01 Jun Cool Down at These Summer Destination Hot Spots!
There are plenty of ways to beat the heat in the summertime—air conditioning, swimming, fanning yourself, sprinklers, and even cold showers. But what if you just need to completely get away from the high temperatures for a bit? There are a handful of popular vacation spots that don’t get scorching hot in the summer months and allow for a fun, comfortable getaway. Check out our top summer destination list of places that will let you stay cool this summer.
San Francisco, CA
This might come as a surprise to you, but San Francisco is one of the coolest summer travel destinations around. And we don’t just mean the “hip” kind of cool. The city’s hottest month is October, whereas in July, you’re more likely to find the temperatures in the mid sixties. The weather also tends to change based on your location. You might find it foggy and cooler down by the beach, but head downtown and it will likely be a little warmer and sunnier. Overall, you’ll find comfortable temperatures with lots to see and do. This cultural, modern summer destination offers numerous activities for any kind of traveler—stop by the San Francisco Zoo, take a city tour in a cable car, visit Alcatraz, and enjoy various restaurants and museums. Being surrounded by cold water on all three sides keeps the climate cool and the views stunning.
This popular ski spot also makes for an exciting summer destination. Here, you’ll find comfortable temperatures at higher elevations with lots of activities both indoor and out. The average temperature during the day is 70, but it turns to a cool 50 degrees once the sun goes down. Enjoy hiking, biking, and walking up and around the Rocky Mountains. You’ll also have no trouble finding places to golf, raft, horseback ride, and relax with spa treatments. There’s plenty of history to be explored as well, such as tours of an operational mine, or taking the kids to try gold panning. With so much to do and the ability to stay cool this summer, Breckenridge is a winning destination for the whole family.
Southern Coast of Maine
Nothing beats a coastal breeze when you are looking to cool down. Maine is where mountains and sea meet, making it a very comfortable summer destination. High temperatures average around 79 with lows around 59, but with the cool ocean breeze, you’ve got some very agreeable summer weather. Outdoor activities are abundant in Maine; from walking and hiking, to swimming and boating—you’ll find it all. Maine is home to quaint southern coastal towns such as Ogunquit and Wells that remain quite a bit cooler than the nearby towns of Portland and Kennebunkport. These areas offer nice downtown shopping, restaurants, and parks that host fairs and concerts.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Looking to venture outside of the US to stay cool this summer? Vancouver is a great spot to check out. Temperatures live in the mid 70’s to low 60’s throughout the summer. This lush, green city experiences quite a bit of rain, but that is what keeps it so beautiful. There are plenty of fun activities to keep you busy during your getaway. Bring the whole family along and take the kids to Granville Island Waterpark, try over 200 flavors of La Casa Geltao’s gelato, hit the beach, or hike up the Grouse Mountain Grind. And if it does rain, make the most of it by stopping by Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden. This maze of covered walkways takes you through Chinese gardens and jade-green waterways, making it the perfect rainy day activity.
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