The United States is a huge country, with so many interesting place to see and things to do that it could easily take you a whole lifetime to see even a small percentage of it. Get started this summer and check out one of these top summer destinations spots.
The city by the Bay is a great place to visit year round and even more fun in the summer with all the festivals and special events lined up. Enjoy the warmer summer weather by booking a bay cruise or by renting bikes and crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.
Yellowstone National Park
As the country’s first national park, Yellowstone has been a popular summer vacation spot for generations. The large national park is filled with wildlife, beautiful scenery, and of course the famous Old Faithful geyser. Make sure to book your camping spot a few months in advance as they quickly sell out.
Long summer days and lots of outdoor activities make Seattle another great vacation spot this summer. You can go hiking, kayaking, and camping all within a short drive of the city. In the city, you have a great art scene, nice restaurants, some of the world’s best coffee shops, and award winning breweries.
The Mile High City has lots to offer summer visitors. You can hike or mountain bike in the nearby mountains, enjoy summer festivals, or just relax at one of the many parks. Be sure to check out some of the summer events like the classic Buffalo Bill Days or the Underground Music Showcase.
This is one destination that really must be visited in summer. Anchorage might be cold and dark the rest of the year but in summer, the whole region beckons. From Anchorage you can hop on an Alaskan cruise, go check out glaciers, or head to Denali National Park for incredible wildlife.
For families especially, Chicago makes a great summer city destination. You can enjoy the Lake Michigan beaches, great weather, and the city’s many attractions. Be sure to check out the Lincoln Park Zoo or one of the many performances at the Millennium Park stage.
The perfect combination of history and fun, Boston comes to life in the summers. Year round you can see the historic buildings, some of the earliest and most important in US history. In the summer though, you can also enjoy beer gardens, the gorgeous parks, and the packed lineup of festivals and events that run all summer long.
With great, mild summer weather and an incredible art scene, Sante Fe is a great option for anyone interested in the art or traditions of the Southwest. Be sure you check out some of the many summer craft markets, festivals, and art gallery openings.
If you like music, consider heading to Nashville this summer. The city is a very affordable option for summer vacations and every night of the week you can catch live music, ranging from headline musicians to the “yet to be discovered” band at the neighborhood bar.
A popular option for school groups during the spring and fall months, Washington DC fills up with families all summer long. See where the President lives, the Capitol Building, and some of the country’s most important artifacts in the city’s many free museums.