Whether you're staying at a charming mountain cabin, relaxing on the beach or enjoying the city, America's top vacation sites offer something different for every visitor. As you plan your next summer vacation, check out these popular summer destinations.
Popularly known as the Big Apple, New York is a culturally rich melting pot that is chock-full of world-class art galleries, museums, shops, restaurants and other fun and enriching locations of interest. Renowned tourist attractions include Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, Ground Zero, Broadway, Rockefeller Center and the Bronx Zoo, among others.
Whether it's shopping on Fifth Avenue, being captivated by the lights of Broadway or watching a basketball game at Madison Square Garden, New York has something for everyone. The city always feels alive, as its busy at all hours and is one of America's most diverse cities.
Known as America's quintessential honeymoon and vacation spot, Hawaii is home to some of the world's most amazing beaches and quiet getaways. Hawaii is also famed for its crystal blue waters, perfect temperatures and white sugary sand beaches.
It's easy to see why Hawaii is one of the America's top summer destinations. Surfing, scuba diving and snorkeling are common water activities.
If you prefer to stay dry you can go mountain biking, horseback riding and or take hikes in the jungle as you explore Hawaii's jaw-dropping scenery. Hawaii also offers a warm beachside holiday for families who just want to relax on the warm sand and decompress.
Miami is a stunning city on the water and offers plenty of fun summer activities for tourists. The city has wonderful nightlife, beautiful sandy beaches and an energetic atmosphere. Its best-known (and most fun) beach area is the South Beach neighborhood.
Miami's architecture is exceptional. Period art deco design with many buildings painted in a variety of pinks, purples or even yellows make it a fun city to explore if you love design and architecture. These lovely hues complement the city's vibrant, Latin-influenced atmosphere.
Known as America's adult playground, Las Vegas offers excitement and fun 24-hours a day. The resorts and casinos along the Las Vegas strip are always open, lively and offer a myriad activities for tourists.
Las Vegas or Sin City includes some of the most lavish hotels in America for people who like luxury travel. Hotels, such as the Bellagio are world famous for their grandeur and excellence in service. The city's warm and at times mild temperatures make this a nice place to visit any time of year. On any visit, you can enjoy the first-rate nightlife, gambling and luxury shopping at this modern day desert oasis. Las Vegas also has some of the most exciting and brilliant shows in the world.
Arizona's vast desert views and charming cities never fail to captivate visitors. The scenic desert landscapes draw tourists from all over the country and even the world. Arizona is also home to the Grand Canyon, which is truly a natural wonder everyone should see at least once in his or her lifetime.
The awe you feel looking at Mother Nature's handiwork will stick with you long after your trip is over. Every year, the Grand Canyon draws more than 5 million tourists who wish to experience this grandeur in person. The Grand Canyon also offers exciting activities like hiking, camping and kayaking for adventurers and travelers who prefer to spend the bulk of their vacation outdoors.
Arizona offers some of the most picturesque landscapes in America, and is perfect for people looking for endless horizons, trekking and camping.
America's diversity of landscapes and culture makes it perfect for any type of summer vacation. These wonderful holiday destinations will ensure you and your family have a wonderful time.
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Stephen Schreck is a world traveler, nomad, and adventure backpacker. Knowing a life of aimlessly wandering the globe in search of adventures was the only life for him he set out to make his dream his reality. Currently he is trying to conquer his fears and tackle his bucket list. Follow Stephen's adventures at A Backpacker's Tale or on social media on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
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