11 Places to Visit this Summer in America

When it comes to summer destinations, one need not necessarily leave the US as the nation offers a number of lovely options. We list down some of the cities that make for awesome summer destinations.

Portland

Portland

1. Portland

This northwestern city in Oregon lets you really taste the summer! With highly rated farmers’ markets, fresh produce, and a number of cool summer drinks, you are surely in for a superb time. For a beery treat, this city boasts a number of microbrews. You can enjoy the landscape as you bicycle around Portland or go hiking near the waterfalls outside town.


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Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

2. Colonial Williamsburg

Go back in time and revisit the 1770s with the beautiful and historic district of Williamsburg, Virginia. You are bound to bump into historical re-enactors who will transport you to the days of the American Revolution.


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Seattle

Seattle

3. Seattle

This drizzly city may not make for an ideal visit during winters but the summers are fairly dry and sunny. You can enjoy the outdoors, visit the city parks, or enjoy the seaplanes. You also get to witness Mount Rainier in all its glory.


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San Diego

San Diego

4. San Diego

Hit the lovely beaches of this city and hang out with the beautiful locals. You also enjoy the famous ComicCon convention in the summer and enjoy the events at the Del Mar racetrack. If you are traveling with your family, then you can visit SeaWorld and Legoland.


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Denver

Denver

5. Denver

If hiking and mountain biking are your thing, then this is the perfect summer city for you. With a number of summer festivals (Chalk Art Festival, Underground Music Showcase, and the western-themed Buffalo Bill Days), Denver is sure to make for a great getaway.


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Anchorage

Anchorage

6. Anchorage

Visit Alaska and enjoy your summers on a classic cruise, have a trek across glaciers, or go caribou-spotting in Denali National Park. The natural beauty of this place makes it very difficult to click a bad photograph.


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Honolulu

Honolulu

7. Honolulu

The Hawaiian capital makes for a great summer destination. Since it is the dry season, the waves are more accessible for surfing. One of the best cities to simply relax, Honolulu will leave you with wonderful memories.


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Cape Cod

Cape Cod

8. Cape Cod

Just an hour outside Boston, Cape Cod boasts picturesque beaches, yummy seafood, and wonderful starry nights. Whether you go with your family or friends, this Massachusetts hot spot will not disappoint you.


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Santa Fe

Santa Fe

9. Santa Fe

Famous for its music festivals, Indian art and craft markets, and art gallery openings, this southwestern town will keep you engaged.


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Chicago

Chicago

10. Chicago

The Windy City makes for a great summer getaway! Head outdoors and spend a relaxing day at the beach or ride a bike along the lakefront. With 7,300 acres of parkland, the city also makes for a great picnic spot!

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

11. Los Angeles

This is the perfect city for luxury shopping. If you do not wish to spend big bucks, you can simply enjoy miles of beaches and have a fun-filled day at Disneyland.


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  • Portland
  • Colonial Williamsburg
  • Seattle
  • San Diego
  • Denver
  • Anchorage
  • Honolulu
  • Cape Cod
  • Santa Fe
  • Chicago
  • Los Angeles

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