Everyone is ready for a summer like none other. After spending last year’s sunny season in lockdown, we could all use some rest and relaxation in a far away destination. For Americans, many places in the U.S. have dropped restrictions, which makes traveling nationally an attractive option for those who want to go somewhere new.
What are you in the mood for this summer? Whether you want to dip your toes in clear water or climb mountains, there’s a perfect destination for every type of person. Take a look at five top places to travel to this summer:
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
A little less crowded than its neighbor (Miami) in the summer, Fort Lauderdale offers a lovely summer experience to the northerner who wants to escape to the south for a bit. It offers beautiful beaches much like Miami, only not as crowded or noisy. There are several clean & safe hotels in Fort Lauderdale where you can go to relax, just a short distance away from all the attractions in the region.
If you love mountains and beautiful lakes, big city life, and gorgeous landscapes, Denver is worth a visit during the summer, especially when you find cheap flights. The area is full of captivating nature, and you don’t have to go far to see it. From places where mountain bikers can roam wild to gorgeous lakes that you can camp next to, there are many things that make Denver a popular summer destination, especially for those who don’t live near mountains.
San Francisco, California
San Francisco is a lovely city to visit at any time of the year, but summer is always especially beautiful in this lovely Californian gem that is one of the most visited cities in the state. From Alcatraz to the Golden Gate Bridge, it’s full of captivating sites to visit (just make sure to book Alcatraz tickets in advance), but beyond these landmarks, it’s simply a compelling city with a vibe like none other.
Texas is a state with some well-known cities, but none of them hold such charm like Austin. Austin, Texas is more than just a music capital, it’s a place where the locals are friendly and where those who are from other places learn to be too. That Texas charm is hard to find anywhere else.
It has a laid-back vibe and with a vibrant night scene and plenty of music venues to book, as well as so much day-time fun to be had in the sunshine, with favorite water spots like Barton Springs and Secret Beach, Austin is worth booking a trip to—especially in the summer.
Montana is fast becoming a popular place to visit and there are many reasons why. From the wildlife to the abundance of fun outdoor activities to enjoy, it’s the kind of place you can visit for beautiful sights while enjoying time in the sunshine during the summer.
A highlight to consider visiting in the area is Yellowstone National Park. If you’re all about water fun, there is an opportunity to enjoy whitewater rafting there as well. If you’ve been needing some time in the great outdoors for your mental health, this is an ideal place to visit.
From warm places to cooler regions, there are plenty of great destinations to visit in the summer, whether you’re traveling by van or flying, no matter what you may be into. From mountains to beaches, to famous landlocked cities, the U.S. is full of great places you can enjoy visiting for a summer vacation that won’t disappoint.