Forget the Passport: 7 Best U.S. Islands to Visit

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Want to experience an island getaway, but don’t feel like renewing your passport? There are plenty of amazing island vacation destinations located within American borders. From tropical to temperate, the U.S. has a destination for everyone who enjoys being beachside — and we’re not just talking Hawaii.

Read on to learn more about 7 island getaways that will give you the relaxing vacation you deserve. Get out there and enjoy the sand, surf, sport, and more that all these hotspots have to offer!

1. Anna Maria Island, Florida

Anna Maria island is a laid-back Florida treasure — a subdued alternative to its Key West counterparts. While visiting, be sure to lounge and take a refreshing swim at renowned Bean Point Beach. TripAdvisor also recommends that visitors try their hands at relaxing activities like golfing and fishing during their stay. For those who’d prefer to remain indoors (that is, in the air conditioning), check out the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum for details on the remote island’s rich history.