Whether you’re staying at a charming mountain cabin, relaxing on the beach or enjoying the city, America’s top vacation sites have something different for every visitor. As you plan your next summer vacation, check out these popular summer destinations around the country.
Popularly known as the Big Apple, New York is a culturally rich melting pot that is chock full of world-class art galleries, museums, shopping, restaurants and other enriching locations of interest. Renowned tourist attractions include Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Broadway, Rockefeller Center and the Bronx Zoo, among many others.
New York City has a lively, buzzing vibe that enthralls the senses and makes tourists feel welcome. 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 it’s 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. Hawaii is famed for its crystal blue waters, perfect temperatures, and white sand.
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 vacation for families that just want to sit, lay on the warm sand and relax.
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 beach is South Beach.
Miami’s architecture is exceptional. It resembles Art Deco, and many building walls are painted pink, purple, or a light yellow. These lovely hues complement the city’s vibrant, Latin-influenced atmosphere.
Known as America’s 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 of 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. The city’s warm temperatures make this a nice place to visit almost any time of year. On any visit, you can enjoy the first-rate nightlife, restaurants, gambling, and luxury shopping at Las Vegas 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 captivate visitors. The scenic desert landscapes draw visitors from all over the country. Arizona is also home to the Grand Canyon, which is truly a wonder to behold.
The awe you feel looking at Mother Nature’s handiwork will stick with you long after your vacation is over. Every year, the Grand Canyon draws over 5 million tourists who wish to experience this grandeur. 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 travel 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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