Most Popular Summer Vacation Destinations

by Emma W.R. on May 18, 2016

Our wonderful country has so many different places to see and visit—especially when the weather is nice and warm as it is in the summertime.  Depending on expenses and in what part of the United States you call home, here are some suggestions which can provide not only enjoyment but also a bit of an education:

The Grand Canyon: Located in Arizona, this 277-mile long spectacle is a no-brainer for those who wish to see exquisite beauty.  It is something that will take your breath away.

Yellowstone National Park: Go way north up to Wyoming and visit what is probably the world’s first national park and say hello to Old Faithful while you’re at it.  Scenery beyond compare is the order of the day.

Disneyland and Disney World: Take the plunge and feel like a kid again by visiting the two places in America where the streets are clean and everyone has a smile on his or her face.  Located in Anaheim, California and Lake Buena Vista, Florida, respectively—a better family vacation location cannot be found anywhere else in the U.S.

Washington D.C.: For those wanting to learning about our government and see where it all happens, spending several days in our nation’s capital is a very rewarding experience.   Be sure to venture across the Potomac into Virginia to visit Arlington National Cemetery.

The Gateway Arch: If one is inclined on going to an attraction in the Midwest, visiting St. Louis and this 630-foot monument overlooking the Mississippi River is a sight to behold.  Have fun looking down on the beautiful landscape that is our heartland.

Williamsburg: Founded in 1632 and at one time the capital of the Virginia colony, the education to be received at this remarkable vacation attraction is one that will always remain in one’s heart.  Don’t forget to also spend a day each in nearby Jamestown and Yorktown.

Certainly, there are many other terrific destinations for those who wish to travel throughout the U.S. (The cities of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Miami, and Nashville come to mind—to name just a few—as well as the states of Hawaii and Alaska.)  Also, inquiring about specific tours in smaller cities can also uncover a wealth of history and valuable educational information.

Whatever your desire, just enjoy and respect the great vastness and cultural opportunities in our beloved United States of America.

 

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Gustav Morello September 28, 2016 at 11:05 am

Go on a cruise! Best vacation ever!

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Janet Perez September 21, 2016 at 3:17 pm

Since I live in New Jersey, it’s great to visit New York City. There are so many things to do, however, the hotel rates are quite high if your saying right in the city. You can visit all the museums, watch a Broadway play, shop at high end stores, nightclubs in the evening and it keeps going on. This city never sleeps.

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Cindy Smith September 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm

A great vacation is going out West to Seattle. The weather is perfect in the summer and it’s not to hot. There are a lot of outdoor activities to do, that actually don’t cost money. You can go hiking, camping or bike riding with gorgeous views of the mountains. There is a great area called Pikes Market, that sells fruits, Veggies, fresh fish and trinkets.

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Cheryl Jones September 21, 2016 at 10:28 am

There are many areas in Florida that have wonderful beaches, which can make for a less expensive vacation. The beaches are free, and wherever you decide to go, there is always plenty to do. If you fly it only takes around 2 1/2 hours or you can even drive, depending on your money situation. Florida is the sunshine state, so the weather in the summer is very warm.

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Linda Fisher September 21, 2016 at 10:21 am

If you have a long weekend and want to do something fun, visit Boston. There is a lot of history to see and you can do that by taking walking, boat and bus tours. You can catch a baseball game at Fenway Park, shop, and eat in little Italy. Whatever you decide to do, you’ll have a fun weekend.

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Andrea August 30, 2016 at 10:03 am

Lake George in New York State is also a great local vacation spot that offers entertainment and diverse activities for children and adults alike. If you want to enjoy some sun, great food, historic attractions, and water sports for the whole family, I encourage you to explore. The tranquil, picturesque scenery makes for a great getaway from the hustle and bustle of the congested tri-state area without breaking the bank.

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Eli July 26, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Just came back from a couple of days (not enough) having had a personal tour of the Gettysburg battlefield, visiting the Civil War museum there and the National Cemetery where President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. If one is at all into the Civil War and, Gettysburg in particular, this is the place to spend a nice amount of time educating oneself.

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Coral July 25, 2016 at 1:07 pm

I went to Disney with my entire extended family last year in Late July/Early August. It was fun, but man oh man was it HOT OUT! Be prepared to hide in stores for AC and drink tons of water.

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Amaya July 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm

I LOVE Disney, but it is sooo expensive. For my husband and I to go with our four kids it is just too much right now.

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Amanda June 20, 2016 at 10:34 am

I can’t imagine going to Disney in the summer. It is a fun vacation, but the crowds and the heat – count me out!

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Tamera June 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

Disney is fun, but just make sure the kids are old enough to really enjoy it. Be careful with all the souvenirs that will add to the cost too!

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Eli May 23, 2016 at 2:14 pm

Another very interesting thing to do in Washington, D.C. is the tour of both Ford’s Theater where President Lincoln was shot and the Peterson house across the street, the place where Lincoln was laid out until his death the morning after the shooting. There is also a bus tour which follows assassin John Wilkes Booth’s escape route from the theater, south through northern Virginia to the place where he was surrounded and fatally shot. I understand, however, the tour is rather lengthy (10-12 hours) and much of what sightseers would expect to see are no longer viewable because of strip malls and the building of modern highways.

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Hazel May 23, 2016 at 1:18 pm

Disney is so much fun, but the costs are insane! And then buying food and souvenirs, can’t get out of there alive!!!

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Lois May 18, 2016 at 2:03 pm

I know Disney is a popular summer destination but I would never go in the summer. It’s way too hot and crowded. Cooler temps and shorter lines make Disney much more enjoyable.

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