Summertime is finally upon us, with Memorial Day now in the rearview mirror. Now that the warm weather is finally here and the days keep getting longer, it’s time to definitely start thinking about the places you might want to visit this summer.
During the summer months, we all have the opportunity to get away from it all, recharge our batteries and return home refreshed. And, if you want to have that kind of experience, and you want to make it one that you’re going to remember once the cold months return, you’ve got to make sure you’re picking the perfect place for a perfect summer getaway.
Now, there are no shortage of places around the world for doing just this! But, in our estimation there are a number of summer getaway spots that simply stand tall above the rest! So, what are our picks for the 20 best places for the perfect summer getaway? That’s exactly what you’re about to find out.
So, put on your flip-flops, apply a fresh coat of sunscreen and take a look. Here are the places you’ve got to check out this summer for an awesome getaway!
1. Miami (Florida)
This one may go without saying, but that doesn’t mean we can skip it! Miami is flippin’ amazing!
2. Buffalo (New York)
This underrated spot in Upstate New York is a dream during the summer months, when you can check out all the cool shops and restaurants.
3. Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Many will tell you that the City of Brotherly Love is at its absolute finest during the summer months.
4. Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania)
It turns out that the summer months are the perfect time to unravel all of the mysteries of this lovely city.
5. Northwestern Connecticut
This part of the state is much different than the coastal areas, and it’s home to some truly luxe resorts and restaurants.
6. San Luis Obispo (California)
This central coast town is a haven for artists and intellectuals, home to incredible shops, restaurants and bars. You’ll love it!
7. The Hamptons (New York)
If you’re going to have an amazing summer getaway, then why not do it like the rich and well-to-do of NYC do it?
8. San Diego (California)
This beautiful city by the water has much and more to offer, and the weather during the summer is nothing short of ideal.
9. Bethany Beach (Delaware)
Maybe you don’t have a reason to think about Delaware very often, but a summer visit to Bethany Beach will change all of that.
10. Newport (Rhode Island)
There’s a reason that some of the richest people in the world turned Newport into their summer home back in the day…
11. Martha’s Vineyard (Massachusetts)
Hey, if it’s good enough for the extended Kennedy clan, then it’s probably good enough for you, right?
12. Shelter Island (New York)
Those who want to have a fun island beach vacation in a fraction of the travel time might want to check this cool place out.
13. Nashville (Tennessee)
With plenty of amazing music to here, streets to walk and delicious food to eat, what’s not to love about Nashville in the summer?
14. Cape Cod (Massachusetts)
The traffic getting out there is never fun, but once you’re where you need to be, you instantly understand why everyone loves Cape Cod.
15. Los Angeles (California)
This city gets a bad rap in some sectors, but when you experience how much it has to offer… Well, it might just cast its spell on you!
16. Santa Barbara (California)
If you’re looking to get that Southern California experience without all the traffic and noise, Santa Barbara might suit you well.
17. The Hudson Valley (New York)
With everything from fun inns to amazing places for camping, the Hudson Valley is an ideal summer spot.
18. Washington, D.C.
While it does get hot and humid during the summer, it’s definitely an ideal time to check out all the museums and monuments.
19. Charleston (South Carolina)
Now, here’s a place where you can really get a feel for that “Southern Charm”, if you catch our drift…
20. Portland (Maine)
This artistic hub in the southern, coastal portion of Maine is a great place to get good eats, shop for records, check out art, and do so much more.