Key Takeaways:

  • The United States has a wide variety of destinations to offer for a refreshing summer break.
  • National parks offer an affordable option for those on a tight budget, while Palm Springs, California is a great destination for older adults with a focus on wellness and culture.
  • Mackinac Island, Michigan and Cape May, New Jersey are ideal for a more laid-back coastal vacation.

s the summer heat starts to soar, it's time to start planning your getaway to escape the scorching temperatures.

Luckily, the United States has no shortage of destinations to offer for a refreshing break. Whether you're on a budget or looking for a peaceful retreat, there's a destination for everyone.

National Parks

For those on a tight budget, consider visiting one of the many national parks across the country. The national parks offer a diverse range of landscapes and activities, from hiking to kayaking to stargazing.

The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona is a popular choice, offering breathtaking views of the canyon and the chance to take a refreshing dip in the Colorado River. Alternatively, head to Yosemite National Park in California, where you can explore the park's granite cliffs, waterfalls, and forests. With a range of camping options available, it's a great way to experience nature while sticking to a budget.

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Mackinac Island, Michigan

For those seeking a more laid-back vacation, consider a visit to Mackinac Island, Michigan. The island is only accessible by ferry and does not allow cars, creating a peaceful oasis with stunning views of Lake Huron. Take a leisurely bike ride around the island, visit the historic Grand Hotel, or simply relax on the beach. The island also has a range of restaurants and shops to explore.

Cape May, New Jersey

If you're looking for a coastal retreat, consider a visit to Cape May, New Jersey. The town is known for its Victorian architecture and is home to some of the best beaches on the East Coast. Take a stroll down the historic streets, explore the local wineries, or simply soak up the sun on the beach. With a range of bed and breakfasts available, it's a charming and relaxing destination for a summer getaway.

Palm Springs, California

If you're looking for a destination that's geared towards older adults, consider a visit to Palm Springs, California. Known for its hot springs and spas, Palm Springs offers a range of wellness options for visitors. Take a relaxing soak in one of the many hot springs, indulge in a massage, or join a yoga class. The city also has a vibrant arts and culture scene, with a range of museums and galleries to explore.

Kodiak, Alaska

Kodiak is the largest city in Alaska and offers some amazing outdoor adventures. With an average temperature of 64 degrees in July, you’ll be able to enjoy all the activities that this small town has to offer without overheating or sweating through your shirt.

It's home to some of the best fishing and hiking in the region, as well as world-class wildlife viewing opportunities. There are also plenty of camping options if you want to get away from it all.

Klamath Falls, Oregon

If you’re looking for a bit of relief from the summer heat, Klamath Falls offers a wide range of options. It's located on US Route 97, about three hours south of Portland and two hours north of Bend, Oregon. The area is known for its outdoor activities and natural beauty, but it also has great food and wine to offer visitors.

There are over 60 wineries in the region that produce award-winning wines—and some even have distilleries on site! You can visit one or two during your stay or take in an entire tour with one company like Wild West Wine Tours (which also offers tastings at local breweries).

These are just a few of the stunning U.S. destinations that are great places to visit this summer.

No matter what your budget or travel preferences, there's a destination in the United States that's perfect for your summer escape. So why not start planning your trip today and beat the summer heat?

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Apr 4, 2023

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