Travel to the U.S. Post Pandemic: What Will it Look Like?

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Are you looking to travel to the U.S. for a vacation this summer? We are sure you have many questions on your mind. Not every place in the U.S. is the same. While New York is badly hit, other places in Hawaii and Alaska are doing well.

If you are looking to save on your next vacation, you may want to start planning today. Let us guide you through some of the best places where you can travel to the U.S. after the pandemic.

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Deciding Where You Can Go

On 13th March, a state of an emergency a state of emergency was declared. More than one million people infected by the end of March.

According to the Corona Virus Live Map in the U.S., the total number of those infected has passed 1.69 million. The number of those who lost their lives have crossed 100,000. The worst affected place is New York, whose infected people are 367, 936, and the dead are 29, 009.

On the plus side, the death rate is reducing as compared to the past weeks. It also means that you may just be able to plan that summer gateway to the U.S. as you had originally planned. More states in the U.S. are opening to tourists though – which is good news for you.

Before you plan, look at the places you can go to. It will help you plan accordingly and avoid potential hiccups.

The Top Places to Visit in the U.S. Post Pandemic

We bring to you a curated list you can go to post the pandemic, keeping in mind what you are looking for – some good fun with your loved ones!


The beauty of Hawaii is unbelievable – and it is also one of the places that have been the least hit by the coronavirus. Head to the Pearl Harbour or the northern shore of Oahu, known for its breathtaking coastlines.

Should you feel adventurous, do not forget to try out the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park. Situated in Kauai, Hawaii, it is among the best places you can visit in your life. Experience Hawaiian history, the beautiful waterfalls, and freshwater rivers. Or, just try out living a different life with natural food resources. You get everything from fresh fish to sweet potatoes and more. The best thing about this is that the coastline is largely isolated, which means you could experience nature in its true form.


This Northwestern state should be in your priority list after the pandemic if you wish to explore the diverse terrains of nature.

Montana is full of Great plains to Rocky Mountains. It is the place for exploring the majestic snow-capped peaks, lakes, and hiking across the beautiful trails.


How can we miss out in Alaska, when the city itself says, “Alaska will wait for you,”?

The glacier-resonant peaks and frozen lakes will surely make you want to visit the place often. If you want to embrace the winter, witness the Northern Lights, or experience the beautiful glaciers, just Alaska is there for you.


If you have a sweet tooth, Pennsylvania should be on your list and for all the right reasons. This state is the chocolate capital of the USA and has a wide range of food choices. Head to Hershey Park to spend some time or be mesmerized by what the Phipps Conservatory has to offer – the ideal place to go if you love plants.

New Jersey

The jolly set of minds of people in New Jersey makes it a delightful place to visit. Also, who would not want to experience a rich culture and beautiful beaches? You just cannot rule out beaches when it comes to having fun. New Jersey is the hub for politics, sports, and gorgeous scenery.

Can you apply to go to the U.S.?

Despite the borders being closed, ESTA is still approving proposals from visitors who are willing to visit the USA. But it applies only to people from the countries that are affiliated to the Visa Waiver Program. An esta usa application once approved, is valid for two years. So, if you apply for ESTA once, you are good to go for two years.

After the pandemic, ESTA might have relatively fewer people looking to head to the U.S. as a tourist – which might work out to your advantage. That might work out to be an advantage for you since you may end up getting some great deals. What this also means is that you may want to look ahead and plan your trip.The question is, where should you visit in the U.S?

What do you think?

Written by Marni E. Goldberg

Marni E. Goldberg is a journalist covering the financial market and graduate of Wharton School of Business. She loves cooking, travelling in her spare time, and spending quality time with her family.

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