Spring is coming, which means it’s already time to start planning a summer getaway. Looking at weather, destination and what’s fun in the sun, we’ve put together a list of five summer getaways to start considering now.
New England Tour
Beginning in historic but trendy Boston, there’s myriad options for families in the summer. Take a stroll along the Freedom Trail and learn about the American Revolution, people watch in the nation’s oldest park, and catch a classic Red Sox game at Fenway Park. After spending a few days in town, use the city as a jumping off point to explore the natural beauty of New England by camping in Maine, hitting the beach on Cape Cod or Martha’s Vineyard or hiking in Vermont!
Big New York City Weekend
New York City is a magical place all year round, but for those who want to do it all, summer is the easiest time to get around. From festivals on Randall’s Island to sunny strolls along the South Street Seaport, and (of course) afternoons lounging in Central Park, it’s a magical summer destination. For those who want to travel beyond Manhattan, there are sprawling parks and vibrant cultural destinations in Brooklyn too.
A Patriotic Jaunt Through Philly
A chilly destination in the winter, Philadelphia is gorgeous when the sun comes out. What better way to explore some of our country’s oldest Patriotic landmarks like the Liberty Bell than by strolling through Center City? While in town, you can also take the kids to ride on the carousel in Franklin Square or for a walk along the scenic Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Embrace the Heat in Miami
Many people will warn you about going to Miami in the summer, but we say bring it on. The best parts about Miami are the beach and weather, so why not get yourself under the hot sun and into the refreshing ocean? Also, summer is Miami’s low season, so take advantage of getting a tan and relaxing in a less crowded—and less expensive—South Beach.
Hit the Quintessential DC Attractions
Washington, DC is an extraordinary city to walk. Beginning on Capitol Hill, you can easily head through the iconic monuments on the National Mall and over to charming Georgetown in a single day. In addition to these landmark neighborhoods, there’s also an exceptional art scene in Dupont Circle and local favorites like Ben’s Chili Bowl on U Street.