Vacations Spots for Summer


Jordan Armstrong, Reporter

Summer is meant for using vacation days, whether your ideal trip involves a big city, an all American national park, a relaxing beach, or a stay in a small town. There are plenty of choices.

Bar Harbor, Maine – Bar Harbor, Maine is a tranquil paradise praised for its coastal beauty and pleasant summer highs in the 70s. A gateway to Acadia National Park, the town draws travelers who love to hike, bike, boat, and soak up the area’s stunning scenery.

Grand Teton National park, Wyoming – wildlife-viewing opportunities, floating excursions, and trails for hikers of all skill levels attract travelers to this Wyoming national park for a summer vacation. The  300,000-acre Grand Teton National Park is also an affordable getaway: Campsites abound.

Boston, Massachusetts – Boston appeals to travelers of all types in the summertime with average daytime temps in the 70s and 80s. Fenway Park welcomes baseball lovers. The Freedom Trail invites history buffs to a scavenger hunt of historic sites.

San Diego, California – shorelines (Coronado, Mission and Pacific beaches) museum-filled Balboa Park and world-renowned zoo make it an appealing summer getaway spot for families and relaxation-seekers.

Portland, Maine – coastal city and capital Portland, Maine attracts travelers looking for balmy temps (ranging from the 50s to 70s) and a laid-back vacation. A leisurely walk through the Old Port neighborhood – which features cobblestone streets, dining spots and charming boutiques is also a great attraction.

Zion National park, Utah – Utah’s first national park welcomes scores of outdoorsy types every summer. It features daytime temps sit in the mid- to high 80s and the park’s free shuttle services a variety of trailheads and sights. During the day, experienced climbers can scale one of Zion’s 2,000-foot sandstone cliffs while hikers trek popular routes like the Canyon Overlook and Watchman trails

There are plenty of spots to go and explore for summer.