Grab your bags. Turn off the lights in your cubicle. It’s time to say goodbye to your everyday life and take a vacation! If you’re ready to experience the best summertime travel that the world has to offer, here are just a few suggestions for your plane ticket.
1. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
This hopping tourist town is the place to be for a good time. Between bars, beaches and boardwalks, you’ll enjoy the kind of vacation that you’ve always dreamed of taking after a glimpse at a tropical island postcard. They even serve umbrella drinks to complete the fantasy.
2. Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach is one of the sunniest locations in the United States. It’s also home to everything from science museums to drive-through animal expeditions, so whether you’re looking for something fun like Rapids Water Park or something luxurious like the Singer Island Resort, Palm Beach has it all.
3. Kyoto, Japan
Everyone knows about Tokyo, but Kyoto offers a similar experience for a fraction of the cost. Like many places in Japan, it’s a mix of gleaming office buildings and ancient temples and tea shops, so it’s perfect for someone who wants a taste of history without sacrificing all of today’s conveniences.
4. Reykjavik, Iceland
Despite the chilly image that the name “Iceland” may conjure up, Reykjavik has lovely temperate weather in the summer months. It’s also one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, so it’s a one-of-a-kind destination for a one-of-a-kind summer.
5. Cairns, Australia
If you’re an outdoor enthusiast, you’ll absolutely love Cairns. Swim, surf and snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef; hike around cliffs, fields and waterfalls at Daintree Rainforest; ride a cable car or railway track to see the top of the world. There’s no end to the adrenaline down under.
6. Knysna, South Africa
Not many people know about this hidden gem in South Africa, but it’s a great place to get to the heart of nature. With elephants and oysters clamoring for your attention alongside seahorses and lagoons, you’ve definitely never experienced a location like this!
These are just a few of the best summertime destinations around the world. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for an extended vacation or just a quick weekend getaway; these places will help you escape the grind and enjoy long summer days in a brand-new place.