With the holidays come and gone, winter’s icy grip is in full force, and it seems like spring will take forever to arrive, let alone summer.
If the cold weather and long nights are getting you down, a great way to warm yourself up from the inside out is to start thinking about where you want to go for your summer vacation. There are few things that can warm you up as quickly as picturing yourself sunbathing by the water, or strolling in the sun eating an ice cream.
So, here are 4 great vacation destinations in the US to help you get started:
When it comes to visiting Florida in the summer, you have a few options in terms of destinations. From Miramar Beach to Panama City Beach to the Florida Keys, they all have one thing in common: heat.
In July, Florida’s average temperature is 82°F with the average sea temperature reaching 84°F – perfect for swimming!
If you plan a visit to the Keys during your stay, you’ll also be able to take in the breath taking natural scenery and wildlife, and you’ll find no shortage of activities to help you pass the time, from snorkelling to visiting local wildlife refuges.
Not every vacationer dreams of sitting by the beach every day, and Dallas is a perfect summer vacation destination for any foodies out there. Anyone who has visited Dallas during the summer will understand why it has been called the barbeque nirvana, with a highlight being the annual Taste of Dallas festival which features dozens of restaurants barbequing all the food you could eat.
With average temperatures of 87°F in July, you can be sure that a vacation in Dallas comes with plenty of sun, perfect weather for braving the rides at Six Flags amusement park, visiting the zoo or relaxing at White Rock Lake.
Santa Barbara, California
Offering all the perfect weather conditions of Los Angeles, but with a quieter, more laid back atmosphere, Santa Barbara is the perfect choice for a summer vacation with your family.
Not only are there countless beaches for you to visit, including Butterfly Beach, famed for its sunsets, but Santa Barbara’s location at the base of the San Ynez Mountains make it a great choice for people who love hiking and walking in nature.
With a milder climate than some of the other choices on this list, Santa Barbara has average temperatures of 67°F in August, so if you love the sun but tend to find too much heat oppressive Santa Barbara may be a match for you.
For outdoorsy people who prefer milder weather for their vacation, a vacation in Boulder could well be a dream come true, with an average temperature of 87°F in August with very low levels of humidity.
Lose track of time boating on the Boulder Reservoir, or get to know the city by hiking the Boulder Creek path which runs directly through it
If you aren’t too worn out by the time the sun sets, Boulder has a vibrant nightlife scene just waiting for you, with countless different live music venues and quality breweries for you to visit.