3 Last Minute Summer Vacation Ideas
When summer begins, the long summer days feel like they will last forever. Unfortunately, schedules fill up, work gets busy, and before you know it summer is nearing an end. But don’t panic! Here are three fun, easy and affordable vacations you can plan in a jiffy.
- Head to a beach: If you’re already close to a coast, pack up the car and head to the beach. Whether you’re looking to surf, relax with a good book, or shop on the pier, the miles of US coastline are sure to offer a destination for your family. Some good east coast options are Myrtle Beach, SC; Palm Beach, FL; and Martha’s Vineyard, MA. On the west coast, try Rockaway Beach, OR; Santa Monica Beach, CA; or Long Beach, WA.
- Head to a lake: If you’re not near the coast, prefer fresh water, and would rather fish than surf, a few days at a lake may be the perfect last minute getaway. Some of the best lake destinations in the US are Lake Champlain, VR; Lake Winnebago, WI; or any one of the Great Lakes (Lake Superior, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie).
- Head to the mountains: If you’re looking for a getaway in nature, try a camping trip in one of our nations many beautiful National Parks. Some great trips include the Grand Canyon, the Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone and Yosemite. You can choose to camp under the stars, stay in a cabin or yurt, or book a hotel room nearby.