It’s time to plan your summer travel plans! With summer comes the desire to want to find fun summer travel destinations as a means to relax, rejuvenate and be with your family.

Summer Vacation Destinations in the USA

Fun Summer Travel Destinations

There are many locations that you could travel to as a means to break free of the daily grind we call life find a small town pizza joint and enjoy life. Today we will share a few summer travel destinations that include fun, education, sunshine and of course lots of things to see and do!

Fun USA Summer Travel Destinations

Brewers Festival – Stowe, Vermont

There’s several reasons to visit Stowe, Vermont, but one reason stands out above the rest. The Stowe Brewers Beer Festival, which happens every year in July is always a big hit and draws crowds of people from all over the world. Buy your tickets early and if you’d like to get a little VIP treatment, get the “hopper” pass, this will allow you to skip to the front if the brewers table has a line of more than 15 people!

While I think beer may actually be the best reason to visit Stowe in the summer, there is no shortage of summer activities. You can do everything from zip lining to hiking, biking, swimming, or even hit the golf course!

Stowe, Vermont Brew Fest

Visit GoStowe to learn more about summer activities in Stowe, Vermont.

Yellowstone National Park – Multiple Towns, Wyoming

Yellowstone is a National Park where you can see and explore more than 3,000 square miles of canyons, mountains, geysers and waterfalls. Keep in mind that there are natural habitants here which include bears, elk and buffalo – so don’t forget your camera! Yellowstone is number one on our fun summer travel destinations list because it offers history and some fantastic natural scenery.

Travel to Yellowstone National Park

The Old Port – Portland, Maine

Shopping, Lighthouses, and Lobster! Just three reasons to visit Portland, Maine. Stroll down commercial street and watch the boats come and go as the fisherman bring in their daily catch. Hop on the ferry and visit Peaks Island for lunch and visit Sea Dog brewing when you return for an ice cold local brew.

Walk the old cobblestone streets and visit the shopping and entertainment venues of the Old Port before jumping in your car and heading over the once named “million dollar bridge” which has been rebuilt and renamed as the Casco Bay Bridge. From there you’ll your way to South Portland and onto Cape Elizabeth where you’ll visit Fort Williams and Portland Head Light, about 5 miles from the Old Port.

Portland Headlight in Cape Elizabeth, Maine

If you’re in for an early summer adventure, the Old Port Festival is the place to be! The Old Port Festival takes place over the course of a weekend in June, check the link above for this year’s dates.

Old Port Festival, Portland Maine

Discover the best food, shopping and dining in Portland’s Old Port district.

Glacier National Park – Montana

Glacier National Park gives you snow in July and has a twisting, mountain hugging byway called Going-to-the-Sun-Road where you can experience the deep northern woods view of Montana.

With 13 campgrounds located throughout the park and 700 miles of trails, Glacier National Park is the perfect place to take a load off and hike your worries away! While Glacier National Park does have a shorter summer season, so plan accordingly and hit this destination during your mid-summer travels. You won’t be disappointed!

Glacier National Park in Montana

Glacier National Park is serviced by many gateway towns, which can be found on the National Parks Service website.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Enjoy the Atlantic ocean and Cape Cod has to offer. Soak in the sun, relax on the beach and watch the boats pass by. While your older children may enjoy boogie boarding, the younger kids can make sand castles on the beach. You may even want to go on a whale watching expedition while you’re there!

Cape Cod Whale Watching Trip

Take a deep breath and smell the ocean breeze, hop on the ferry and head over to Martha’s Vineyard for the day. Rent bicycles and explore the island, visit the beaches and all the little touristy shops while you’re there. Have a surf and turf lunch and relax on your ferry ride back to the mainland.

Cape Cod makes our list of best summer travel destinations because of it’s charming scenery, ocean breezes, sprawling beaches and summer activities. You won’t be bored in Cape Cod!

Beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts Sunset

Visit CapeGuide to learn more about vacationing in Cape Cod.

Best Summer Vacation Destinations

Sure, there are many more fun summer travel destinations to be shared, but today we think we gave you a few to think about. Whether you are planning to stay close to home or go all out and travel away from your home town this summer season, be sure to plan a trip that fits what you desire.

Research each location; find out what is available for events, activities and places to stay as a means to ensure your fun summer travel destination is the perfect match for your needs.

Where are you vacationing this summer?

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