This list is alphabetical and includes links where you should get more information and updates before you head out: Denali is the highest mountain peak in North America and one of Alaska's most symbolic natural features.
Visitors to Alaska should have a “qualifying Covid-19 test within 72 hours of departure” and upload their negative result to a Travel Declaration Form. You can visit the boyhood home of Johnny Cash in Dress, which is in northeastern Arkansas.
California is under a regional stay-at-home order with many tourism-related businesses closed, including bars and museums. Nonessential travel is banned except in a region north of Sonoma County.
San Francisco has a mandatory, 10-day quarantine for anyone arriving from outside the nine-county Bay Area region. Pit kin County, Colorado (which includes ski resort Aspen/Snow mass), requires overnight visitors to complete a health affidavit and provide a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival or face a mandatory 14-day quarantine.
Anyone traveling to Connecticut from anywhere other than New York, New Jersey or Rhode Island must self-quarantine for 10 days. Visitors and locals like to take advantage of Wilmington's scenic River walk.
UPDATE: Hawaii has a complicated and evolving set of travel requirements, and you can expect variation within the islands. According to the state : “Travelers (5 and older) wishing to bypass the 10-day mandatory quarantine must have their negative Covid-19 test results -- from a trusted testing partner -- prior to departure for the State of Hawaii.
Travelers heading to Hawaii must upload their negative test result to the Safe Travels system prior to departure or, as an alternative to uploading, bring a hard copy of their negative test result with them when boarding their flight.” It places visitors in orange and yellow categories depending on the severity of the outbreak in a particular state.
As of January 18, there are no statewide restrictions in Illinois, but visitors heading to Chicago have been placed in two categories -- orange and yellow. There are no specific requirements for yellow states (which is currently only Hawaii).
While mostly open, Kansas has some rather specific quarantine requirements subject to frequent change. The St. Charles Streetcar in New Orleans is a longtime favorite of visitors.
Annapolis is Maryland's capital city and has a charming, maritime ambiance. Otherwise, visitors must quarantine for 10 days or have proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of arrival.
As of January 18, there were no statewide travel restrictions in Michigan, though some activities and venues vacationers might enjoy are not open or very limited in operations for now. The Stone Arch Bridge crosses the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.
Also note that many indoor tourism venues are either closed or have tight restrictions. Nevada doesn't have travel restrictions -- so that means Vegas fans can visit.
Before you visit places such as Tao's Pueblo in New Mexico, you'll have to follow quarantine restrictions. People traveling from out-of- state are required to self-quarantine for 14 days or the length of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter.
Current guidelines allow travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 10-day quarantine. Travelers visiting Ohio from states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or more are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
Get to know Pennsylvania's travel requirements before booking a room at a classic Philadelphia hotel such as the Hyatt Bellevue. Those traveling to Rhode Island from a state that has a positive testing rate of 5% or more must quarantine for 14 days.
Travelers can opt out of the quarantine if they can provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test taken within 72 hours of their arrival. Charleston, South Carolina, is famous for delicious seafood dishes.
The state is urging people not to go to Washington, DC, and the Virginia suburbs for the inauguration. Mayor Muriel Bowser has extended a pause of various activities, many of interest to tourists, through January 22.
If you do go, travel requirements apply to anyone coming to the District from a state with more than 10 cases per 100,000 people. Check here for details, including information on the COVID-19 variant.
Order a copy of the Official WashingtonState Visitors' Guide or view the online edition now. Jay Inslee issued a travel advisory that recommends people arriving in Washington from other states or countries, including returning Washington residents, should practice self-quarantine for 14 days after arrival.
This recommendation does not apply to individuals who cross state or country borders for essential travel, to include work and study, critical infrastructure support and immediate medical care. Inslee issued new guidelines for indoor gatherings with people outside the household.
Observe all Safe Start restrictions and limit travel between counties. Limit close contact to a small group of people and avoid large crowds.
If you feel sick, do not go out and contact a health provider to get tested. If you get sick, this information is crucial for our efforts to help alert others to possible exposure risk.
Employers with concerns about employee travel can contact the state Business Response Center with questions. Workers in the construction industry, traveling to Washington from a non-contiguous state, must either quarantine for 14-days OR obtain a COVID-19 test once they arrive and receive a negative result.
The Mt Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest provides excellent opportunities for outdoor adventurers | © Terry Donnelly / Alamo Stock Photo The Evergreen State, rounding out the northwest corner of the contiguous US, offers incredible business opportunities, art and outdoor adventures.
© Prism by Dukes Presseagentur GmbH / Alamo Stock Photo The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is an incredible opportunity to visit the world’s largest building by volume, watch 747, 777 and 787 Dream liner airplanes being assembled and gain admission to both the Aerospace Gallery and Strata Deck.
Mt Rainier is the highest peak in the Pacific Northwest, rising 14,410ft (4,392 m), and provides excellent hiking and biking opportunities. You can even enjoy Mt Rainier without visiting the park, as it towers gracefully above the rest of the state.
It has views of the Olympic Mountains to the south, while the Canadian city of Victoria sits on the other side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The impressively scenic city is also the starting location for the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Following the Mount St Helen's 1980 eruption, a monument was created in the Gifford Pinch National Forest, to act as a place of exploration and learning. The now-partially imploded volcano has trails open for hiking as well as cross-country skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.
The Learning Center shows how the surrounding ecosystem has reacted over time. It cost $7m dollars to build before opening in 1928 and has the tallest masonry dome in North America.
Aside from the numerous opportunities for outdoor activities, there is also a nearby water park called Slide waters. Ross Lake and Thunder Creek Trail are two of the more popular destinations.
This Bavarian-style town in WashingtonState was redesigned as a tourist destination in the 1960s after the decline of the logging and sawmill industries, which threatened its existence. Now a scenic getaway, Leavenworth is known for its Nutcracker Museum and Christmas Lighting Festival.
Approximately a half-hour from the Canadian border, the northern city of Bellingham is enveloped by evergreen trees and Mt Baker. Known as a more “hippie” section of the state, it’s also the location of Western Washington University.
The largest city in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle is one of the most popular attractions in the Evergreen State. It hosted the 1962 World’s Fair and has since grown into a flourishing hub for technology and the arts.
Don’t miss the Seattle Center (with the Space Needle), the Chiefly Garden and Glass, and Pike Place Market. Watch the occasional kayak gliding on cerulean waters, its milky hue produced by the sun’s reflection onto tiny suspended glacial partials.
The combination of thriving trout species, soaring mountains and pristine forests only add to its splendor. But the Fremont Troll is unlike any other, happily residing under the Aurora Bridge in north Seattle.
Steve Barnes and his team created this sculpture to transform the area from an unruly wasteland to a must-see sight. Weighing 13,000lbs (5,897 kg) and measuring 18ft (5 m) in height, the Fremont Toll has a steel eye and clutches a Volkswagen Beetle in its left hand.
Featuring in songs and films (including 1993’s Sleepless in Seattle), there is perhaps not a more famous troll in the whole country. In Seattle’s trendy Capitol Hill, there are more than 150,000 titles displayed on cedar shelves at Elliott Bay Book Company, tempting passers-by, occasional readers or die-hard bibliophiles.
Founded in 1973 by Walter Carr, it went on to call the Globe Building home, introducing Seattle’s first bookstore café. By 2010, the store moved to Capitol Hill, where it organizes about 500 author readings annually.
The first recorded Europeans arrived in Washington’s capital city in 1792, and by the early 1910s, 22 blocks were developed in the downtown area to produce a deep water harbor. While travelers often overlook Olympia, it’s a fantastic and compact city with a laid-back attitude and a largely carefree lifestyle.
Visit the Percival Landing waterfront park in the morning for a mesmerizing start to your day. How to Cook a Wolf is an Ethan Stowell restaurant, and the menu focuses on simple ingredients transformed into delectable delights, all at reasonable prices.
Try its prawn conchie with heirloom cherry tomatoes, basil and pangrattato, and finish off with the peaches and cream or fig tart with salted ricotta, lemon season, walnut and basil.