There are millions of places to vacation in the world, and there is no better time to explore those breathtaking destinations than the summer.
Summer is here again, and for many families, friends and lovers, it means another opportunity to hit that dream destination.
Have no particular location in mind? Not to worry, because this list of ten magical places to vacation during the summer has got it all covered. Just be sure to have some bucks at hand and the time to spare.
1.SAN YSIDRO RANCH MONTECITO, CALIFORNIA
If you’re vacationing with the kids, maybe you should sit this one out or just stick to Hollywood and Disneyland. Why? Because the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California is synonymous with romance!
Over the years, several reputable public figures like John F. Kennedy and Laurence Olivier have honeymooned at the grand resort with their significant others. Dotted with about 41 standalone cottages sporting stone fireplaces, deep soaking tubs, antiques and private desks, this dreamy destination is the ideal vacation place for some summer romance.
2. OCEAN HOUSE, WATCH HILL, RHODE ISLAND
From Taylor Swift to Clark Gable, several Hollywood A-listers have over the years retreated to a mystery location in the heart of New England. Following years of digging, the mystery doesn’t seem so mysterious anymore. The secret location has been uncovered as the prestigious Ocean House in Watch Hill, California.
What keeps drawing these celebrities to this 153-year-old grand hotel? There has to be more to it than the décor, breath-taking sight and historical significance. Hit the grand Ocean House this summer and discover its wonders first-hand.
3. ROUND HILL, MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA
With COVID-19 on the rise, a beach vacay doesn’t seem like such a good idea this summer. However, Round Hill Hotel in Montego Bay, Jamaica offers the next best thing.
Aside from its picturesque view, this resort boasts of a wide pool expanse, 27 villas and 36 rooms and an endless supply of bottomless rum cocktails, all located on a serene island.
That means unrestricted access to the beach as well. However, unlike conventional beaches, this destination guarantees fewer crowds. If this isn’t an all-in-one package, what is?
4. VERNICE, ITALY
Who needs Paris when they could have Vernice? It’s no coincidence that one of the greatest romance playwrights of all time named one of his stories after this beautiful floating city in Italy.
Packed with beautiful canals linking the entire city, magical street lamps, fairytale bridges and magnificent buildings, Vernice is a hot spot for romantic summer getaways. Furthermore, groups of friends and families would also enjoy vacationing in this destination as it is the first choice for group tours and sightseeing.
5. PAMUKKALE, TURKEY
There is just one word for this wonderful work of nature: Wow! Pamukkale in Turkey easily passes as one of the wonders of the world, even though it doesn’t rank among the top seven. Winks.
This site sports a series of interlocked clear hot springs, overlooking the historical city of Denizli. Even if swimming is not your thing, having unlimited access to natural jacuzzis would definitely appeal to you.
What could be more magical than soaking in submerged centuries-old columns while taking in the sight of the preserved ruins of the ancient Roman spa-city Hierapolis?
6. OIA, SANTORINI, GREECE
The mere mention of Greece brings history to mind. And the city doesn’t disappoint with its unending spread of beautiful islands. One of the most extraordinary of these sites is located in the hillside town of Oia in Santorini, Greece.
This town offers access to the blue Aegean Sea, which makes for a breath-taking view.
7. OUT’N’ABOUT TREESORT, CAVE JUNCTION, OREGON
What’s so special about a treehouse? Ask a kid who spent all week building his first one with his dad or simply visit the Out’n’About Treesort in Cave Junction, Oregon.
This family-friendly spot avails visitors the opportunity to learn the art of building a treehouse and living in one without feeling age-inappropriate. The resort also has sessions to school interested tourists on the making of rafts and lets them participate in rope courses.
The rooms at this Treesort do justice to the name, as they offer the feeling of residing in a treehouse, with a swinging bridge connecting the children and adult units. All these wonders for as low as 50 dollars a night.
Looking to surprise your kids this summer? You just found the ideal vacation spot.
8. THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER, ORLANDO, FLORIDA
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter located in Orlando, California is another kid-friendly spot for an enjoyable summer vacation in 2021. Fans of the “Harry Potter” series would especially appreciate a chance to experience the fictional Hogwarts in the real world, complete with wands, dragons, butterbeer and the infamous Bertie Bott’s every flavor beans. Bet you never knew that existed!
Not to be biased, Paris, France deserves a place on this list of epic summer vacation ideas for 2021. It is the city of love after all, and a hot spot for shopping! Not sure where to visit to get the most magical vacationing experience out of Paris, the J.K Place Hotel would be a good place to start.
The location avail tourists a romantic atmosphere, a citadel of shopping, and a taste of Italy all at once. Don’t forget the rich varieties of the best wines and vodkas all available for grabs and the proximity to the iconic Eiffel Tower. Picnic at the Champ de Mars anyone?
10. THE BAHAMAS
Baha Mar is to a family as Hawaii is to singles and lovers looking for a guilt-free weekend of fun. Located less than 200 miles from Miami, The Bahamas is a good place to enjoy a fun family vacation without feeling shut out from the bustles of the city.
Complete with white sand beaches, blue surf, natural aquarium and tons of age-inclusive activities to enjoy with family, everyone would surely have a good time. Furthermore, tourists have a choice of residing in one of three resorts that make up the Baha Mar, including Rosewood, SLS and Grand Hyatt.
Which of these summer vacation ideas have you explored?