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5 Vacation Destinations for Adults

Family vacations are great, but they aren't for everyone. For those of us without kids to plan for, or just looking for some time away in a kid-free atmosphere, there are some great options out there!

5) Tropical All-Inclusives

Get the most bang for your buck with an all-inclusive resort. Many of these resorts (like Secrets Wild Orchid, Montego Bay or Hard Rock, Riviera Maya to name a couple) are adults-ONLY resorts. Which means, you guessed it! No kids allowed. Being all-inclusive means just that - no need to budget for your meals! Lounge on the beach with a book, sip on a fruity cocktail, and take advantage of the resort's extensive ameneties! Make the trip truly your own - a romantic getaway, a girls' or guys' weekend, or even a solo trip to recharge.

4) Las Vegas, Nevada

Disclaimer: What happens in Vegas does NOT necessarily stay in Vegas. Try your hand at black jack, take in a show, have your picture taken in front of the Bellagio fountains, and even seek out Elvis impersonators. Vegas didn't earn the nickname "America's Playground" by being boring. Gamble your way down the strip. Treat yourself to a comedy or magic show. See a concert. Enjoy a meal prepared by a celebrity chef. The possibilities to make this vacation your own are endless. There may be families roaming around, but don't worry - there are plenty of 21+ spots to let your hair down.

3) Nashville, Tennessee

More and more in recent years, I'm hearing about bachelorette party-style weekends in Nashville. With so much to see and do, it's no wonder! Whether you're looking for music, food, art, or even hiking, you'll find it here. And when the sun goes down, the city comes alive. Add some excitement to your vacation by checking out the nightlife in Nashville. Take in free live music at one of the many Honky Tonks, sip on a craft cocktail at a rooftop bar, or see one of your favorite bands perform a sell-out show. There's no wrong way to spend your Nashville nights.

2) New Orleans, Louisiana

Another great getaway option is New Orleans. See all this incredible city has to offer beyond Mardi Gras. Don't forget to treat yourself to some authentic beignets at Cafe du Monde. Visit the famous Lafayette Cemetery. Bar crawl down Bourbon Street. Explore the historic French Quarter, one of the city's oldest neighborhoods. Hear some REAL jazz. Cheer on the Saints or Pelicans. Hop a ride on a streetcar and have a picnic in the park. I'm sure your first visit will certainly not be your last.

1) Adventures by Disney

I know what you're thinking, but hear me out! Did you know that Adventures by Disney offers special ADULT-EXCLUSIVE itineraries? Whether you're celebrating a special anniversary, reuniting with friends and family or just looking to spend time exploring the world with other adults, an Adventures by Disney Adult-Exclusive vacation offers the perfect setting to create magical memories with fellow Adventurers - all 18 years and older. Experience all the fun and magic you expect from Disney with an added element of sophistication. From wine-tastings to foodie experience to privately-guided tours, Adult-Exclusive adventures offers an exciting selection of special activities.

Kelly is an independent travel consultant and proud affiliate of Academy Travel and, an award-winning agency with over 25 years of booking magical vacations! Academy Travel is a Platinum level agency with Universal Orlando and a Diamond level Disney EarMarked Agency, the highest travel industry designation bestowed by Disney Destinations. They are also a Travel Leaders Network-designated President's Circle agency, which the highest possible recognition from the largest association of Travel Suppliers and Travel Agencies in the world.