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At Expedia Cruises™, we are committed to keeping you up to date with the latest travel news and trends. As the world adjusts, we’ve all been wondering—where can we travel to now?

As more destinations are welcoming back visitors, we've kept track of some of the top sun and snow destinations that are now open to travelers. Each destination offers a variety of unique and highly recommended vacation experiences, from all-inclusive resorts to hotels and private vacation rentals.

Whether you want to dream about that next vacation, or you are ready to book, below are the top sun and snow destinations—open now! Plus, our top recommendations to make the most of your vacation. With more flexibility than ever before, we can help you book with ease for those who wish to stay ashore. Your local Vacation Consultant can help you navigate our best deals and accommodations to have a safe and unforgettable vacation.

1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

This is what daydreams are made of. Picture 20 miles of towering palm trees and white sandy beaches that meet calm, warm, clear waters in hues of bright blue. Punta Cana’s most popular beaches offer ample space to social distance, settle in, and take in the tropical charms of the Coconut Coast— famous for lavish all-inclusive resorts. Here you can get everything you would ever want out of your dream vacation, all for one price.

While self-care and relaxation are always at the top of the menu, you’ll never be bored in Punta Cana. Thrill yourself with a zip-line adventure or horseback ride, rent a boat or catamaran, and take advantage of ocean-side living with a kayaking, windsurfing, or sailing day. Take in traditional Dominican music at a cultural performance or explore the magical lagoons of the Indigenous Eyes Ecological Park. Did we mention, Punta Cana is a true golfer’s paradise? One of the best in the world. With courses designed by professional golfers, there’s no better place to practice your swing. Contact your Vacation Consultant for the best stays in sunny Punta Cana.

2. Cancun, Mexico

Ah, sunny Cancun. Dive into the warmest crystal-clear waters, bake in the sun to dry off while enjoying a cool cocktail finished with patron and locally sourced agave nectar. Find plenty of ocean-side family or couples' resorts catering to folks who want to experience the tropical Yucatan climate. Embark on a short catamaran journey to the quaint island of Isla Mujeres who's main mode of transportation—golf carts. Spot local wildlife ranging from seasonal whale shark migrations and sea turtle hatchlings, to the clever rainbow-colored macaw.

Take a day trip to the ancient Mayan ruins, steeped in history from El Rey to Yamil Lu’um. Snorkel vibrant reefs, or the spectacular Cenote Dos Ojos and Cenote Ik-Kil—underwater caves filled with striking turquoise waters and beautiful underwater gardens, each with its own historical myths and legends. Contact your Vacation Consultant for the best stays in sunny Cancun, from all-inclusive resorts to private vacation rentals!

3. Montego Bay, Jamaica

Jamaica’s most energetic city on the North coast, Montego Bay caters to every traveler. It is ripe with opportunities for relaxation, exploration, adrenaline-pumping adventures, and serves up the perfect tropical background to recharge from your daily 9-5 with all-inclusive and private rental options. Equally known for its duty-free shopping, breathtaking resorts, golf courses, rafting, diverse nightlife, and natural beauty, Montego Bay makes for a perfect Jamaican getaway!

Snorkel or dive and witness an abundance of marine life and colorful reefs in the protected Montego Bay Marine Park. Stay ashore, if only momentarily, to chase waterfalls on a short hike up to Dunn's River Falls before cooling off with a quick dip. Step into an underground world at the famous ethereal Green Grotto Caves, hosting a crystal-clear lake within the innermost cavern. You’ll never have to wonder how you can fill your days in Montego Bay, contact your Vacation Consultant to start planning today.

4. Hawaiian Islands

Hawaiian paradise is everything you’ve dreamed and more. Six main islands, each more breathtaking than the next make up this volcanic archipelago. Travel to the Hawaiian Islands to enjoy white sand beaches, spectacular volcanic lava flow, and lush rainforest. Appreciate rich cultures and traditions while relaxing in warm tropical settings and set your watch to island time—better yet, leave it in your suitcase. Book a table for a traditional luau with poi, roast pig, vegetarian options, and island punch with a kick!

Drink the Kona coffee or visit a pineapple or coffee plantation. Watch a hula performance and take a lesson to master the movements of this Polynesian dance. Look out for the colorful state fish, the humuhumunukunukuapuaa, then try to pronounce it five times fast. Drive up the scenic Hana Highway, and visit Maui’s Rainbow Eucalyptus trees en route. Travel north to Kilauea's Lighthouse and Wildlife Reserve on Hawaii Island to watch for whales and listen to seabirds keening. Contact your Vacation Consultant to book your perfect Hawaiian paradise hotel, resort, or private rental.

5. United States Winter Destinations

Après and powder seekers are spoiled with options with plenty of the best rated ski destinations in the U.S. Head inland to picture-perfect alpine views in festive Park City, Utah, known for its snow-based sports and three world-renowned mountain resorts. Ski on Olympian quality hills that played host to the 2002 Winter Olympic Games. Park City attracts visitors year-round with superb hiking trails, world-class restaurants, high-end hotels, and a thriving art scene.

Journey to the neighboring state of Colorado to the famed ski destination and historic silver mining town of Aspen nestled in Colorado’s beautiful Rocky Mountains. Find similar year-round attractions as those in Park City, with world-renowned ski hills to suit all skill levels. For those further to the east, the Finger Lakes region in New York is a favorite for downhill and cross-country skiers, as well as a summer hotspot for water activities on the eleven unique finger-shaped lakes carved by glacial movements. Contact your Vacation Consultant to compare the best winter destinations, activities, hotels, and private rentals!

Don’t see your ideal destination on the list? We can help you explore other options! Please do not hesitate to reach out and we will be happy to help you plan your trip this year or the next, overseas or closer to home.

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