If you’ve been looking to get away, but haven’t had time to get a passport, don’t fret! We have compiled a list of amazing getaways that you can take without a passport.
- Puerto Rico
Number 1 on the list has to be Puerto Rico. If you haven’t been, you should start planning to go now. It is just a short flight from the East Coast to the Capital, San Juan, and once you are there, you are within a few hours drive from many amazing places.
Beautiful rain forests, caves, amazing beaches, historic & charming towns, and lots of great food.
If any couples are looking for a pretty simple honeymoon idea, consider Puerto Rico!
- US Virgin Islands
Next on the list is the US Virgin Islands. Just a quick hop over from Puerto Rico, this group of islands offer amazing beaches, breathtaking mountain-top views, and great snorkeling at just about any beach.
If you can’t decide which Island to visit, St. Thomas, St. John or St. Croix, why not visit all three? There are affordable ferries available to transport passengers between all 3 islands.
Most people tend to think of Hawaii as just another US state (which it is), but just because it’s part of the US doesn’t mean it’s not one of the most exotic, tropical locations around.
Hawaii has several Islands to Choose from, with destinations ranging from the quiet, secluded Makalawena Beach on the big Island of Hawaii, to the big city feel of Honolulu on Oahu.
- Key West, FL
If you were thinking you needed to leave the Continental US for a tropical destination with crystal clear blue water, coral reefs, and snorkeling, you don’t. That’s right. Key West, Florida is the southernmost city in the Continental US, and you won’t even have to get on a plane to get there if you don’t want to.
- Take a Cruise
This last trip is kind of a workaround. A way to leave the US without a passport!
As long as you leave from A US port US port, for example: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Charleston, and New York, you can travel to several Caribbean Islands and even Mexico.
Again, as long as the ship begins and ends its voyage at the same US port, passengers only need to show a birth certificate and an official government-issued photo ID (if you’re over 16).