3 Islands You Can Visit Without a Passport if You Live in the U.S.

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If you love to travel and want to visit all of the U.S. States, you have probably already thought about how to pass through all of the American airports that are within driving distance. While there is no longer a need for a passport to cross into Arizona or New Mexico, there are still three Islands you can visit without one. Puerto Rico, Florida, and Michigan all have airports that are nearby and easy to get to by car or air, making them great locations to visit with no passport.

Puerto Rico

The largest island in Puerto Rico is San Juan. If you live anywhere near the northern or southwestern coastline, this is the perfect place for a visit. The weather is nice, and Puerto Rico has plenty to do. The capital city, San Juan, has a lot to offer tourists, from historical sites to beaches to beautiful gardens. There is even a museum dedicated to the history of the island.

Puerto Rico – also known as Puerto Rico, is a colonial-styled island that was ceded by the British to the Americans in return for war gold in 1898. Puerto Rico is a good destination for visitors interested in history and arts. The island’s main industry is tourism, which generates over half of its revenue. Much of the architecture on the island is inspired from the US flag, and the flag is also flown during special occasions.

If you are interested in history, you will be fascinated by Puerto Rico’s history – or at least, its brief history. The Spaniards initially came to the island in the fifteenth century. They brought with them much of their culture, including the language and most of their food. Puerto Rico became a very major US military base during World War II. Puerto Rico is home to numerous historic sites, including the Blue Flag Museum – which is the only museum in the Western Hemisphere that flies the American blue flag.

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Mackinac Island is a city in Mackinac County in the U.S. state of Michigan. In the 2010 census, the city had a permanent population of 492. The summer population numbers in the thousands due to an influx of summer visitors and hundreds of seasonal workers.

Mackinac Island State Park, Historic Downtown, Colonial Michilimackinac, Fort Mackinac, Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park, Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum awaits your arrival in Mackinac Island. In Mackinac, one-of-a-kind golf courses, Horse-drawn carriage tours and World-famous fudge are some of the best activities.

Dry Tortugas, Florida

The Dry Tortugas are a small group of islands, located in the Gulf of Mexico at the end of the Florida Keys, United States, about 67 miles west of Key West, and 37 miles west of the Marquesas Keys, the closest islands. Still farther west is the Tortugas Bank, which is submerged.

The trip from Key West to Dry Tortugas National Park is approximately two hours and fifteen minutes. Visitors to the park on day trips are able to enjoy just over four hours on the island. The ferry is the cheapest way to get to Dry Tortugas National Park.

If you love snorkeling, then Dry Tortugas National Park offers some of the best snorkeling and skin diving in North America.

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