Ask Getaway: Visit Scenic Wellington, New Zealand — or At Least Plan For It

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Despite increased vaccination efforts, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has grounded most folks' international travel plans this summer. For now, the safest (and smartest) way to visit faraway escapes might still be via your phone or computer screen, but, on the other hand, there's no harm in doing a bit of planning for the near future.

Want to start planning an adventure that will appeal to your creative side? Wellington, New Zealand is just that — an eclectic, art-fulled destination with remarkable natural beauty. And, best of all, the capital city is a microcosm of everything there is to love about the country as a whole.

With travel still on pause, you can immerse yourself in all things Wellington from the comfort of your living room. Not only is a virtual vacation a fun way to satisfy your wanderlust, but it's also a great way to start the planning process for that soon-to-be, future IRL trip. So, what does Wellington have to offer? Let's find out! 

Editor's Note: For information on the latest pandemic-related travel requirements and advisories, be sure to check the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) websites, as well as airline and destination requirements regarding mask wearing, quarantine, and COVID-19 testing.