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No-Passport-Required Beach Destinations

March 11, 2020

No passport? No problem. These beaches feel worlds away.

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Kauai, Hawaii

Hawaii has hundreds of beaches but the island of Kauai offers a little something for everyone from snorkeling off Tunnels Beach to spotting a Hawaiian monk seal along Poipu Beach's sandbar. Hanalei Beach offers incredible waves for surfers through the winter, and the water calms down during the summer for swimmers to enjoy.

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Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Can't swing a trip to Europe? Visit this charming European-inspired village where everything is in walking distance. After hitting up the gorgeous white sand beach be sure to wander around the seaside town. Meander through hidden side streets to discover charming courtyards and cottage shops.

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Apostle Islands, Wisconsin

Known as the Jewels of Lake Superior, you'll want to visit the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in the winter as the water freezes over creating breathtaking ice caves that look out of this world. The weather doesn't always cooperate, and sometimes the cave conditions are unstable causing the parks service to close access to hikers. Call the park's Ice Line at (715)-779-3397 before you go.

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Catalina Island, California

One of California's channel islands, this spot is known for wildlife, hiking and incredible dive sites. After all that activity, relax at luxe Descanso Beach for a lazy day under a private cabana with palm trees swaying in the breeze.

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