7 Last-Minute Domestic Summer Getaways to Squeeze In

There’s still time for a summer vacay

Lydia Klemensowicz
FareUpThere
Published in
6 min readAug 18, 2020

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Photo by Rémi Bertogliati on Unsplash

Summer is not over yet! After experiencing quarantines and lockdowns, you’re probably itching to get out and explore. Or maybe you’re still feeling hesitant. As long as you’re respecting safety precautions, you can still have a relaxing staycation this summer, especially if you’re planning a trip near by. After all, the U.S. is full of some of the most gorgeous national parks in the world. And we could all explore our own backyard a bit more.

Looking for some travel inspiration before you book a last-minute summer getaway? Whether it’s camping in the mountains or hitting the pavements of a city — we’ve got some great destinations for you right here. These are all wanderlust worthy places across the U.S. that you can still squeeze in a last-minute trip to. Because you deserve some time off.

At FareUpThere, we work to give you the best and most accurate information. But always check local government guidelines for the latest health and safety guidance before booking your trip.

Important to note: We know that travel looks a little different right now. But we want to continue to inspire you with new travel content alongside the latest COVID-19 travel advice and updates.

Switch up your summer plans with these charming destinations near you

Acadia National Park, Maine

Visit here for: ocean meets land views

One of the most breathtaking, raw and natural sites, Acadia National Park is one of America’s national treasures on the coast of Maine. If the ocean is calling your name, this is the perfect place to be. There are over 120 miles of scenic hiking trails to choose from, ranging in easy to challenging. And get really close to nature by camping in either Blackwoods Campground or Seawall Campground. This is the perfect last-minute summer getaway for families, couples and even solo travelers near by.

Current travel restrictions: residents of Vermont, New Hampshire, Conneticut, New York and New Jersey can travel to Main and stay in commercial lodging with no quarantine or testing requirement.

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Lydia Klemensowicz
FareUpThere

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