Summer Vacations: 3 Amazing Island Getaways Across America

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Posted: 11:57 AM, Jul 17, 2018 Updated: 12:00 PM, Jul 17, 2018

Looking to get away? You don’t have to leave the U.S. to get in a great island vacation this summer. Slap on some sunscreen, because we’re island hopping across America!

 

1. Marco Island, Florida

 

Let’s start with Marco Island, off the coast of southwest Florida. Marco Island boasts five miles of white sand beach – and its emerald waters are good for renting a fishing boat, or manatee- and dolphin-watching. And when you’re done with the sun, treat yourself at a luxury resort with a manicure or spa treatment!

 

2. Mackinac Island, Michigan

 

Not all islands are surrounded by ocean! Next, “The Jewel of the Great Lakes”, Lake Heron, is home to Mackinac Island, Michigan. Mackinac Island is like a scene from a boardwalk during the 1920s, where you can shop ‘til you drop. But you’ll have to do so on foot, because no cars are allowed. The only way to get around is by walking, bike, or horse! The island is also eighty percent parkland, so get in a good hike while you’re there.

 

3. San Juan Islands, Washington State

 

For our final island destination, we head to the laid-back San Juan islands in northwest Washington state. The San Juan islands form an archipelago suited for nature lovers and adventurers. There are hikes with amazing views, along with forest trails, kayaking, and ziplining. And don’t forget to squeeze in some whale-watching!

 

As you can see, you don’t have to see leave the country to soak your feet in island waters!

 

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