If winter weather has got you down, it's the perfect time to start thinking about a summer getaway!
Here are our top five picks for summer vacation destinations.
If you're looking for an all-inclusive couples' vacation with a relaxing, tropical vibe, our top pick is Sandals Resorts! With gorgeous white sand beaches, savory dining experiences, opulent accommodations, unlimited refreshing beverages, exciting water sports and more, it's no wonder why so many choose Sandals as their tropical escape. At Sandals, just about anything you could ever imagine is included. So leave your wallets (and your cares) behind, and focus on relaxing, recharging, and reconnecting!
Sandals Resorts are available to book through the end of 2023, so you can reserve your couples' trip well in advance with only a $400 deposit and plenty of time to save up. The deposit is also refundable in most cases if your plans end up changing. You can also learn more about their updated health and safety policies here.
There's nothing quite like a relaxing beach vacation with something that everyone in the family can enjoy, and our top pick for an amazing, family-friendly beach vacation is Beaches Resorts! Play on pristine, white-sand beaches caressed by crystal-clear seas. Spend your family vacation in luxurious rooms and suites. Enjoy a whole array of incredibly exciting and fun activities for kids of every age. You may never want to come home!
As a sister brand of Sandals Resorts, Beaches Resorts are also available to book through 2023 and offer a refundable deposit in most cases. It's actually best to book Beaches Resorts well in advance - due to high demand and a limited number of locations (2 in Jamaica, 1 in Turks & Caicos), popular dates and room types often sell out in advance.
Looking to really social distance while you're on vacation in this summer? Experience the most awe-inspiring scenery in America, from incredible canyons and arches, to astonishing redwood forests, to majestic mountains, to historical heritage sites. With wide-open spaces, and with alternatives to flying, national parks are a great vacation choice for post-quarantine travel. Experience everything from the grandeur of Grand Canyon National Park, to the natural diversity of Yellowstone National Park.
Walt Disney World
A classic milestone vacation destination, Walt Disney World is open again with modified operations for their four theme parks. If you're ready to have some magic to look forward to, you can now book vacation packages through the end of 2021. With the majority of attractions open, and with more restaurants and resort hotels opening in 2021, Walt Disney World continues to offer up magical experiences with updated safety practices. Plus, resort hotel reservations and vacation packages have a very flexible cancellation policy through April of 2021, allowing you to cancel up until the day of check-in!
Bonus: Looking for a little taste of Disney, but aren't ready for a visit to the theme parks quite yet? Disney offers some beautiful and relaxing beach resorts, so you can enjoy a beach resort vacation with a little touch of pixie dust. You can soak it all in at Disney's Vero Beach Resort in Florida, or Disney's Hilton Head Resort in South Carolina.
Universal Orlando Resort
Home to many favorite adventures including Jurassic Park, Marvel Superhero Island, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Universal Orlando Resort is a great place for thrills and immersive fun. The resort re-opened on June 5, and has put a variety of health and safety measures in place so guests can enjoy their adventure as safely as possible – you can learn more about their updated policies here. Vacation packages are also available for all of 2021, and can be booked for a refundable deposit of $50 per person.