Guam, an American island territory located in the south pacific, is a popular tourist destination among travellers from the United States and around the world. Its close proximity to southeast Asia makes it a unique domestic travel destination for folks looking to get in some snorkeling and bask in some tropical weather without having to use their passports.
While Guam is a relatively small place, it is full with Guam excursions for the entire family. Because of this, Expedia recommends you carry a map with you at all times. After you've touched down on the island, the first place that is a must see for all visitors is the Guam Pacific War Museum. Built in remembrance of World War II, the Guam Pacific War Museum features a number of exhibits, art galleries and educational movies for people of all ages.
After a stop at the Pacific War Museum, take a trip to Ypao Beach Park in Tumon. Highly touted as one of the best things to do in Guam, Ypao Beach Park is a protected area of coral reef that is great for first time snorkelers. People can choose to sit on the beach, soak up the sun, or jump in the water and have some fun. If you're on the beach during the sunset hours, make sure to take plenty of pictures.
Created by Congress in 1978, War in the Pacific National Park is the island's only national park, and should be one of the top to-do items on your list. Many Guam tours will take you straight through the national park past the landing beaches and some of the Japanese guns that still stand today. There are plenty of local park rangers readily available to assist with giving directions to any places you wish to go during your visit.
Guam is a place filled with historical hot spots, natural wonders, and relaxing beaches. Because there are so many Guam activities to choose from, book your vacation with Expedia early to give yourself as much planning time as possible. The attractions in Guam are like no other in the entire world. Treat yourself and your family to an island adventure today!