10 Best Summer Vacation Getaways

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As the summer approaches, a lot of people seek adventures by traveling to new places. The reasons are because they desire to have new experiences, learn other people’s culture and also to create memories with people they love are the reasons why people travel during the summer. When selecting a vacation getaway, it is best to consider the kind of experience you want and the type of vacation you want to have. Some people love to experience nature, some wants to learn something new during their vacation while others just want thrill and fun when they go on a holiday. Here is the list for the 10 best summer vacation getaways.

 

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SAINT LUCIA

This island in the east Caribbean is a sight to behold. The island is surrounded by wonderful works of nature. It is a vacation spot which I will describe as a ‘breath of fresh air’. The east Caribbean dollar is the currency spent here and it will be a fantastic idea to pack enough beachwear into your luggage. You could get a tour guide in order for you to get the ultimate Saint Lucia tourist experience. Things you could do at Saint Lucia are snorkelling, zip-lining, hiking, swimming, fishing and surfing. This island is known for being surrounded by mountains. A perfect idea could be to get a good book when you visit this place. You could get a villa, a resort or a hotel, it all depends on your budget. This island could also be a good summer vacation getaway for a girl’s trip. So what do you think?.

You can check the embedded youtube video from ‘Top Tourist Places’ for ideas on places to visit in saint Lucia.

 

BALI

Bali is part of the best 10 list, because this island is just so beautiful. This is definitely an island to visit with the family. This place has stunning beaches and limestone cliffs which makes it a beautiful tropical island. There are many ceremonies held in this place and it is a home to Hindus. There are luxurious resorts and villas on the island with outstanding hospitality. The culinary as well is an experience one will surely enjoy as there are many international chefs in Bali with distinctive cuisine. The language spoken here is the ‘Balinese’.

Bali
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This island in Indonesia is known for its volcanic mountains and beaches. This place got the feeling of a sanctuary and known for its beautiful sunrise. Is there any better way to enjoy summer than to watch the early morning sunrise and beautiful sunsets?. Do ensure to visit the magical waterfalls if you visit this amazing island. The scenery is nothing short of perfect.

The embedded YouTube video from ‘Nic Morley’ will convince you of what a paradise this island is.

 

KENYA

This country in the eastern part of Africa is known for its safaris. This is place is the perfect place to travel to with the family. From the sunrise, to the lakes and the safaris. You get to see wild animals roaming freely in the safari, you will get to learn the Kenyan culture and meet with the locals. The best part is that you also get to eat Kenyan delicacies.If you are worried about getting the best resorts, look no further as this country have great resorts and hotels. For a better tourist experience, you will require the assistance of a tour guide. From Lake Nakaru, Mombasa, Lake Naivasha, Amboselli National Park to Maasai Mara. This country have more than seven tourist attractions. Be ready for a wonderful Kenyan experience, in case you add this country to your summer vacation list for this year. Entry into this country is also quite easy as e-visa was introduced in 2015 and a single entry visa is $51. Kenya is also a home to thousands of bird species and this could be a vacation spot for wild-life photographers. You could visit the national park called ‘Hell’s Gate’, as it captures the beauty of the sandstone walls.

YouTuber ‘MrByrnnorth’ captures the beauty of Kenya in the embedded Youtube video below.

 

DUBAI

Dubai will definitely make the list because this country is one of the best summer vacation getaways. This country is a tourist country and as a result, you get to meet people from all over the world. Dubai is a very beautiful country and it has quite a number of vacation spots. It is one of the world’s most famous vacation destination. This place is also home to one of the largest malls in the world.  So if you have a flair for fashion, then you can shop all kinds of designer wears. This city has one of the most beautiful malls in the world, as you could spend hours shopping in the mall.

Dubai is a city loved by all because of its tourist attractions. Another good thing about this place is that the city is neat and the locales are friendly. They have the Burj Khalifa, luxurious hotels and the sand desert. The airport itself is beautiful, so the selfie time starts just as you get down from the plane. With a lot of designer brands, you can spoil yourself with luxurious items. Definitely a place to visit if you wish to solo-travel.

CALIFORNIA

California stands out with its palm trees. This state which has Los Angeles as one of its cities; the home of Hollywood, is absolutely beautiful. This state has so many beaches and wonderful places to visit. If you looking for a place to shop designer wears, then look no further as this place got what you are looking for. This place is also beautiful, and you can take the family here for vacation. You can as well visit the Disneyland Park with the family.

Golden Gate Bridge
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This place is home to Malibu, Lake Tahoe, Santa Monica, Yosemite National Park, Venice Beach, Hollywood, Joshua Tree National Park, Monterey, Palm Springs, Big Sur, Napa County, Sequoia National Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Catalina Island, Sacramento, Long Beach, San Jose, Sausalito, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Sonoma, beaches, Yosemite Valley and the Beverly hills. There are just so much to see, so much to experience and so much stories to tell when you visit California.

VENICE

Venice is a city in Italy and it  is known for its quirky architectures.  This city is romantic and beautiful. The intriguing aspect of this city is the fact that it is surrounded by water. If you are looking for a place to visit with your loved one or significant other, then Venice is an option. You can have dates on a canoe while being serenaded with beautiful music. Venetian buildings are absolutely stunning and it still remains the most successful city built on water. The cuisine is also one of the best experiences when one visits this place.

Venice
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This city is built on water and it is just mind-blowing. It is also a historical place with Gothic and Renaissance buildings. This place is famous for its lagoons, carnivals and canals.  Places that one can visit here are the Piazza San Marco, Castello districts, Grand Canal, Bridges, and the Teatro La Fenice. Another distinctive feature of Venice is the Gondola, an unusually shaped Venetian boat. This place also have an artistic feel, which makes it a suitable destination for an artist.

 

SANTORINI

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This city has a rather unusual landscape and this came to be after the city suffered a volcanic eruption in the 16th century. It is one of the Greek islands and it has a distinct colour which makes it a rather sophisticated city. This place is unique and it captures romantic sunsets and caldera-edge distinction. The island is recognised for its numerous vineyards, so prepare yourself for wine-tasting when you visit this place. You could tour the city by walking or simply go for swimming. Prepare yourself  for stunning views, and the scenery screams romantic in this greek island. A perfect vacation spot to propose to your significant other or to spend honeymoon. One thing that makes this island really beautiful is its volcanic beaches. These beaches provides a special aesthetic feel and an appreciation for ‘mother nature’.

 

ROME 

This Italian city is one of the most populous European cities. This city has ancient ruins and old buildings with histories behind them. The buildings also captures the cultural heritage of the Romans and captures the overall aesthetic of the city. The city is also known as the ‘Vatican city’ which makes it a religious city and a place well visited by christian pilgrims.  Italians are known for eating three course meals and this is a perfect place for those who love dining.

Check out the embedded youtube videos below to see the architectural buildings and ancient ruins.

This place holds a lot of history, so if you looking for a vacation with a little mental stimulation, then Rome is the perfect place. There are a lot of historical places to visit in Rome, such as; The Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican Museums, Museo E Galleria Borghese, Capitoline Museums, Via Appia Antica, St Peter’s Basilica Palatino, Piazza Navona, etc. You will learn about the Romans and the Roman empire. A tour guide will surely ensure you have the best experience.

 

FIJI

Fiji is home to beautiful beaches and waterfalls. If you are looking for summer honeymoon vacation, then this place is a suitable vacation spot. This place is an absolute paradise with delicious cuisines and luxurious spas. This place has beautiful landscapes and palm trees. The climate is also perfect and quite humid. There are varieties of international cuisines such as Indian, Chinese and Southeast Asian.

Fiji
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This country in Oceania has beautiful lagoons and coral reefs. It gives the feeling of a private beach house or private Island. This place in the South Pacific is home to several islands such as the Viti Levu and Vanua Levu islands. The language spoken in Fiji is the ‘Rotuman’ language and they spend the Fijian currency. The most fascinating aspect about this country is that it has over 300 islands, so just in case you need a little privacy, you could get a private island when planning your trip. This country is an example of the perfect work of nature and there are so many picture-worthy places to find.

 

BORA BORA

The embedded Youtube video below captures the breathtaking views in Bora Bora.

This island in the French Polynesia is a dream come true; it is an actual paradise. However, it is a small island and also part of Tahiti. If you have scuba diving as part of your bucket list, then it is best to visit Bora Bora. This island has out-water bungalows and you get your foods delivered to you on the canoe. This place has beautiful lagoons and coral reefs. If you are a marine biologist or you are studying to be one, then snorkelling is the best idea as you see various marine lives.

In case you are visiting with family or friends, it is best to stay at Four Seasons Resort, because it is suitable for families and you get an airport pickup. Activities you could try out on this island are; Snorkelling, Scuba diving, Dolphin-watching, Dinner on the beach, Mountain climbing etc. The cuisine on this island is also amazing, as the presentation and the taste of the meals are absolutely impressive. The meals are tasty and there are international chefs who will provide you with meals that will please your taste buds.

 

So that concludes the list for the 10 Best Summer Vacation Getaways. However, you should take into consideration, the immigration procedures of these countries.

For detailed information about these places, visit Expedia and Trip Advisor.

Kindly comment below the vacation getaways from this list that you will love to visit in the summer and any content you will love to see next from me. Thanks.

About Priscilla Adewumi 10 Articles
I am a Content Creator, Author, Social Media Marketer and graduate of English from Elizade University, Nigeria. I am currently doing my masters program in Journalism and Media Communications. I love expressing myself through writing, especially in the art of story telling. I love adventures and giving is my passion. I love meeting new people, and it will be of my great delight if you could share my posts with your friends and family.

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