Travel can be a sort of meditation, a way to blow off the steam, break the routine, enjoy some quality time alone or with our loved ones, and discover a variety of new means to have fun in different ways than the ones we are used to. Many times, after enduring a great amount of stress and pressure in our daily life, we think of taking a vacation and hitting the road just to relax and enjoy some quiet and peace away from all sources of stress and noise. However, we can get lost and hesitate about where to go; which can be an issue.

For that, here is a list of 6 quiet and peaceful destinations to inspire you to pack that bag!

1. Garden Of The Gods

If you’re into cycling, hiking, or riding trails, the Garden of the Gods is your destination; it offers you more than 15 miles just for those activities. This natural park has been a national landmark and a destination for travelers from all around the globe since 1971. Travelers hit the park to enjoy the view, relax, hike, discover this historical place and do all sorts of activities the Garden offers; such as the Jeep tours, the foot hikes, the technical rock climbing, and the Segway tours. The park also hosts educational interactive exhibits in case you want to learn about its history. Best part? It is free of charge and open to all visitors!

2. Caddo Lake

The Caddo Lake is located between Texas and Louisiana. It is known to be boasting one of the largest cypress forests in all of America. The said forest is a great location for artistic pictures and beautiful photos as it is all covered with Spanish moss, which creates a beautiful background for those astonishing portraits. After the photo-shoot, you should think of hitting the shore of the lake because that’s where you can fish, boat, canoe, and even hunt for geocaches. Don’t worry, all the materials for canoeing and fishing are available there to rent, as you can find more than 70 different species of fish around the lake! A day is not enough in Caddo Lake, so you can stay in the lake’s quiet campsites and historical cabins for as much as you want to enjoy the sunsets and sunrises on the lake and just relax!

3. Denali

The Denali national park is the home of North America’s tallest mountain, the Denali Peak. It’s a world-famous destination for mountaineers, hikers, and travelers who like the challenge and discovery since it has been ascended for the first time in 1913. This 20,310-foot tall mountain has attracted nature admirers and sightseers for so many years, and not only climbers. They know it is worth it. If you’re planning to visit, you can drive yourself or take one of the buses available to take visitors to the peak, but you should know that there is only one road that goes through the park.

4. Arches Park

Driving or cycling your way to the Arches National Park, you ought to know that it has a density of natural stone arches higher than any other places in the world. The park is home to a number of natural stone arches that exceeded 2000. It can be your home too where you will enjoy some peaceful quality times to chill, relax and enjoy the view—feeling bored? The park offers you various hiking trails that you can hit in 15 minutes or 5 hours, your choice! There are Ranger-led tours available in all seasons too. Don’t forget to enjoy that 18 mile road winding its way through the park when you first arrive, driving or cycling.

5. Dry Tortugas

It’s a group of seven small islands strung out across the waters of the Mexico Gulf. The Dry Tortugas’ quiet, peace and history are what makes them unique and a great choice for that vacation. Grab that book you wanted to read for so long and enjoy it on the beach with the natural real sound of the waves as your soundtrack. But don’t miss the chance to swim or fish, they can be relaxing too! If you feel like discovering the history of the islands, you can visit a huge coastal fortress, which is unfinished but was used as a prison during the Civil War; it’s called Fort Jefferson. But other than that, the beauty and the quiet will make you forget everything and relax in peace.

6. Crater Lake

7,700 years ago, a large volcano collapsed and formed what is known today as the Crater Lake, such a unique natural masterpiece in south-central Oregon. Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the US and the third deepest in the whole world. It is also one of the least polluted water bodies worldwide because it feds entirely by rain and snow. 1,943 feet deep of clean, pure blue shaded wonderful water! The spirit of the old volcano is still present in the park through some interesting features that you can manifest, like the Wizard Island; which is a cinder cone that rises up from the middle of the lake. Do you dare to check this list before the end of the year?

Let’s say a weekend in each destination! It will, without a doubt, help you become a less stressed person in your daily life. Best thing about this list? It can serve as a list for couples retreats and family getaways as well! Break that routine, take the challenge and enjoy! Don’t forget to document your adventures with astonishing immortal pictures!