Top Summer Vacations
The kids are out of school, the outdoor thermometer has reached astronomical heights, and your precious two weeks need to get used up before the end of the year. When the weather gets warm where do Americans spend their precious summer vacations? We’ve compiled a list of the top summer destinations in the USA where finding vacation home rentals is as easy as combing for shells on the beach.
If you have kids – or if you’re just a kid at heart - there’s no place on earth like Walt Disney World. Head to the Disney – Orlando area for a family vacation where Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom will take fun to another level. Grab a group of friends or take your special someone - who says being surrounded by Mickey and Co. can’t be romantic? There are also a few world-class golf courses in the area– and miniature golf for the kids, water parks, fireworks and Broadway-style shows.
Try your luck in Nevada’s busiest city. Las Vegas is known for its famous Strip of extravagant shows, lounge acts, dance clubs, -and of course first-class gambling around the clock. Whether you want to press your luck at the game tables, experience Las Vegas dining, or take in a live show, you’re sure to have an exciting time in Sin City. Las Vegas has revamped its image to include more family-friendly activities so feel free to bring the kids. And remember, what happens in Vegas is more fun during the summer, so book a Las Vegas condo rental today.
Talk to the people who live there and you’ll discover the locals love to rave about this thriving waterfront city. And what’s not to like? The perfect Southern California climate is a cool way to escape the summer heat wave in your town. Located just north of the Tijuana, Mexico and south of prestigious Orange County, San Diego offers the best of both worlds. And the landscape is diverse - canyons, mesas, hills and beach can all be found within the city limits.
Visit the Magic City in Southern Florida. Also called the Gateway to the Americas, Miami is a mix of Latin, Caribbean, and European influences. The city is bordered by two national parks – the Everglades and Biscayne National Park- perfect for learning about our earth’s ecosystem. Museums, theater, concerts, and clubs – Miami has it all and it’s spicier than most. And don’t forget South Beach is a must-see for anyone wanting to hit the waves – or the dance floor.
New York City
The Bronx is up and the Battery’s down, but wherever you go, New York City is a hub of cultures that make up America’s melting pot. From Broadway theaters, to Manhattan museums to Brooklyn brownstones, you won’t run out of things to see in the city that never sleeps. Summertime is an excellent time to visit the city – if you can stand the heat. Bring the kids or travel alone – there truly is something for everyone in the big Apple.
Forget about renewing your passport and reserve a vacation rental somewhere in Hawaii. Honolulu is a good place to start, especially if you’ve never visited the Aloha State. A big city with a tropical paradise feel, Honolulu is located on the coast of the island Oahu. You’ll fall in love with this Polynesian paradise. Find a vacation rental in Waikiki – a center of shops and nightlife that caters to tourists.
The Mile High City is known for its proximity to several world-class ski resorts, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to find something to do in the summer. The Winter Park ski resort opens its trails for hiking and mountain biking during the warmer months. Visit during this time and you’ll have trouble deciding when Colorado is its most beautiful. You’ll find several local shops and microbreweries in Denver’s charming downtown, reminiscent of the Old West.
Chicago. Chi-Town. The Windy City. The Second City. Home of the Bears, the Bulls, the Cubs, Lincoln Park, the Magnificent Mile, deep dish pizza and Chicago-style dogs. You won’t be at a loss to fill your itinerary – or your stomach -- when you make the trip to this world-class city. Summers are especially nice here, especially if you can’t take the chill of Chicago’s bitter winters. Take part in the Taste of Chicago festival held in Grant Park at the end of June. The local cuisine, free public concerts, fireworks shows and concerts will leave you feeling hot in the City.
Visit Seattle, the largest city in the Pacific Northwest, the hub of Puget Sound, where grunge music and gourmet coffee got their start. See the famous Space Needle that has appeared on television and in films over the years. Seattle has countless farmers’ markets – so check out the local produce and support the environment. Cook your groceries at home in your Seattle apartment’s kitchen and save money while reducing your carbon footprint.
If you’ve got Georgia on your mind, plan a vacation in its capital city, Atlanta - land of the peach tree and home of the Braves. Hot-lanta has much to offer during the summer. Catch a major league baseball game at Turner Field. Or explore Atlanta’s rich history, spanning from the Civil War to the Civil Rights movement. Piedmont Park houses the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and is a spot for several festivals during the summer. Choose an Atlanta area house rental and be close to all the sites on your itinerary.