If you’re a couple in the US, there are lots of things to do when summer comes around. With its 50 states, there is bound to be more than a few options to make your summer relaxing or exciting and definitely enjoyable. Here is our list of summer vacation ideas to help you out.
Dive into the ocean and beat that summer sun. Maui is the #1 destination for couples who want sun, sand, and sea for the summer. You can snorkel with the sea turtles, squish your toes in black lava sand or just bask in the sun at one of Maui’s beautiful beaches. If you get tired of laying in the sand, go and explore the island. Hike up Haleakala National Park, take that popular road trip to Hana, or visit the farms and gardens on the eastern side of Maui.
Staycations are now a popular way of getting the much-needed break during the summer. If you don’t want to spend money on airfare and the hassle of getting on a plane or finding the right hotel, then hop in a car and get a hotel close to home. Calistoga Ranch in San Francisco, the Miami Beach Edition, Soho House in New York, Peninsula in Chicago are just some of the best hotels you can go to for that well-deserved weekend break in summer.
Hiking is another enjoyable and inexpensive way couples can spend quality time together in the summer. Check out a state park in your area, pack a bag, and get your hiking shoes on. There are hiking trails all over the US that you are bound to find one close to you. The Appalachian Trail in Maine is the longest part of the popular East Coast footpath which stretches from Maine to Georgia.
With over a thousand tourist attractions scattered in over fifty states, there is probably some photo-worthy spot you have not been before. Why not make it a memorable and special photo opportunity by visiting these spots together?
In the East Coast, head down south to Charleston in South Carolina or Augusta in Georgia and feel like Humphrey Bogart and Scarlett O-Hara from Gone with the Wind. The Battery and White Point Gardens is in the heart of the city and was an important location during the Civil War. Walk the cobblestone paths and be in awe of the well-preserved historic homes and structures.
In the West Coast, the Grand Canyon National Park tops the list. You can also to Hood River in Oregon for a glimpse of Mt. Hood’s snowy peak. Yes, you can see it even in the summer.
West Coast or East Coast, there is a lot to see and do in the US whether you like being close to the water or just staying inland. The most important thing is that you find an activity that you both enjoy so you can have the best summer vacation.