50 destinations everyone wants to visit in the US this summer

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Slide 1 of 51: 
  
    Kayak compiled a list of the most searched
    destinations for summer travel. 
  
  
    Florida came out on top with
    interests in Miami, Fort Myers, and Key West. 
  
  
    Hawaii was the second most
    popular with interests in Kailua-Kona,
    Maui, and Kauai.
  
  Planning a summer vacation can be
  difficult, especially when trying to narrow down a location.
  While many struggle to afford an international trip, there are some great travel destinations
  right here in the US.
  Kayak compiled a list of the most popular
  destinations in the US that users search for when booking their
  summer travel plans. While Florida has the most cities that
  people are interested in, destinations all over the country are
  points of interest. 
  These are the top 50 most sought out locations in the US for
  summer travelers.
Slide 2 of 51: 
  Although Orlando is known for Disney World and Universal Studios,
  there are other reasons this is the top destination for summer
  travel. The city also has a number of museums,
  public gardens, and even ballet performances. Downtown Orlando also offers a
  vibrant nightlife with excellent restaurants to satisfy any
  craving.
Slide 3 of 51: 
  Hawaii is one of the greatest natural wonders within the US, and
  Honolulu is the best location to experience it. In the state's capital, you can visit
  Waikiki, which is one of the best beaches in the world. You
  can even tour the only royal palace in the US, Iolani Palace. If
  that isn't enough, take a hike through the volcanic crater
  Diamond Head, which offers magnificent views of the Pacific
  Ocean.
Slide 4 of 51: 
  While many come to Las Vegas to gamble at the casinos and to see
  some legendary shows, there's so much more to do. From an
  entertaining arcade to an adrenaline-pumping zip
  line, this city has something to offer every traveler. If
  nature is more your speed, you can book a tour of the Grand Canyon or Red Rocks.
Slide 5 of 51: 
  While the Space Needle is a common draw to Seattle, the city has
  so much more to offer. From Pioneer Square to Downtown Seattle,
  this city is full of culture and entertainment. For instance, you
  can visit Kerry Park and the Seattle Great Wheel. You can also
  take in a moving show at the Seattle Symphony or at the Pacific
  Northwest Ballet.
Slide 6 of 51: 
  It's no secret that New York City has a ton to offer culturally.
  To escape the heat, take a long tour of the world famous Met
  Museum. If you want to enjoy the rays of summer, lounge in
  legendary Central Park. You can even take a trip down to Brighton
  Beach and historic Coney Island.
Slide 7 of 51: 
  The Mile High City has tons to offer in the summer months with
  beautiful bike trails and hiking trails to connect you with
  nature. You can even take an exciting ride in the rapids in
  Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. Culturally,
  you can visit the Denver Art Museum or take in a show at the Red
  Rock Amphitheater.
Slide 8 of 51: 
  Yes, Los Angeles is the center of Hollywood, but it also makes
  for a great summer destination. The city has great shopping
  options like The Grove and Melrose Avenue Shopping District. You
  can even take a scenic hike up Runyon Canyon and take in the
  entire city. If you want to see more than just the city, take in
  the whole universe at the Griffith Observatory.
Slide 9 of 51: 
  Miami is best known for its legendary beaches - and rightfully
  so. South Beach is perhaps one of the
  most well-known beaches in the country, with crystal clear
  blue water and perfectly white sand. The city is also known for
  its lively nightlife, packed with bars and clubs. 
  With its Latin majority, Miami's also a great city to
  experience Hispanic culture.
Slide 10 of 51: 
  Boston is brimming with history. During the summer months, you
  can take a stroll down the cobbled streets of Beacon Hill or
  take a guided, walking tour
  around the entire city to learn more about American history. You
  can also take in the sun on the Boston Common or get in touch
  with nature in the city's Public Gardens.
Slide 11 of 51: 
  It's easy to tell why Portlandia has been chosen as one of the
  top summer travel destinations. The city is perfectly designed to
  explore on bike, but it's also a great place to experience the
  popular bookstore, Powell's, or take a tour of Rhododendron Garden,
  where you can see some of the best roses. The Oregon Zoo is a
  great place to visit with children, or you can learn something
  new at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
Slide 12 of 51: 
  Maui has so much to offer. From the scenic Iao Valley State Park in central Maui to
  the rainforests and waterfalls of east Maui, this island covers
  something on everyone's travel bucket list.
Slide 13 of 51: 
  There are so many ways to experience the natural wonders of
  Alaska. Whether by raft, by railroad, by horse, or
  by hike, this city is sure to amaze every traveler. Anchorage
  also has a wide array of locally owned shops, like The Kobuk and the Anchorage Market.
Slide 14 of 51: 
  During the summer months, Chicago's lakefront offers the perfect
  beaches for tourists. While enjoying the Bean, you can take in a
  free concert or a movie in Millennium Park. The city is also
  close to some of the best farmlands in the country, so enjoy a
  day of berry picking at Stade's Farm and Market or at
  Thompson Strawberry Farm.
Slide 15 of 51: 
  San Francisco is surrounded by some of the best wineries in the
  region, so it's the best location for wine aficionados. You can
  take a full day to enjoy the Napa & Sonoma Wine Country
  Tour. Otherwise, take in the gorgeous summer weather at
  Golden State Park or enjoy a game at AT&T Park.
Slide 16 of 51: 
  San Diego is filled with summer activities,
  including the San Diego Zoo, Aquatica SeaWorld's Waterpark,
  LEGOLAND California Resort, Balboa Park, and Belmont Park. But
  the real reason everyone flocks to the city is for
  the legendary beaches, which include Blacks Beach, Imperial
  Beach, and La Jolla.
Slide 17 of 51: 
  While most know New Orleans as a party city, there is a ton to do
  for every traveler - including families. You can take a trip to
  the 
  Audubon Aquarium and Audubon
  Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Families can even take swap
  tours or enjoy the 15 rides at Carousel
  Gardens Amusement Pak.
Slide 18 of 51: 
  Although Fort Lauderdale is largely a beach town, there is a ton of activities to take part
  in. A stroll down Las Olas Boulevard will take you to the
  best boutiques, restaurants, and cafes in the area. The Riverwalk
  Arts & Entertainment District offers great options, like
  theatres, operas, and museums.
Slide 19 of 51: 
  Washington D.C. is known for its history, monuments, and museums.
  But, you can also partake in a number of waterfront
  activities on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers while visiting
  the city. You can even visit Kenilworth Park & Aquatic
  Gardens to spot some jaw-dropping wildlife.
Slide 20 of 51: 
  Kauai is a nature lover's dream. With sites likeLimahuli Garden and Preserve, Hanalei
  Pier, and the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, there's a
  breathtaking view at every turn. But the island is also known for
  its golf courses - its most famous being the Makai Golf Club.
Slide 21 of 51: 
  If you're in Salt Lake City for the summer, take a stroll through
  Red Butte Garden, one of the largest botanical
  gardens in the US. You can even take a tour of the Timpanogos Cave or bike
  around some of the most beautiful parts of the city.
Slide 22 of 51: 
  The city of Nashville offers a wide range of concerts
  and festivals during the summer, including CMA Music
  Festival, Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman, and Live on the Green.
  If music isn't your thing, you can visit the Adventure
  Science Center, AdventureWorks, and the Belle Meade
  Plantation.
Slide 23 of 51: 
  If you're booking a trip to Minneapolis this summer, make sure
  you take a trip to the legendary Mall of America. But if you want to connect with
  nature, then take a stroll through Loring Park or through the
  Chain of Lakes.
Slide 24 of 51: 
  From mountain biking through Snow King
  Mountain to paragliding over the Teton mountains, Jackson is
  perfect for adventure seekers and nature lovers. If you want to
  tour the destination in a more unique way, try horseback riding
  and you'll feel like you're in a western.
Slide 25 of 51: 
  Tampa, Florida, is a bustling metropolis with loads of
  activities, including Busch Gardens, ZooTampa,
  the Florida Aquarium. You can also take a stroll down Ybor City, which has nightlife,
  restaurants, and shops.
Slide 26 of 51: 
  Phoenix is known for its sweltering heat during the summer, so
  you can enjoy a fun tube ride down Salt River or spend the day at
  Big Surf, one of the larger water
  parks in the area. If you'd rather stay indoors to avoid the
  heat, you can spend time in casinos, museums, or even the
  aquarium.
Slide 27 of 51: 
  Located on the west coast of Big Island, Kailua-Kona is the
  perfect spot to snorkel on King Kam beach
  or enjoy a walk along the Kailua pier. If you love beer,
  spend a day at the Kona Brewing Company and have a fantastic
  tasting. For shopping lovers, Ali'i Drive is the best place to
  buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home.
Slide 28 of 51: 
  As a thriving metropolis, Dallas has a lot to offer travelers.
  The Dallas Arts District is the place
  to soak in art and culture. Klyde Warren Park is the perfect
  place for a stroll or a morning yoga class. Also, take a trip to the Dallas Arboretum
  and enjoy Rory Meyer's Garden.
Slide 29 of 51: 
  Summers in Atalanta are
  hot but filled with activities. Take a behind-the-scenes tour
  of CNN Studios, meet the giant red pandas at Zoo Atlanta, or get
  a history lesson on Georgia's Civil Rights Trail. If you're
  seeking even more adventure this summer, you should definitely
  visit Six Flags Georgia and scream your heart out on The Twisted
  Cyclone.
Slide 30 of 51: 
  Downtown Kalispell is as historic as the Glacier National Park is
  beautiful. Conrad Mansion, which dates back to the 1890s, has been turned into a museum, making
  it a great attraction for tourists. The Hockaday Museum of Art
  offers another great attraction for culture lovers. But, the real
  beauty of Kalispell is its proximity to the Glacier National Park, filled
  with mountains, grizzly bears, and ethereal views for miles.
Slide 31 of 51: 
  Austin is well-known for its music scene, which you can
  experience at The Continental Club or any small bar sprinkled
  around the city. In fact, the city is known as the "Live Music Capital
  of the World." If history is more your thing, consider
  visiting the National Museum of the Pacific War or
  the Bullock Museum.
Slide 32 of 51: 
  Philadelphia is the perfect city to spend your summer vacation
  because there's so much to do. Whether you're having a picnic in
  Rittenhouse Square or having a
  beer at Independence Beer Garden, the city is sure to entertain.
  You can also take a stroll or bike ride through one of the
  largest metropolitan parks in the
  country, Fairmount Park.
Slide 33 of 51: 
  Since Detroit is known as the heart of the automotive industry,
  you must visit a car museum while visiting the
  city. But, there is a ton of other things you can do there as
  well, including biking the riverfront, learning about music at
  Motown Historical Museum, and paddleboarding in Detroit's
  Eastside canals.
Slide 34 of 51: 
  Myrtle Beach is 60 miles of coastline, offering travelers
  unparalleled beach experiences. The beach town also has fantastic
  eateries, including Ruth's Chris
  Steak House or Throughbreds
  Chophouse. The Myrtle Beach
  SkyWheel is another entertaining attraction along the
  1.2-mile boardwalk.
Slide 35 of 51: 
  Charleston offers travelers some great beaches, like Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivan's
  Island, Edisto, Kiawah, or Seabrook. You can also stroll through
  The Battery, which gives you great views of the harbor. You can
  also try taking walk through some of the old cemeteries in town,
  where you can see some notables' grave sites.
Slide 36 of 51: 
  Although Newark is known for its international airport, the city
  has a lot to offer. For example, Military Park is a great place
  for yoga, ping pong, and even chess. Riverfront Park is also a
  great place to view Passaic River and see the iconic
  "Orange Sticks."
Slide 37 of 51: 
  Reno is famous for its hotels and casinos, but it also offers a
  great deal of other entertainment for summer tourists. You can
  check out the Nevada Museum of Art, the
  Truckee River Whitewater Park, or the Reno Arts
  District and Riverwalk.
Slide 38 of 51: 
  Houston has a plethora of museums for every interest, including
  the Museum of Natural Science, the Space
  Center Houston, and the Downtown Aquarium. You can also take
  in a show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre or
  enjoy the summer weather at Buffalo Bayou Park.
Slide 39 of 51: 
  Key West is the perfect waterfront destination for any summer
  tourist, and the locale has so much to do. You can
  take a boat tour, take a tour of the Key West Butterfly and
  Nature Conservatory, and explore Ernest Hemingway's House and
  Museum.
Slide 40 of 51: 
  There are so many must-sees when visiting Savannah, including
  Johnson Square, Madison Square, Forsyth Park, and historic
  
  Bonaventure Cemetery. But the city's real draw is its
  Historic District. Savannah attracted as many as 13.7 million
  visitors in 2015.
Slide 41 of 51: 
  The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, has so many activities in
  the summer, including access to beaches and nature hikes. If you
  want to try some of the south's famous barbecue, head over to
   Bar-B-Q
  King, Bill
  Spoon's Barbecue, 
  and Queen City.
Slide 42 of 51: 
  Fort Myers is another great beach destination when it comes to
  summer travel. But if you're not in the mood for the beach, Fort
  Myers also offers shows at the Center for Performing Arts-Bonita
  Springs. You can also visit a 2,000-year-old island called
  Mound House.
Slide 43 of 51: 
  Sacramento is filled with culture and attractions that will
  excite any summer tourist. You can enjoy a day at the Sacramento
  Zoo or the Crocker Art Museum. For water park lovers, the
  city has Raging Waters, which has 25 water slides. But no
  trip to Sacramento is complete without a trip over Tower Bridge.
Slide 44 of 51: 
  Tourists can walk through Historic Downtown or enjoy the art at
  Missoula Art Museum in Missoula. But, the city also has a
  favorite pastime: folf, which is disc golf. There are a number
  of courses scattered throughout the city for tourists who are
  interested in learning the sport.
Slide 45 of 51: 
  Santa Ana is Orange County's largest city, and it's packed full
  of activities for summer tourists. Take a trip to the Grand
  Central Theatre, which has dances and art galleries. When you get
  hungry, stop in one of the city's famous eateries, including
  Gypsy Den and The Ranch.
Slide 46 of 51: 
  Lake Michigan has some great beaches and parks that can be found
  in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Whether you're kayaking or going for a
  quick dip, the location cannot be beat. The state also holds the
  Wisconsin State Fair for 11
  days in the city, attracting travelers from all over the
  state and beyond.
Slide 47 of 51: 
  If you're traveling with kids to Raleigh, take them to the
  interactive Marbles Kids Museum or take them
  to the splash pad at Fuquay-Varina'sSouth
  Park. If you're looking for something more adult, there's a
  plethora of music festivals,
  hikes, and eateries for every appetite.
Slide 48 of 51: 
  Spokane, Washington, has 76 lakes and hundreds of miles of
  rivers and creeks, so it makes sense that this city is known
  for its aquatics. The whole family can boat, kayak, canoe, and
  raft. But Spokane Falls is something
  every visitor must take in before they leave the Washington area.
Slide 49 of 51: 
  There's a bunch of ways to see Buffalo, New York. You can take a
  Buffalo River History Tour or hop on 
  Buffalo CycleBoats and 
  Buffalo Pedal Tours. There's also plenty of places you can
  bike to in the small city in upstate New York.
Slide 50 of 51: 
  There is a ton to do in Indianapolis,
  including The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Black Pine
  Animal Sanctuary, and the Indiana Dunes. You can even spend the
  day at the Indianapolis Zoo with the whole family.
Slide 51 of 51: 
  Bozeman is every nature lover's dream summer destination. You can
  head into the Rocky Mountains that surround the city 
  where you can spot bears, coyotes, and skunks. The city is
  also close to several entrances to the Yellowstone National Park.
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Planning a summer vacation can be
difficult, especially when trying to narrow down a location.
While many struggle to afford an international trip, there are some great travel destinations
right here in the US.

Kayak compiled a list of the most popular
destinations in the US that users search for when booking their
summer travel plans. While Florida has the most cities that
people are interested in, destinations all over the country are
points of interest.  Click through the slideshow above.

These are the top 50 most sought out locations in the US for
summer travelers.

Orlando, Florida, is an excellent option for family vacations.

Although Orlando is known for Disney World and Universal Studios,
there are other reasons this is the top destination for summer
travel. The city also has a number of museums,
public gardens, and even ballet performances. Downtown Orlando also offers a
vibrant nightlife with excellent restaurants to satisfy any
craving.

Honolulu, Hawaii, is another popular destination in the US.

Hawaii is one of the greatest natural wonders within the US, and
Honolulu is the best location to experience it. In the state’s capital, you can visit
Waikiki, which is one of the best beaches in the world. You
can even tour the only royal palace in the US, Iolani Palace. If
that isn’t enough, take a hike through the volcanic crater
Diamond Head, which offers magnificent views of the Pacific
Ocean.

Another top destination is Las Vegas, Nevada, known for its dazzling casinos and nightlife.

While many come to Las Vegas to gamble at the casinos and to see
some legendary shows, there’s so much more to do. From an
entertaining arcade to an adrenaline-pumping zip
line, this city has something to offer every traveler. If
nature is more your speed, you can book a tour of the Grand Canyon or Red Rocks.

Although Seattle, Washington, is known for its gloomy weather, it’s a great destination in the summer.

While the Space Needle is a common draw to Seattle, the city has
so much more to offer. From Pioneer Square to Downtown Seattle,
this city is full of culture and entertainment. For instance, you
can visit Kerry Park and the Seattle Great Wheel. You can also
take in a moving show at the Seattle Symphony or at the Pacific
Northwest Ballet.

Another popular destination in the summer is New York City.

It’s no secret that New York City has a ton to offer culturally.
To escape the heat, take a long tour of the world famous Met
Museum. If you want to enjoy the rays of summer, lounge in
legendary Central Park. You can even take a trip down to Brighton
Beach and historic Coney Island.

Denver, Colorado, is the perfect summer locale for anyone who loves nature.

The Mile High City has tons to offer in the summer months with
beautiful bike trails and hiking trails to connect you with
nature. You can even take an exciting ride in the rapids in
Denver and Rocky Mountain National Park. Culturally,
you can visit the Denver Art Museum or take in a show at the Red
Rock Amphitheater.

Los Angeles, California, has so much more to offer than just Hollywood.

Yes, Los Angeles is the center of Hollywood, but it also makes
for a great summer destination. The city has great shopping
options like The Grove and Melrose Avenue Shopping District. You
can even take a scenic hike up Runyon Canyon and take in the
entire city. If you want to see more than just the city, take in
the whole universe at the Griffith Observatory.

People flock to Miami’s beaches for the summer.

Miami is best known for its legendary beaches – and rightfully
so. South Beach is perhaps one of the
most well-known beaches in the country, with crystal clear
blue water and perfectly white sand. The city is also known for
its lively nightlife, packed with bars and clubs.
With its Latin majority, Miami’s also a great city to
experience Hispanic culture.

Boston, Massachusetts, is a great summer destination for history buffs.

Boston is brimming with history. During the summer months, you
can take a stroll down the cobbled streets of Beacon Hill or
take a guided, walking tour
around the entire city to learn more about American history. You
can also take in the sun on the Boston Common or get in touch
with nature in the city’s Public Gardens.

Portland, Oregon, is the perfect place for a summertime bike ride.

It’s easy to tell why Portlandia has been chosen as one of the
top summer travel destinations. The city is perfectly designed to
explore on bike, but it’s also a great place to experience the
popular bookstore, Powell’s, or take a tour of Rhododendron Garden,
where you can see some of the best roses. The Oregon Zoo is a
great place to visit with children, or you can learn something
new at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Like Honolulu, Maui is another great location to visit in Hawaii.

Maui has so much to offer. From the scenic Iao Valley State Park in central Maui to
the rainforests and waterfalls of east Maui, this island covers
something on everyone’s travel bucket list.

Alaska isn’t always freezing. A trip to Anchorage in the summer is truly something to remember.

There are so many ways to experience the natural wonders of
Alaska. Whether by raft, by railroad, by horse, or
by hike, this city is sure to amaze every traveler. Anchorage
also has a wide array of locally owned shops, like The Kobuk and the Anchorage Market.

Although Chicago is called the Windy City, it has great beach options during the summer.

During the summer months, Chicago’s lakefront offers the perfect
beaches for tourists. While enjoying the Bean, you can take in a
free concert or a movie in Millennium Park. The city is also
close to some of the best farmlands in the country, so enjoy a
day of berry picking at Stade’s Farm and Market or at
Thompson Strawberry Farm.

San Francisco is the perfect destination for wine lovers.

San Francisco is surrounded by some of the best wineries in the
region, so it’s the best location for wine aficionados. You can
take a full day to enjoy the Napa & Sonoma Wine Country
Tour. Otherwise, take in the gorgeous summer weather at
Golden State Park or enjoy a game at AT&T Park.

San Diego, California, is one of the best beach destinations in the country.

San Diego is filled with summer activities,
including the San Diego Zoo, Aquatica SeaWorld’s Waterpark,
LEGOLAND California Resort, Balboa Park, and Belmont Park. But
the real reason everyone flocks to the city is for
the legendary beaches, which include Blacks Beach, Imperial
Beach, and La Jolla.

New Orleans isn’t just for Mardi Gras. In fact, the city is still a perfect destination during the summer.

While most know New Orleans as a party city, there is a ton to do
for every traveler – including families. You can take a trip to
the
Audubon Aquarium and Audubon
Butterfly Garden and Insectarium. Families can even take swap
tours or enjoy the 15 rides at Carousel
Gardens Amusement Pak.

Another popular Florida destination is Fort Lauderdale.

Although Fort Lauderdale is largely a beach town, there is a ton of activities to take part
in. A stroll down Las Olas Boulevard will take you to the
best boutiques, restaurants, and cafes in the area. The Riverwalk
Arts & Entertainment District offers great options, like
theatres, operas, and museums.

The nation’s capital, Washington D.C., also has a lot of activities to offer in the summer months.

Washington D.C. is known for its history, monuments, and museums.
But, you can also partake in a number of waterfront
activities on the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers while visiting
the city. You can even visit Kenilworth Park & Aquatic
Gardens to spot some jaw-dropping wildlife.

The third most popular summer destination in Hawaii is Kauai.

Kauai is a nature lover’s dream. With sites likeLimahuli Garden and Preserve, Hanalei
Pier, and the Nāpali Coast State Wilderness Park, there’s a
breathtaking view at every turn. But the island is also known for
its golf courses – its most famous being the Makai Golf Club.

Salt Lake City, Utah, isn’t just good for skiing. There’s so much to do in the summer as well.

If you’re in Salt Lake City for the summer, take a stroll through
Red Butte Garden, one of the largest botanical
gardens in the US. You can even take a tour of the Timpanogos Cave or bike
around some of the most beautiful parts of the city.

Nashville, Tennessee, is the summer destination for country music lovers.

The city of Nashville offers a wide range of concerts
and festivals during the summer, including CMA Music
Festival, Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman, and Live on the Green.
If music isn’t your thing, you can visit the Adventure
Science Center, AdventureWorks, and the Belle Meade
Plantation.

The number one travel destination in Minnesota is Minneapolis.

If you’re booking a trip to Minneapolis this summer, make sure
you take a trip to the legendary Mall of America. But if you want to connect with
nature, then take a stroll through Loring Park or through the
Chain of Lakes.

Unlike many other spots on this list, Jackson, Wyoming, is a town, not a city. But it’s made a name for itself as a great summer locale.

From mountain biking through Snow King
Mountain to paragliding over the Teton mountains, Jackson is
perfect for adventure seekers and nature lovers. If you want to
tour the destination in a more unique way, try horseback riding
and you’ll feel like you’re in a western.

Another popular location in Florida is Tampa for the summer months.

Tampa, Florida, is a bustling metropolis with loads of
activities, including Busch Gardens, ZooTampa,
the Florida Aquarium. You can also take a stroll down Ybor City, which has nightlife,
restaurants, and shops.

Phoenix, Arizona, is the best place to experience the desert during the summer.

Phoenix is known for its sweltering heat during the summer, so
you can enjoy a fun tube ride down Salt River or spend the day at
Big Surf, one of the larger water
parks in the area. If you’d rather stay indoors to avoid the
heat, you can spend time in casinos, museums, or even the
aquarium.

Kailua-Kona is yet another popular summer destination in Hawaii.

Located on the west coast of Big Island, Kailua-Kona is the
perfect spot to snorkel on King Kam beach
or enjoy a walk along the Kailua pier. If you love beer,
spend a day at the Kona Brewing Company and have a fantastic
tasting. For shopping lovers, Ali’i Drive is the best place to
buy souvenirs for your loved ones back home.

Summer travelers love to come to Dallas, Texas, for its metropolitan culture.

As a thriving metropolis, Dallas has a lot to offer travelers.
The Dallas Arts District is the place
to soak in art and culture. Klyde Warren Park is the perfect
place for a stroll or a morning yoga class. Also, take a trip to the Dallas Arboretum
and enjoy Rory Meyer’s Garden.

Tourists in the summer love coming to Atlanta, Georgia, for its diversity and culture.

Summers in Atalanta are
hot but filled with activities. Take a behind-the-scenes tour
of CNN Studios, meet the giant red pandas at Zoo Atlanta, or get
a history lesson on Georgia’s Civil Rights Trail. If you’re
seeking even more adventure this summer, you should definitely
visit Six Flags Georgia and scream your heart out on The Twisted
Cyclone.

Nature-loving travelers also love Kalispell, Montana, because it’s a gateway to the Glacier National Park.

Downtown Kalispell is as historic as the Glacier National Park is
beautiful. Conrad Mansion, which dates back to the 1890s, has been turned into a museum, making
it a great attraction for tourists. The Hockaday Museum of Art
offers another great attraction for culture lovers. But, the real
beauty of Kalispell is its proximity to the Glacier National Park, filled
with mountains, grizzly bears, and ethereal views for miles.

The second most popular destination in Texas is Austin.

Austin is well-known for its music scene, which you can
experience at The Continental Club or any small bar sprinkled
around the city. In fact, the city is known as the “Live Music Capital
of the World.” If history is more your thing, consider
visiting the National Museum of the Pacific War or
the Bullock Museum.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the perfect summer destination for history buffs.

Philadelphia is the perfect city to spend your summer vacation
because there’s so much to do. Whether you’re having a picnic in
Rittenhouse Square or having a
beer at Independence Beer Garden, the city is sure to entertain.
You can also take a stroll or bike ride through one of the
largest metropolitan parks in the
country, Fairmount Park.

Detroit, Michigan, isn’t only known for being the Motor City. It’s also a popular destination for summer travelers.

Since Detroit is known as the heart of the automotive industry,
you must visit a car museum while visiting the
city. But, there is a ton of other things you can do there as
well, including biking the riverfront, learning about music at
Motown Historical Museum, and paddleboarding in Detroit’s
Eastside canals.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is a popular beach destination during the summer months.

Myrtle Beach is 60 miles of coastline, offering travelers
unparalleled beach experiences. The beach town also has fantastic
eateries, including Ruth’s Chris
Steak House or Throughbreds
Chophouse. The Myrtle Beach
SkyWheel is another entertaining attraction along the
1.2-mile boardwalk.

Charleston is another popular destination in South Carolina.

Charleston offers travelers some great beaches, like Folly Beach, Isle of Palms, Sullivan’s
Island, Edisto, Kiawah, or Seabrook. You can also stroll through
The Battery, which gives you great views of the harbor. You can
also try taking walk through some of the old cemeteries in town,
where you can see some notables’ grave sites.

Newark, New Jersey, has so much more to offer summer travelers than just an airport.

Although Newark is known for its international airport, the city
has a lot to offer. For example, Military Park is a great place
for yoga, ping pong, and even chess. Riverfront Park is also a
great place to view Passaic River and see the iconic
“Orange Sticks.”

Those who don’t flock to Las Vegas in Nevada usually choose Reno instead.

Reno is famous for its hotels and casinos, but it also offers a
great deal of other entertainment for summer tourists. You can
check out the Nevada Museum of Art, the
Truckee River Whitewater Park, or the Reno Arts
District and Riverwalk.

The third most popular place in Texas for summer travel is Houston.

Houston has a plethora of museums for every interest, including
the Museum of Natural Science, the Space
Center Houston, and the Downtown Aquarium. You can also take
in a show at the Miller Outdoor Theatre or
enjoy the summer weather at Buffalo Bayou Park.

Another popular travel destination in Florida is Key West.

Key West is the perfect waterfront destination for any summer
tourist, and the locale has so much to do. You can
take a boat tour, take a tour of the Key West Butterfly and
Nature Conservatory, and explore Ernest Hemingway’s House and
Museum.

Savannah, Georgia, also attracts a great number of summer tourists.

There are so many must-sees when visiting Savannah, including
Johnson Square, Madison Square, Forsyth Park, and historic

Bonaventure Cemetery. But the city’s real draw is its
Historic District. Savannah attracted as many as 13.7 million
visitors in 2015.

Charlotte, North Carolina, is also popular among travelers.

The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, has so many activities in
the summer, including access to beaches and nature hikes. If you
want to try some of the south’s famous barbecue, head over to
Bar-B-Q
King, Bill
Spoon’s Barbecue,
and Queen City.

Yet another popular destination in Florida is Fort Meyers.

Fort Myers is another great beach destination when it comes to
summer travel. But if you’re not in the mood for the beach, Fort
Myers also offers shows at the Center for Performing Arts-Bonita
Springs. You can also visit a 2,000-year-old island called
Mound House.

Travelers also love to visit Sacramento, California, during the summer.

Sacramento is filled with culture and attractions that will
excite any summer tourist. You can enjoy a day at the Sacramento
Zoo or the Crocker Art Museum. For water park lovers, the
city has Raging Waters, which has 25 water slides. But no
trip to Sacramento is complete without a trip over Tower Bridge.

Summer tourists also flock to Missoula, Montana, for its greenery.

Tourists can walk through Historic Downtown or enjoy the art at
Missoula Art Museum in Missoula. But, the city also has a
favorite pastime: folf, which is disc golf. There are a number
of courses scattered throughout the city for tourists who are
interested in learning the sport.

Another popular location in California is Santa Ana.

Santa Ana is Orange County’s largest city, and it’s packed full
of activities for summer tourists. Take a trip to the Grand
Central Theatre, which has dances and art galleries. When you get
hungry, stop in one of the city’s famous eateries, including
Gypsy Den and The Ranch.

Milwaukee is a great summer destination because of its proximity to Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan has some great beaches and parks that can be found
in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Whether you’re kayaking or going for a
quick dip, the location cannot be beat. The state also holds the
Wisconsin State Fair for 11
days in the city, attracting travelers from all over the
state and beyond.

Raleigh is another popular summer destination in North Carolina.

If you’re traveling with kids to Raleigh, take them to the
interactive Marbles Kids Museum or take them
to the splash pad at Fuquay-Varina’sSouth
Park. If you’re looking for something more adult, there’s a
plethora of music festivals,
hikes, and eateries for every appetite.

People love to travel to Spokane, Washington, to experience water adventures.

Spokane, Washington, has 76 lakes and hundreds of miles of
rivers and creeks, so it makes sense that this city is known
for its aquatics. The whole family can boat, kayak, canoe, and
raft. But Spokane Falls is something
every visitor must take in before they leave the Washington area.

Buffalo, New York, is another popular destination among summer travelers.

There’s a bunch of ways to see Buffalo, New York. You can take a
Buffalo River History Tour or hop on
Buffalo CycleBoats and
Buffalo Pedal Tours. There’s also plenty of places you can
bike to in the small city in upstate New York.

One of the best places to travel to in the Midwest this summer is Indianapolis.

There is a ton to do in Indianapolis,
including The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Black Pine
Animal Sanctuary, and the Indiana Dunes. You can even spend the
day at the Indianapolis Zoo with the whole family.

Bozeman, Montana, is the perfect place to explore the Rocky Mountains during the summer months.

Bozeman is every nature lover’s dream summer destination. You can
head into the Rocky Mountains that surround the city
where you can spot bears, coyotes, and skunks. The city is
also close to several entrances to the Yellowstone National Park.

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