The last day of summer is September 23rd, but most people consider the end of summer to be the first day they see a hint of autumn. According to a survey conducted by Skift.com, 43 percent of Americans did not take a single day of vacation time. For anyone who falls under that 43 percent, it’s never too late to take a relaxing summer vacation, even if it is after September 23. If the sun is up, then why not? That’s why we have listed the five best places to visit for a last minute summer vacation. From cultural to relaxing, we’ve got you covered.- now you don’t have an excuse to not go!
Spain’s second largest city is a great vacation destination for anyone who loves to explore other cultures. The city is rich with culture that dates as far back as 2,000 years and is world renowned for its rich culture and heritage. Always alive with plenty to see and do from live concerts to scenic tours of its ancient history, Barcelona is the perfect destination to end your summer vacation.
Rome isn’t new to any vacation list; the city does welcome at average 7 to 10 million visitors a year, making Rome a must-see for the summer. Rome’s warm weather will not be too overbearing and the city’s friendly people will make this adventure one to remember. Rome is filled with many of the world’s most famous attractions, including the Louvre and the breath-taking Colosseum. Since you will be visiting towards the end of the summer, you won’t have to wait as long to see these amazing sites, but its always good to grab a skip-the-line pass to the best sites.
For those who don’t have the time or budget to travel to another country, there are still amazing summer fun in the U.S. The U.S. is home to 59 national parks, making a summer experience of camping, hiking and outdoor activities, more attainable! One of the most famous of these national parks is the beautiful Yellowstone National Park, which is also the first national park in the U.S. Yellowstone is famous for its Old Faithful Geyser, which erupts every 91 minutes. The park’s fresh climate and beautiful attractions makes it perfect for a quick summer trip.
Costa Rica is a must-see for anyone who enjoys traveling! Any great vacation through this country will depart its capital, San Jose, and lead you through the gorgeous beaches of Tortugero National Park, the soothing hot springs around La Fortuna and Arenal, the gorgeous cloud forest of Monteverde, and ecologically rich forests and coasts of Manuel Antonio National Park. Experience warm climate and enchanting natural wonders with a thrilling Costa Rica adventure tour.
Natural scenery, beautiful beaches and soothing waves – what isn’t there to love about Hawaii? It is never too late to escape to this gorgeous island and leave your worries behind. Surf along the island’s gorgeous beaches, dance a luau, or join one of its many adventure tours from snorkeling to dolphin swimming. Hawaii is possibly the most relaxing way to end your summer!
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