The U.S. is full of great summer vacation destinations, from beaches to mountains to cities, and more. Here at our Newark Airport parking company, we picked out 10 that are our favorites – try one out this summer!
While many people think of Vermont as a wintery destination, it’s actually a beautiful destination for summer travel. Enjoy the lush, green vegetation and cool temperatures while you hike a local trail, bike through town, explore a winery, or hit the shops.
Tuscan can get pretty hot during the summertime, but the heat makes for great deals on flights and hotels. In addition, the dazzling start sky is one to be beat and there are plenty of higher-elevation hikes and shady outdoor spots to keep you cool.
If you love sports and a good dose of history, head to Beantown. During the summer, the city is filled with Red Sox fans and there’s always something to learn. Take a walk down Freedom Trail or head to one of the many local museums. Then, hit the Faneuil Hall market.
Mackinac Island, Michigan
Just a 20-minute boat ride from either Michigan peninsula can take you to a very unique spot. On tiny Mackinac Island (just 4 square miles large), you’ll find Victorian cottages from the late 1800s, secluded hiking trails, and horse-drawn carriages used for transportation.
Knoxville sits on the Tennessee River at the foot of the Smoky Mountains, which makes it great for nature lovers. Enjoy kayaking, fishing, or a leisurely stroll along the water. After that, head to one of the area’s many outdoor restaurant areas or catch some live music.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Going-to-the-Sun road in Glacier National Park is one of the most beautiful drives in America (especially in the summer). The park also offers more than 700 miles of trails,13 campgrounds, boat tours, and a plethora of wild birds and animals to see.
In the winter, the Windy City can be pretty brutal, but head there in the summertime and it comes alive. With beautiful weather, active locals, outdoor bars and restaurants, and lively beaches, Chicago is a great (and surprising) mix of city and nature.
Tybee Island, Georgia
If you’re looking for seclusion, head just 30 minutes east of Savannah and you’ll discover private islands rich in marshlands, sea turtles, rare birds, and an overall relaxed beach life. Grab a drink and stroll along the beach, take a bottlenose dolphin tour, or just kick back and enjoy the sun.
The Mile High City is known to get around 300 days of sunshine a year, so you’ll have plenty to enjoy if you head there in the summer. It’s also known for its plethora of summer festivals, outdoor activities, and microbreweries. It’s also a short drive from beautiful hikes and Rocky Mountain scenery.
Nearly any city in Hawaii is perfect for a summer getaway, but Honolulu boasts red- and black-sand beaches, volcanoes, towering cliffs, lush scenery, and tons of sea life. Plus, the friendly and eclectic Hawaiian culture is a great experience.