Top 10 Places To Travel To This Summer

Melissa Bolona

Vacation mode: ON! As you get ready to embrace summer, it's time to start planning (or daydreaming about) your summer travels. While there are certainly a number of beautiful, must-see spots around the world, we are highlighting the top 10 cities to travel to this summer. Pull out your travel journal and add these locations to the top of you list!  

Los Angeles, California

La-La Land is home to the luxurious, Hollywood lifestyle. This diverse and unique city is known as the world’s visual entertainment empire, offering a behind the scenes look into the television and film industries. It’s recognized for its highly acclaimed yet diverse restaurants, downtown area and beaches, that are unlike anything you’ve seen. While the opportunities and experiences are endless, LA attracts a wide range of tourists, in an already populated area. Be prepared to sit in traffic….we promise it will be worth it! 

Travel tip: plan ahead and make reservations in advance!

Where to go: 

Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park

The Getty Center 

Santa Monica Pier and Beach 

Sunset Boulevard

The Original Farmers Market and The Grove

Las Vegas, Nevada

No summer is complete without a weekend trip to Vegas! Vegas has the unique opportunity to provide any vacation experience you are looking for. If you are looking for a more “traditional” experience, book your stay at one of the resorts on the Strip so you can easily bounce around from each resort, visiting the casinos, performances, museums and more. If you are looking for a more “luxurious” experience, visit the gourmet restaurants, 5-star hotels, spas and luxury brand stores. If you are looking for an outdoor experience, visit the famous Red Rock Canyon and Hoover Dam for incredible hiking. 

Where to go: 

The Strip

The Venetian Casino and Grand Canal 

Caesars Palace and The Forum Shops

Hoover Dam

Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Nashville, Tennessee

This city has certainly evolved over the last few years and is making it’s way to be one of the most traveled to city in the country. Nashville offers a variety of experiences for everyone! It is known as a “foodies heaven” as there are delicious, mouth-watering restaurants on every corner. At its core, it is known as the home of country music, and the bars along the famous Downtown Broadway are home to some of the most talented artists in the industry, and some who are yet to be discovered. The best way to soak up your time here is to enjoy the live music and eat your way through the city. This city will give you a truly once in a lifetime experience. 

Where to go: 

Grand Ole Opry 

Lower Broadway

Country Music Hall of Fame

Belle Meade Plantation

The Parthenon

Miami, Florida

Miami is a beautiful city, filled with a melting pot of diverse cultures, art, museums, and beaches! This is one of the most popular tourist locations, and for good reason. This city is home to historical homes, multicultural and ethnic neighborhoods, and extravagant nightlife. Miami offers a range of both outdoor activities to luxurious, indoor opportunities. You will experience a once in a lifetime cultural experience. 

Where to go: 

Plnthouse Restaurant, located in 1 Hotel South Beach. Order a warm cup of our chicken broth concentrate! 

Miami Beach

Little Havana

Wynwood Walls

Vizcaya Museum and Gardens 

Maui, Hawaii 

Treat yourself to exactly what you need - a nice, relaxing beach vacation! Maui is the perfect spot, as this island is a mix of a little bit of everything Hawaii has to offer. From the breath-taking beaches, incredible hikes and trails, impressive wildlife and intriguing culture, you will experience it all. After a few days in paradise, you will not want to leave! 

Travel tip: Monitor Hawaii’s COVID-travel restrictions before planning your trip, as they require certain documentation to visit.

Where to go: 

Wailea Beach

Road to Hana

Haleakala National Park

Pipiwai Trail

Makena Beach State Park

Chicago, Illinois

This diverse city is a must-see! Chicago is known for its skyscrapers, art and museums, shopping districts and deep dish pizzas. You will most likely spend the first few days running around town, checking out all the buildings and artwork filled in the city, before taking the time to enjoy the culture and a slice of pizza. 

Where to go: 

Grant Park and Buckingham Fountain

Millennium Park

The Magnificent Mile

Art Institute of Chicago

The Field Museum

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

While only recently experiencing traction from tourism, Jackson Hole is quiet an underrated city. What remains as the heart of mountain country, this city is known for its rugged trails, incredible hikes and miles of open-space land. Centered between the Grand Teton National Park and national forests, this city offers an incredible amount of art and performance venues, shops, and resorts. You may even see a celebrity or a few around town, as it has gained traction from this A-list group. 

Where to go: 

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Jackson Hole Playhouse

Granite Hot Springs

Dallas, Texas

You know what they say, everything is bigger and better in Texas! This special city is home to history, art, sports, family and food. Located closely to Fort Worth, these two cities have a little something for everyone. You could spend the day visiting the famous Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza in Dallas, before healing to the Fort Worth Stockyards in the evening. Split time between these two vibrant cities to get a full Texas-experience. 

Where to go: 

Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District

Sundance Square

Sixth Floor Museum and Dealey Plaza

Kimbell Art Museum

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden 

New York City, New York 

Plan a trip to the Big Apple to experience this city’s unique, cosmopolitan, yet crowded culture. While this city may seem a bit overwhelming, as there is SO much to do, so much to see and so many people, don’t let it intimidate you. Enlist the help from a local to help you navigate through the city and hit all the best spots in town. Experience the historical galleries, trendy restaurants, neon lights, and sparkling nightlife of the city, before heading over to Brooklyn, East Village or venturing to other states close by. 

Where to go: 

Central Park

American Museum of Natural History

Metropolitan Museum of Art

National September 11 Memorial 

Statue of Liberty

Aspen, Colorado

This scenic mountain town is just as beautiful during the summer as the winter. This city is like something straight out of a snow globe, with its picture-perfect mountains surrounded by the famous Colorado Rockies. While Aspen may be known for its ski spots, it truly has more to offer than that. With luxurious shops, museums, galleries, restaurants and festivals, you will find yourself with endless opportunities. Aspen is home to a number of high-end resorts to make your stay feel even more luxurious than you had hoped for! 

Where to go: 

Maroon Bells

Independence Pass

Glenwood Springs

Wheeler Opera House

Aspen Brewing Company

Where is the first place you plan to travel to this summer?! Let us know in the comments below!

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