If you’ve chosen a sober life, congrats! Not only will you enjoy an improved quality of life and increased health, but you’ll also save money and avoid problems associated with excessive alcohol consumption.
And you’re not alone. Today, one-third of Americans drink less than one alcoholic beverage per week, if they drink at all.
Of course, going on vacation can feel difficult when you want to avoid alcohol. After all, travel often gets associated with alcohol. Just think of all of the advertisements showing vacationers on the beach sipping daiquiris, Mai Tais, or margaritas.
Fortunately, quiet vacation spots abound. Here are five of our favorite destinations for sober vacations.
1. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant city with a rich diversity of cultures. Because it’s a primarily Muslim country, alcohol proves difficult to find. Yes, alcohol does get served in bars and hotels frequented by tourists, but you can easily avoid it.
Although Malaysia is a Muslim country, its laws don’t prove strict or difficult to follow. What’s more, locals speak English, which makes it easy to get around. This exotic locale offers boundless sights and experiences.
2. Tokyo, Japan
Although alcohol proves readily available in Japan, the Japanese don’t celebrate a strong drinking culture like many other destinations. So, you won’t feel tempted to drink in order to fit in with the locals or other vacationers.
What’s more, you won’t feel pressured by hotel employees or servers at restaurants to imbibe. Japan’s gorgeous landscapes, rich and varied history, and landmarks will keep you occupied and ready for your next adventure, no alcohol needed.
3. America’s National Parks
From Canyonlands and Death Valley to Yosemite and Mesa Verde, America boasts a diverse network of national parks. While amenities such as food and coffee abound, you won’t find a strong emphasis on alcoholic beverages.
Surrounded by nature, you’ll feel inspired to get out and do some sightseeing and adventuring. National parks also come with an astounding variety of activities from stargazing to museum going to visiting Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and more.
4. America’s Theme Parks
Orlando, Florida, and Anaheim, California, are both filled with some of the best theme parks in the United States. And, fortunately, most theme parks sell few (if any) alcoholic beverages.
This means you can enjoy the trip of a lifetime far removed from temptation.
From roller coaster rides to water parks and more, fill your days with one-of-a-kind, world-class attractions. These activities prove family-friendly and place no emphasis whatsoever on drinking in order to have a good time.
5. Provo, Utah
Like Malaysia, Provo, Utah, boasts a high non-drinking population because of religion. In this case, the Mormon faith. As a result, the city has next to no drinking culture, which makes it an easy place to stay sober and still have fun.
The locals are friendly, and Provo boasts many natural wonders including Utah Lake and Bridal Veil Falls.
You can also take advantage of the location to visit Brigham Young University and catch a basketball, football, or baseball game. Because of the Mormon influence, you won’t see alcoholic drinks at these sporting events.
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Quiet Vacation Spots
When it comes to tips for staying sober, look for quiet vacation spots far removed from a drinking culture. Think of destinations with lots of outdoor activities such as America’s national parks or even university towns such as Provo, Utah.
Look for destinations where locals know how to have fun without drinking. No matter what the media would have you believe, they do exist.
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