Top Getaway Locations this Summer

By on August 14, 2018

If you are planning your next vacation, you might be wondering what there is to see and do at your destination. Doing your research is key to getting the most out of your trip, after all, there is no point in booking a beach vacation when what you actually want to be doing is hiking along some trails. If you are looking for some tops getaway destinations that have a mix of things to see and do, this guide shows you some good places to visit.


If you like a warm climate, national parks, great food, and miles of sandy beaches, then the state of California is a must-see place for a getaway vacation. Touring San Diego is one way to really get a feel for the city and its cultural history, or why not have dinner, see a show or go to one of the city’s casino concerts? 

If you like sight-seeing, drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Alcatraz Island or Yosemite National Park. With great weather and something to please everyone, California is a great getaway location.

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Washington, Olympic Coast

If you like incredible natural beauty, combined with a level of activity to suit you, then the Olympic coastline is the place to be. The beaches range from rocky to sandy, and there is plenty of hiking and nature watching to do. The 73 miles of coastline are where you can find some hidden culinary gems, as well as a place where you can get away from it all. One thing that is recommended is to carry a tide timetable with you, so you stay safe as you explore.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe is a great place to go if you enjoy great Mexican food and a city that’s rich in history. Founded by the Spanish in the 1600’s, Santa Fe has is a mix of winding streets, art galleries, and cultural attractions. The surrounding countryside is covered with forests that are great for exploring, as well as visiting Native American pueblos. There are lots of things to do in Santa Fe and something for all levels of activity.

New Orleans, Louisiana

A foodie’s delight, New Orleans has over 1400 restaurants and eateries that offer some of the most exciting cuisines, or why not take a cooking class and learn how to create dishes you like at home? New Orleans has some great architecture, late-night spots, or take a relaxing boat ride down the Mississippi river!

When looking for a top getaway location, you want a good mix of things to see and do. This keeps your vacation interesting for all, as well as letting you dive into the spirit of the place, experience the culture, and refresh your senses. These top locations are where you’ll find great food and rich heritage, as well as places to relax and unwind. So if you are looking for somewhere to enjoy a range of activities, these top getaway locations are sure to please.

Maggie Hammond is a retired nurse and freelance writer, exploring and writing in the U.S. in retirement.

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Top Getaway Locations this Summer