This is a guest article from Emma Grace Brown. You can read more from her at emmagracebrown.com.
The best way to show yourself care and do something to jump-start your monotonous routine is to take a reset vacation where you can see new sites and meet new people. Since self-care is a relative term and the concept is different for everyone, this list from Noelle Across the Pond includes four cities with different things to offer travelers with varying interests. Find the right one for you.
1. Hartford, Connecticut
If you love the New England ambiance of cozy, inspirational clothing, American history and literature, and beautiful landscapes, you’ll love Hartford. Visit the famous Mark Twain House and Museum, designed to look like a riverboat, reminiscent of his famous Huck Finn book. See a game at Duncan Donuts Park or go back in time to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s former home. Research shows Hartford’s cost of living is slightly higher than the national average, but the history alone makes it worth it if you deceive to make it your permanent home.
2. New York, New York
New York City is the perfect city to absorb different cultures, try some of the best food in the country, and see some of the country’s most famous landmarks. If you love sports, you’ll have to take in a game at Yankee Stadium. And if you’re looking for Yankees tickets, good news: you can get discounted tickets and great seats using online vendors that offer a 360-degree view of the stadium from your chosen seat. Filter your search using the price and dates you desire to ensure you get the best available.
Talk to a New York realtor about the possibility of moving. New York’s housing market is notoriously fickle.
3. St. Augustine, Florida
If you prefer a small beach town with plenty of history, reported haunted places, and great seafood, St. Augustine is the perfect choice for you. You can climb to the top of St. Augustine Lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in the county, and see a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean. Don’t forget to look for the famous ghost of the lighthouse featured on many tv shows.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a vacation home anywhere, St. Augustine is a great choice. You’re close to the beach and just a short drive to the historic city of Savannah, Georgia. Keep in mind that buying a vacation home is often pricey. You typically need at least 20% of the total value for a down payment. If that price is more than you have on hand, you can always consider applying for a home equity loan or taking out a second mortgage on your home.
4. Las Vegas, Nevada
Are bright lights, Elvis Presley impersonators, slot machines, and endless entertainment your idea of a great reset vacation? If the answer is yes, what better place to visit than Las Vegas? Take a swim in a massive resort-style pool at any hotel. Ride the rollercoaster at the New York, New York hotel, and catch a show at the Mirage. Vegas is the place for anyone that gets the most excitement from a nonstop itinerary, and if you fall in love and want to stay, the housing market in Vegas is one of the best in the country.
Once you get back home with your renewed energy, you’ll be grateful you took the time to take care of yourself with a vacation. Keep these places in mind as you plan your next self-care trip. Travel is the best way to feed your soul.
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