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5 Great Vacation Spots to Visit in 2018

Are you undecided about where to go for your next vacation? Check out the following six great vacation spots that include tropical beach getaways, charming European destinations and colossal outdoor playgrounds.

1.St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands 

This 32-mile Caribbean getaway in the US Virgin Islands is the perfect vacation because it offers a little of everything. Sunbathe on the dreamy beach of award-winning Magens Bay. Go swimming, snorkeling, sailing or kayaking in the clear, turquoise water. Shop for duty-free souvenirs in the bustling cruise port, Charlotte Amalie. Explore the Dutch colonial architecture and visit Blackbeard’s Castle. Encounter marine life at Coral World Ocean Park. Unwind with the laid-back locals over a glass of Cruzan rum, or dance the night away at a beach party.

2.San Jose del Cabo, Mexico 

If you’re looking for a dream vacation with beautiful beaches, fun activities and a relaxed atmosphere minus crowds and tourist traps, San Jose del Cabo may just be your destination. This calm, quiet resort city is the flip-side of its rowdy sister city, Cabo San Lucas, located on the southern point of the Baja California peninsula.

Not only is San Jose del Cabo a paradise for beach lovers and water sports enthusiasts, but this resort also boasts a historic district and a vibrant arts scene that offers a festive Art Walk event every Thursday night, featuring dining, wining and live music.

3.Loire Valley, France 

Spread over 310 square miles in the middle of France, the Loire Valley is a popular European destination, offering a buffet of picturesque scenery, historic sites and oodles of impressive castles. Travel along the 175-mile Loire River through rolling green hills, dotted with chateaux of varying sizes, styles and historic significance. Tour some of the numerous vineyards and enjoy free wine samples. Explore a vast network of caves that shelter homes, museums, shops and restaurants.

4.Lucerne, Switzerland 

Rich history and awe-inspiring scenery make Lucerne a popular travel destination. Located in the Swiss Alps in Central Switzerland, this charming town is known for its preserved Old Town, dominated by majestic, snow-capped mountains. Explore the medieval buildings and stroll through the covered, 14th-century Chapel Bridge. Hike or ride a cable car to the summit of Mount Pilatus for panoramic views. Cruise the shimmering Lucerne Lake on a paddle steamer. Explore a glacier garden to see prehistoric fossils and artifacts. Don’t miss the sentimental Dying Lion Monument.

5.Poconos, Pennsylvania, USA 

Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or family vacation spot, the mountainous Poconos region in northeastern Pennsylvania presents the perfect destination. Winters here offer world-class skiing and various snow sports with several ski resorts, while summertime provides non-stop fun with countless sightseeing excursions and outdoor adventures. Go hiking, biking, horse riding, whitewater rafting, fishing, camping and more. Take the kids to a waterpark or watch stock car racing. Tour vineyards and museums, or browse flea markets and art galleries. The Poconos offer something for everyone!

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