8 places to visit in your 20s


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The Roman Colosseum makes Rome an ideal destination for art and architecture.

Aliyah Rodriguez, Features & Lifestyle Editor

The pandemic has put our lives on hold for over a year. With the recent changes in vaccine eligibility, getting back to normal seems more possible as the days go by. After a year of state and city shutdowns, many people are planning on travelling as soon as they’re able to. Your 20are meant to be some of the best years of your life to travel abroad and discover yourself. If you intend on getting on a plane in the near future, here are some international and domestic destinations to keep in mind.  

If you’re interested in international travel:  

Chiang Mai, Thailand 

The city is surrounded by the mountains of northern Thailand and is known for its lush landscape and outdoor activities. The historic city center holds dozens of temples, but the most famous Chiang Mai temple – Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep – is outside of the city on the mountainside that overlooks it. 

Marrakech, Morocco  

Marrakech is known for its labyrinthic streets and vibrant colors and scents. While you’re there take a trip to the Medina of Marrakesh, a UNESCO World Heritage site, or get to know the city’s culture through its people at the Jemma el Fna – and don’t forget to do camel rides in the desert! 

Rome, Italy 

Rome – otherwise known as the City on Seven Hills – is a place of myths and legends. Home to the Roman Colosseum, the Trevi Fountain and St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome is a go-to destination if you’re interested in art and architecture.  

Cancún, Mexico 

Cancún is known for its scenic beaches such as Playa Delfines and La Isla Mujeres. If you’re interested in an exciting cultural experience, you can take a trip to Chichén Itzá, a large Mayan ruin that is one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, or you can choose to visit the more accessible El Rey Ruins.  

If you prefer to stay in the United States and its territories: 

New Orleans, Louisiana 

The famous city showcases its French and American culture through food, architecture and attractions. If you’re looking to see something in particular, the French Quarter is possibly the most famous spot in New Orleans, bustling with plenty of attractions after dark.  

Boston, Massachusetts 

If you’ve paid attention in your American history classes, then you’d know that Boston is one of the most historic cities in the United States. While you’re there, enjoy some shopping at the Faneuil Hall Marketplace or a walk through the historic Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.  

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii 

For an Instagram-worthy vacation, Honolulu provides several scenic sites such as the Waikiki and Lanikai beaches. The island gives an opportunity to learn something new with snorkeling or surfing lessons or visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial.  

Los Angeles, California 

The famous city has many sites to see like the Hollywood sign, the Santa Monica pier and Beverly Hills. If you’re looking for somewhere warm to visit in the winter, Los Angeles makes it a great place to visit any time of the year because of its great weather.