Summer is finally here! Do you have any vacation plans just yet? If not, we’ve got some suggestions about where you should head for your dream 2017 summer vacay.
Let’s start simple and obvious. There’s a reason that Miami is a quintessential summer destination, and that’s because it’s a city that screams summer. From the white sandy beaches to the trendy restaurants and nightlife, it’s a city that is constantly in summer-mode. If you live there, the constant summer atmosphere can be a little tiring. If you don’t live there? You’ll love choosing it as your vacation destination.
All in all, Miami is a great place to go if you want to have a really well-rounded getaway. It has something for adults and kids, if you’re thinking of bringing your family, and is also home to a variety of different summery activities.
Mackinac Island, Michigan
When you think “summer,” your first thought probably isn’t “Michigan.” Mackinac Island might changes that for you, however. Truly an island, Mackinac is home to a variety of resorts and docks that are packed to the brim both on the weekends and during the summer season. It’s definitely an interesting getaway location — for instance, cars are banned on the island and you’re welcome to get around by horse-drawn carriage, bike or your own two feet. The view is beautiful, the waters are clear and it’s still in the United States.
Now we can move out of home turf and into out of country getaways. First, let’s take a look at one of the most fun-loving cities in the world: Amsterdam. As wild as the Amsterdam nightlife might be, it’s also a beautiful city on its own. You’re free to visit at any time, but it’s even more beautiful and hopping during the summer.
Take a trip down one of the canals and party the night away, soaking up the sun in a European country. It’s also a city filled with picturesque scenery, from private gardens to unique architecture. Expand your horizons and choose Europe for your summer getaway.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
We’ve all heard of Dubai, but do you actually know where it is? It’s a city in the UAE, or the United Arab Emirates. It’s one of the most popular destinations for summer getaways, and for good reason. You can find literally everything in Dubai. Your typical summer activities — sweating it on the street or swimming all day long. Your not so typical summer activities — skiing indoors, shopping in huge malls for incredible deals and visiting incredible museums. It’s also home to a myriad of hotels, some boasting up to 7-stars.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Finally, nothing screams “summer” like a real island experience. Bora Bora is part of French Polynesia and is truly a paradise. If you’ve ever seen an image of crystal blue waters, white sand beaches and lush green forestry, it’s likely not photoshopped — that’s actually the visuals of Bora Bora. It’s the best place for luxury summer activities, like exploring coral reefs and scuba diving. It’s also a great place to get to experience island culture as an added vacation bonus.