School is out, the days are long, and the doldrums of winter are months away. Carefree and sun-drenched, summer is the ultimate season for a memorable vacation—a time to swim, sunbathe, picnic, and otherwise enjoy the great outdoors. If you’re planning a warm-weather escape, read on for our top summer travel ideas.
The mild summers in this enchanting coastal city make it a great choice for the warmer months. Enjoy San Francisco’s incredible galleries, boutiques, and museums, then get outside by touring historic neighborhoods, taking a ferry ride to Alcatraz island, or strolling along Ocean Beach and through Golden Gate Park.See vacation rentals near San Francisco, CA
A longtime favorite with East Coast families, Cape Cod is the ideal destination for an old-fashioned summer getaway. Here, historic fishing villages line the coast, while its sandy beaches with gentle breakers are great for swimming, fishing, boating, and other water sports.See vacation rentals near Cape Cod, MA
This chic European metropolis comes alive during the summer months, when locals flood the parks for picnics and festivals, the streets are filled with cyclists, and the canal’s boatmen offer sightseeing tours of the city. Take advantage of the long days to browse the city’s bookshops, cafes, and museums.See vacation rentals near Amsterdam, Netherlands
A picturesque city in the heart of the French Riviera, Nice offers a mix of summery relaxation and European glamour. Head down to the pretty pebble beach for top-notch people watching, sunbathing, and swimming, then stroll through the stately outdoor plazas, browse upscale boutiques, and dine out at a classic French bistro.See vacation rentals near Nice, France
Visit this resort town on the Caribbean coast of Mexico for warm water, soft sand, and nightlife.See vacation rentals near Playa del Carmen, Mexico