Summer will soon be here, so it’s time to plan that ultimate getaway. There are a lot of potential destinations to choose from, though, so knowing the features of the best tourist destinations can go a long way in helping you reach a decision. Whether you want to go on an adventure and see the sights or just lounge around on the beach, these destinations have got you covered.
Florence is quite popular, especially during the summer. Here, you can take in the beautiful Renaissance architecture and dine at outdoor cafes. The Boboli Gardens offer a nice, serene setting in which to wander through, and you can watch the sunset at Piazzale Michelangelo. Daytime temperatures get to about 80 while it stays at a cool 50-60 degrees in the evening.
Bermuda is perfect for beach lounging! Soak up some sand and sun on the beautiful shores of Horseshoe Bay Beach, Warwick Long Bay, and Elbow Beach. If you want to go there in style, booking Bermuda cruises is always a good way to give you some ocean time while you vacation.
Some of the best things to do in Rome involve outdoor attractions, so visiting during the summer is ideal. You can take in the sun’s rays as you visit the Roman Forum, Coliseum, Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona. This destination does get busy in the summer, so it’s best to visit these attractions early in the morning. The hotels are expensive, but go quick, so you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to book in advance.
Rio de Janeiro
Here you can visit Tijuca National Park, the largest urban rainforest on Earth, and see Christ the Redeemer (one of the New Seven Wonders of the World). The low temperatures here maintain a comfortable range in the 60s during the summer months, so you’ll be quite comfortable as you explore all the outdoor activities Rio de Janeiro has to offer.
During the summer, temperatures in Paris get to around 70 degrees. The lawns in front of the world-famous Eiffel Tower is a good place for a picnic, while visiting the Le Marais neighborhood is good for people-watching. If you get hungry, you can go to one of the cafes on the Champs-Elysees. The only downside of visiting Paris is that it can get quite packed. If you want to visit attractions like the world-famous Louvre, for instance, going first thing in the morning is your best bet.
Temperatures in London during the summer generally hover around the 70s, though getting into the 90s is not unheard of. Some of the popular attractions include Buckingham Palace (which is open to visit 10 weeks out of the year), Hyde Park (a great picnic destination), and any one of London’s many rooftop bars.
A visit to Dubin is best in the summer months when the weather hits a high of 60 degrees throughout the day. During this time, you can take a delightful stroll through Trinity College and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, or visit the Dublin Zoo and St. Stephen’s Green. If you’re feeling a little rambunctious, hit up the famous Temple Bar and other surrounding pubs in the evening.
During the summer months, you can expect Edinburgh to reach temperatures in the mid-60s. Despite the cooler climate, the city hosts the world’s largest arts festival, called Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This festival attracts people from all over the world and is bound to be loads of fun. You can also visit outdoor attractions such as the Royal Botanic Garden, Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat.
Great Barrier Reef
If you’re into diving and snorkeling you can visit Heron Island and Osprey Reef. If diving isn’t your thing, you can still visit one of the lovely Whitsunday Islands and sail on the beautiful ocean. If you love animals, check out Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.
These are some of the best destinations you can visit this summer. No matter what kind of person you are, you can be sure that one or more of these places will offer you a good time.