Summer is the perfect time for traveling. The kids are out of school, the weather is nice and it’s time to hit the beaches! Well, maybe it’s time to rethink your summer travel destinations. Most folks will opt for soft sand beaches and sunshine this summer, making beach destinations crowded and overpriced. Here are some summertime destinations you may not have thought of and may end up enjoying a little more than the crowded beaches in Hawaii or California.
Alaska is beautiful year round, but summertime is extra beautiful. You will have so many hours of daylight you won’t know what to do with it, which means the fun never has to stop. Enjoy the great outdoors by exploring national parks and hot springs.
We know what you’re thinking...isn’t that a wintertime vacation? And yes, typically it is but Switzerland has tons to offer in the summer as well. In St. Moritz you will get hotels at a better price during summer than winter and there are even some family summer specials at some places. Hit the spa, and enjoy the lakes and mountains all without having to pack the wool socks.
Iceland is a highly underrated destination that has been gaining popularity and you need to check out. Tourists may be flocking to popular destinations like the Blue Lagoon but there is so much more to see in Iceland. Explore gorgeous beaches and revel in the sight of some of the earth's most active volcanoes.
Seattle is known for the rain, but one of the best-kept secrets about Seattle is the summers. The rain won’t bother you during a summer in Seattle, and if it does it won’t be much more than a sprinkle. Explore Seattle’s markets and parks, or take a ride on the ferry. Enjoy the warm weather and amazing food on every corner.
Many people assume Croatia is an expensive place to visit, however, it is quite the opposite. You can hop from island to island on a ferry and even rent a car for a decent price. There are plenty of beaches and beautiful blue waters that will have you relaxing in no time.
Ireland is one of the most gorgeous places in the world. Take in the sights this summer while exploring old ruins, hiking in the lush mountains and enjoying scrumptious food. It's a destination you will remember forever.
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