This summer is gearing up to be a great travel time for everyone who wants to explore what America has to offer. All around the country, regardless of the size of your budget or your travel style, there are lots of great vacation destinations for you to discover. If you are concerned about rising costs, you can still enjoy the best of summer by traveling in late summer when prices tend to drop as vacationing families head home to prepare for school to start. Whether you are looking for a luxury vacation or an adventure-filled week, these spectacular locations await. Whatever you prefer, let’s explore some of the country’s best places to travel this summer.
Explore the National Parks
The United States has an abundance of National Parks designated to preserve the country’s natural beauty. There are 63 National Parks, including the Everglades, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, East Glacier, and Acadia, just to name a few. Each feature landscapes, stunning vistas, historical narratives, recreation areas, and cultural sites. In most cases, trips to these sites are not only affordable, but among the most memorable you will ever experience. From Alaska to Florida, California to Hawaii, each National Park is unique, inspirational, and awe-inspiring. Some parks offer accommodations, most offer tours and classes, and many feature recreational activities to enjoy. Plus, National Park passes are available to make the experience even more affordable.
Though Alaska remains among the least visited states, it is a place filled with natural wonders everyone can enjoy. You may be thinking it’s a long way to Alaska’s famous last frontier, but consider booking one of the amazing cruises along Alaska’s coast. A cruise will afford you resort amenities and in summer temperatures near 70 degrees. If you’d rather blaze your own trail, you can explore Alaska by car or train, snowmobile or dog sled. With 17 National Parks featuring magnificent scenery and wildlife to enjoy. Plus, Anchorage promises a close-up look at Alaska’s wildlife at the Alaska Zoo, and Juneau promises culinary delicacies with its trendy food scene.
Cruise the Pacific Coast Highway in California
Highway One or the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) meanders along the coast of Northern California and delivers what are some of the best views in the entire country. The 600 mile coastal route runs from San Diego to San Francisco, and is billed as one of the most scenic routes in the world. From the famous surf of southern California to the pristine vineyards of wine country, there is much to explore. When you plan your trip, be sure to allow the time needed to stop and explore not only the breath-taking vistas – grand mountains, sprawling beaches, soaring treetops, and more. The trek along PCH offers something for everyone from Hollywood’s glamor to an unparalleled art scene, plus fantastic wines, surfing, foodie paradises, pioneer settlements all promising to intrigue and inspire. You will want to have at least a week, or longer if you have the time as the sites along the PCH beckon you to stay and explore.
For those who want an escape closer to home, consider a golf or fishing weekend, a spa getaway, or a few nights at a quaint B&B while you explore the nearby offerings like museums, gardens, and historic sites. Florida has a lot to offer including Disney, but so much more! From the Everglades to the state’s incredible beaches, the Keys to Amelia Island, St. Augustine to Miami, Florida truly has something for travelers of all ages to enjoy.
Stellar Transportation Services
With summer’s approach, travel plans are in full-swing. At Stellar Transportation, non-emergency medical transportation and social engagement transportation services promise to get seniors everywhere they want to go this summer!