Best of Office Weekly Roundup: Short & Sweet Travel Destinations

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Who hasn’t dreamed about seeing the world when they were younger? Admit it: you wanted to at least take a road trip at one point or another in your life. You might have realized that as time goes on, coordinating trips can become complicated when you factor in finances, marriage, kids, schedules, and all the other obligations that come with adult life.

Well, what if we told you there are many ways you can enjoy life away from life without having to make a huge investment of time and money? In this week’s roundup, we look at travel destinations around the US that are worth your limited amount of time and can be enjoyed for cheap.

Yellowstone National Park

1 - Yellowstone

What to do: Yellowstone National Park is home to many attractions, including being the location of a supervolcano called the Yellowstone Caldera and the abundant hot springs in the area. If you’re wondering: no, you can’t take a dip in the hot springs.

Location: Yellowstone National Park, WY

Cost: The annual fee to enter the park is $60, but you can get a 7-day pass for $15 if you enter the park by foot or $30 if you enter in a car. If you take a road trip instead of flying into the state, you can save lots more.

Myrtle Beach

2 - Myrtle Beach

What to do: Myrtle beach has a little something for everyone, from fishing, swimming, sunbathing, sailing, and surfing. This is the place to be for the summertime.

Location: Myrtle Beach, SC

Cost: If you stay away from restaurants and other establishments, you can relax and catch some sun on the beach for free.

Mount Rushmore

3 - Mount Rushmore

What to do: ever wondered how the founding fathers looked up close? Well, probably not this large, but the sculpture is a sight to behold all the same. After you’re done gazing, you can go hiking and take in the abundant nature around the area

Location: Keystone, SD

Cost: parking your car at the memorial is only $11, and access to the monument is totally free, which frees up more funds for other fun activities you may want to do.

Grand Canyon

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What to do: Ron Swanson from the NBC series “Parks and Recreation” once said that men should only cry at funerals and the Grand Canyon. Come here once and you’ll better understand why he felt this way. After taking in the majestic views, you can roam around the park and take in mother nature.

Location: Arizona

Cost: Annual recreational passes can be had for $60, and if you have kids that are currently 4th-graders, they can visit the park for the low, low price of free.

While traveling around the world may be a bit too ambitious for some for any number of reasons, you can always travel around the US for relatively cheap and you can definitely do it over a slightly ambitious weekend. And you never know: your home state may just have a few tourist attractions you never knew about.