Located along the scenic Pacific Great Eastern Railway, Squamish, British Columbia, is well worth the drive in. Lace up your best pair of hiking boots, grab a set of binoculars, and go bald eagle spotting in Eagle Run Park. If you really want a thrill, rent a mountain bike and fly down Goat Ridge. After you’ve regained your senses from zipping down the side of an alpine mountain, enjoy a cold beer and hot food at Howe Sound Brewing.
If you fancy yourself a history buff, the sleepy town of Bristol, Rhode Island, will be your very own slice of paradise. Plan your visit around the Fourth of July and you’ll be able to attend the oldest continuously celebrated Independence Day festival in the country. There also happens to be over a dozen places about town that have earned spots in the National Registrar of Historic Places—including Blithewold Mansion and the Old Customs House, to name a few. Whoever said you couldn’t go back in time during your vacation?