So the summers are approaching, and every year the scorching heat makes us ache for the winters more and more. With the summer heat arriving early this year you would definitely want to take a break and escape to places where even if the mercury does climb, these beautiful destinations stay refreshingly cool. Some of these choices might even compel you into planning your next trip! Here are the best destinations to visit during the summer.
- San Francisco
Known as the “City by the Bay”, San Francisco is the home for hippies and fashionistas. It is one of the most sought out destination during summer. A city where there is collision of contemporary art and culture, it perfectly sits on top of the Peninsula, surrounded by the Bay and Pacific Ocean. It is famous for its fogs, beautiful rolling hills, and Victorian architecture.
The best thing about San Francisco is that despite its vast cultural attractions and diversities, it is geographically small, encompassing 46.9 square miles. Hence, it is an easily picked holiday destination. From walking over the Golden Gate Bridge to exploring the North beach, you could probably stay in San Francisco for a week and still not be able to cover all the places.
- Michigan’s Upper Peninsula , United States
Surrounded on the three sides by Great Lake, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a default holiday destination for all your water-related activities. Upper Peninsula is the place to laze away all those summer days, with mountains and forests beckoning you into their solitude.
Some of the popular destinations are Marquette, Mackinac Island, and Escanaba.
You could explore the depths of a mine, shipwreck, climb to the top of a lighthouse and listen to the roar of the mighty waterfalls all in a span of 10-15 days.
Summer makes you wish to stay indoors and not venture out in the heat. Yet, there is a part of you that wants to go out, explore and visit new places. Well luck is on your side, because, Seattle offers the best of both worlds for you. It has a surfeit of indoor options plus easy access to the city’s spellbinding outdoors. If you are looking for a dose of art and culture, you could explore the Seattle art museum, the Burke Museum of Natural history and culture. The beaches in Seattle and north of Ballad are for the ones wishing to bask in some sun.
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We all have a romantic side to us. Almost everyone’s romantic destination is the “City of Love” or “City Of Lights” – Paris. Paris is today one of the leading centers for business, fashion, entertainment, art and culture. Paris gives you the experience of the old world charm, Gothic architecture and haute couture fashion. The Capital of France, Paris, has the largest open- air markets, high-end shopping, Al-Fresco dining. The iconic symbol of Paris is the Eifel Tower, which ranks as number one for tourists. Eifel Tower is also one of the most loved destinations for photographers. Visitors can ride the elevator to see incredible views of the city or dine in one of the two fine restaurants that are situated within the tower.
If it is your first time to Paris, here is all you need to know about the “City of Lights”.
- Honolulu , Oahu
If your idea of a perfect vacation is kids playing happily, while you relax, then the ideal destination is Honolulu. The island of Oahu has a great mix of activities, particularly in Honolulu. Take your young kids to the Waikiki Aquarium, let your teenagers loose to shop in the Ala Moana Center, or to hike around Manoa Falls. And then there’s the beach; some of the most popular shores include the family-friendly sands of Kailua Beach Park, the surfer-approved waves of Waimea, and the resort-strewn sands of Waikiki.
Oahu can be both fun and educational, featuring museums, historic sites and beaches.
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