Where to Travel in the USA in 2020

Marissa Rivera

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Where to Travel in the USA in 2020

Where can you travel domestically & what to expect during coronavirus pandemic 

Are you ready to start traveling again? As of yet, the CDC discourages all non-essential travel. Recommendations for social distancing and staying home are still in place. However, if you need to get somewhere, please take the necessary steps to make sure you're being safe. Use the CDC's recommended best practices and common sense to protect yourself and others. And do not travel if you're sick or have been in close contact with someone who's sick.


At this point, states have closed, opened, and are maybe even closing up again. It's hard to keep track of the changes. So it's important to get informed about the restrictions on where you're going. We’ve been updating guidelines according to official government websites from every state. Use our domestic travel guide to help you plan for your next trip. Keep in mind that these regulations are dynamic and ongoing as things evolve. We’re doing our best to keep the guidelines accurate and to date by reviewing them every few days. If you see any outdated information, please get in touch by emailing skycare@skyhour.com.


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Even though businesses are reopening there are caveats. Social distancing measures may still apply. Some businesses might choose to remain closed. So call ahead and make reservations whenever possible. And to keep things optimistic, we’ve added some travel inspiration for the future. Even if you can’t enjoy everything that these states have to offer right now, it’s worth adding places and things to your domestic travel bucket list.

Domestic Travel Guide During COVID-19 Pandemic

Pro tip: Local businesses have been hit really hard. Try to support local economies as well as large chain shops and restaurants.

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Last update August 17, 2020

Alabama

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars & breweries are open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks & beaches with limitations

Entertainment: Entertainment venues like arcades, theaters & bowling alleys may open

Official info: Alabama State Gov. / Outdoor Alabama

Travel plans for later: Alabama’s history is tied to the Civil Rights movement. Many important historic sites are here including the Civil Rights Institute, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, Montgomery's Civil Rights Monument, and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

Alaska

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state or travelers may follow one of the new travel protocols

Lodging: Open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, swimming pools & guided recreation are open

Entertainment: Museums, theaters, bowling alleys are now open

Official info: Alaska Health Mandates / Department of Natural Resources / Alaska Traveler Info Page

Travel plans for later: Don't miss out on seeing the Northern Lights in the winter. But even if you catch cloudy skies, you'll still be wowed by glaciers, wildlife, and amazing natural landscapes.

Arizona

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Major league sports without spectators may resume

Official info: Arizona State Gov. / Visit Arizona / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Arizona’s got impressive natural sites. Here you'll find desert towns, Navajo reservations, and one of America’s most famous World Heritage sites, the Grand Canyon.

Arkansas

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state from international trips or areas with substantial community spread, like Connecticut, New York, New Jersey or New Orleans

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches & swimming pools are open with limitations

Entertainment: Movie theaters, casinos, bowling alleys & other entertainment venues are open

Official info: Arkansas State Gov. / Arkansas Dept. of Health / State Parks

Travel plans for later: This is the place to go if you love the outdoors. Hike in abundant parks filled with mountains, caves, rivers, and hot springs. Arkansas is also home to 6 sites on the National Civil Rights Trail.

California

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Hotels should only open for COVID-19 mitigation (some counties may start to reopen)

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery only; Outdoor dining in some counties

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: Beaches are open on a limited basis; Many State Parks open for use by locals

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, outdoor museums are open; Professional sports w/o spectators may resume

Official info: California State Gov.

Travel plans for later: From the Yosemite to Joshua Tree, and from Disneyland to Hollywood, California’s got something for you.

Colorado

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, outdoor recreation activities & swimming pools are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters are open

Official info: Colorado State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Hiking in the summer, skiing in the winter, and Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings all year round. No matter the season, Colorado’s always worth the visit.

Connecticut

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning from states with substantial community spread

Lodging: State campgrounds will reopen July 8; Reservations can be made online beginning June 20

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches & other outdoor recreational activities open with limitations

Entertainment: Museums, zoos, amusement parks, bowling alleys & theaters may open

Official info: Connecticut State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: This New England state offers a great mix of city vibes and country charm. Its shoreline’s got beautiful coves, marshland, and rocky beaches.

Delaware

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Closed in some counties

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches & swimming facilities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, museums, galleries, historical attractions & casinos are open

Official info: Delaware State Gov. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Known as the “First State,” Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution. You’ll find its history preserved through landmarks like the Nemours Estate, Fort Delaware State Park, and the John Dickinson Plantation.

District of Columbia

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning from an international destination or a state with substantial community spread

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Some retail open

Parks & recreation: Athletics fields, gated parks, dog parks, tennis courts & skate parks are open

Entertainment: Remain closed

Official info: District of Columbia Govt.

Travel plans for later: There are 17 free museums in DC. Put on your thinking cap and go explore the wonders of art, science or history. Yes, for free!

Florida

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state from areas with substantial community spread, currently Louisiana and the New York Tri-State Area (CT, NJ, NY)

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks & outdoor recreation activities open with limitations; Beaches are open with restrictions by local governments

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters are open; Museums with restrictions by local governments; Sporting venues without spectators; Entertainment businesses, including movie theaters, concert houses, auditoriums, playhouses & bowling alleys may reopen; Some amusement parks are open

Official info: Florida State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Home to Miami, Disney World, amazing beaches, and several Latino communities, this state is a cultural melting pot. Don't forget to try a slice of key lime pie while you're here.

Georgia

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Theaters, bowling alleys & live performance venues may open

Official info: Georgia State Gov. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Southern hospitality at its finest. If you're looking for politeness, charm, and good home cooking stop by Georgia. This state will make you feel right at home.

Hawaii

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state at least through August 31, 2020. On September 1st, all travelers arriving from out-of-state will be required to get a valid COVID-19 test within 72-hours of their trip & to show proof of a negative test result at the airport to avoid the 14-day quarantine. Interisland travel restrictions reinstated on August 11

Lodging: Restrictions on short-term rentals

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery only; Dine-in services vary by counties

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: Beaches are open for exercise; State Parks, monuments & outdoor activities are open

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters are open

Pro tip: Hawaiian Airlines has limited flights between the US-mainland. Double-check that your flight hasn't been canceled before heading to the airport

Official info: Hawaii Tourism Authority / Hawaii COVID-19 Guidance

Travel plans for later: This island state will blow your mind away with its natural beauty. Go volcano hiking, whale watching, hula dancing, and visit the Pearl Harbor Memorial. Hawaiian culture is full of legends and superstitions, so immerse yourself in their teachings.

Idaho

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Movie theaters & larger indoor venues may open

Official info: Idaho State Govt. / Parks and Recreation

Travel plans for later: You'll find scenic parks here such as Yellowstone National Park and Craters of the Moon, and about 130 soakable hot springs to relax in. So pack your bathing suits.

Illinois

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open for curbside pickup

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations; Swimming pools may reopen by reservation only

Entertainment: Remain closed

Official info: Illinois State Govt.

Travel plans for later: The Chicago skyline is just as splendid as the views from Pere Marquette State Park. Compare Cloud Gate to Starved Rock waterfalls and choose what’s best between an urban or rural.

Indiana

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Campgrounds are closed to vacationers

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, community swimming pools & beaches are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, mini-golf centers, amusement parks, movie theaters, bowling alleys, casinos, cultural activities, entertainment & tourism sites may open

Official info: Indiana State Govt. / Dept. of Natural Resources

Travel plans for later: Whether you're looking for an adventurous hike or to get lost in quaint historic towns and museums, Indiana has something for you. Pro tip: Don't miss Indianapolis’ underground Market Street Catacombs.

Iowa

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars, wineries, breweries, distilleries are open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, movie theaters, zoos, aquariums, museums, outdoor performance venues, casinos, bowling alleys, amusement parks, skating rinks & skate parks may open

Official info: Iowa State Gov. / Travel Iowa

Travel plans for later: Iowa is known for its huge corn production. And that’s reflected in the state’s cuisine. Here you can find corn on the cob, scalloped corn, corn casserole, corn pudding, scotcheroos. The list goes on...

Kansas

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state from an international destination or areas with substantial community spread, currently Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Maryland

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: All activities & venues are now open with limitations

Official info: Kansas State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Known as the Sunflower State, this region is full of flat plains and prairies. Visit National Parks and Historic Sites such as the Monument Rocks chalk formation, the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve, and the Mushroom Rock State Park with mushroom-shaped rock formations.

Kentucky

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Aquatic centers, bowling alleys, auto and dirt track racetracks, fishing tournaments, Kentucky State Park lodges & movie theaters are now open

Official info: Kentucky State Gov. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Home to the Kentucky Derby horse race, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Bourbon, and the world's longest cave system known as Mammoth Cave National Park. This state will no doubt keep you entertained.

Louisiana

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars & breweries open for take-out

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations for locals

Entertainment: Movie theaters, casinos, museums, zoos, aquariums are open; Places of amusement remain closed

Official info: Louisiana State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Every foodie should stop by Louisiana. It’s famous for its culinary scene including its local Cajun and Creole cooking styles. Pack your appetite.

Maine

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state or travelers may follow one of the new travel protocols outlined in Keep Maine Healthy. Due to improving public health metrics the following states are exempt: CT, NH, NJ, NY & VT

Lodging: Open to Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont residents. Beginning June 26, open to all other out-of-state residents who meet the requirements of the Keep Maine Healthy plan

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars open for outdoor services in rural areas

Retail stores: Open in rural areas

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations (some coastal sites may open); Golf & outdoor guided activities

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters open

Official info: Maine State Govt. / Keep Maine Healthy

Travel plans for later: Walk through history in Portland, visit fishing harbors and enjoy sea-to-table dinners. Don't miss out on world-famous Maine lobster.

Maryland

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars may open for outdoor service

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches & outdoor recreation activities with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, casinos, arcades & outdoor attractions and rides are open

Official info: Maryland State Gov. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Known for its waterways and coastlines, you'll find all maritime things here. Fresh seafood, historic ships, the Naval Academy, and one of the best aquariums in the USA.

Massachusetts

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations; Beaches & outdoor recreation activities are now open

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, museums & casinos may open

Official info: Massachusetts State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: From museums, restaurants, and sporting events in big-city Boston. To seafood, lighthouses, and beaches in Cape Cod. Massachusetts has got something for you. Consider stopping by Salem for a spooky walk through history.

Michigan

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Restrictions on short-term rentals/vacation homes; campgrounds are closed to vacationers

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery only; Dine-in services in some counties

Bars & clubs: Bars open in some counties

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, outdoor recreation activities & swimming pools are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters open; Movie theaters, gyms, bowling alleys & other businesses in certain counties

Official info: Michigan State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: If you're a lover of lakes, then Michigan is a must-visit. This state borders four of the five Great Lakes and is home to about 11,000 inland lakes. You can even book Shipwreck Tours to salute the fallen.

Minnesota

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Movie theaters, bowling alley & indoor entertainment venues are open

Official info: Minnesota State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: The Twin Cities are a hub for art, live music, sports, craft beer, and food. A short drive will take you to breathtaking views, riverfronts, forests, and lakes and all in the good company of “Minnesota nice” locals.

Mississippi

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Ballparks, movie theaters, libraries & museums may reopen

Official info: Mississippi State Govt.

Travel plans for later: The birthplace of Blues and Elvis Presly, Mississippi’s got a rich musical history. It also played a huge role in the Civil Rights Movement. Follow the Mississippi Freedom Trail and the Mississippi Blues Trail to find out more.

Missouri

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Movie theaters & other attractions are now open

Official info: Missouri State Gov. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Missouri’s got the tallest man-made national monument in the USA. It’s impossible to miss the Gateway Arch. Don't forget to get your ticket in advance and consider buying a combo ticket which includes a tram ride, boat cruise and movie screening.

Montana

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Movie theaters, bowling alleys, museums & other places of assembly may open

Official info: Montana Governor’s Coronavirus Task Force / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Called Big Sky Country because of its wide-open spaces, this state’s natural beauty will amaze you. Go fly fishing, skiing, camping, rafting, and tune into your inner cowboy/cowgirl at a rodeo.

Nebraska

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state from an international destination

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, tennis, golf, rodeos may reopen

Official info: Nebraska COVID-19 Guidance / Outdoor Nebraska

Travel plans for later: Enjoy the countryside from Victorian homes. Explore quaint historic towns, and visit landmarks from the Oregon Trail. To keep it weird, go to Carhenge, a Stonehenge made of cars.

Nevada

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Breweries, distilleries & wineries are now open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, casinos, museums, art galleries, zoos, miniature golf & amusement parks may open; Musical performances, concerts, competitions, sporting events & any events with live performances may resume but shall remain closed for public attendance

Official info: Nevada Emergency Orders / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Las Vegas needs no introduction, but besides the adult playground, you'll find amazing rock formations overlooking hiking trails, and year-round events like the Reno Air Races and Burning Man here.

New Hampshire

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are open for table service

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches, swimming pools & outdoor recreational activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, museums, bowling alleys, amusement parks & theaters may reopen

Official info: New Hampshire Gov.

Travel plans for later: Visit any season. New Hampshire will have something to offer year-round. It’s got seacoast, mountains, lakes, and rivers. And its historic towns like Portsmouth and Sandwich will no doubt charm you.

New Jersey

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning from states with substantial community spread

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & outdoor dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches, swimming pools & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters open

Official info: New Jersey Executive Orders

Travel plans for later: Forget what you've seen on bad reality T.V. You'll find great diners, top shopping malls, beautiful beaches, and Six Flags, one of the largest theme parks on Earth in New Jersey.

New Mexico

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations. Camping sites may be closed.

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Breweries may open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters open

Official info: New Mexico Public Health Orders / State Parks

Travel plans for later: New Mexico is as rich in nature as it is in culture. Top highlights include: Santa Fe Opera House, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Millicent Rogers Museum, Ghost Ranch, and Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

New York

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning from states with substantial community spread

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery only; Outdoor dine-in services open in some regions

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Select retail open for curbside pickup or in-store shopping in certain regions

Parks & recreation: State Parks & beaches are open with limitations; Swimming pools at the discretion of local authority

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters open

Official info: New York State Govt.

Travel plans for later: Home to the big apple, the city that never sleeps, the best dollar pizza in the world. Theater, art, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, business, strange subcultures...No matter who you are or what you like, you'll find something for you in NYC.

North Carolina

Travel quarantine: Not required, but some counties have entry restrictions

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, swimming pools & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Remain closed

Official info: North Carolina Govt.

Travel plans for later: Go adventuring in Outer Banks beaches and Great Smoky Mountains hikes. Or get lost in the luxurious Biltmore Estate, a historic mansion with 250 rooms and 8,000 acres of gardens.

North Dakota

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state from an international destination

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Open

Retail stores: Remain closed

Parks & recreation: State Parks, historic sites & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Movie theaters are open

Official info: North Dakota State Govt.

Travel plans for later: Explore the great outdoors, visit the International Peace Garden, or find a cultural scene in Fargo’s many museums. For some downtime, catch a movie in the 1920s restored Fargo Theater.

Ohio

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars with food permits are open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks & some swimming pools are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in & indoor movie theaters, laser tag facilities, roller skating rinks, ice skating rinks, arcades, miniature golf facilities, trampoline parks, zoos, cultural sites,amusement parks, water parks & casinos may open

Official info: Ohio State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Ohio’s got it all. From Amish Country to impressive world-renowned museums to incredible state parks. The Buckeye State, named after its native buckeye trees, is famous for its delicious chocolate and peanut butter buckeye candy. Don't leave without trying one.

Oklahoma

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Museums, movie theaters & sporting venues are now open

Official info: Oklahoma State Govt.

Travel plans for later: Take Route 66 for a drive through US history and stop by the Route 66 Museum or the Route 66 Interpretive Center to learn more about the Mother Road.

Oregon

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery; Dine-in services in certain counties

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open in certain counties

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: Some State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Recreational sports, pools, venues like movie theaters, bowling alleys & arcades in certain counties

Official info: Travel Oregon / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Forests and mountains will keep you entertained in Oregon, but if you're looking for urban quirk Portland’s the city for you. Find your inner hipster in microbreweries, yoga studios, farm-to-table restaurants, and coffeehouses.

Pennsylvania

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery only; Dine-in services in some regions

Bars & clubs: Bars may open in some regions

Retail stores: Open in certain regions

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: In some regions all entertainment (such as casinos, theaters, and shopping malls) may open

Official info: Pennsylvania State Govt. / State Park

Travel plans for later: If you like history and culture, add Philly to your bucket list. Home to The Liberty Bell, The Barnes Foundation, and The Philadelphia Museum of Art—this city will surprise you. And take a peek at Amish Country while getting here.

Puerto Rico

Travel quarantine: In-bound tourism is postponed until further notice

Lodging: Most hotels remain open, however, public areas and amenities in hotels may be closed (pools reopened with limitations)

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: Public beaches and natural reserves for solo recreation

Entertainment: Museums may open

Pro tip: Puerto Rico continues to enforce an Island-wide curfew during the hours of 10:00 PM – 5:00 AM

Official info: Discover Puerto Rico

Travel plans for later: Go for a swim in clear blue waters on this Caribbean island. Visit old seaside ports, hike rainforests, and refresh in waterfalls. Puerto Ricans are known for their warm hospitality.

Rhode Island

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state from an area still under stay at home restrictions or a a negative molecular COVID-19 test

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: Some State Parks & beaches are open with limitations

Entertainment: Outdoor entertainment and recreation activities ( like zoos & historical sites) may reopen

Official info: Reopening Rhode Island / State Parks

Travel plans for later: If you're planning a luxe trip, visit Rhode Island and get lost in its many mansions from the Gilded Age and beyond.

South Carolina

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches & pools are open with limitations

Entertainment: Attractions including zoos, museums, aquariums, planetariums, water parks & amusement park rides may open

Official info: South Carolina State Gov. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: South Carolina will win your heart. From beachfront amusement parks to inspiring historic tours. Just in Charleston, you'll find over 2,800 historic buildings to photograph.

South Dakota

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Open

Official info: South Dakota State Govt.

Travel plans for later: You can't visit South Dakota without stopping by Mount Rushmore and the still unfinished Crazy Horse Memorial. They're only a short drive away from each other.

Tennessee

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Theaters, museums, arcades, bowling alleys, water sports & other attractions are open

Pro tip: Summer festivals, like Bonnaroo, have been rescheduled to the fall

Official info: Tennessee State Gov. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: Home to Nashville, the country music capital of the world, and Memphis, home of the blues. Turn on the radio and don't miss out on the live music scene while you're here.

Texas

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches & swimming pools are open with limitations

Entertainment: Museums, movie theaters, libraries, bowling alleys, zoos, aquariums & rodeo halls may open; Some amusement parks may reopen

Official info: Texas State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: With several big cities, there’s plenty to do in Texas. While you're here, try a Texan BBQ, watch a football game, and catch some live country music. Remember to pack your cowboy boots!

U.S. Virgin Islands

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state from an area with wide community spread or a negative molecular COVID-19 test

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: Public beaches, indoor & outdoor recreation facilities open

Entertainment: Day sails and excursions resumed with limitations

Official info: US Virgin Islands / Info for Leisure Travelers

Travel plans for later: You’ll find the closest thing to paradise here. These Caribbean islands and islets are absolutely stunning and are home to over 40 beaches.

Utah

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Museums, theaters, zoos & other attractions are open

Official info: Utah State Govt. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: A scenic road trip through Utah will make you feel like you're lost in mars. Visit Zion, Bryce Canyon, Glen Canyon, the Great Salt Lake for unforgettable landscapes.

Vermont

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state or may follow one of the new travel protocols. Travelers from from CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, DC & WA are exempt if they arrive in a personal vehicle

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are open for outdoor services only

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Remain closed

Official info: Vermont State Govt. / Traveling to Vermont Quarantine

Travel plans for later: The Green Mountain State has no shortage of mountains. With 67 mountains, this state is ideal for skiers and snowboarders in the winter.

Virginia

Travel quarantine: Required upon arriving or returning to the state from an international destination or areas with a substantial community spread

Lodging: Restrictions on short-term stays/ rentals

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are open for outdoor services only

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Remain closed

Official info: Virginia State Govt.

Travel plans for later: “Virginia is for lovers” of anything. Historic sites, charming small towns, trendy big cities, beautiful state parks, and refreshing beaches. You'll find what you need here.

Washington

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out & delivery; Outdoor and dine-in services in certain counties

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, beaches & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Remain closed

Official info: Washington State Govt.

Travel plans for later: Seattle is nestled between a lot of greenery. Hikes in Olympic National Park and Mount Rainier National Park will keep you occupied in case Seattle’s arts, craft beer, and coffee scene aren't enough.

West Virginia

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Remain closed

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks, swimming pools & outdoor recreation activities are open with limitations

Entertainment: Drive-in movie theaters, bowling alleys, museums, zoos, casinos, amusement parks & movie theaters may open

Official info: West Virginia Gov. / State Parks

Travel plans for later: You'll be impressed by the forests and mountains here. It’s a rock climber’s paradise, especially in Seneca Rocks State Park.

Wisconsin

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Open

Retail stores: Open

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Open

Official info: Wisconsin State Govt.

Travel plans for later: Famous for its cheese, Wisconsin’s the nation’s leading dairy producer. Order a side of cheese curds and a Wisconsin beer, or try the native cheese beer soup while watching the game.

Wyoming

Travel quarantine: Not required

Lodging: Some lodging is open with limitations

Restaurants: Take-out, delivery & dine-in services

Bars & clubs: Bars are now open

Retail stores: Remain closed

Parks & recreation: State Parks are open with limitations

Entertainment: Movie theaters are open

Official info: Wyoming State Govt.

Travel plans for later: Wyoming’s got many unique natural landmarks. The rainbow-colored Grand Prismatic Spring and the Devils Tower National Monument are the kind of thing you have to see in person to believe.

Marissa Rivera
Writer
New York City, United States
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