June may have just begun, but it’s never too early to start planning your summer. Whether you enjoy hiking, boating, lounging on the beach or visiting a historical landmark, we have just the place for your next family vacation or company retreat.
11. Mackinac Island, MI – Tucked away between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, Mackinac Island is a quaint community that truly does things in it’s own way. With a ban against motorized vehicles that has been in effect since 1898, this is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the simpler things in life.
10. Orlando, FL – There’s a reason that Superbowl winners flock to Disney World after a victory. But even away from the mouse ears, Orlando is truly a place to just be a kid again. On your next trip to this attraction mecca, try mixing things up and stopping by Universal Studios to visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
9. Montauk, NY – Located in the easternmost part of New York (at the tip o the peninsula), Montauk offers over 5,000 acres of pristine beaches and breathtaking parkland. It’s also a much more affordable option than the Hamptons.
8. Nashville, TN – If you’re a fan of country music and the popular ABC sitcom, then this is the perfect summer destination for you. And even if the Grand Ole Opry and Dolly don’t appeal to you, there is plenty to do and see in Music City U.S.A.
7. Glacier National Park, MT – An outdoor paradise for adventurous visitors seeking wilderness and serenity. The Glacier’s pristine forests, mountains, meadows, and spectacular lakes will have you reliving the days of old of historic chalets.
6. Savannah, GA – Charm lies in all 22 of the Historic District’s verdant squares. Along the way, you’ll pass numerous historic homes like the Mercer Williams House and the Juliette Gordon Low home. There’s also the famous Bonaventure Cemetery for a Spanish moss-canopied stroll, City Market for souvenirs, and nearby Tybee Island for the beach.
5. San Juan Islands, WA – The islands are famous for their resident pods of Orca whales, waterfalls, beaches, and hiking trails. Visit a farm and feast on the fresh, local foods at a restaurant or farmers market for a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable meal.
4. New Orleans, LA – New Orleans is one of the world’s most fascinating cities. Home to lots of jazz and even more gumbo, this culturally-rich city will have you taking strolls down historic Bourbon street and visiting enticing festivals all summer long.
3. Myrtle Beach, SC – Also known as the Grand Strand, Myrtle Beach stretches for almost 60 miles along the coast of South Carolina from Little River through Georgetown. It’s an ideal vacation destination due to its green golf courses, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, and tan sandy beaches.
2. Laguna Beach, CA – What’s not to love about Laguna Beach? Though we all remember it from Lauren Conrad’s hit MTV show, Laguna Beach has a surprising amount of hidden attractions to explore including historical tours, art festivals, wilderness parks and dolphin and whale watching cruises.
1. Austin, TX – The live music capital of the world (does SXSW ring a bell?), Austin is well known for its gorgeous scenery and significant natural beauty. Its mix of southern charm, food trailers, and outdoor activities—from Lake Travis, Town Lake, and McKinney Falls will have you falling in love with this self-proclaimed “weird” city.
Which one of these vacation destinations will you be traveling to this summer?