Places to Visit During Summer

Places to Visit During Summer

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Summer is probably the best time of the year. And while you are getting ready to do your backyard barbecue or strut your beach wear, you might also want to plan a nice trip away from home alone or with your family to see the world. Here are the top 10 places to visit during summer that you might be interested in.

Bordeaux, France

The city is known for their world-famous wines and magnificent destination for arts and culture. You can enjoy French culinary delights during the Les Epicuriales festival held on June 14-July featuring top restaurateurs in the country and cooking and tasting workshops. You can stay at Regent Grand Bordeaux and enjoy world-class dining experience at Le Pressoir d’Argent or at Solena, a farm-to-table bistro.

Venice, Italy

Venice has many fabulous sightseeing attractions that offer a unique travel experience with its network of canals. Piazza San Marco is a must-see.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany is rich in culture and beautiful landscapes. The best time to go to Tuscany is during summer so you can enjoy the sea coast, the mountains and hills, and the islands.

Sicily

Sicily has beautiful beaches and if you go there during July to August, you will experience their annual Summer Arts Festival or go to Egadi Islands and enjoy an aquamarine paradise.

Muskoka Cottage Country, Ontario, Canada

You will enjoy paddle boarding or exploring the shops and Riverwalk at Bracebridge. For a traditional family vacation, opt for Pow-Wow Point Lodge and experience simple summer pleasures such as canoeing, campfires, and volleyball. If you go there in August, check out Algonquin Park’s Thursday evening wolf howls.

San Juan Islands, Washington

Take a hike in Lime Kiln Point State Park or join a Sea Quest kayak tour.  You can even enjoy a night on Orcas at Turtleback Farm Inn which is very accessible by air from Seattle or by Washington State Ferry and explore San Juan Islands Scenic Byway.

Stockholm Archipelago, Sweden

Made up of almost 25,000 islands, they are famous for maritime “garden on the rocks”. You can explore the vast archipelago via canoe, kayak, sailboat, or ferry. Tourists can enjoy the place through picnics on the beaches, hiking in forests, camping on stony islets, and swimming in isolated coves.

Kodaikanal, India

Situated on the Palani hills of Tamilnadu, you will enjoy many leisure activities such as boating, pony riding and other escapades. You can visit Kodaikanal Lake where you can go biking or horseback riding or simply take a walk along the periphery of the lake. Other must visit destinations are Bryant Park, Coaker’s Walk, Green Valley View, and many others.

Roatan, Honduras

This is every diver’s dream destination wherein a living coral reef encircles the area. The best ways to enjoy the place are to go snorkeling or diving and exploring the abundant tropical marine life. At Roatan Institute for Marine Sciences, visitors can participate in educational and recreational dolphin programs, such as snorkeling with bottlenose dolphins, dolphin dives and Dolphin Scuba Camp for ages 5-14.

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

The Glacier Bay Park is home to moose, humpback whales, black and brown bears, harbor porpoises, mountain peaks and mountain goats. You can take a cruise along coastal forests, deep fjords and the seven active tidewater glaciers. You can also enjoy kayaking and camping.

Make your summer days more adventurous and memorable by visiting one of these places. You not only get to see the place, but also learn a new language, experience different cultures and maybe meet new friends along the way.

Mike L. is author and editor at Sowest. Mike has produced and marketed innovative content for many blogs. Stay in touch with Mike on Sowest .

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