The United States is more diverse than many other countries in the world. From arctic to tropical, the environment is home to exotic plants, animals and perfect for any number of cultural, historic or adventurous excursions. William Bailey invites you to come with us as we visit 5 of the top American islands you won’t want to miss.
Hawaii Island, Hawaii
Hawaii is by far one of the most popular tropical island destinations for Americans for many reasons. From the simplicity of travel to a Pacific Island that is a U.S. state to the unique culture and the stunning beauty, the islands are ideal for any traveler. While there are many to choose from, the Big Island is an ideal destination. More affordable than some of the smaller islands and offering some of the most popular attraction including national parks and cultural attractions, it is an ideal place to begin your journey in paradise.
Chincoteague Island, Virginia
From its convenient location to its popular tours, Chincoteague Island is perfect for the day or longer. Most famous for its wild horses, the island is home to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge which offers plenty of room to enjoy the tranquility of the island, the beautiful plants and animals and some great hiking and biking.
Mackinac Island, Michigan
One of the last islands in the U.S. which still do not allow cars, this small island located directly between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of Michigan is perfect for a trip back in time. From spring to fall, many travelers head to this easily accessible island to learn more about the war history of the region, the Native Americans who lived here long ago and the diverse wildlife who still call the island home. Don’t forget to enjoy some food at the Historic Pink Pony, eat some homemade fudge and enjoy a horse ride around the island.
Whidbey Island, Washington
Located less than 30 miles from Washington, this island is known for its state parks and historic destinations not to mention its relaxed atmosphere, perfect for almost any island lover. From views to adventures, there is plenty to see and do on this beautiful island in the Pacific Northwest. Explore historic lighthouses, walk pristine and beautiful beaches or just relax in a lovely room at one of the many quaint b&b’s located on this popular island.
Last but not least, the islands of American Samoa. Technically a U.S. Territory, American Samoa is often considered a “purer” look at the Polynesian way of life in the Pacific. While Hawaii’s location makes it easy to access and more affordable than American Samoa, the lack of mass tourism on the islands of American Samoa make it an ideal location for those looking to experience a more historic Pacific Island experience.
Whether you choose an island nearby or one far away, the islands of America have something for everyone. Stop putting it off and start planning the island vacation you have always dreamed of right here in the U.S. Know more before you go with reviews from William Bailey Travel