“Live your best life” is definitely the unofficial mantra for summer 2019 and what better way to live it than traveling? Whether your vacation goal is to unwind and relax or to act up, we’ve got you covered with our top three Instagram-worthy domestic travel destinations. That’s right, no passport required.
Girls Only Getaway – Napa, California
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Grab your brunch crew and head to California to indulge in the beautiful, relaxing scenery of Napa Valley. And of course, it’s wine country, so bottoms up. Napa is a perfect pick for a girls trip, even with the pickiest group of Millennials, because there are tons of options to satisfy everyone.
Beyond the obvious wine tastings and vineyard tour options, you and the crew can diversify your drinking pallet with brewery and distillery tours. Napa Valley is a foodie’s paradise with a number of critically acclaimed restaurants and is home to, which offers both professional and recreational courses. For the adventurous outdoorsy friend, tour , a 400 acre wild life sanctuary, take country side bike tour or see the beauty of the valley from above in a hot air balloon private flight. And if your ultimate goal is just to drink and chill, spend a day at one of the many hot spring day spas Napa has to offer.
The Ultimate Baecation – Oahu, Hawaii
We really don’t need to convince you that Hawaii is amazing. C’mon, it’s Hawaii. Romance meets adventure. Oahu gives you all the sites and thrills of an international vacation without technically leaving the U.S.
Hawaii checks every box on your island checklist: beautiful beaches, surfing, sailing and snorkeling. Take a sunset sail boat tour with Bae. Get your Snaps off with the background of the world famous Waikiki Beach. Then take guided tour up to the summit of Diamond Head or any of the many hiking sites Oahu has to offer. If you want to get away from the touristier scene of Waikiki, venture off to Oahu’s North Shore and experience the beautiful lush terrain of the less inhabited part of the island and more secluded beaches like Lanikai. Get your cultural and historic fixes by seeing a Polynesian luau and touring the Pearl Harbor Memorial site.
Crew Love – New Orleans, LA
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Let the good times roll this summer in the Big Easy. With a colorful, historic background, New Orleans is the perfect destination to let you hair down for the weekend with the homies.
Much like Napa, NOLA has something for everybody in your party. For the art lover, New Orleans is rich in art and music. Stroll the Warehouse District for museums, art galleries and performance spaces. Plan your trip around one of the Crescent City’s iconic festivals like, the or the . Take in the European-influenced architecture by exploring the French Quarter. Get your fix of seafood, beignets and boudin in the Cajun food capitol. If you’re looking for more thrills, take a Voodoo/grave yard or swamp tour. If you’re feeling lucky, roll the dice at . If the goal is to act up, Bourbon Street is the heartbeat of New Orleans, lined with bars and clubs with strong drinks and music for every music fan. If Bourbon Street is too wild for your crew, venture over to Frenchmen Street for smaller crowds but equal fun.
From Louisiana to California to Hawaii, these destinations should hold you down for the summer and offer you some fire IG pics. So pack your bags and hit the road, and live the #COSIGNLife!