Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start thinking about your summer vacation. What do you have in mind this year: sitting on a beach, exploring nature, or visiting historical sites? Would you like to travel somewhere close by or further afield?

Here are 6 great summer vacation destinations to get you started with your planning!

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, and a beautiful and historic city. The jewel in the crown is Edinburgh Castle, an imposing fortress set high on a hill above the city.

There are also charming cobblestone streets, the historic Royal Mile, atmospheric restaurants, and the magnificent walk with stunning views up to Arthur’s Seat.

A visit to the Scottish Capital is well-deserved at any time, but 2020 will be a particularly great year, with a new luxury hotel opening in town, the Red Carnation Group’s 100 Princes Street.

Summer is undoubtedly the best time to be in Scotland, with the country being known for its cold and dreary weather. During July and August you’ll have the best chance of clear skies and pleasant temperatures for the perfect Summer Vacation.

Edinburgh Summer Vacation
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Alaska has incredible landscapes, pristine nature, and offers exciting adventure, yet it is somewhere that most Americans never visit. If you’re deterred by the icy cold, summer is the time to go, when daytime temperatures in Denali National Park average a perfect 66 degrees.


Denali National Park is located in the interior of the state, and includes diverse landscapes from forests, tundra, glaciers, to North America’s highest mountain, Denali, that rises to over 20,000 feet. Along with stunning mountain scenery, the park is home to a range of wildlife, including moose, Dall sheep, grey wolves, and grizzly bears.

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Japan is a perennial fan with travelers, and in 2020 its capital Tokyo will host the summer Olympics. Whether or not you manage to get along to any of the events, summer 2020 will be a great time to visit Tokyo and enjoy the Olympic buzz.


There are plenty of other reasons to visit Tokyo too, such as historic temples, incredible food, and simply soaking in the energy of this thriving, modern city. Tokyo and Japan also offer some unique experiences, from the mesmerizing cherry blossom to animals like snow monkeys.

Tokyo Japan Summer Vacation
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The islands of the San Juan archipelago, just off the coast of Washington State, are undoubtedly some of the USA’s most stunning islands. To get to the San Juan Islands, you journey on boat between small forest islands, across the glistening waves, until being greeted by the sight of these lush green islands rising dramatically out of the Pacific Ocean.

Here you can relax on pristine beaches, go whale watching, and immerse yourself in nature. Along with enjoying the pristine nature of the islands, you can visit the charming town of Friday Harbor, which is home to fabulous museums, restaurants, art galleries, and eclectic shops to electrify your Summer Vacation.

San Juan Islands Washington State Summer Vacation
San Juan Islands Ferry, Washington State - Image by Harry Wegley from Pixabay

If you’re dreaming of a beach vacation this summer, what could be better than glamorous Los Cabos, Mexico? The twin coastal towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are not only perfect for relaxing in the sun; they also offer the opportunity for great nature-based activities such as whale watching.

Los Cabos has something for everyone, from the parties and clubs to stunning beaches, galleries and cultural experiences. Here you’ll also find some truly stunning hotels and all-inclusive resorts as well as five-star dining experiences. What else could you ask for a stunning Summer Vacation?

Cabo San Lucas Beach Resort, Mexico - Image by Robbert van Bloemendaal from Pixabay

If you’re dreaming of a beach vacation this summer, what could be better than glamorous Los Cabos, Mexico? The twin coastal towns of Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo are not only perfect for relaxing in the sun; they also offer the opportunity for great nature-based activities such as whale watching.

Los Cabos has something for everyone, from the parties and clubs to stunning beaches, galleries and cultural experiences. Here you’ll also find some truly stunning hotels and all-inclusive resorts as well as five-star dining experiences.

Lake McDonald Glacier National Park Montana Summer Vacation
Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park, Montana - Image by David Mark from Pixabay
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