20 Places to Travel in the US in Your 30s
If you’re looking for the best places to travel in the US in your 30’s, you’re in luck. This list will give you guidance and insight about some of the top US-based travel destinations that you just can’t miss. I personally didn’t realize how important traveling was to me until I hit my 30s…boy do I wish I had traveled when I was in my 20s and with very little responsibility! When I was 33 I finally made my way to Israel, and I have been bitten by the travel bug ever since!
It’s hard to put into words what travel means to me, I may not be able to leave at the drop of a dime but I try to take every opportunity I can to explore a new country or city. When you reach your 30s and start being settled in your career and life, you tend to want more for yourself. The internet and being able to find low fares to dream destinations make it that more easier to find the best places to travel in your 30s.
Traveling in your thirties is special. You’ve reached that point in your life when you no longer really care about seeing all the hip and happening spots and are genuinely curious about the wonders of the Earth. Don’t get me wrong…Traveling in your twenties can be great, but there’s something special about the big 3-0. It’s a milestone for reaching a point in your adult life that commands attention. When you combine that confidence with the ability to travel, great things can and will happen.
What is a fun place to travel in the US?
That’s the beauty of traveling in your thirties. The states are seriously your blank canvas. If you have the time and ability, explore as many locations as you possibly can. Think of something that you enjoy doing and then research on where you can find that in the US. Think Florida for their beaches, the Midwest for their mountains or even the South for the ambiance and food!
Where are the cheapest places to fly in the US?
The cost can be a big factor when it comes to travel. If you want to fly somewhere for a vacation, you better know just how much that plane ticket is going to cost you! Flight prices can vary depending on the time of year and day of the week, but these locations are known for being consistently cheap to fly to:
- Los Angeles, CA
- Detroit, MI
- Washington, D.C.
All offer something fun and unique to explore without breaking the bank.
How much does a road trip cost across America?
Maybe you’re having a hard time even figuring out where to start on your trip. Don’t fret…there’s a lot of think about and decide. If you aren’t quite certain about where you want to go, consider taking an epic road trip across the US. Plan on saving up anywhere between $3,000-$5,000 to drive from coast to coast. (gas is expensive!) You’ll then need to also figure out lodging and food costs as well.
Now that we know there are awesome places to travel in the US, let’s dive in and get familiar with the ones that you need to visit!
Must Visit Places in the USA
Now that you know that traveling and vacationing in your thirties is a must, let’s dive in and highlight some of the must-visit places that need to be on your radar. The time is now to explore everything that the US has to offer!
If you’ve never viewed the Grand Canyon and taken in all its beauty, it’s time to make it happen. Standing on the edge and looking out into the world shows you just how beautiful and precious life is. While you can visit this landmark at any age, doing so in your thirties is certain to change your mindset on life.
New York City
There’s nothing like touring The Big Apple. From the lights to the tall buildings, everything about it is just fast-paced and modern. Many people make it a family-friendly trip, but exploring it on your own will have it take on a whole other form. Tour the buildings, take in the shopping district and dance to the disco music just waiting to be discovered. There’s so much for a thirty-year-old to see and do in NYC. I live here and I haven’t even come CLOSE to scratching the surface on all New York City has to offer!
It’s called Sin City for a reason, but visiting there in your 20’s versus your 30’s is totally different. People go there in their 20’s to gamble and experience the nightlife while people visit in their 30’s to take in the shows and the ambiance. If you’re ready to see Vegas with a brand new set of eyes, vacationing there now needs to happen. See Las Vegas through the eyes of someone who is out of that party phase and into the phase of confidence and exploration. For some inspiration, check out part one and part two of my 35th birthday trip!
See how simple it can be to find places to travel in the US and view them in a whole new light? Even if you’ve been to the above places before, you need to experience them again when you’re in another decade of your life.
While those places listed above need to be on your USA travel bucket list, here are a few other places that are a must for traveling in your thirties!
Even More Places to Travel in the US in Your 30’s
- San Franciso, CA
- Chicago, IL
- Austin, TX
- Seattle, WA
- Yellowstone National Park
- Pikes Peak in Colorado
- St. Louis, MO
- Branson, MO
- Miami, FL
- Denver, CO
- Asheville, NC
- Ocean City, NJ
- Palm Beach, FL
- Mobile, AL
- Utah City, UT
- Maui, HI
- Charleston, SC
If you’re looking for some amazing places to travel in your 30s, add all these locations to your over-thirty travel bucket list!
Do you have any other suggestions for places to travel in the US?
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Sunday 2nd of June 2019
I totally agree that travel is different when you're in your 30's. I feel that I travel deeper compared to my 20's. And being able to share my passion for travel with my family gives it a new dimension. Plenty of inspiration in this post to keep up the travel pace!
Sunday 2nd of June 2019
One of the great things about traveling to Washington DC is that many of the museums and attractions are free! So, this is a great family vacation. Lots to do, but you aren't paying high museum admission tickets.
Sunday 2nd of June 2019
That's true Grand Canyon is the must visit place in the USA. I wanna visit there when my age will be 30+++. I heard lots of stories about Grand Canyon from my friends :) I know its a beauty!!