The Best Staycation in Every State

By: TRIPSAVVY EDITORS | Pulished on 2024-01-26

St. George, Utah

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St. George, UT, USA

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Explore Southwestern Utah red rock wonders in St. George, a year-round adventure destination four hours from Salt Lake City. Best known as a Zion National Park gateway, find in-town desert adventures at quiet Snow Canyon State Park. Experience the park’s secluded slot canyons, subterranean lava tubes, or petrified dunes on short, scenic hiking trails. Go mountain biking past endangered flowers on Bearclaw Poppy Trail and paddleboard on tranquil waters amid Navajo sandstone in Gunlock Reservoir State Park.


Channel pioneer vibes with a downtown stay at The Advenire, a boutique hotel home to Wood.Ash.Rye—conservative St. George’s only craft cocktail bar. Fill up with takeout (or patio dining) from family-run Angelica’s Mexican Grill, where authentic mulitas, cheese, veggie, and meat-loaded quesadillas, are served to order with housemade salsa. Reserve lauded ledge-side seating with panoramic city vistas at Cliffside Restaurant, a romantic eatery famous for its bold American cuisine. —Jenny Willden

Montpelier, Vermont

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Montpelier, VT 05602, USA

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When in Vermont, you're never more than two hours away from Montpelier, but have you ever made America's tiniest capital city your getaway destination?


Base yourself here, and you're 40 minutes from Stowe Mountain Resort and 30 minutes from Bolton Valley, the only resort in Vermont where you can go night skiing and riding. But you don't have to leave city limits to go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing on miles of free trails—or to work up an appetite for sampling the city's culinary scene, which boasts farm-to-plate restaurants like Kismet and The Hippie Chickpea.


Treat your palate to other famous Vermont food products by visiting the Ben & Jerry's ice cream factory and Cold Hollow Cider Mill in nearby Waterbury. While the capital city has mostly chain hotels, you can enjoy a truly singular experience at Moose Meadow Lodge & Treehouse, just 14 miles from the city but a woodsy world away. —Kim Knox Beckius

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