3 Tropical Destinations You Don’t Need a Passport to Travel To

San Juan, Puerto Rico. You don't need a passport to visit.
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Allison Murray on Unsplash

If you don’t have a valid passport, travel options can be fairly limiting, but did you know there are places outside of the U.S. American citizens can travel to that don’t require a passport? That’s right! There are tropical destinations that have warm weather and sandy, turquoise beaches that you don’t even need a passport to visit. Here are three overseas destinations to check out.

United States Virgin Islands

Made up of three main islands—St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John, and some smaller isles, the U.S. Virgin Islands has something for everyone. Each of the main islands has a unique culture with St. John known for diving and national parkland, St. Croix for its lavish honeymoon locations, and St. Thomas for its cruise terminals and shopping.

Puerto Rico

For east coasters, Puerto Rico is super accessible and the airfare is really cheap. The landscape has a fantastic mix of mountains, beaches, waterfalls, and rainforests.


Beyond having World War II history and being a U.S. military, navy, coast guard, and air force site, Guam has some of the most beautiful beaches and seas which make for great snorkeling and diving spots. For the most incredible views, don’t miss Two Lovers Point, a cliff-side lookout.