4 must-see destinations to explore in your home country

Sometimes the best vacations aren’t as far away as you think. Rediscover hidden gems nearby, and put a new perspective on what’s close to home, with these four top stops.

1. Gulf Shores, AL

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Escape to the warm waters of Gulf Shores. It’s a great place to take the whole family, with plenty of outdoor activities to keep the little ones busy each day. If you’ve got wildlife lovers amongst you, then you’re in luck! Head to the coast to see sea turtles, migratory birds, and even dolphins, for a whale of a time.

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2. San Diego, CA

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Seek out ‘America’s Finest City’ for a vacation full of stunning, white sandy beaches. Immerse yourself in Balboa Park, which is home to the San Diego Zoo and perfect for a day trip with the kids. Whether you’re a sun worshipper or an action-packed adventurer, San Diego is a great place to visit with the whole gang.

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3. Rosemary Beach, FL

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Meander down to a local restaurant to dine al fresco for lunch before spending the afternoon exploring the boutiques and galleries of Rosemary Beach. The beautiful sandy beaches are a great place to paddleboard, fish, or soak up the Florida sunshine, before heading back to the comfort of your vacation home to cook up your catch of the day or share stories and s’mores around the fire pit.

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4. Pigeon Forge, TN

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No wonder Eastern Tennessee has long been considered the birthplace of country music! Pigeon Forge is home to Dolly Parton’s infamous ‘Dollywood’ amusement park, as well as the ‘Dixie Stampede’ theater and restaurant. If you fancy a day of outdoor sports, playgrounds, and walks amongst the green landscape, then head to Wear Farm City Park for fun in the Southern sun.

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