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Horseshoe Bend at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in Page, Arizona

“Quiet Adventuring” in the United States

Explore USA destinations where you can unwind, explore and connect with yourself.

What is quiet adventure? For us, it means fully immersing yourself in a destination, wandering streets without a plan, taking in the wonders around you and fully grounding yourself in the moment. Sound like something you’re ready for? In this article, we’ll offer up a few destination ideas and inside tips for planning the perfect trip to get back to nature, to your surroundings and to yourself on a quiet adventure to the USA.

Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The Invite list

Ready to escape from everyday life and embark on a quiet adventure? Think carefully about who you’d like to invite on this trip. Are you traveling with a romantic partner, or a best friend who understands you? Would you like to invite a parent or even embark on a solo adventure? Sometimes, who you travel with is just as important as where you go.

Strolling tree-lined streets in Savannah, Georgia

Destination Relaxation in Savannah

If you’re looking for a trip full of rest and relaxation, we’ve got you covered. Why not enjoy the laid-back pace and Southern comfort foods of Savannah, Georgia? With a beach just minutes from downtown and warm weather nearly year-round, this destination makes for the perfect locale for sipping sweet tea and reading on a rocking chair. Savannah offers just enough exciting things to do and explore, plenty of relaxation and a laid-back attitude: you’ll be wandering town like a local in no time.

Charming beach houses line the shore of Nantucket, Massachusetts

Beachside Getaway in Massachusetts

Ready to wander small-town streets that feel straight out of a romance novel? Take yourself to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Picturesque beaches, cobblestone streets and freshly caught seafood all help travelers ease in and stay a while.

Overlooking Santa Fe, New Mexico

Get Creatively Inspired in Santa Fe

Art lovers, look no further than the uniquely charming Santa Fe. This unique New Mexico city is known for its Pueblo architecture, culinary scene, fine arts and handicrafts. Their bespoke amenities make for excellent hotel stays, too: charming bed and breakfasts, retreat-style lodging and upscale hotels are nestled into the charming fabric of this town. This makes for the perfect walkable getaway for someone looking for culture, relaxation and exploration.

Taking in views of Bryce Canyon, Utah

Get Way Out There

Looking for a little less exploration and a little more tranquility? The USA is full of incredible national parks, forests and tiny towns perfect for those looking to disconnect from the stresses of life and reconnect with nature. Consider booking a cabin or “glamp site” (luxury camping, without the roughing it) for a relaxing adventure that’s a little more off the grid.

Moab, Utah, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, are excellent places to get way out there and enjoy the beauty of nature, as are the USA’s many national parks, like Yosemite National Park and Yellowstone National Park.