Summer is upon us with its glorious sunshine and colorful blooms, beckoning us to travel to a faraway land of wonders. It’s hard to silence the yearning of a traveler’s heart, especially once the official season for adventuring begins. Summertime vacations are an essential tradition, and millions yearn for summers to get much-needed rejuvenation on an exotic destination.
What kind of adventure should you embark on this summer? Our world is laden with an abundance of heavenly abodes and exotic wonders, leaving one spoilt for choice. We’ve rounded up some of the best summertime destinations to inspire the perfect vacation!
Here, take a look:
Smoky Mountains National Park, USA
Adventurers and nature lovers have much to rejoice in the Great Smoky Mountains – the ultimate summertime destination for outdoorsy fun. The region is brimming with picturesque vistas, lush forests, snow-laced peaks, and abundant waterfalls. It’s one of the most popular national parks in the US, sprawling over 500,000 acres of stunning natural beauty.
Home of the towering Southern Appalachian range, the Smoky Mountains offer a diverse array of rip-roaring adventures. Ziplining enthusiasts, water sports and scuba diving lovers, and wildlife observers have much to rejoice. The region enthralls visitors with its rare species of birds, wildlife, plants, and herbs. The national park is amazingly kid-friendly with many activities to allow family bonding with endlessly fun escapades.
Camping lovers have much to rejoice in under the Appalachian sky, surrounded by towering peaks and cascading waterfalls. Those who prefer luxury accommodations with stunning views can explore opulent Pigeon Forge hotels on the river for spectacular scenery. Pigeon Forge is perfect for accommodation, allowing easy access to all leading attractions, and the views are truly unmatched!
Dalmatian Islands, Croatia
How about embarking on an exciting Adriatic adventure this summer? The Dalmatian Islands beckon beach lovers with an exclusive and stunning expanse of Croatia’s breathtaking coastline. These picturesque islands allow travelers to experience the Adriatic Sea in its wildest, most majestic glory. The coastline is stunning, lined with luxury boutique hotels, fine dining establishments, and eclectic seaside cafes.
People from around the world flock to the Dalmatian Islands to bask in luxury and beachside beauty. The isles offer all kinds of experiences to travelers with deep pockets, ranging from luxury spas to world-class resorts.
But if you wish to experience the beauty of the wilderness, we advise you to steer clear of luxury hotels. For an authentic Dalmatian adventure, the quaint and serene villages are the ideal abode. The islands offer an abundance of sparkling waters and some of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia. We strongly urge you to visit the Golden Horn, locally known as the Zlatni Rat beach.
Architecture enthusiasts must visit Hvar to feast their eyes on magnificent Gothic churches and bustling fishing harbors. The picturesque towns of the Dalmatian offer a distinctive experience with their vibrant cultures and delicious Croatian cuisines.
Sicily is endlessly fascinating, regardless of whether you’re obsessed with cinematic experiences depicting Italian mobsters and Sicilian mafia gripping tales. However, Godfather fans might find modern-day Sicily strikingly different from the mafia-run land they’ve seen in Hollywood flicks.
In travel circuits, Sicily is famous for its rich culture, the vibrant city of Palermo, and Mount Etna – Europe’s tallest active volcano. Like all Italian cities, Sicily offers a distinctive culture that celebrates art, architecture, and history with much flamboyance. The culinary experiences are much richer and more profound, combing Italian and Mediterranean cuisines with such magnificence.
One feels struck by abundant natural wonders traveling around the city, from volcanoes and mountains to beaches and green pastures. Sicily opens up a wealth of outdoor activities, such as hiking, scuba diving, surfing, ziplining, birdwatching, and much more.
Corsica, the crown jewel of the French coastline, attracts tourists with its verdant forests, charmingly quaint villages, and spectacular beauty. This stunning isle of beauty is only 200km away from the French Riviera, beckoning with its old-world charm. The Riviera is posh and chic with its jet-setting crowds. However, Corsica never ceases its dramatic ambiance transformation with its rugged beauty.
It offers a surprising adventure deep into the wilderness. It appears as the time-forgotten island, and quaint villages were left untouched by technology and advancements. One can truly enjoy a peaceful and slow-paced life, surrounded by natural beauty, rich wines, delicious food, and French music.
Cozumel welcomes travelers to explore the most stunning and wild reefs on planet earth. This exotic Mexican destination also fascinates history buffs and archeology enthusiasts with its ancient Mayan ruins. Driving down the captivating coastal road allows travelers to explore a treasure trove of natural wonders and historical mysteries.
The region is famous for water sports and outdoor adventures. Cozumel stands unmatched in glass-bottom boat adventures, submarine tours, and deep-sea fishing.
Summer is a spectacular time for festivals, cultural events, and harvest fairs. Wherever you go, be sure to align your schedule with local events and festivals to make the most of your experiences. Culturally rich experiences always make the best, most cherished memories.
However, the climate deserves close consideration while planning a summer vacation. After all, you don’t want to end up ruining your journey with unbearably hot weather and dizzying spells. We hope you have a fabulous summer!