What’s summer without travel? With many kids being out during the summer break, many families choose summer to have a vacation. Even if you don’t have kids, summer is still a wonderful time to travel because of the beautiful weather. Beaches are buzzing. Tourist traps are welcoming new visitors. Stuck on where to go? You’ll find below destinations to add to your agenda once June rolls around.
Have you’ve ever been to a beach? You’d be surprised at how many people will answer, “No,” to that question. If you live near a beach, it’s probably common to spend many days kicking it back on the sand. Places like California, New York, Hawaii, and Florida are well-known for their sandy beaches. People flock to those beaches to escape their busy lives. However, if you don’t live close to a beach, try going to one this year. There are plenty of beaches—small and large—worldwide. Plus, beaches offer plenty to do for people of all ages. The kiddos might enjoy building sandcastles or swim with the family dog. You might be satisfied with kicking back in your cover-up and sipping a mimosa. If you live close to a beach, you can pack your car with party essentials—a radio, snacks, and more. Then, you can have a bonfire with family and friends at night. People can wear swimsuits or casual clothes. Sounds like fun to us!
There’s always a new city to be discovered! There are about 10,000 cities in the world—more than you’ll ever have a chance to visit. So, what are you waiting for? You don’t have to go too far to visit a new city. Just pack your backpack and head to the closest one to you for the weekend. Even if a city seems small, there’s always a secret waiting to be shared. Just ask locals before and while visiting their city, and they’ll point you to a cool hidden gem of a restaurant to try or a thrift store to purchase vintage dresses. When traveling for more than a few days, knowing packing hacks can help you travel smarter and lighter. For example, you can write a list that includes the items you know for sure you’ll need to ensure you save space. Skinny jeans are something you can rewash once you reach your destination. Look online for inspiration for the best packing tips, such as Pinterest or YouTube. You never know what new tips you’ll learn from other people online.
Amusement parks are exciting destinations for families and groups of friends. There are almost 500 theme parks in the United States alone! And there’s so much to do at theme parks—swimming, riding the rides, interacting with mascots, and so much more! You may have your favorite amusement parks to go to, such as Cedar Point, Six Flags, or Disney World. However, pick a new one to explore this year. Have you heard of Hershey park? This theme park, located in Pennsylvania, features thrilling rides and a water park. Plus, the destination features a section called Chocolate where, you guessed, you can indulge in all types of sweets! Yummy, right?
Explore the outdoors this summer with your kiddos. Or spend much-needed personal time with your significant other at a campsite. There are plenty of ways you can enjoy camping, such as in a tent or RV—do what works best for you. Spend one night enjoying nature. However, an entire weekend of camping provides the opportunity for you to do more activities, such as hiking, swimming, fishing, and stargazing. Pack everything you think you’ll need, such as fleece blankets, comfy pajamas, clothes, and cushioned sneakers with traction. If traveling with kids, include items you think they’ll need, such as toys and games. Also, come up with activities for your kiddos to do, such as a scavenger hunt or I Spy. Make this camping trip one to remember!
Have you seen your extended family in a while? It’s easy to get busy with all life offers throughout the year. Usually, the holiday season brings the opportunity to spend meaningful time with family. However, you don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving or Christmas rolls around to book a flight to visit the fam. How about you travel during summer break to visit loved ones who may not live close by to you?
Better yet, you and your family can plan a family reunion and invite relatives from all over the country—and world. Pick a destination city. Figure out who’s staying with who or if you’ll have to book a hotel. Find things to do in the city where the event will take place, such as sightseeing, shopping, or a city cruise. Take plenty of photos to share with the generations that’ll follow!
Summer provides various opportunities to explore and enjoy life beyond work and school. Plan for an amazing summer this year full of new memories!