Summer is officially around the corner - you know what that means! Weekend getaways and good old fashioned road trips. With that being said, you don’t always have to travel out of the country for a vacation. From hiking to sightseeing and beach-hopping to partying, there are countless things to do and see here in the states!
Vail, Colorado is a small town famous for its beautiful mountains and aesthetic views. Located at the base of the famous Vail Mountain, this town is typically famous for its ski resort and winter activities. However, its small-town charm and gorgeous landscape makes it the perfect summertime destination. With European-style architecture and cobblestone roads, tourists love to stroll through the streets and sight-see. Outdoor activities are also a must - spend the day hiking around the valley and fishing in Nottingham Lake. In the evening, hop into the pubs for some local beer or into the galleries to pick up a souvenir!
We had to add Miami to the list. This city is perfect for those who want to do everything in a short amount of time. Known for its beaches, nightlife and food, you’re guaranteed to have a great experience. Spend the day at South Beach, relaxing and enjoying the gorgeous blue water. This is one of the busier beaches, but it’s a great spot to people-watch! If you have time, visit the Design District for some retail therapy at high-end stores. At night, be sure to hit the nightclubs with world-famous DJ’s and live music!
If you’re looking for some rest and relaxation, say no more! Augusta, Montana is the perfect place to wind down and escape city life. Situated between the Rocky Mountains and the midwest grasslands, Augusta has acres and acres of untouched wilderness areas. This is a beautiful and ideal spot for those who love to get in tune with nature. Stay at the many ranches in town where you can learn how to ride horses and try archery.
Catalina Island, California
Situated in the middle of the ocean just southwest of Los Angeles, is the beautiful island of Catalina. With luscious marine wildlife and flora, the island is known for its adventurous scuba diving and snorkeling activities (perfect if you’re looking to get your diving license!). The island is only a mere 22 miles long, but it’s jam packed with gardens, hiking spots, and culture.