to do that is by going on vacation. If you’re struggling to figure out where to go, you’re not alone; up to 52% of people plan a summer vacation and more than 100 million adults go on vacation every year. That’s more than double the number of people who move house each year!
Whether you’re looking for vacation romance or a getaway with your special someone, there’s no better time to book a vacation than right now. Here are some of the best destinations to visit before the sun sets on summer.
Look for unique events that speak to you
One of the most common reasons people go on vacation is to attend a special event. While we won’t be able to experience Taco Bell’s pop-up luxury hotel (this option only lasted four days and tickets sold out in less than two minutes), there are still countless end-of-summer festivals and events happening throughout the country.
Even though Woodstock’s 50th Anniversary wrapped up over the weekend, Burning Man 2019 is expected to shine brightly this year. From August 25 through September 2, you can witness some of the top performances of the year and dance with the best. Though artists have yet to be announced for the festival, you can always expect a raucous affair from this annual Nevada staple. Don’t forget to pack a pair of your favorite earplugs to protect your ears from the noise; an estimated 26 million Americans suffer from hearing loss because of exposure to loud noises.
Keep in mind that there will be unique events wherever you go. While seeking out specific events is a great way to start your hunt for the perfect summer getaway, there will always be something to do when you actually arrive at your destination. Check out a new diner or invest in the best coffee place the state has to offer. After all, studies say that drinking between three and five cups of coffee each day can help deter cognitive decline. You’ll need a little energy to have the most fun on your summer vacation.
Check out Mediterranean beaches
There’s nothing quite like the beauty of the Mediterranean, especially in the summer. At this time of year, the sun is high, the swimsuits are out, and travelers are drawn from all over the world. In fact, a recent study by Dating.com notes that up to 59% of users claim to feel empowered to meet someone while traveling somewhere new.
Whether it’s the gorgeous views or the feeling of freedom, people are more adventurous when they go on vacation. Even Kendall Jenner’s birthday yacht traversed the Mediterranean before landing on the French coastline, solidifying this gorgeous location in the eyes of the family’s fandom.
Even if you don’t have $250 million to spend on a sea-faring vessel, traveling in Europe is still easier than ever. If you’re looking to experience a range of cultures, beauty, and beaches in one place, the Mediterranean might be the best option for you.
Go somewhere normally cold
Canada is known for its frigid temperatures and long winters, but this country actually has widespread summer appeal. Between summer skiing lodges, beautiful hiking trails, and state of the art spas, there’s a little something for everyone.
Most notably, Alberta recently opened up a 419,000-square-foot museum displaying the culture of indigenous peoples, putting this province on the map of cultural must-sees. If you’re looking for a well-rounded trip, Alberta has you covered. Just be sure to cover yourself in some sunscreen; even though Canada is known for its snow, it gets plenty of light in the summer and sunburns can start to form in as little as 15 minutes of sun exposure. Be sure to pack summer essentials just as you would for any other destination getaway!
These are just some of the great options to consider when you hope to find the perfect summer destination. With only a few weeks of summer left, there’s no better time to pack your bags, book a flight, and enjoy the last of the sunshine.
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