Explore these 3 fun, domestic travel destinations this fall


By William Anthony|Citizen Services, Central Library  


It is an amazing experience to visit another country. But there are still many fun places to visit in the United States of America (USA).

As COVID cases are steadily dropping at the moment, now is the perfect time to book a plane ticket and mark some cool cities off your bucket list.

The U.S. News and World Report listed these place as the 20 best vacation destinations.

These are excellent places to visit during a fall break—and typically cheaper, too!

Here are three destinations from the top 20 that you can find in the USA.


1. San Diego, California

Los Angeles and San Francisco are fun cities, but don’t forget about San Diego.

Any season of the year is the perfect time to check out San Diego The average temperature throughout the year stays in the 70s F.

Essential places to explore include La Jolla Cove, San Diego Zoo, Old Point Loma Lighthouse, and Belmont Park.

It would also be a mistake to miss out on the Gaslamp Quarter!



Gaslamp Quarter 

2. Yellowstone National Park

There is no other park quite like Yellowstone National Park.

Its 2.2 million acres easily cover parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. People highly recommended visiting Yellowstone National Park during the spring or fall.

You will stay busy walking through numerous trails. But your top priority while vacationing here is watching the eruptions of its most spectacular geyser, Old Faithful.

Put on your hiking boots and embrace Yellowstone’s wildlife and landscapes!



Old Faithful  

3. Chicago, Illinois

The Windy City is full of surprises for everyone. An abundance of history makes Chicago one of the definitive cities in the U.S.A.

No matter how hot or cold it gets, there is never a bad time to visit Chicago.

If you enjoy music festivals, then plan to attend Lollapalooza, Pitchfork Music Festival, or Riot Fest.

Other landmarks to check out in the area are The Bean, Wrigley Field, Navy Pier, and The Chicago Theatre.

Don’t forget to eat the always delicious deep-dish pizza when dining out!



The Bean 

These three domestic travel spots are wonderful selections for a quick getaway and broaden your world without going too far.

Remember to stay safe and healthy as the world continues to deal with the pandemic.

Practice social distancing, wear your masks, and wash your hands regularly.

Your travel plans will be better if you maintain these habits.

Some popular destinations are still requiring travelers to have a negative COVID test or proof of full vaccination before allowing them to visit.

For more information, check out this guide on domestic travel during COVID-19 from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention by clicking this helpful link: Travel | CDC.  

And find out more about these travel destinations and others at the Birmingham Public Library and other members of the Jefferson County Library Cooperative.

Your library card is your first ticket to exploring the world.