Whether you’re an adventure seeker or just looking to relax, a vacation is the best way to recharge. And you don’t have to go far to find the perfect destination for your getaway. According to a new report from HomeToGo, many of summer’s hottest travel spots are right in our own backyards.
With its stunning desert landscape, Palm Springs is the ideal spot for a California escape. Here you can explore its mid-century modern architecture, visit a museum, or take a scenic bike tour of the city’s iconic sights. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, you can even climb a volcano or try camel riding!
One of the most famous destinations on this list, the pyramids at Giza are awe-inspiring in their sheer magnitude and ancient history. This world heritage site houses sarcophagi, passages, and statues that are worth exploring to understand the majesty of this historic landmark.
The Taj Mahal is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and for good reason – this beautiful mausoleum was built by the legendary love story between the Emperor and his wife for her eternal rest. The Taj is not only a testament to the beauty of true, unending love but also of the cultural and spiritual richness of India.
For those looking for a truly unique and natural vacation, you can’t go wrong with Australia’s Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. This majestic park features one of the planet’s most striking natural structures, including the rock formations known as Uluru and Kata Tjuta (also called the Olgas). During your trip to this breathtaking park, you can go hiking and camping in a sandstone wilderness and stargazing under some of the darkest skies in the world!
If you’re a nature lover, then the fjords of Norway are one of the best vacation spots in Europe to see gorgeous natural scenery and enjoy various outdoor activities. You can also experience the culture and cuisine of Oslo, visit its many museums, or spend a day in the beautiful botanical garden.
In the United States, you can’t go wrong with a trip to Salt Lake City. This mountainous destination offers skiing, hiking trails, and a variety of other outdoor activities for those who are active. But if you’re not into sports, don’t worry – you can still enjoy the picturesque mountain scenery of nearby Grand Teton National Park.
For those who prefer to lay back, you can enjoy the sun and sand of San Diego, which is home to over 70 miles of soft, sandy beaches and plenty of attractions for every kind of visitor. There’s a food scene for any taste, exciting nightlife in the Gaslamp District, and 92 world-class museums for those who want to get educated on art and culture. For families, you can also enjoy the beach and countless family-friendly attractions in and around the city.