Nothing shouts louder than a summer getaway, and if you’ve been yearning just to unwind and relax someplace new, you’ll best get cracking. After all, you’ll need to know just where you want to go as well as every other necessary detail. If you’re unsure of where to head to for the perfect summer getaway, don’t worry. Just take a look at our carefully curated list of great summer spots and see what tickles your fancy:
After a few tumultuous years, Egypt is again on the map of the best travel destinations, revealing fabulous marble temples and other fantastic national treasures, spectacular landscapes filled with different cultural gems, sea, sun, and hot sands combined with a touch of exotic heritage and culture, vast deserts, fabulous coral reefs, and cosmopolitan cities – enough reasons to visit Egypt, right?
Even if their tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (at 828 meters tall), doesn’t strike your fancy, you can still indulge in absolute luxury in their famous 7-star hotel, the Burj Al Arab. There’s definitely plenty to do and see in this popular desert city, and if you’re around from 22 June to 4 August, you’ll also get to enjoy their annual Dubai Summer Surprises festival which comes with tons of discounts everywhere as well as plenty of entertainment options.
Home to one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza is a sight to behold. However, that might not be on your list of things to do while visiting this North American country. For those more inclined to soak up the sun’s rays, there’s plenty of pristine beaches available, and if you’re coming in July or August, you can also enjoy lower hotel rates and cheaper domestic one-way flights.
Amsterdam is one cool city (literally), and even in summer, their temperature averages 72° F most days. In fact, the summer months of July and August is the best time to pay this European city a visit and don’t be surprised to find many other neighboring Europeans spending their summer here as well. Since cycling is so much a part of life here, you’ll also get to enjoy breathing in the distinctly clean and fresh air everywhere you go.
When you envision a tropical island paradise, it’s hard to really get all the details right unless you’ve experienced it with your own eyes, so why not pay Bora Bora a visit this summer to let it all sink in? Here, you’ll get to enjoy all-year-round warm weather, crystal clear lagoon waters, white sand beaches, and plenty of snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities.
From cultural Yogyakarta with its majestic Prambanan Hindu temples to the sterling diving opportunities in Bali and Lembongan, you’ll always be able to find something to enjoy in this Southeast Asian country. Spending just a week here really won’t be sufficient, and if you’re interested to pay them a visit, you’ll best do so during the dry season which runs till October.
Sprawling over just less than a mile, Monaco is the second smallest country in the world. Their hottest season spans from July to August, so it’ll definitely be less crowded compared to spring or fall. If you want to experience the life of the rich (or maybe pretend to be James Bond), you should definitely pay a visit to their many upscale casinos, stroll along the scenic boardwalks and just while the day away at any of their luxurious hotels and resorts.
Looking to brush up on your history while on your summer break? Well, if you are, you’ll definitely want to spend a day at the Larco Museum since it houses the world’s largest collection of Ancient Peru artifacts. The average winter temperature here (till November) will be around 55 – 66°F, so if you’re looking for somewhere cooler, this can be it. Other than that, you’ll also get to enjoy a lively and diverse food scene pretty much all year round, so if food tours sound just perfect for your summer break, come on over to Lima.
If hiking is something you’re always up for, you’ll want to visit Iceland as the best time to hike its lush greens is actually in July and August when the weather is warmer. Another thing to look forward to is the spectacular phenomena of the Northern Lights. Although witnessing that will be touch and go until September, there’s plenty to see and do in this Nordic nation that’s bound to capture your interest.
Consisting of 6 major islands, this distinctly different U.S. state stands proudly (and popularly) on its own in the Pacific Ocean. Here, it’s easy to feel as if you’re in another world, and if you’ve always wondered what true paradise feels like, you should spend your summer break here. From swimming and surfing to fishing and going for your first luau, you might even start to wish you could stay here forever.
Booked your plane ticket already? Well, even if you haven’t, we hope you feel inspired for your next summer getaway. We’ll also love to have you on board with us the next time you’re going to and coming back from the airport. Rest assured that our St. Louis airport shuttle service is always available day and night, and our chauffeurs are also some of the best drivers on the road. To enjoy your time with us today, just give us a call or book our St. Louis car service online.