Top 10 Summer Vacation Spots in the US

March 15, 2013

Get away and enjoy your summer vacation at one of these top vacation spots in the US. From California Wine Country to sunny Orlando theme parks, these vacations spots offer an exciting summer to any traveler.


New York City, New York
Watch a Broadway show, visit the American Museum of Natural History or catch a live broadcast of “Good Morning America.” Summer special events in New York City include The New York International Fringe Festival, US Open Tennis Tournament, Coney Island Fireworks, Free Movies at Bryant Park, and Shakespeare in the Park.

San Antonio, Texas
The romantic San Antonio Riverwalk is one of the most visited vacation spots in Texas. Enjoy time-honored charro horsemanship during Saint Anthony Day, visit the spectacular Natural Bridge cavern or stopover at the site of the historic Battle of Alamo – its 175th anniversary is this year!

San Francisco, California
Run away from the summer heat by visiting the San Francisco Bay Area. Take an exciting helicopter tour to see a better view of Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Skyline. The Wax Museum at The Fisherman’s Wharf is a must see and the waterfront Fourth of July Celebration at Pier 39 is simply spectacular.

Atlanta, Georgia
Experience the old England celebration at the Georgia Renaissance Festival, take in some culture and arts at the High Museum of Art, or visit the World of Coca Cola. Atlanta also features the Georgia Aquarium, the largest indoor aquarium, housing more aquatic animals than any other indoor aquarium in the world.

Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is an internationally recognized hub for gambling, shopping and luxurious strolling. However, you can now enjoy even more activities in Las Vegas. Discover the largest corporate art collection at The City Art Collection, watch global boxing tournaments at the MGM Grand Arena, or book a stay at eco-friendly hotels.

Orlando, Florida
If you are traveling with your kids, Orlando is the place to be. Dubbed as the theme park capital of the world, you can visit Orlando to experience Disney World, Sea World, and Universal Studios. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is the latest magnet for tourists at Universal Studios.

San Diego, California
Escape the summer heat with San Diego’s ocean breezes. Visit the San Diego Zoo, which ranks among the best zoos in the world with its more than 5 million visitors each year. Rock out your summer at San Diego’s annual Rock N Roll Marathon or see the spectacular Shakespeare productions at the Tony-award winning Old Globe Theatre in Balboa Park.

Chicago, Illinois
The state motto of Chicago is Urbis in Horto, a Latin phrase which means “City in a Garden.” Today, Chicago has more than 500 parks with 7,500 acres of parklands, 33 sand beaches and numerous museums, two globally recognized conservatories and several lagoons and wildlife gardens. Chicago is one of the best vacation spots for your family this summer.

Los Angeles, California
It’s easy to be amazed with Los Angeles with its pleasant mild weather all year round and of course, Hollywood. Don’t forget to visit Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, where you can see, touch and take a photo with wax statues of Hollywood celebrities. Los Angeles is also the home of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which is considered to be one of the most acoustically sophisticated music halls in the world.

Washington, D.C.
Boost up your summer with an exciting visit to the International Spy Museum, the White House, Capitol Building, headquarters of the FBI and the Library of Congress.

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Post author Loren Pleet