The Hottest Summer Destinations

10. The Bahamas

Bahamas Blue Lagoon

During the hurricane season a vacation in the Bahamas can be easily spoiled by severe rain, but those travelers who would decide to take a trip to the Bahamas in June are sure to enjoy mild weather, fewer tourists and much lower rates. Most of the resorts in the Out Islands do not offer accommodation to guests through November, but New Providence and Paradise Island welcome the tourists year-round. A vacation on the Bahamas is perfect for those who are seeking some laid-back island living.

9. Miami

Miami

This destination is also offseason in the summer. Miami is a popular getaway for Europeans and South Americans who want to run away from the winter cold. To hide from the unbearable heat you will just need to swim in the ocean, Biscayne Bay or an infinity pool. After spreading out on South Beach and people-watching on Lincoln Road during the day, at night you can experience iconic nightlife of Miami Beach. This quintessential beach vacation is great as a spontaneous getaway for those who love to stretch on the sun and party in the club all night long.

8. Catalina Island, CA

Catalina Island offers an ideal retreat from the smog and traffic to the megapolice dwellers. Just 22 miles away by ferry or helicopter the island will delight you with an array of paradoxes. There campgrounds with wild buffalo roaming around coexist with the Mediterranean style city of Avalon. Catalina Island is a popular destination to spend the day on the beach swimming, biking, snorkeling and hiking.

7. Mackinac Island, MI

It will take you just 20 minutes to get to Mackinac Island by boat from either the Upper or Lower Peninsula of Michigan. During the summer, and especially on weekends this beautiful area gets really crowded with people who arrive here to escape the hustle and bustle of the city life. The bulk of the island territory is occupied by designated parkland, which is great for hiking and cycling. The architecture is truly remarkable, with numerous Victorian cottages that were built just after the end of the Civil War. An escape to Mackinac Island is a unique chance to experience the time long gone. As cars were prohibited more than a century ago, you can get around the island in a horse-drawn carriage.

6. Ocean City, MD

Famous for its classic boardwalk, with neon spray-painted T-shirts and historic amusement rides this East Coast beach town is a popular summer retreat. In the evening you can savor hard-shelled crabs at Hooper’s crab house or watch the sunset sipping a local craft brew from Fager’s Island Restaurant & Bar’s large bayfront decks.

5. Amsterdam

If you have ever planned going to Amsterdam make sure you visit this extravagant city in summer. It is the perfect time to take in all the beauty of the city as the weather is mostly sunny and there are great festivals and events not to be missed. One of them is the Open Garden Days, when visitors have a chance to have a look at the private gardens of the beautiful houses that stretch along the historic canals. A trip to Amsterdam will become an unforgettable urban adventure, with the taste of romance, thanks to its numerous bridges and waterways waiting to be explored by bike and by boat.

4. Virginia Beach, VA

Virginia Beach

With 35 miles of incredibly beautiful sandy beach, no wonder that Virginia Beach has become one of the hottest summer destination drawing thousands of tourists from the mid-Atlantic. Here you can stroll along a wide concrete boardwalk featuring comfortable benches and a separate path for biking. Virginia Beach is a popular destination for families who prefer to spend their vacation at the oceanfront resort area and plan to visit the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center.

3. Bora Bora

If you are dreaming about getting to the perfect island paradise you will hardly find the place better than Bora Bora. Featuring charming bungalows jetting out into the turquoise water, Bora Bora boasts a favorable location with a circular coral reef, which is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving. This is the best romantic getaway and a honeymooner’s dream come true.

2. Dubai

Forget about desert hot weather and humidity. Dubai is a unique place where you can ski indoors and shop at the world’s largest shopping mall. And if shopping is an important part of your vacation then visiting the Dubai Summer Surprisesfestival is a must, as you will be able to score incredible deals and have great fun. Only in Dubai you can stay on top of the world and indulge supreme luxury in a 7-star hotel.

1. Hawaii

Even though Hawaii is part of the U.S. you will feel as if you’re in another world when you arrive there. Beautiful pristine beaches, lush sea cliffs surrounded by picturesque mountains, volcanic landscapes, rich sea life and unique Polynesian culture make Hawaii number 1 destination in our list. Whether you are looking for a luxury, romantic, adventurous or beach vacation there is something for everything in Hawaii and each of the 6 major islands guarantees enjoyable experiences and memories to last for a lifetime.