Winter time is for working tediously, while summer is for soft playing. From America’s white-sand beaches to Europe’s sizzling cities, Hilton’s 12 brands will be there to make your summer period exciting. We viewed the ten most traveled summer vacation destinations.
We’ve got some surprises for everyone in this roundup of best places to visit during the upcoming summer time. From crave-worthy meal festivals in the United States to natural wonders further afield, these adventures are sure to inspire. Here are the ten super destinations to take this summer–and why now is the perfect time to go.
Also offseason in the summer, Miami keeps attracting visitors, especially Europeans and South Americans winter. To stay cool in the blazing heat, you need to take a dip in the Atlantic or Biscayne Bay. You’ll be able to spread out on South Beach, including people-watching on Lincoln Road and Miami Beach’s epic nightlife will be as exciting as ever. This is a spontaneous getaway to blow off a little steam on a boat or in the club.
Catalina Island, CA
Angelenos searching out for a break from the smog and visitors are finding it on Catalina Island. Make the 22-mile trip by ferry or helicopter — the latter will set you back about $120 — and you’ll find an island of paradoxes: campgrounds where wild buffalo roam (a herd was abandoned after a 1924 movie shoot), the Mediterranean-flavored city of Avalon. A day at the beach worth snorkeling, swimming, hiking or biking
Mackinac Island, MI
Mackinac Island is a 20 minutes trip by boat from either the Upper or Lower Peninsula of Michigan comes alive on summer weekends. Most of its roughly 4 square miles are designated parkland, perfect for hiking and cycling. Be sure to take in the beautiful structure of its painted ladies, Victorian cottages date back to just after the Civil War.
Ocean City, MD
This East Coast beach city is best known for its boardwalk, which boasts the requisite neon spray-painted T-shirts and old-school amusement rides. Clutch your mallets and feast on hard-shelled crabs at Hooper’s crab house or drink in the sunset with a local craft brew in hand from Fager’s Island Restaurant & Bar’s bay-front large decks. Ocean City is a classic, albeit kitschy, stroll along the boardwalk and the taste of Thrasher’s vinegar and Old Bay French fries.
Mainly, Amsterdam might seem out of place on this list, but summer is the perfect time to visit the city. The skies have lifted, festivals abound and events to enjoy including the Open Garden Days where visitors can peek into the private gardens behind the beautiful houses that line the famous canals. An urban adventure, traversing place bridges and waterways
Virginia Beach, VA
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Virginia Beach is a prime summer destination beckoning tourists from up and down the mid-Atlantic with its 35 miles of sandy seashores. An extra-wide concrete boardwalk stretches 3 miles along the oceanfront and boasts benches for people- and sunset-watching, as well as a separate lane for biking and blading.
Appropriate for families who drove to the revitalized oceanfront resort area and the Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center.
Don’t mind the triple-digit temps or humidity — Summer visit to Dubai, where you can ski (indoors) in the desert and shop at the world’s largest shopping mall. And if it’s shopping you want, don’t neglect the Dubai Summer Surprises festival, where you can experience a discount, raffles, and fireworks.
You don’t need your passport to visit the first destination on the list, but you may feel as though you’re in another world thanks to Hawaii’s red- and black-sand seashores, green sea cliffs, volcanic landscapes, abundant sea life and rich Polynesian culture.
Waldorf Astoria New York
The Waldorf Astoria New York “is the greatest of them all.” The internationally renowned, 5-star hotel has housed every US president ever since Herbert Hoover, including celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, and Frank Sinatra. It’s desirable Park Avenue address in Midtown (which means visitors can easily have access to the Central Park, and Fifth Avenue), including its ornate furnishings, has made it an iconic New York City landmark.
Experience all what New Zealand has to offer in the heart of Auckland, its largest city. Giving the illusion of a giant cruise ship jetting out into the harbor, the Hilton Auckland’s glossy, minimalistic design provides bay views through the floor to the roof. Indulge in the finest local seafood, or starting the day off with a signature peach-and-prosecco cocktail at the Bellini Bar. There are more at the outdoor, such as heated lap pool.