If you are looking to escape the doldrums this summer with a great family vacation, then there are some destinations that U.S. News voted as their favorites. While some locations are across the ocean, others are in the United States. If you are considering a summer vacation in the upcoming months, then you might want to consider these locations.
The month-long Cinema en Plein Air Festival makes Paris a great location to catch a summer movie. Exploring the 150-year-old Puces de Saint-Ouen, one of the largest flea markets in the world, is a great summertime activity. For over 25 years, classical music fans have been swaying to the tunes at the five-week-long Classique au Vert. Play at the month-long Fête des Tuileries while dining on all your favorite carnival foods. With so many wonderful things to do, you may want to visit Paris more than once this summer.
Florence, Italy, is a great place to explore any time of year, but it is especially a summer vacation destination. For over 80 years, people have been attending the Maggio Musicale to hear opera and classical music performed. Later in the summer, head to the Estate Fiesolana to hear a variety of music performed and watch Bohemian theater productions.
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Think about combining a trip to Fenway Park with a chance to explore the Freedom Trail, and you will easily see why Boston made the list of best summer vacation destinations. Additionally, there are several festivals held throughout the summer months including World Oceans Day, Dragon Boat Festival and Summer Solstice Festival. With temperatures seldom topping 80 degrees going on vacation here is also a great way to cool off for most people.
Summer is the perfect time for a visit to Dublin. Enjoy rock performers from around the world at Summer in the City. Celebrate a James Joyce novel at the Bloomsday Festival, Make sure to visit the Puck Festival where a girl marries a wild goat symbolically. Beautiful flowers abound in this country throughout the summer with some of the most beautiful being found right in the heart of Dublin.
You may need to tell your boss that you are taking the whole summer off with so many wonderful places to visit. Pack your bags now as you will not want miss a minute of these exciting festivals and events happening in luxurious travel destinations this summer.