13 Best Summer Vacation Spots for 2019

Don’t get stuck at home this summer. Here are the best summer vacation spots to travel to this year.

This summer, approximately 100 million U.S. families have plans to take a vacation.

Are you part of this group? Have you decided where you're going to take your loved ones?

If you haven't decided on a destination for your upcoming vacation, you might want to consider one of the locations on this list.

Read on to learn about thirteen of the best summer vacation spots you ought to visit this year.

1. Las Vegas

If you're not afraid of the heat, Las Vegas is a great place to visit with your family during the summer months.

Despite the nickname "Sin City," Las Vegas actually has a lot of family-friendly attractions. Take your kids to the M&M factor, ride the New York, New York roller coaster, or attend one of the hundreds of shows that take place every night.

2. Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is an often-overlooked part of Canada that's definitely worth visiting.

With its stunning landscape, the area is full of great opportunities for outdoorsy people, from hiking trails to scenic driving routes.

If you go in July, you can also attend the Halifax Jazz Festival. This is the largest music festival in the province.

3. Grand Canyon

If you want to take in one of the most stunning wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is definitely worth visiting.

The national park is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, too, so it's an extra special time to go.

While you're here, you can go for a hike, take in some incredible views, and participate in some fun (and free) astronomy events in the evening.
 
4. New York City

For those who prefer the city to the great outdoors, you can't beat a trip to New York City.

From shopping to restaurants to a trip to Central Park, there are countless activities to keep you and your family occupied when you visit the Big Apple. No matter what your budget, you'll find plenty to do here.

5. Anchorage

If you're looking to cool down this summer and enjoy some incredible scenery, a trip to Anchorage, Alaska might be just what you need.
If you visit Anchorage during the summer, you'll enjoy mild temperatures of around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. You'll also get to experience 22 hours of sunlight per day!

6. Seattle

Another good place to visit if you prefer milder temperatures is Seattle, Washington.
While you're in Seattle, you can take in a variety of attractions, including Pike Place Market and Marketfront, which features a food hall for all kinds of incredible vendors.

7. Washington, D.C.

For those who love history and want to enjoy an educational summer trip, you can't beat Washington, D.C.

When you're here, you can visit several incredible historical sites and learn all kinds of fascinating facts about our country's past. There are tons of great dining and shopping opportunities, too.

8. Honolulu

During the summer, trips to Honolulu, Hawaii are much more affordable than they are other times of the year.

If you've been dying for a Hawaiian vacation, the summer months are a great time to visit.

Saving money and enjoying a beach trip? What could be better?

9. Austin

Austin, Texas is another affordable travel destination you might want to consider this summer.

For those who love art, music, and culture, Austin is a great place to go. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, too, like tubing on the San Marcos River.

10. Yellowstone

If you're in the mood for hiking and camping this summer, you can't go wrong with a trip to Yellowstone National Park.

The entirety of this massive park is open during the summer (some parts close during colder months), so you'll have tons of opportunities to take in the scenery and enjoy the great outdoors.

11. San Diego

San Diego has something for everyone.

In addition to gorgeous, sandy beaches, there are also lots of historical sites, including the USS Midway Museum.

You can take in incredible architecture in Balboa Park, too, or pay a visit to the San Diego Zoo. The options are endless.

12. Grand Teton National Park

Another great national park to visit this summer is Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

There are tons of hiking trails to explore here, as well as opportunities to take scenic drives. You can also fish, ride horses, and even go boating if you prefer.

13. Cape Cod

If you want to take a beach vacation but don't want to travel to the west coast, Cape Cod is a wonderful alternative.

Cape Cod features more comfortable temperatures (most days are in the 70s) and picturesque beaches.

You can also enjoy many scenic bike and walking trails, as well as the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge while you're here, too.

Tips for Funding Your Vacation

One of the biggest obstacles that families encounter when they want to take a vacation is figuring out how they're going to pay for it.

Vacations aren't cheap, that's for sure. Luckily, though, there are lots of things you can do to help cover the cost.

Here are some tips that will help you to fund your vacation:
  • Start a vacation fund several months before your trip
  • Invest in tickets and hotel rooms early for better rates
  • Find good travel credit cards that help you earn points toward flights and other travel expenses
  • Get a side gig with a company like Uber, Lyft, or DoorDash to earn extra cash for your vacation fund
You might also want to consider $500 loans from CaptainCash or another cash lender. These loans have higher interest rates, so make sure you have a plan to pay them off. They can help you if you're having a hard time making ends meet, though.

Plan Your Trip to the Best Summer Vacation Spots Today

As you can see, there are tons of places you and your family can visit this summer.

If you've fallen in love with one of the best summer vacation spots on this list but aren't sure how you're going to fund your travels, be sure to keep these tips on paying for a vacation in mind. They'll help you take the trip of your dreams without breaking the bank.

Do you want to learn more travel tips or learn about other great travel destinations? If so, visit the Around the World section of our site today.

You'll learn all kinds of helpful information here on travel and what to expect when you visit different locations.
 

 

 
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