Must-Visit Vacation Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

Must-Visit Vacation Destinations to Add to Your Bucket List

2024 is here, and boy, do we have some exciting travel news to share with you in the coming year. As our ever-growing list of quality resorts continues to expand, so does our love of sharing our favorite destinations with travel savvy globetrotters like us. If you’re looking to spring into action and start booking, you’ll want to add these Sundance Vacations must-visit vacation destinations to your 2024 travel wishlist.

Hyatt Place National Harbor

Oxon Hill, Maryland

When thinking of Maryland, minds instantly wander to Ocean City and tend to overlook the entertainment suburb of Oxon Hill—just 31.4 miles from upscale Potomac. Oxon Hill is known for its lasting Georgian architecture, the development of National Harbor, and the 72-foot aluminum “The Awakening” statue. With proximity to Washington, there’s plenty to do in and around the Oxon Hill area.

Stay at the amazing Hyatt Place National Harbor next time you visit the Washington D.C., located directly along the banks of the historic Potomac River. Enjoy the picturesque Waterfront District while you stay close to notable hot spots like The Capital Wheel, MGM National Harbor Casino, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Theater at MGM, Gateway DC, Tanger Outlets, Topgolf, and more.

If you’re looking to tour historic Washington D.C., you’ll have a plethora of excursions to choose from. Whether you’re looking to experience a “DC in a Day” river cruise or a moonlight tour of the National Mall and memorials, you’ll have the choice of hop-on/hop-off tours or lengthier day tours. While in Washington D.C., why not visit the world’s largest museum and research complex, the Smithsonian Institution? Perfect for curious children and intuitive adult minds, families can spend hours wandering through halls filled with mega fossils, air and space exhibits, and African American History and Culture. Another nearby city chock-full of activities is Arlington, VA. Be sure to visit The Outback Kangaroo Farm, Bad Dog Distillery, Biringer Farm, and much more!

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Residence Inn New Orleans French Quarter

New Orleans, Louisiana

Planning your first visit to the jazz capital of the world? Returning because you can’t kick the mouthwatering cravings for authentic shrimp po’ boys? Whatever the reason for your visit, Residence Inn New Orleans French Quarter is ready to host you and your party and welcome you home after a night of exploring the sights and sounds of NOLA.

Residence Inn New Orleans, located in the famous French Quarter, puts you in the perfect place to enjoy all that the “Big Easy” has to offer. The French Quarter, Bourbon Street, and the central business district are all steps away. Our central location on St. Charles Ave puts you near the French Quarter and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. A fully equipped kitchen is ready for your favorite cuisine. Enjoy free WiFi throughout the hotel and kick start your morning in our fitness center. Popular activities include historical ghost tours, steamboat rides, and cruising down Canal Street and Bourbon Street on the Historic St. Charles Streetcar.

Did you know that popular card games originated in NOLA? French colonists brought Poker, then known as Poque, to New Orleans during the 17th century. If you’re looking to hit the nightlife scene, Harrah’s Casino, within easy walking distance of the French Quarter, will thrill you with its high-energy atmosphere. Check out over 2,000 slot machines and a myriad of table games. Don’t stop there, the night is still young! Get jazzy and enjoy a musical night at Tipitina’s, The Rabbit Hole, and The Spotted Cat Music Club. Enjoy a brunch-time performance or a nighttime cabaret spectacle at The Howlin’ Wolf and Mahogany Jazz Hall. In need of some food and fun? Get the best of both worlds at Mid City Lanes Rock’ n’ Bowl, The Avenue Pub, and Café Du Monde.

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Olympic Village Inn

Olympic Valley, California

Located northwest of Tahoe City is the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics—Olympic Valley! Skiing, racing, and other sports are extremely popular in the area, especially winter sports, including dogsledding and snowshoeing. Olympic Valley, filled with lush greenery in the summer and abundant snow in the winter, is the perfect location for a peaceful nature retreat.

Located conveniently near Lake Tahoe, Olympic Village Inn, nestled into the mountainside of Olympic Valley, California, provides easy access to world-class skiing, hiking, and fly fishing. Enjoy the heated pool, hot tubs, gym, and sauna year-round. Keep the kids entertained with endless outdoor activities, a free arcade, lending library, and Wi-Fi. Whether skiing, exploring nearby Lake Tahoe, Donner Lake, casinos, or simply relaxing, your whole family will make a lifetime of incredible memories at our resort! Another Sundance Vacation resort to check out in Olympic Valley is Red Wolf Lodge at Olympic Valley.

Many of the top sights and attractions in Olympic Valley and Tahoe City revolve around the great outdoors.  If you’re looking to soak up the sun (or snow) to the fullest, Truckee River Trail, Rocky Ridge Road, and the Tahoe Rim Trail are easy to moderate trails perfect for hiking, biking, and exploring! Looking for less walking and more chill time? Paddle along Lake Tahoe with a historic kayak tour of the scenic west shore, bury your feet in the sand  or dip them in some warm water at Commons Beach Park, or plan a sled hill session at Tahoe City Winter Sports Park. You’ll never run out of energizing activities when visiting the Golden State.

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Villas at Regal Palms Resort

Davenport, Florida

Oh, Florida, sunny Florida! Whether you’re planning a family trip to Walt Disney World or you’re looking to lounge on the relaxing shores of Cocoa Beach, you can experience the splendors of Florida and return to your intimate hub in Davenport after an eventful day

Looking to take the family reunion on the road? Taking a trip with a large group of friends? Pack your bags and enjoy a terrific time in the Florida sun! The Villas at Regal Palms offers three and four bedroom townhomes including numerous spectacular luxuries and amenities on-site. Among them are a gorgeous tropical pool pavilion with a water slide and lazy river, and a casual bar and grill that will satisfy all your cravings. What’s more, Orlando’s numerous thrilling theme parks are a short drive away. If you’re looking for spacious accommodations in a beautiful townhome setting, the Villas at Regal Palms is ideally suited to accommodate all your vacation needs.

One of the most magical experiences you can dive into in Florida (besides Disney World, of course) is a trip to Crystal River—one of the best natural springs to observe manatees at play. November through April is peak season for viewing the lovely large mammals in the wild. If you want to see them at their most active, morning visits are best. Speaking of furry friends in Florida, a visit to the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will have you roaring with excitement. This zoo is more than your average walk-through zoo. In addition to spotting amazing animals like river otters, clouded leopards, and two-toed sloths, kids can also have a blast ziplining or splashing around at the Wharton Smith Tropical Splash Ground.

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