10 Best Destinations to Visit This Summer

Planning a summer vacation is so inviting! With so many possible destinations on the horizon and a year of being cooped up, you are finally ready to head out there and start traveling again. If you are looking for a great destination to visit this summer, here are ten of the best destinations to visit this summer.


10 Best Destinations to Visit This Summer

10 best travel destinations this summer

Alaska’s Coast

Summer travels might not make you think of Alaska, but you can find some fantastic coastal towns in Alaska with views you won’t want to miss during the summer months. Visit Glacier Bay National Park, or rent a luxury yacht for the weekend and visit the Prince William Sound.

I've actually had Uncruise Adventures on my radar. There are a few Alaska cruises I'm tempted by. They are sailing in Summer 2021!



If you are looking for a great place to visit on the west coast, Oregon is a great place to go. This is the oldest American settlement in the West, and you’ll find a charming sea town with Victorian houses and an excellent spot for a glass of beer.


Bar Harbor

Tucked away in Maine, you’ll find a paradise with warm temperatures and Acadia National Park. This town is full of beautiful scenery and home to some delicious favorites like lobster rolls and clam chowder.

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Baseball lovers will love taking a trip to Fenway Park, and there are tons of summer events happening throughout the summer to keep you entertained all summer long.




The weather is beautiful this time of year and close to many of Lake Michigan’s beaches. There are also tons of fantastic museums to check out and even catch a sports game while you’re in town.

Chicago has always been one of my favorites. Check out this post from my quick trip a few years ago.


Grand Canyon

Take a hike along one of the rim trails, or just relax for a day or two in the Grand Canyon Village. It can be a bit crowded during the summer, but the views are worth the trip alone.


Las Vegas

If you’re looking for great nightlife and a whole lot of fun, you’ll love visiting Las Vegas in the summer. You can hit one of the casinos, ride a rollercoaster, or even catch a circus act all in one day. The hotels along the strip have so many fun things to do for the whole family.

Check out these tips for visiting Vegas if you don't drink or gamble


San Diego

San Diego is full of attractions to keep you busy for days. However, one of my favorite things to do during the summer is looking for festivals and music in the city to experience something truly one of a kind.



The later summer months are known for having less rainy weather, making these the perfect months to explore the Seattle area! Head to the Space Needle to get a real touristy view of the city, and make sure to stop by Olympic Sculpture Park.

Since the Seattle area is my home, I have a few more posts you should read if planning a trip.

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Yellowstone National Park

Head early in the summer to avoid some of the more significant crowd levels here. Take some time to explore nature and go camping, hiking, or head here after visiting some of the other sites nearby.



As you plan your upcoming summer vacation trip, don’t forget to include one of these destinations for your summer vacation plans.

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