Summertime is almost here and before you know it the kids will be out of school. It’s never too early to start thinking about places to travel this summer and map out your itinerary. There are some destinations that are just so much fun to visit during the season and offer a wide range of great activities and exciting events. We’ll help you get started with the list of the top 2023 summer vacations ideas.
Head out west to the family-friendly destination of San Diego. This sunny and vibrant city has so much to do and see. Families will love spending a day at the Legoland theme park, interacting with the animals at the San Diego Zoo, and exploring the exhibits over at Balboa Park. San Diego is also home to some gorgeous beaches, perfect for sunbathing and relaxation.
Top Resort – Winners Circle Resort
The region of New England is one of the best places to visit in the summer, with its gorgeous beaches and perfect sunny weather. The Cape Cod area of Massachusetts is especially popular during the summer months. Cape Cod features 40 miles of sparkling shoreline, perfect for enjoying the sun, sand, and surf. In addition to spending long and glorious days on the beach, be sure to explore the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, take a bike ride along the Cape Cod Rail Trail, and enjoy some local seafood at the many delightful restaurants.
Top Resort – Cove at Yarmouth
One of the places to travel this summer that you may not think of is the wonderful destination of Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Families who love exploring the great outdoors will find so much to do in Gatlinburg. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the biggest draws to the area. The park is the most biodiverse national park and is home to over 19,000 species. Spend a day here and enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, or even just having a picnic lunch in the beautiful natural setting. Other Gatlinburg attractions include Ripley’s Aquarium, Gatlinburg Space Needle, and the Hollywood Star Cars Museum.
Top Resort – Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort
Even though it’s known as the Windy City, Chicago gets plenty of warmth and sunshine during the summer months. Visitors are drawn here for their summer vacations to enjoy the city’s great lineup of festivals including Lollapalooza and Taste of Chicago. Outside of festivals, there are many great warm-weather activities you can partake in like watching baseball games at Wrigley Field, sailing out on a river cruise, and biking along the Lakefront Trail. Other great Chicago attractions include the 360 Chicago Observatory, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Millenium Park.
Top Resort – Bluegreen Resorts – The Hotel Blake
Last on the list of 2023 summer vacation ideas allows you to get off the mainland without needing your passport! Puerto Rico is the ideal island getaway packed with white sand beaches, crystal blue waters, and lush forests waiting to be explored. You’ll obviously want to spend a lot of time soaking up the sun, but you’ll also have the opportunity to participate in numerous water sports like snorkeling, surfing, paddle boarding, boating, fishing, and more. You’ll also want to make time for some hiking so you can visit the island’s caves, waterfalls, and other historical sites. Some other top attractions include the Mayaguez African wildlife zoo, the Arecibo Lighthouse, and the shops of Old San Juan.
Top Resort – Hyatt Hacienda del Mar
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