In the middle of summer, there are so many things to see and do. From beach vacations and music festivals to amusement parks, museums, or cool weather escapes, there’s something to keep everyone in your party entertained. Here are some of the best places to travel to in July.
The Best Places to Travel in July
Lake Geneva, Switzerland
Mild temperatures make July a perfect time to visit. This year, visitors can experience the Winegrowers’ Festival which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors from mid-July to mid-August.
Attend the annual Phonda Festival, an outdoor art and music festival with international acclaim. Visitors can also take advantage of hiking, hot springs, and national parks.
Greater Williamsburg, Virginia
What better place to celebrate Independence Day than historic Jamestown, Yorktown, and Williamsburg. Go to the American Revolution Museum to learn more about the nation’s history or splash around at Busch Gardens to cool off from the summer heat.
The annual Cheyenne Frontier Days is one of the world’s largest western and rodeo celebrations. Top entertainment includes country artists, professional bull riding, roping, and steer wrestling.
Set on Norway’s central coast, July brings long days and temperatures perfect for exploring the natural beauty of the country. After hiking, boating, or kayaking, visit one of the many museums to learn more about the city’s history, art, and culture.
To escape the summer heat, head to Australia where the Southern Hemisphere is experiencing its winter. Hit the slopes and ski or snowboard at Falls Creek, one of Victoria’s largest alpine resorts.
Lake Placid, New York
While known for snow sports and Winter Olympics, Lake Placid is also a coveted summer vacation spot. Beaches, hiking trails, farmer’s markets, and a BBQ Festival are among the top things experience.
July is dry season and considered one of the top wildlife viewing months. See animals up close through a safari tour, snorkel excursion, or night drive offered through many different tour packages.
San Diego, California
Relax at the beach, hit the lively downtown scene, catch a baseball game, or explore the San Diego Zoo. There are activities here for all ages to enjoy.
Istanbul and Bodrum, Turkey
Museums, churches and monuments are testaments to the history and importance of this land. Visit one of the oldest and largest covered markets, the Grand Bazaar or catch a quick flight to Bodrum, a seaside resort city, where you can relax while overlooking the Aegean Sea.
No matter where July takes you, there’s something to keep everyone in your party entertained. Where will you go? Tell us in the comments below!
Source: Travel + Leisure