While adventure traveling is picking up in popularity, there’s still nothing like a good old fashion relaxing vacation. But sometimes, filtering through the “must-sees” to find the spots that are genuinely relaxing can feel nearly impossible-crowds, scams, and prices can quickly ruin an experience.
The folks over at vacation rental company Casago want to improve the odds of experiencing a relaxing vacation for everyone, and went through the top US destinations to find the most peaceful locations in every state. To do this, Casago analyzed the “Things to Do” section on Tripadvisor pages for 50 states, and 20 major US cities. Then, they ranked the number of times “peaceful” is mentioned per every 1,000 English-language reviews.
Based on this methodology, the most peaceful location overall is the National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine, Florida. A total of 41% of the reviews left on Tripadvisor mention the word “peaceful.” Next came Sholom Park in Ocala, Florida, followed by Idaho Falls Temple & Visitor Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Check out the most peaceful locations in each state, the 20 most peaceful locations in the US, and the most peaceful locations in the largest cities in the US in the charts below.
Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Journalism from NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She’s worked in digital media for seven years, and before working at Thrillist, she wrote for Mic, The Cut, The Fader, Vice, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.
Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.
Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.
You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.
As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.