Summer is meant for late evenings, tan lines, and exciting vacations. Whether you are a nature lover looking to hike the Rocky Mountains or a city dweller seeking out the best rooftop, we’ve curated a list of the top spots to visit this Summer.
For the nature lover
Yellowstone National Park
“With dramatic peaks and pristine lakes, Yellowstone National Park is an outdoor enthusiast's paradise. Multicolored pools swirl around hot springs; verdant forests weave past expansive meadows; and volatile geysers launch streams of steaming water toward the sky. While you traverse its 3,000-plus square miles of mountains, canyons, geysers and waterfalls, be prepared to share the trails with permanent residents like buffalo, elk and sometimes even grizzlies.”
For the city dweller
“There’s nothing quite like summer in Chicago. All season long, you can play beach volleyball on the sandy shores of Lake Michigan, kayak through a skyscraper canyon, sip cocktails from rooftop bars with skyline views — the list goes on and on. Chicago is home to a wealth of outdoor dining options, whether you want to sip wine on a waterfront patio or enjoy craft cocktails on a scenic rooftop. Each summer, Chicago’s many boat cruises set sail on Lake Michigan and the Chicago River. There’s tons of different Chicago cruise options for a variety of interests, from leisurely dinner cruises to educational architecture tours to high-speed thrill rides.”
For the history buff
“Boston is not only one of America's oldest cities, it's also one of the most walkable, and we'd even go as far as saying it's one of the easiest to explore. From the Italian roots of the North End to Boston's quintessential brick facades and New England charm, the city has historical and cultural fascination around every corner. First-time visitors wondering what to do in Boston will be thrilled to find that there is an activity to please every kind of traveler—Red Sox games for the sports fans, oysters shucked fresh at the Boston's best restaurants for the foodies, Freedom Trail walking tours for the history buffs, and public green spaces for relaxing in the summertime.”
For the beach bum
Coronado Beach San Diego, CA
“Coronado is the quintessential San Diego postcard experience and a great place for a romantic getaway or a fun-filled family beach vacation. The long sandy beaches here are special and literally sparkle, thanks to the mineral mica in its golden sand, which is one of the reasons Coronado is consistently voted one of America’s finest beaches by The Travel Channel, Dr. Beach, and many others.
A drive across the 200-foot tall Coronado Bridge treats you to one of the best views in all of San Diego, as you descend upon the charming and picturesque oceanfront community of Coronado. A day at the beach is a must, along with a stroll along Orange Avenue shops and restaurants, and a pint of local suds at the award-winning Coronado Brewing Company. Coronado is also a popular stop on the Old Town Trolley Tour and can be accessed from Downtown using the Coronado Ferry or a water taxi.”
For the family travelers
Outer Banks, North Carolina
“The Outer Banks of North Carolina offers a welcome relief from crowded cities and overrun vacation spots. In fact, you won’t find any cities on the Outer Banks, just 100+ miles of wide-open shoreline, charming seaside villages, and a mix of towns brimming with personality and fascinating connections to our nation’s history. Although we’re just a drive away, these barrier islands feel remote. You could say we were socially distancing before there was such a thing. Choose an oceanside vacation home rental, and you can literally go from your home to ours without interacting face-to-face with another person. Just pop in the keycode for your rental and start vacationing on your own stretch of beach. Or, go for a different home experience at one of the romantic B&Bs of Roanoke Island and enjoy the walkable waterfront downtown of Manteo. This is where our country started (only makes sense to start a vacation here, too)."
Don’t forget to grab our hammam towel to accompany you on your trips this Summer! This lightweight beach/bath towel folds up to a compact size to take up less space in your luggage.
I believe it’s time for an adventure. Let’s vacay!