The winter has finally wrapped up its mantle of snow and ice and headed off to await its next chance to return. Loads of people are eager to get out and travel and explore fun places to go now that the cold has ended in most areas. Unfortunately, there are many travel bans in place and most families, solo travelers, and couples find themselves restricted in just where they can go and even what they can do.
The good news is that we are here to offer a lot of useful advice as to the fun places to travel once the restrictions are lifted. For most, it will mean summer travel planning, and so we’ve compiled a list of fun places to go this summer, as well as some tips about autumn travel to other popular locations.
The Best Places to Go on Vacation This Summer
Summer means a few things – beaches, barbecues, and lots of time outdoors. That is true no matter where you choose to visit. However, if you want one of the fun places to choose as your vacation spots, we would have to point you towards Florida.
A vacation hub all year long, it is ideally suited to summer for its many beaches (on both coasts), its endless list of attractions and destinations, and its luxury villas that allow you to enjoy optimal privacy, room, and comfort.
As one of the authentically fun places to go, Florida offers you towns and cities like Orlando with its amusement parks, beaches, and activities.
Perhaps you are eager to take things to a far more tropical level? If so, the Caribbean is among the best of the fun places to go this summer.
The Caribbean in Summer
What would make a tropical destination like the Caribbean one of the places to go for fun this summer? After all, many people only think of the islands as fun vacation spots during the winter months, and use the destinations as escapes from cold and snowy weather.
Why go in the summer months? For one thing, it is when the weather is also at its finest in many parts of the Caribbean. You enjoy lots of natural wildflowers popping into life, the days are longer and the weather promises excellent conditions. Glorious sunrises and sunsets, perfect beach weather…what more can you want?
With the Caribbean, you can anticipate access to luxury rentals, too. It is the option for accommodations such as this that make it one of the best vacation places for the coming summer.
After all, when thinking about fun places to go on vacation, many picture the amenities available at their accommodation. This will usually include a beach or a pool. With a Caribbean vacation, though, you are likely to enjoy both. Many of the best villas come with private pool terraces, al fresco dining areas, and sun decks, and even private gardens and direct beach access.
This is a blending of the best of both worlds, and yet the Caribbean is also one of the fun places to vacation because each of the islands has its own array of must-see attractions and activities. From an endless list of watersports that includes snorkeling and diving to boating to the many world-class shopping and dining experiences, summer festivals and celebrations, and natural sites, the Caribbean ranks as one of the truly fun places to go as a single traveler, part of a couple, or family group.
Barbados, Jamaica, St Barts, or the many other islands are all perfect choices for your upcoming summer or early autumn getaway.
The Mountains Are Fun Vacation Spots, Too
And if you like to plan ahead or if you enjoy areas in their “off-season,” you might want to consider the mountains as a fun place to go this summer. Which mountains? We would point towards Colorado with its gorgeous weather and show-stopping scenery as a flawless domestic location.
The area around Vail (a trendy ski area) is still thriving long after the snows have melted. You can savor their gourmet dining scene, do loads of shopping, and head out on the trails for hiking, cycling, and other adventures. You can enjoy a lot of different day trips in this region and take in exquisite mountain scenery and gentle walks (with picnic) along the way.
Here too, you can take advantage of luxury villas that let you have outdoor living spaces, including some with hot tubs on private decks, premium interiors, and a lot of services.
If you are thinking that you might like to go abroad and head into the mountains of a faraway destination, there are the ski areas of Europe that are fully destinations in the summer months, too. Verbier and Val D’Isere, for example, have premium chalets with all of the services and amenities, but without the crowds. Enjoy Alpine summer weather and scenery in privacy and comfort.
Of course, if you are a great traveler, the mountains and landscape of New Zealand could make for an unusual summer destination. While Europe and America might enjoy summer’s bounty, it would be an autumnal or winter season in New Zealand. This could make for dramatic hiking conditions and lots of outdoor fun, and those same luxury villas are still an option.
The famous Dr. Seuss once wrote about all the places we can go, and though it seems as if travel is far off in the distance, it really is just around the corner. There will be ideal times to book flights and make plans to visit all of the fun places to go and explore. Use this time now to consider a few of the suggestions above, and even others, and start organizing a visit to someplace new and nearby or far away and mysterious.
There are so many spots that will be open to visit again, and now is a perfect time to consider booking a villa or chalet and identifying the fun places to visit while in a new or familiar location.