You don’t need to be adventurous as much New Zealand or even Curaçao For “island time”. Not when you can break free from the mainland without leaving the neighboring 48 states (sorry, Oahu). And yes, we understand that ‘contiguous’ and ‘island’ should not be used exactly together, but you get the gist. The best islands in the United States offer boundless beauty and endless adventure.
There’s a respite from New England waiting for you, bordered on all sides by the waters of Cape Cod. Some of America’s best fishing spots lie beyond all those inland rivers and lakes. (Just ask anyone who’s been to Padre Island in Texas or Brunswick Island in North Carolina.) There’s even an island escape in Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Simply pitch a tent and be among the island’s 500+ Bison residents.
Looking for a quick island getaway? Set your sights on local. Our continent’s coastal ocean lined islands and giant lagoons – some of which can pass into island-studded oceans – is where you’ll find America’s top 15 islands.
Domestic Bliss: The Best US Islands You Don’t Need a Passport to Visit
1. Catalina Island, California
Along exactly one marathon off the coast of Los Angeles, you’ll find Catalina, an earthly antidote to the City of Angels. Although “grounding” is purely figurative. Many recreational attractions on the island are still lie in the seaand its main city Avalon (population 4,000) It feels like a port town – with many locals and visitors cruising around with their golf cart. To get to Santa Catalina, pick up a Phrase In Long Beach or San Pedro, both take about an hour. Staying a few nights between Avalon and the West End two ports (on the small isthmus that connects the two large pieces of Catalina), with options ranging from Regal Suites to me camping tents. You can hike 1,500 feet. Summit Silver Peak, 1,200-foot Avalon Canyon, or any part of the island’s 38.5-mile Trail through Catalina. practice hawksget to know me resident bisonAnd the zip line Above the horizon, or rejuvenate in Island Spa before returning to Los Angeles
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