routine.

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Kansas

If you're a fan of lazy afternoon walks then you have to check out the epic national parklands throughout Kansas. At Lewis and Clark National Park, there's plenty of terrain perfect for beginner hikes that don't require two much fuss and are a great way to slowly immerse yourself into staycation mode. For adventure seekers, Tallgrass Prairie National Reserve northwest of Wichita provides lots of opportunities to view wildlife.

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Kentucky

Horse Country is a great place to learn about the gentle creatures and introduce kids to Equestrianism at their own pace. Book a tour today see what it's all about. Families can visit with mares and foals in the nursery, learn abut horses' nutrition and health at the feed mill and much more.

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Louisana

If you're curious about the south and its fascinating history, check out Louisiana's Plantation Country. You'll be able to visit multiple plantation houses and learn the story behind each one, digging into details about the culture, architecture, music, and spirituality. An important aspect of visiting is taking in the history of the enslaved through eye-opening tours of historic locations.

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Maine

If you want to get back to basics during a relaxing staycation in Maine, check out Portland's Pomegranate Inn. This quaint bed and breakfast is perfect for a quick and affordable getaway. While in town, check out the Portland Lobster Company for a quick bite of the area's specialty seafood by the water.

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Maryland

The seaside town of Ocean City is often busy with tourists during the summer season, but plan a staycation during the week for a dose of summertime fun. Enjoy the white sand beaches, stroll the boardwalk in search of tasty bites, and make sure to carve out time for a quality seafood dinner. If you prefer to be poolside, hit up Splash Mountain Amusement Park nearby—a fun destination for families with kids in tow.

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Massachusetts

Cape Cod is a special place that tends to inspire visitors to kick back and enjoy a glass of wine — and there's no better spot than Truro Vineyards. If you're looking to explore before cocktailing, take a drive down to Provincetown to shop at the cute, local stores on Commercial Street. Provincetown is a great place to take kids for a summer filled with pools, pristine beaches and nonstop fun.

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Michigan

Detroit is once again a thriving city with history to revisit and lots of new landmarks to explore. The best way to see all the Motor City has to offer is to set out on a walking art tour. Plenty of public works can be found throughout the city, especially in the Grand River Creative Corridor where eye-catching murals are in no short supply. The City Sculpture park, dotted with interesting metal sculptures of all shapes and sizes, is another must-see spot.

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Minnesota

Minnehaha Regional Park is great for biking, golfing, public art, walking paths and even more! Located close to Minneapolis, this natural destination is ideal if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Grab a spot at the campgrounds for a weekend in the wilderness and make sure to get to Minnehaha Falls during your stay.

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Mississippi

Beach vacations don't always have to be tough on your wallet. Take the Biloxi Resort Rentals in Gulfport, for example. A weekend here won't leave your pockets empty and it's a perfect place to spend time with the family. Check out their website for specials that are offered on a regular basis. If the weather doesn't cooperate with your beach vacay, don't fret! The Mississippi Coast Modern Railroad Museum and Altitude Trampoline Park are nearby for indoor fun.

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Missouri

Why not make your next staycation a luxury one? Check in to the Four Seasons hotel in St. Louis where you can enjoy views of the famous Gateway Arch, a large outdoor pool, a James Beard award winning restaurant and close proximity to all major attractions. Another option is to explore Delmar Loop or taking a brewery class at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

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Montana

Did you think we forgot about you après ski lovers? The Mountain Village at Big Sky Resort is a perfect gateway that mixes luxury with physical activities. If you're not into skiing, but are still looking for outdoorsy excursions and the weather is just right, check out whitewater rafting at Yellowstone River or the psychedelic Grand Prismatic Spring. These fun activities can be coupled with drinks and food at The Old Faithful Inn. This woodsy establishment can serve as your final pitstop on your Montana staycation.

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Nebraska

Located in the historic section of Lincoln, the Historic Haymarket District is perfect for a quick gateway that doesn't require much travel or effort. Every first Friday of the month is their artwalk—this fun trail leads you to eight wineries and galleries. While there, check out a show at The Comedy Loft, enjoy a cigar at Cigarz Lounge, have a beer at Kinkaider Brewing and grab a bite to eat at the outdoor American restaurant, Gate 25. All these fun activities are minutes from each other so you can forget about ordering an Uber.

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Nevada

The Hyatt Residence Club Lake Tahoe, High Sierra Lodge is a perfect getaway if you love nature and being pampered. Located on Lake Tahoe just across the California border, this is one destination you should book immediately. Don't forget to take the Lake Tahoe Cruise, a 2.5-hour scenic cruise that's perfect for your next outdoor Instagram post. If you want more outdoor fun, take a trip to Emerald Bay State Park, considered one of the best places to take in the beautiful views of Lake Tahoe. There are plenty of activities in the state park outside of sightseeing, including kayaking, biking and hiking, all in the same day.

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New Hampshire

If you like seeing the seasons change, check out the Conway Scenic Railroad. These all-season vintage locomotives go all the way to Crawford (five hours away). This is one fun way to see the scenic backdrop of the White Mountains region. While in White Mountain, take a moose tour— a family-friendly activity consisting of a three-hour evening ride in search of the elusive moose. Lastly, take an aerial tramway that serves folks that want to ski or just explore the different state park sites. It's a quick ride, and you get to see the expansive scenic views from a higher angle.

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New Jersey

Asbury Park has been a family destination for ages! This spring & summer staple is the perfect getaway if you're coming from New York City. Just a few hours away by train, you can get a room at The Asbury Hotel or check out a show at The Stone Pony. If you just want to roam, take a walk on the famous boardwalk where outside of great restaurants like Pop’s Garage, you can mini golf, game at the arcade and have a drink at an LGBTQ staple, The Empress.

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New Mexico

Health and wellness buffs look no further—the Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs Resort & Spa offers an extensive list of spa and health related activities that will leave you feeling like a million bucks! Everything from yoga to birding is set on the Ojo Caliente terrain that leaves nothing but the best impression on your memory. If wine is included in your health and wellness plans, check out the Black Mesa Winery for their chocolate-infused red wine. You can also explore the historic Posi-ouinge, which is listed as an archeological site in Rio Arriba County—a great place to visit if you like history.

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New York

There's a new trend happening: Fireplace concierges are all the rage this season and we can thank The Lowell on the Upper East Side for keeping us in-the-know. If fireplaces aren't your thing, head over to the Chelsea neighborhood on a Thursday, where from 6–8pm, multiple art galleries are open (and offer free wine) for your enjoyment. For more art, check out The Frick Collection on the Upper East Side. This small museum normally is clear of large crowds, but still houses some masterpieces.

Want to get out of the city? Take a trip over to the Hamptons or Fire Island. A quick ride on the LIRR can transport you to areas that you never knew existed. Stay at Kenny's Tipperary Inn in Montauk (the Hamptons) or the Fire Island Hotel and Resort for a staycation that won't break the bank.

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North Carolina

If flowers and a no-frills vibe are your jam, then check out this quick staycation gateway. Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh is basically like New York's Central Park. Here you can do yoga and run a 5K all in one day. Afterwards, check out the many food tours Raleigh offers—you get to sample from some of the cities most unique local restaurants. After that take a BYOB trolley pub tour. It's not recommended for folks prone to car sickness, but it's a fun way to explore the city and get a little tipsy.

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North Dakota

North Dakota can get chilly in the winter months—one way to warm up is checking out the local salt caves. Located in Bismarck, the Salt Cave Wellness Relaxation Center offers different halo therapy treatments that help with anything from asthma to eczema. Another kind of therapy is available at the Laughing Sun Brewing Co.—this fun spot has a good assortment of craft beers and claims to be North Dakota's first brewery. The Dakota Zoo is a great family spot where you can learn about the 75 mammals and 23 birds currently housed. If all fails, check in to the Staybridge Suites, where there are indoor heated pools.

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Ohio

Take a step into the Hocking Hills region and stay at the New Leaf Wellness Retreat. This health and wellness retreat is perfect for your next staycation if staying fit in mind and body are your thing. A primary focus in yoga is preferred for this resort, but not mandatory. You can take cooking classes, walk a winery and even learn how to journal better at this snazzy place. While in Hocking Hills, check out Old Man's Cave. This beautiful state park will make you think you're in a movie—majestic waterfalls and pools dot most of the trails and you'll have no issue hiking there considering its paths are for the entire family.

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Oklahoma

Just the architectural value of this next staycation destination is a good enough reason to visit. Renowned architect I.M. Pei was tasked with creating the Myriad Botanical Gardens structure which houses 15 acres of grounds—it even has a carousel inside. Located in Oklahoma City, this beautiful piece of art offers numerous educational opportunities for both children and adults. The best part is that it has free admission and is open to the public, depending on the weather. Spend the night at the 21c Museum Hotel, a quirky property with an entire art museum attached to it, which is free and open to the public all day. Finally, have a bite at the farm-to-table Kitchen No. 324 restaurant, known for having the best brunch options around town.

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Oregon

The Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland is the perfect mix of city and nature and should be on your bucket list, even if you're not a resident. It's located steps from the Hoyt Arboretum, Tom McCall and Waterfront Park on the Willamette River. Aside from being centrally located, the Hyatt also offers fine dining with restaurants like Masia which has an impressive Catalan and Spanish menu. Take a walk over to the Portland Japanese Garden, a 5.5-acre property that's serene enough to calm anyone. If you're a fan of food trucks, head on over to Portland Mercado, with over nine food carts and six indoor business. The greatest part is that each of these business represent the diverse cuisines of Latin America.

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Pennsylvania

The Poconos have always been a great place for vacations. This holiday, try out the Skytop Lodge—located near Mountain Lake, this is the perfect staycation for any winter wonderland fans. Staying at this resort is relatively inexpensive so that leaves more cash for skiing or a ride on the Poconos zip line. If you're not afraid of heights, this is the perfect way to see the snowy paradise the Poconos can be. Take a drive over to The Lodge at Woodloch, a fancy spa that can be a bit pricey, but is a good option after a day spent outdoors.

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Rhode Island

Overlooking Watch Hill Passage is the luxurious Ocean House—a stay at this luxurious property is worth every penny. This 5-star inn offers everything from the finest champagnes to the best New England cuisine. While in Westerly, check out the Watch Hill Lighthouse, a historic site which attracts tourist from all over the state. Built in 1745, there's plenty of history here to take up one afternoon. If that's not enough, walk over to Napatree Point, a sandy conversation area that also acts a public beach, so feel free to jump in a for a dip!

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South Carolina

Want to work out your mind and body while on staycation? Try Hilton Head Health on Hilton Head Island. For over 40 years, Hilton Head Health has been providing guests with a stay focused on their wellbeing, and leaving an everlasting impression. If you don't want to stay, but still want to explore the islands, check out Island Skiff Adventure Tours. These fun boat tours explore Hilton Head, Bluffton, Daufuskie and other surrounding islands. Hilton Island isn't just about water sports—there's a vibrant nightlife scene with spots like The Rooftop in the Shelter Cove Towne Centre. With a pretty vibrant concert calendar, this is one place to dance the night away.

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South Dakota

Have you ever wanted to rock out at Deadwood's former Homestake Slime Plant? Now's your chance! Check out the Deadwood Mountain Grand, a new property where you can attend a concert in their large-scale event center, bet your luck at the casino and stay for the night in the 98-room hotel. This three-in-one combo is perfect for the South Dakota staycationee who wants plenty of entertainment options. If you want to venture out, check out the Historic Old Town. Here you can explore old Deadwood and shop at cutest local stores. There's even a bar that lets you sample moonshine!

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Tennessee

Take a night off and have some drinks at The Foundry at The Chattanoogan Hotel. It's a great spot for those last-minute escapes. Just 10 minutes away, you can explore Ruby Falls—discovered in 1928, it's the nation's deepest and tallest waterfall and a favorite among tourist. Check out the Hunter Museum of American Art for a quick cultural excursion as well.

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Texas

Venture out of the suburbs and stay at the The Driskill—this swanky destination offers primer dining and is smack dab in the middle of Austin. If the dry heat becomes too much for you, take a dip in the Barton Springs Pool to cool off. This all-season pool is perfect for escaping the heat. When hunger strikes, don't forget that food trucks are original to Austin and you can find the best ones here.

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Utah

Living in Utah is synonymous with great skiing—take your pick from resorts like Alta, Brighton, Deer Valley, Snowbird and more. If you want to take a break from the slopes, the Cliff Spa at Snowbird is an ideal spot to unwind. Here you can wade in a pool with an awesome backdrop of mountains and snow, plus partake in other health-related amenities. If you're in the area outside of winter months, try mountain biking. This fun activity provides incredible views of the mountains. If all else fails, head over to Park City—known as one the best ski towns in the state, it's perfect for a day trip any time of year.

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Vermont

Want to try out a bohemian staycation? Book the Vermont A-Frame which sits on the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest in southern Vermont. This Instagram-perfect lodging is for the staycationer who wants great views from the comfort of a cozy bed. While in Southern Vermont, check out Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home. Known as the home of the only surviving child of President Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln, Hildene is chock-full of cool artifacts, and perfect for those history buffs. Another great spot is the Dorset Farmers Market—locals say the best time to head over is Sunday mornings.

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Virginia

The Quirk Hotel is great for gallery lovers. Located steps away from downtown Richmond’s arts and design district, this unique hotel has fun amenities like the Q Rooftop Bar which is perfect for any celebration. Another fun place to check out in Richmond is the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Opened in 1936, it is considered one of the largest art museums in North America and offers free admission. Lastly, take a riverfront canal cruise on the James River and Kanawha Canal, which were designed by President George Washington.

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Washington

Seattle is a city with lots of culture and the Motif Seattle is an excellent addition to the hotel scene. If you're looking for a quick staycation, check out this fun spot, which offers great amenities like a rooftop bar facing the Olympic Mountains. Other must-visit spots include the Chihuly Garden and Glass (a very cool glass exhibit featuring the mesmerizing works of Dale Chihuly) and the Space Needle. Seattle also has a very vibrant LGBTQ scene—favorites include the cabaret Le Faux Show and the Capitol Hill district that houses cute restaurants, bars and public spaces.

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West Virginia

Home to mineral spas with a consistent temperature of 74.3 degrees, the Berkeley Spring State Park is a great staycation because of all the attractions within reach. Outside of the bath houses, you can visit fun spots like Frog Valley Artisans and Berkeley Spring Brewing Co. Look into the cabin rentals in and around downtown in the forest areas—booking one is affordable and a great way to escape the city.

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Wisconsin

Known as the waterpark capital of the world, Wisconsin Dells rivals Disney in terms of entertainment. With more than 100 attractions, you'll never be bored in this town. If it's chilly out, Wisconsin Dells has five indoor water parks and if the weather is just right, it has another five outdoor areas to splash around in. Outside of the water-related activities, this town also has an expansive amount of amusement parks, including favorites like Kalahari and Mt. Olympus.

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Wyoming

The Lodge at Jackson Hole is a great place to recharge and explore the best of nature. If you just want to lounge, there's a few spa amenities like an indoor/outdoor pool. Outside, you can take an Iditarod sled-dog tour across Grand Teton National Park and explore the same park by snowmobile. If the weather is warmer, you can take a guided horseback tour of Buffalo Valley.

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Special Mention: Washington, D.C.

We couldn't leave out Washington, D.C. One favorite spot is Anchovy Social at the Thompson Hotel. This fancy little lounge is great for the smallest of staycations (dinners) and ideal for a quick escape—here, you can dine on tapas-style shareable dishes and drink to your heart's content. They even have a rooftop for those memorable summer nights. Take a stroll through Eastern Market for some light shopping, or kayak your way down the Potomac with the Key Bridge Boathouse.

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