Last updated on January 18th, 2023 at 11:54 pm
Looking for unique summer vacation spots for your next getaway? We’ve got you covered with five terrific options. No matter your vacation style, there’s a destination on this list you’re sure to love!
Summer is one of the best times to go on vacation if you want to cool off and relax before the hectic back-to-school season starts. Life is busy between work and the kids’ school and extracurricular activities, so it’s nice to have a summer trip as a way to pause and spend time bonding with your family.
But, choosing a place to spend your summer vacation can be difficult with the countless options available, not to mention the fact that your family members may all have different likes and dislikes. With that in mind, why not try something new? Check out these five amazing vacation ideas.
5 Unique Summer Vacation Spots
Zurich, Switzerland is an art enthusiasts’ dream destination in the summer. It has 50 museums and more than 1,300 public installations created by artists such as Niki de Saint Phalle and Augusto Giacometti. Additionally, the city has several galleries that host lectures, events, and studio visits to help you learn more about the art around you.
For the ultimate experience, book your trip during the three-day Zurich Art Weekend festival held the 10th through 12th of June every year. Over the weekend, the city’s art galleries, institutions, off-spaces, public, and private collectors collaborate for everyone to see the cutting edge Zurich art scene. If you’re looking to stay in beautiful art, consider the La Réserve Eden au Lac. You’ll spend your evenings resting in an architectural marvel looking out at the Zurich lake.
Catskill Mountains, New York
Spend your summer vacation outdoors when you visit the Catskill Mountains. Tucked away in southeastern New York, you’ll feel removed from the stresses of city life. You’ll enjoy the drive through the rolling hills and lush forests of this beautiful area.
The Catskills are sparsely populated, retaining a small-town charm with farm-to-table restaurants and country-chic hotels. Or, if you’re looking for something even more rustic, you can camp under the stars at one of the many sites you’ll find dotting these mountain. There are various outdoor activities to enjoy, including swimming, hiking, and boating, all depending on what you like.
However, visiting this mountain doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to be an athlete. You can sit on the porch, and just take in the scenery as you savor being in nature.
Montego Bay, Jamaica
There’s not a more classic summer vacation than a beach holiday. Montego Bay is the tropical destination of your dreams. This island offers striking views of pristine white sand beaches and clear, turquoise water. All you need to do is lay out in the sun with a good book and a tasty drink. Your only worry will be avoiding a sun burn!
Montego Bay is a great place to explore grotto caves, scuba dive, tube, and even horseback ride through the sea. You can even zipline and bobsled through the rainforest at Mystic Mountain Adventure Park. There are an endless activities for you and your family.
Or maybe, take advantage of your kids being away at summer camp or with a relative, and book a honeymoon package experience. You and your partner can indulge in rose petals, couples massages, and a private villa. After all, summertime is about treating yourself and enjoying some fun in the sun.
Ojai is well-known for its New Age vibes. People speculate the city foundation is a spiritual energy vortex. This idea draws many in the search for wellness and rejuvenation. It has an abundance of yoga and meditation studios. In Ojai, you can prioritize self care and renewal. Treat yourself to an herbal salt foot bath or a deep tissue massage at one of the town’s various quality spas. A getaway here means pampering yourself.
There are no shortage of options for you to explore when it comes to your wellness journey. Some things to enjoy include:
- floral design
- crystal healing
- aromatherapy oil blending
A vacation to Ojai is a journey of relaxation. There’s also an opportunity to revel in what’s available around you. You can bike or walk around the small town, visiting vintage bookstores, local artists galleries, and organic, all-natural stores. After a day of exploring the local scene, you can sit back and admire Ojai’s famous pink sunsets.
Mount Evans, Idaho Springs, Colorado
Mount Evans is last, but certainly not least, on our list of unique summer vacation spots. Closed due to snow most of the year, summer is the only time you can drive to the 14,000-foot summit. As one of the highest points in the USA, you’ll have breathtaking views driving up this mountain. You can admire the Rocky Mountains, alpine lakes, and tree-lined slopes.
The entire drive covers five different climate zones. Many rare American wildlife species call Mount Evans home. If you’re lucky enough, you may see mountain goats and bighorn sheep.
You could do the drive as a day trip if you’d like, or book additional days to get more out of your visit. Stay at the Indian Springs Resort. Swim in their hot springs, which have pure mineral water flowing directly into the pools.
The area also has many adventure parks and outdoor water attractions. Check out Lawson Adventure Park & Resort for an ATV Two-Seater Tour. Or take a walk through history, taking in the area’s gold mining past with a hike to the Charlie Taylor Water Wheel.
Summertime is undoubtedly the best time of the year to travel. It offers sunny, warm weather and more time with fewer responsibilities. If you want to truly enjoy yourself, you need to choose a vacation that matches your family’s personality. Consider visiting any of the places we’ve talked about here for a unique summer vacation you’ll never forget.
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