Traveling is usually what most of the population wants to do in life. Going beyond their comfort zones, staying out of the town during holidays, and wanting to explore the ends of the earth sounds interesting, right? But so far, time, aside from money, is the main enemy of the people who wants to travel. Their lack of time has been in the way hindering them.
While there’s an opportunity to get away with the family, grab that chance even if it takes you to the nearest city, state or country. At least, the essence of the activity has been felt and enjoyed the full time. Planning a trip requires so much of researching skills with the flights, promos, and discounts or even the must do’s and of course the perfect destination.
Sun-kissed beach getaway, road trips, hiking, camping, and festival-going. That’s the common list of the perfect itineraries when summer has started. It does not need expensive budget when you are in the stateside so, pack your things and start exploring the area. Now, here are the top 10 best cities to visit in USA during summer to give you an idea.
10. Houston, Texas
Houston is a humid subtropical city which reaches over 90 °F (32 °C) or even yields a higher temperature each year. Due to its heat and humidity, the place is called the “most air-conditioned place on Earth.”
During summer, the Houston’s Waugh Bridge is a home for an estimate of 250,000 bats swarming the skies for warmer weather. While there are various scheduled summer festivals like the music and beer festival in the city, the people gathers in the Market Square Park for some several activities. Plenty of artistic foods is also an important feature especially that they have what they call the “Houston Restaurant Weeks”.
9. Pensacola, Florida
Pensacola boasts off their renowned beach derived from the name of the city itself. The Pensacola Beach has access to the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the longest preserved seashore in the nation. During summer, people and performers crowd in the beach for the usual four times a week concert.
The city also offers jam-packed activities portraying the culture, outdoor adventure, attractions, and historical museums. It is a perfect place for art fans, bird enthusiasts, golfer, shopaholic, and foodies. Scuba diving is also a must do in the city as well as flying a simulated jet.
8. Chicago, Illinois
Every August, Chicago hosts the Air and Water Show. The show attracts over two million people crowding in the Lake Michigan to witness the stunning tricks and annual shows using jets and planes. Since 1959, Chicago was best known for the oldest and biggest free show in America.
Aside from the annual air and water show, the city also showcases the well-known Navy Pier lined with innovative restaurants and iconic shops. There could also be several activities to complete the summer Chicago.
7. Richmond, Virginia
From the beaches to the Highlands, Virginia is a great destination for the summer season. With an affordable trip, it would be happier if you spend it with your family or with the love of your life. Richmond boasts off their theme parks, water parks, and summer festivals with Virginia’s favorite trends, taste, and styles.
During the summer, people flock in the James River to go fishing, swimming, mountain biking and mountain hiking. The James River is also known for its Class III whitewater quality perfect for white-water rafting.
6. Portland, Maine
While people call Maine as the “Vacationland”, the three months of summer is worth the experience in the Oceanside. Among the reasons for visiting the place is the seasonal lobsters which fill in your seafood cravings. Kayaking is also a popular activity or you can just stroll along the cobblestoned streets in the Old Port.
Portland offers their plenty of sailing adventures and tours in the Portland and Casco Bays. Witness the Portland Sea Dogs baseball game, take a trolley tour, tour around the art sites and amusement parks, and visit some of the Maine’s lighthouses. In the summer, Portland holds an evening free concert which features the variety of bands.
5. Knoxville, Tennessee
Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, Knoxville is sitting in the foothold of the Smoky Mountains. The city has the perfect warm-weather where people enjoy the summer months. Not only does the city showcase plenty of nice destinations, but there are also several activities waiting for nearby Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains.
From camping, theme parks to outdoor recreations, train rides and museums, Knoxville offers a lot of choices to choose. Visit the World’s Fair, go back in time to the Historic Homes, and wander around the Museum of East Tennessee History. Check some more interesting things to do before visiting the city.
4. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Also known for its brewing ethics, Milwaukee offers a great place to spend one of the most memorable summer days. As the city develops, towering skyscrapers, condos, apartments and lofts have been constructed with a fascinating scenery overviewing the lakefront and riverbanks.
Visit Milwaukee during summer for its attractions, parks, gardens, festivals and beaches. Walk along the Milwaukee RiverWalk, tour around the Discovery World walkway, rent a paddle boat, visit the North point Lighthouse and explore the beaches. Don’t leave the city if you have not tried the Brewers game.
3. Tucson, Arizona
The summer is the perfect time to unwind and relax. While planning for a summer escapade, include Tucson in the list of your summer destinations. The city is full of nice and friendly people. Before visiting the place, jot down the list of what to do’s in the city of Tucson.
Tucson boasts their luxury public pools; however, almost everyone owns their own pool in their backyards. During summer, the desert is a great place for hikers. Explore the local canyons which turns into a giant pools where people cliff dive. The city is also visited for its exciting chances to stargaze experiencing Arizona’s largest public viewing telescope.
2. Portland, Oregon
Named after the city in Maine, Portland is visited for its first-class Farmers Market producing seasonal products and mouth-watering fruits, vegetables and freshly caught salmons. The city topped with the microbrews which complement the essence of Tucson.
Roam around the town with a bike, hike near the waterfalls nearby, enjoy various outdoor activities and visit the Shakespeare in the Park. In the summer, the city hosts the Waterfront Blues Festivals and the Grand Floral Parade which unites the tourists and the locals to watch the parade.
1. Greenville, South Carolina
While the saying goes “the best things in life are free”, have fun and explore this city in the South Carolina. Complete your summer vacations with a visit to Greenville. Museums line in the Heritage Green and public arts display in the Main Street with little bronze statues of “Mice of Main” which seconds as a scavenger hunt.
The city supports the bike sharing program to let the tourist explore the city while following an old railroad route, and the Reedy River. Reach the Cherokee Foothills Scenic Highway, hike the Table Rock Mountain and Caesars Head State Park, and enjoy the views of the birds for the annual Hawk Watch.