The 6 Best Places To Escape To Without Leaving The Country

We can think of no better time to leave behind the daily grind and take a much-needed breather. That's why we teamed up with the wanderlust experts at Travel & Leisure and virtual marketplace OpenSky to send you and a friend on vacation to El Monte Sagrado Living Resort & Spa in Taos, NM. The full getaway package includes a three-night stay for you and one very lucky travel companion, a $500 flight credit, plus massages and dinner for two. Click here to enter for your chance to win — and keep reading for more destinations worth dropping everything for a visit.

If daydreaming of kicking back with a cucumber water and soaking up the sun — rather than downing another coffee on a mad dash to the office — has taken over your every waking minute, you're not alone. We're right there with you. And, we're here to show you that you don't need a passport to step into other worlds: Lush sanctuaries and resorts with breathtaking views are no more than a domestic ticket away! From Sedona's majestic red rock formations to the beaches and rainforests of Hawaii, the U.S. has enough must-visit locales to fill even the most adventurous bucket list. Check out the six spots at the top of ours and stoke your own wayfaring imagination.

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Palm Springs, California
There's a reason everyone you know in L.A. drives out to Palm Springs every chance they get. The desert valley town is almost always sunny with a chance of A-list sightings, and its Old Hollywood glamour is one of a kind.
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Sedona, Arizona
Mars has nothing on Sedona. The Arizona town's red rock formations are practically intergalactic. Tour Sedona's famous energy vortices, and you may just feel yourself transported to another world.
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Kauai, Hawaii
If Kauai's white sand beaches, unique volcanic formations and wildlife-rich rainforests aren't enough to win your undying affection, the warm, friendly spirit of the island's inhabitants will send you over the edge.
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Vieques, Puerto Rico
Eight miles off the coast of Puerto Rico, Vieques is a short 20-minute flight from the U.S. island territory — and well worth the extra layover. Deep-blue coastal waters and pristine white sand make the beaches of Vieques among the most beautiful in the Caribbean.
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Miami, Florida
We may have been caught tapping our slushy boots whispering "there's no place like Miami" more than a few times this winter — can you blame us? The sunshine, the fast cars, the attitude...did we mention the sun? We'll see you there.
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Taos, New Mexico
From skiing, gallery hopping, serene spa treatments, and even llama trekking, there's more than enough to keep you busy — or completely relaxed — during a three-night trip to Taos, New Mexico. We'll let you and your plus-one decide what's on the agenda. Enter here for a chance to win your dream getaway!

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