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Where Can I Travel Without a Passport


Long processing times for passports can leave travelers wondering if they will ever be able to chill on the beach with a frozen drink in hand. But, you can still jet-set to a tropical oasis for sun, sand, pool time, and warm weather—no passport needed. Here are a four tropical places to travel without a passport.

Mallery Square pier at Key West Florida


You can either fly into Miami and take a leisurely drive or catch a flight directly into Key—a charming and sunny spot for solo travelers, couples, families, or retirees. An ocean lover’s escape, the destination boasts top-tier foodie experiences, historical points of interest—like the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum—and water sports galore.


One resort to consider is the Southernmost Beach Resort, with a lovely oceanfront location in Key West’s Historic District. Try a cocktail tasting experience, take a painting class, or just relax at the pool or on the beach. Be sure not to miss Duval Street, a happening strip of shops, bars, and cafes. Wear a shady hat for a walking tour of Key West to admire the historic homes, conch-style architecture, and beautiful gardens.

Women with Surfboards at the BeachOahu Hawaii. Photo courtesy of Dylan Sauerwein/Unsplash


There’s no denying the flight is long, but planning a trip to Hawaii is ideal for a honeymoon or extended family getaway, and you can even stop in California for a night or two to break up the flight time. Although Maui is often the go-to Hawaiian pick, the island of Oahu offers some of Hawaii’s most beautiful beaches, plus remarkable waterfalls and rainforests.

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For an elevated bucket-list vacation, the oceanfront Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina is ideal for families. Kids can check out the x Proper Rideshop Skate Camp for mini-shredders, and Glamping at Camp Kohola—an evening of adventure with crab hunting on the beach, roasting s'mores, dinner, a movie, and much more.


For a milestone anniversary or a honeymoon, splurge for the Suite Lifestyle, a new, specialty suite program offering a curated amenities, including artisan-guided workshops and private stargazing experiences.

Couple enjoying the surf with boogie board in Puerto Rico San Juan, Puerto Rico historic cemetery and coastal town. Photo by Sean Pavone/


An easy flight from the mainland, Puerto Rico’s pristine beaches are the perfect no-passport vacation for lounging, catching a wave, paddling a kayak, or enjoying snorkeling adventures. The island is loaded with natural wonders, and boasts El Yunque, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest Service. Hike on trails among waterfalls and bask in this natural paradise.


There’s also abundant culture on the island, from history to a thriving arts and music scene. Centrally located just minutes from the heart of historic Old San Juan, the Caribe Hilton features an array of amenities for tropical vacations without a passport. Sip Puerto Rico’s official drink, the piña colada, and take in endless ocean views.

St Thomas USVISt Thomas. Photo courtesy of Nick Heinemann/


It may be a surprise that a U.S. passport isn’t required to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands, so a getaway to the sun and stunning beaches of St. Thomas is a breeze. 


If you’re traveling without children, consider the Pink Palm Hotel, a boutique luxury hotel nestled in the heart of the downtown neighborhood of Charlotte Amalie, where luxury meets old-world island charm. Take in romance and tranquility at the newly renovated adults-only haven. This island paradise also boasts imaginative dining options where you can savor coastal food while enjoying breathtaking sunsets.


For active travelers, there’s Tree Limin' Extreme Zipline Park— situated high in the rainforest of St. Peter Mountain—with six adrenaline-pumping zip lines connected to eight treetop platforms. Hop on the Skyride to Paradise Point to take in sweeping views of the famous Magens Bay Beach, 700 feet above St. Thomas Harbor. On sunny days you can see St. Croix in the distance.