Take an Election Day Vacation (After You Vote, of Course)
In less than two weeks, the day U.S. residents have all been waiting for will have finally come: November 8th, which marks the end of the presidential election season. After months of contentious debates, scandalous discoveries, and Janet Jackson-themed T-shirts, soon it will be all over.
And for those Americans who are worn out from nearly a year of screaming at their televisions, it's time to relax and get out of town.
Calming Spa Trip
A spa vacation—or even just a trip to a day spa—is the perfect way to relax and rejuvenate after a draining election season. Visitors can indulge in head-to-toe healing treatments and leave feeling refreshed. Some hotels and resorts have even created packages to cater to the election stress.
The Coronado Island Resort & Spa Marriott in Coronado, California has been promoting its products as a way to de-stress from the election. Sanctuary Spa in Paradise Valley, Arizona, Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah, and Rancho La Puerto, in Baja California, Mexico are just a few options for voters looking to unwind.
Fall Foliage Peeping
Breathe in the crisp fall air, see the fiery hues of New England's peak foliage, and attempt to forget this arduous election season (spoiler: you never will). While Vermont and other New England destinations are safe options, this interactive map can tell leaf-peepers exactly where and when to go for the best foliage.
With pumpkin ales and other seasonal brews on the menu, a visit to a local brewery can satisfy both beer purists and experimenters alike. Three of the best cities for brewery tourism are Minneapolis/St. Paul, Kansas City, and Portland, according to a ranking from T+L readers. Portland landed at No. 1 with over 80 local breweries—more than any other city in the world.
Those who love the great outdoors and a nice hoppy beverage don’t have to choose between the two. Vermont has a plethora of excellent breweries, and we've broken down a map of them here.
For U.S. residents living in cities and towns where the winter chill has already begun to arrive, sunny beach days are still only a short plane ride away. Whether to Bermuda, Miami, or the Caribbean, a few hours in the warm sun can have even the most hardened politico planning their retirement.