Are you in the midst of planning your summer vacation but feel stuck at square one? Deciding where to go can be the toughest step. Here are a few of our suggestions to help you narrow it down.
If you haven’t been to Maui, this summer is the time. It’s ideal for a beach vacation because you can easily tailor your activities based on who you’re with and everyone’s interests. You can easily make it a romantic trip with relaxing beach time and spas, or family fun with adventurous hikes and water sports, or a great time for friends with luaus and more. And everyone will enjoy taking in the beautiful scenery.
Perhaps you live on the East Coast and are ready to explore the West. San Francisco is a great option because the weather is temperate and there is plenty to do for a hybrid city/bay area trip. The Golden Gate Bridge is a must-see as well as Golden Gate Park. While you’re in town, ride the streetcar, check out the diverse culinary scene, including Chinatown, and see a Giants baseball game.
Another top option out west is Park City, Utah. You might immediately think of activities on the slopes, but during the summer it turns into a green outdoor adventure wonderland. You’ll find biking, hiking, concerts, horseback riding, golf and fishing.
If you really want a city vacation, Chicago is one of our favorites. It’s a clean, easy-to-navigate city with an abundance of activities. Navy Pier is fun for everyone, and the boats along the lake are a beautiful sight in the summer. You can go shopping on Michigan Avenue, eat your way through the city with deep dish pizza, and visit quality museums.
Maybe you really want to get away from it all this summer. The San Juan Islands in Washington state are the perfect way to do so. You won’t have to deal with crowds and everything moves at a slower pace. However, you’re close to Seattle if there’s something you want to do in the city. Back on the islands, you can cycle around without a care in the world.
Visit your local AAA office for help planning your summer vacation!