This summer will be unlike any other because over 126 million Americans and counting have been completely vaccinated, which means we won't be confined at home all day watching TV and doing dull things like we did last year. Because summer 2021 is approaching quickly, you should start planning a fascinating vacation now; if you don't, this article will provide you with 5 great spots. Finally, if you haven't been vaccinated, make sure you check the destination's travel regulations, religion Covid numbers and follow the social distancing guidelines.
Now, have a seat and read about five great summer vacation trip options that could be your next journey this year.
1. If you want to go to the beach: St. Pete/Clearwater, Florida
- Enjoy the sunlight at Clearwater Beach
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Clearwater Beach, which has long been regarded as one of the world's most beautiful beaches, draws many visitors throughout the year. The Beachwalk beachfront promenade going down the sand would be a great area for you to visit first as soon as you step foot in Florida if you're looking for a tranquil place to enjoy the sun. The Beachwalk is close to a variety of souvenir stores, restaurants, and other outdoor activities, so you'll have plenty of options for entertainment.
- Horse Riding at Cypress Farm
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- Explore Caladesi State Park
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Caladesi Island State Park would not let you down if you wish to experience Florida's natural splendor. This is due to the unique camping experience offered by Caladesi Island, which every tourist should try at least once. If you have a boat, you may stay in it or select from various campgrounds on the island. We recommend that you bring your own camping gear with you. If you don't want to bring a lot of luggage, you can always rent specialist equipment from one of the neighboring businesses.
- If you wish to travel to the island: Maui Hawaii
You should also be aware that a negative COVID-19 test is necessary before traveling and a 10-day quarantine upon arrival in Hawaii. So, before you decide to book a ticket to Maui, Hawaii, be sure you're in good shape.
- Climb to the top of Haleakal
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Seeing the Haleakala sunrise or sunset from approximately 10,000 feet above sea level is one of Maui's top experiences if you get the chance to visit Maui Hawaii. At Haleakala, watching the sunset above massive white and fluffy clouds is recognized as some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet. A golden glow blankets the sky, which gradually changes from warm orange to light magenta. The amazing thing is that the clouds continue to sparkle long after the sun has set. Make sure you have a camera with you to catch this spectacular sunset. A tiny slope near the Haleakala Observatory is the perfect place to see the sunrise or sunset from the summit of Haleakala. If there are no spaces available in the parking lot, don't worry; you may hike up to enjoy the lovely scenery along the P Ka‘oao hiking trail.
- Cruise/sail to Molokini
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You may travel to Molokini on any type of boat or hire a variety of cruises or boats to get to Molokini. Maui's southern shore is three miles away from the island. The humpback whales can be seen on the journey to Molokini if you travel at the end of winter or the beginning of spring. If you wish to spend some time in the water, you may request a diving outfit, which is always available at your booked watercraft. At Hawaii green sea, a hundred-year coral reef, a procession of sheltering fish, eels, octopi, and the whale's cry await you!
- Haleakala National Park
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Haleakala National Park, which covers 30,000 acres on Maui, is one of the world's largest dormant volcanic craters. You might take pleasure in the effort required to reach the summit of Haleakala, which is more than 10,000 feet above sea level. The weather up there is quite cold, and there is a strong wind, so don't forget to dress warmly before venturing out. After that, you may go down to the volcano's mouth, walk through a lovely bamboo grove, view Waimoku Falls, and wander through a desert-like landscape.
3. If you wish to go for a walk in a national park: Moab, Utah
- Arches National Park
Credit: Anne McCarthyThousands of people visit Arches National Park each year because of its amazing concentration of sandstone arches (giant holes in the rock formed from the earthquakes, strong wind, water, and other erosion through history). In 120 square miles, there are roughly 2,000 designated arches, so don't forget to wear your most comfortable trainers to visit as many as you wish. If you want to take adventurous hiking, Landscape Arch, Double O, and Windows will be the best choice you should consider.
- Canyonlands National Park
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The wavy Y-shape in the heart of Canyonlands was produced through time by the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers. The Maze to the west, Island in the Sky to the north, and Needles to the southwest are all divided by this structure. It's a huge park with several beautiful paths that will make you want to explore for your lifetime. Horseshoe Canyon is a great place to go if you're looking for something intriguing and historical. Between 400 and 1100 CE, the Desert Archaic culture painted and carved larger-than-life pictures on the canyon walls in Horseshoe Canyon. This will be a great location for anybody interested in ancient culture.
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Utah is said to have the best portions of the Colorado River. Take a rafting trip with a professional river outfitter and enjoy the adventure of sailing down all of Southeastern Utah's rivers. You may choose from a variety of modes of transportation, including self-paddle, jet boat, shuttle, or kayak. Camping along the riverbank in the Fisher Towers, Westwater, or Cataract Canyons is a great option if you're looking for a relaxing and tranquil environment.
4. If you want to sightsee a city: Denver, Colorado
- Denver Art Museum
The Denver Art Museum is known for its collection of over 70,000 pieces by well-known painters like Vincent Van Gogh and Winslow Homer. In addition, this museum houses a collection of the finest western American art, pre-Columbian antiquities, painting, and sculpture. If you're going with your kids, the museum is a great spot to keep them entertained with interactive activities. You'll also discover a gift store here where you can pick up some unusual and fascinating mementos for your loved ones at home, family, friends, or coworkers.
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The historical significance of Larimer Square has helped it become one of Denver's most famous landmarks. In 1858, a group of American Indians and settlers discovered gold in the Rocky Mountains. Their amazing story of the gold find spread quickly, and more people began to go to the West in search of gold. Larimer Square is the location of the first pioneer camp. As a result, this should be your first stop on your Denver adventure. You may also take advantage of the city's vibrant nightlife, which includes various restaurants, boutiques, and nightclubs.
- 16th Street Mall
This mile-long pedestrian bridge connects the LoDo neighborhood to Larimer Square. If you're looking for a spot to spend the day shopping and touring, 16th Street Mall should be on your list. It is a popular destination to visit at all hours of the day because of the diversity of businesses, restaurants, and entertainment venues. If you become weary of walking for a long time, use the free MallRide shuttle bus, which stops at numerous street corners. That means you may window shop, sample delicacies, and purchase mementos from every corner of the 6th Street Mall without becoming exhausted.
5. If you want to take a trip to the mountains: North Conway, New Hampshire
- Black Cap Hiking Trail
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What could be better than a short 2.4-mile hike through the lush, dense beech, spruce, and tree line of Black Cap Mountain's forest and encountering bare rock? Camping and burning are not permitted. The path leads directly to the peak of Black Cap Mountain, although there are several additional trails to connect along the way, including the Cranmore Mountain Connection, Middle Mountain Trail, Peaked Mountain Trail, and a few more. If you wish to go further, the Nature Conservancy can provide you with the top, which will make your trek around 10 kilometers long.
- Cranmore Mountain Resort
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Cranmore Mountain Resort is in the White Mountains, in North Conway Village. If you're looking for a location to take the entire family, this is the place to go. Skiing, tubing, the Giant Swing, a mountain coaster, and the Soaring Eagle zipline are just a few of the activities available to you and your family.
- Diana's Baths
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This historical site is a fascinating tourist destination that everyone should see at least once in their lives. Diana's Bath is a series of tiny and lovely waterfalls located in the little hamlet of Bartlett, in the heart of the White Mountains. In the 1800s, it was the site of a sawmill operated by the Lucy family. The Forest Service took up the task of protecting this historic monument when they abandoned it in the 1940s. The waterfalls’ accumulated drop is 75 feet. The 0.6-mile route that leads to the foot of the waterfall is the best way to get there. This lovely location will leave an indelible impression on your family.
Whether you're looking for any kind of a summer vacation spot—woodsy mountains, calm beaches, bustling city, historical place, or majestic national parks—you're likely to find it somewhere in the United States. That's why we've compiled a list of the top 5 summer vacation ideas that will satisfy all of your desires. So pack your belongings, fill up the gas tank, book your ticket, and go off to one of these fantastic American summer getaways. With a little forethought, you'll be able to experience the greatest destinations for a summer vacation you've ever visited without having to deal with crowds or fare difficulties.