Summer


Fireworks over New York City on the Fourth of July
Fireworks/Flickr/Joseph Bylund

Nearly 44 million Americans are expected to travel this Fourth of July (a record high!), so it’s safe to say that plenty of people already have their holiday plans locked down. If you’re still at a loss over what to do, here are a few ideas. 1. Go traditional. From... Read More

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Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters at Disney California Adventure in Anaheim
Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters/Paul Hiffmeyer/Disneyland Resort

Walt Disney World isn’t the only resort getting lots of attention this summer. New favorites and refreshed classics are set to add even more summer fun to Disneyland, Walt Disney’s original theme park complex. Here’s a look at the four most recent and exciting updates to the two-park property, which will surely bring even... Read More

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From a whitewater rafting and kayaking center near downtown Oklahoma City to a two-story aquarium in Scottsdale, Arizona, these six recently opened and soon-to-debut attractions warrant a place on your itinerary as you plan your summer and fall vacations. 1. Riversport Rapids (Oklahoma City, OK) Six pumps recirculate 8 million gallons... Read More

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Guestroom at The Belamar in California
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The beach is a huge draw for a late-summer vacation or a quiet retreat after school’s back in session. Fortunately, deals are in abundance for August and September escapes, given that the summer rush is over. From Hawaii to Tobago — and many spots in between — here are six places... Read More

Edisto Beach State Park. Bache Monument. 'Credit: DiscoverSouthCarolina.com_2009'
Edisto Beach State Park/DiscoverSouthCarolina.com

If the invention of sweet tea and mint juleps are any indication, southerners know how to do summer. Here are five small, waterfront towns calling you to fly south for the season. Beaufort, South Carolina South Carolina’s second-oldest city is set on a coastal isle surrounded by a backdrop of marshes, old... Read More

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Centre Island/flickr/AJ Batac
Centre Island/flickr/AJ Batac

Set on picturesque Lake Ontario, Centre Island is a popular getaway from downtown Toronto. Though it’s just one of the many Toronto Islands, Centre Island stands out for its wide range of attractions, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Just 15 minutes by ferry from Queens Quay, the island is easy to reach; and... Read More

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Graduate Hotel Madison in Wisconsin
Lobby/Graduate Hotel Madison

Much more than a college town, Madison, Wisconsin stakes claim to an abundance of museums, festivals, parks, bars, collegiate-sporting events, and trendy restaurants. But given its locale, the city is best enjoyed once the weather gets warm. Here are five ways to spend a perfect spring weekend in Madison. 1. Stay at Graduate Hotel Madison. Open... Read More

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Flickr/Rian Castillo

A road trip is the ideal all-American vacation, and summer’s the time to get behind the wheel. Bonus: Gas prices are still exceptionally low, so fuel up the tank and hit the road. Here are five trips to add to your itinerary. 1. Pacific Coast Highway State Route 1, known for its... Read More

Pedaling through Portland, Oregon on a beer and bike tour
Pedaling through Portland/TravelPortland.com

Beer tours and bike tours are two fantastic ways to forgo boring tourist traps and explore a new city like a local. Recently, tour guides have combined the best parts of two-wheeled travel with the craft beer craze, offering visitors an untapped look into popular destinations. Whether you’re traveling... Read More

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Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

We’ve all seen photos of the snow-capped villages and sparkling white slopes that characterize Switzerland in winter. But the powder is just part of the picture when we imagine traveling to the region’s renowned mountains — the swanky ski resorts, with legendary Swiss service and even more unbelievable views, is part... Read More

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Holgate Beach, an actually nice beach on the Jershey Shore
Dana Rebmann

For most, the phrase “Jersey Shore” comes loaded with pop culture-inspired preconceived notions, often followed by eye-rolling jokes. But those in the know, well, know better. Insiders cherish the shore’s wide beaches that sport soft sand, along with the warm summer waves that offer swimmers and surfers the chance to... Read More

Blue River in Breckenridge1, running along the bike path
Leah Still

There are nearly seven more weeks until Labor Day and the unofficial end of summer — plenty of time for a Rocky Mountain getaway. While mountain resort destinations aren’t exactly known for being inexpensive, the neighboring historical towns of Breckenridge and Frisco, Colorado, feature several free and cheap ways... Read More

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The Velvet Scoop

One of the perks of summer is cooling off with a tasty summer treat,  and there’s no better place to find one than in San Francisco. Here are our seven favorite summer treats — some sweet, some savory — to cool you off in the City by the Bay. ... Read More

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A town on the brink of breaking into the big leagues, Reno is having a moment. And one could argue that summer is one of the best times to check out the growing outdoor and culinary scene, thanks to a handful of festivals that showcase Reno at its best.... Read More

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Torrey Pines State Beach Daytime -Courtesy Lisa Field SanDiego.org
Courtesy of Lisa Field / SanDiego.org

San Diego’s wide stretches of sandy beaches can be jam-packed with surfers, families, and sun worshippers — especially on summer weekends. Avoid the crowds at these three often overlooked beaches in San Diego, California. ... Read More