Spring is almost over and that means it is time to plan that epic summer vacation! There are numerous great places to visit throughout the world this summer, but these 5 destinations top our list for 2018. So, order that air ticket at the best price, grab those bags and hit the skies for a memorable summer vacation.
The beauty of Florence thrives in the summer and that makes it the perfect time to visit the local cafés and piazzas, not to mention explore the breathtaking Renaissance architect throughout the city. Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region and is an iconic place to see gorgeous sunsets and enjoy delicious Italian cooking. Plus, it is full of romance, making it a romantic place to visit with your honey.
Machu Picchu, Peru
If you have been wanting to venture to the Andes Mountains in Peru, the summer is the best time. You will see a few rainy days during the season, but amazing temperatures with highs in the 60s, making it the perfect weather to hike in. The Inca Trail is a must stop spot for panoramic views of the mountains. Or when you aren’t hiking, you can enjoy the Lost City of the Incas.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
The peninsula in Massachusetts is a popular spot in the summer thanks to its picturesque beaches. The weather is absolutely gorgeous during the summer months with highs in the 70s. There are plenty of adorable cottages and quaint inns to shack up in across Cape Cod. And when you aren’t lounging on scenic beaches, there are fun biking trails, lighthouses to explore and even ferries to nearby Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.
The City of Roses in Oregon shines bright in the summer with beautiful blooming flowers throughout the city. Portland is home to fun festivals each summer, incredible hiking spots, microbreweries and diverse dining options. It is one of the top cities to visit in the pacific northwest and especially if you are looking for a thriving theater, music and art scene.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
The well-known ski town in northern Colorado is actually an incredible place to visit in the summer. If you are looking for a place to hike, bike, camp and take in the beauty of nature, Steamboat Springs is your destination. Make sure to take some time away from fishing to take a dip in one of the its famous hot springs or attend one of the town’s fun summer festivals like the Steamboat Wine Festival.