There is definitely something in the air once the calendar tells us it's summertime. Some of you have put away the winter coats while others are putting away their umbrellas. Wherever you live though it seems that we're all itching to get outta town and explore what is all out there. Below is our Top Ten Summer Getaways list and we have something for everyone. Whether you're traveling solo, with the family or a loved one we think you'll find something that's just perfect for you.
What do you get when you mix the Florida sun, great rides, family entertainment and a mouse? Why Disney World of course. Yes, it can be very busy during the summer months but seeing all those smiling faces just adds to the magic that thrives here. In addition to the great rides and shows you also have an opportunity to create some fantastic memories. Whether you prefer California or Florida we have a great list of Disney hotels.
Of all the European cities we could have chosen why did Amsterdam make the list? With its 'anything goes' attitude it attracts thousands of visitors every year. It seems whatever your interests might be Amsterdam has the perfect site for you to explore. Plus, it has a ton of amazing events that take place all throughout the summer so anytime is a great time to visit Amsterdam. Discover more of Europe's best here.
South Beach is a great place anytime of year but when that Florida sun shines at its hottest it becomes the place to be seen. You might want to steer clear if you're in the mood for peace and tranquility though as the nightlife here is legendary. Party on the sand, in the clubs or hang out with your friends at a trendy restaurant. Need more of those sunrays? Check out our Top 10 US Beaches.
The Greek Islands are a hotspot for Europeans eager to feel the sand between their toes and North Americans are quickly following suit. History buffs love learning about its incredible past, artists are inspired by the beauty and beach bums get the best tan of their lives. Santorini is an amazing place for romancers as well. Who knows, maybe your summer fling will turn into endless love. Travel in style at one of these great hotels.
Canadian summers are fantastic and each province can provide you with a unique experience. Those interested in shopping, history and dining though will want to make a stop in Montreal. This French loving city is chalked full of charm and amazing sites. So much so that you'll want to spend more than a few days here to ensure you experience all that it has to offer. Make your trip count at one of these hotels.
Who would have thought that crooked streets could be so appealing? Of course, San Francisco is more popular for its Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and its abundance of shops. Simply wander around town and you'll discover a host of quaint restaurants, galleries, museums and boutiques. Just make sure you make time to enjoy some local seafood. You'll be tempted enough to take some back home with you. See what San Fran has to offer.
Visit the Windy City and you'll discover it can offer you a wide variety of ways to enjoy your summer holidays. Walk through the downtown area and see the fabulous examples of architecture up close. Or, you could wander along the famous Magnificent Mile where shops and restaurants abound. Prefer the beach? Make your way along Lake Michigan and cool off in the refreshing waters. Stay at one of these amazing hotels.
Yes, you can have a snowball fight in the middle of summer. Whether you arrive via cruise ship, plane or RV this state is bursting with ways for you to enjoy nature. Because of the longer daylight hours you get even more bang for your buck as you discover what Anchorage has in store for you. Outdoor enthusiasts love the hiking and biking trails while festival enthusiasts can have their choice of events and festivals. Here is a list of our Anchorage hotels.
You'll need a few days to really enjoy the rides at this impressive amusement park. In fact, it's a good idea to know where you want to go before you even walk through the gates. Cedar Point is famous for its exhilarating rides but it also has a few for any little tikes traveling with you. There are also a number of great water attractions to help keep you cool. Looking for more thrills? Check out our other theme parks.
Last, but not least, on our Top Ten Summer Getaways is the fabulous Schlitterbahn. It is one of the very best in North America and for good reason. Although there are great water activities and rides for the kids it is known for its fantastic rides. They even have ratings beside each ride so you know just how exhilarating it's going to be. Whether you're blasted up the slide or are shooting down it you'll definitely agree that it is one amazing place to cool off. See more of our great waterpark destinations.