Is it just me or does it always seem like summer goes by entirely too fast?
Longer days, warmer nights, endless outdoor adventures…what’s not to love about this season? There is one thing to add to make summer complete: a vacation! Near or far, a long weekend or a month long journey, there’s no better time to travel than the summer.
Whether you’re looking to flee to a beach for a little R&R, swiftly snag an international flight, or searching to embark on a Memorial Day weekend trip, it’s time to buckle down and book that last minute summer getaway.
Looking for a chill beach scene?
Venice Beach, California
This is the answer. Housing some of the funkiest characters you’ll ever meet, Venice stands out as an easy and classic getaway for beach bums alike. Rent a charming bungalow near the Venice canals via Airbnb for the ultimate local experience. Start planning now with this mini guide to Venice featuring recommendations on where to stay, eat, play, and shop.
Looking for a destination with adventure and nightlife?
Yes, I might be biased because I live here and LOVE it, but days and nights are filled with endless activities in Aspen. Adventures range from soft to extreme with mellow hikes near town, or working up to conquer a 14er (a mountain peak with an elevation of at least 14,000 feet). Not into hiking? Additional outdoor activities in the summer include: cycling, fly-fishing, stand up paddleboarding, white water rafting, yoga on top of Aspen Mountain, and more. The arts and culture scene thrives during the summer in Aspen. Check out the killer lineup for the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience, but hurry-tickets are selling fast!
Looking for a detox?
Taos, New Mexico
Surround yourself with nature and take a (much needed) digital detox here. Head to downtown and check out the incredible local art scene. Enjoy delicious food, rich in culture. Don’t miss Taos Cow for the best lavender ice cream you’ll ever taste! What else is there to do in Taos? Find out here.
Looking for a city fix?
New York City
The obvious answer- the city that never sleeps. Art galleries and museums, endless walks in Central Park, shopping galore, and the best food in the country. New York City truly has it all. Book a flight first, then check out Hotels Tonight for last minute deals on lodging.
Looking for a different season?
Ski Portillo, Chile
Swap your flip-flops for ski boots and head down to to Ski Portillo Chile. Tucked away in a remote corner of the Andes, Portillo Chile, is one of South America’s most famed ski resorts with 1,200 acres of high-alpine terrain. Combining breathtaking views of the Laguna del Inca in the shadows of the Andes highest peaks along with world-class skiing and snowboarding, Portillo delivers an unsurpassed experience, rich in cultural and community spirit. Portillo is located conveniently two hours from Santiago, Chile’s capital, and accessible via direct flights from numerous North American cities.
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