Getaways Around the Globe That Are Perfect for Summer


Beach days. Cookouts. Boat rides. Ice cream. Fun in the sun. Summertime is a chance to relax, enjoy a change of pace, and hopefully, take a much deserved vacation. If you’re ready to explore a new destination but aren’t sure where to venture to, check out some of the places below and see where you’re inspired to go.

Embrace the la dolce vita lifestyle in Rome, a destination perfect for exploring in the warm weather. See historic gems like the Colosseum, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain – all landmarks you’ll find outdoors. While you can dress casually in Italy, just remember that shorts and sleeveless shirts are not permitted when visiting any churches. To cool off, opt for an Aperol spritz, a wine-based cocktail that’s light, refreshing and delicious. Experience the magic of bellissima Roma.

July and August are the only months where you’ll find the weather in Edinburgh reaches the mid-60s, meaning you can spend more time outdoors soaking in the iconic emerald landscapes this northern U.K. destination is known for. Called the “Athens of the North,” Edinburgh is Scotland’s hub for historic sites, wonderful museums, and lively entertainment. Edinburgh continues to delight millions of visitors year after year. And if you’re in Edinburgh in August, you might get a chance to experience the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival.

Head to Yellowstone – the world’s first national park – and encounter unparalleled beauty molded by Mother Nature herself. In the summer months, you’ll have access to every piece of the park and spot plenty of amazing wildlife enjoying the sunny weather, too. Be sure to see the world’s most reliable hydrothermal wonder and hike through incredible back country.

Machu Picchu
This summer, why not discover Machu Picchu the “Lost City of the Incas?” At this meeting point between the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon Basin, you’ll find majestic ruins and uncover the mysteries of this “Lost City.” Wrapped inside a semi-tropical jungle and hidden by mountains, Machu Picchu or “La Ciudadela,” (the Citadel), is one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites. Whether you choose to hike or climb to the top of this incredible landmark aboard the Vistadome train, you’ll experience comfortable weather that hovers around 60 degrees.

Kruger National Park
Bask in the natural beauty and exotic wildlife found in Kruger National Park, the largest game reserve in South Africa. The summer is Kruger National Park’s dry season, meaning there’s a greater chance you’ll see more animals while walking or driving through the bush. Whether you’re on a game drive searching for “the Big 5,” dining under the light of the stars, or marvelling at the rounded mountaintops of the Three Rondavels, you’ll be enchanted by what this sprawling park has to offer.

In the “fair city” of Dublin, the weather is truly fair come summer when the weather is mild and rain is minimal. You’ll discover elegant Georgian townhouses, traditional taverns, and iconic Irish sites along the River Liffey. And for a dose of nature in the city, head over to Dublin’s Phoenix Park. Explore the picturesque flower gardens, nature trails, and tree-lined paths as you breathe in the crisp, Irish air.

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