Summer vacations are what families and travelers around the globe look forward to all year. There are literally hundreds of wonderful destinations to take you and your crew this summer season, it’s almost impossible to choose just one! Whether your looking for sandy beaches or a fun filled oasis; your just a booking away from making lifetime memories. Keep reading for some great summer vacation locations that are affordable and exciting for all in your crew.
We can assure you, they will offer all type of fun and frolic of the season, without killing your wallet.
Besides airfare, hotels and commuting make the major part of your traveling expenses. So, if you choose an affordable destination you can save BIG and enjoy more shopping on your travels.
From the beach getaways to major cities and mountain hideaways, there are a lot of spots across the world that will welcome you and your family.
1) Lake Powell, Arizona
Lake Powell in Northern Arizona is a great place to start your summer vacation. The lake is spreads across 186 miles and houses 96 canyons, which visitors can actually drive down.
Theres Antelope Canyon and Rainbow Bridge which is the world’s largest natural bridge on the water.
You can literally spend weeks here with your family and friends exploring canyons, deserted beaches, and camping by the lakeside.
Here you can hire a houseboat, to get more cozy. Some boats come decked out with water slides attached to their back, BBQ and hot tubs on the roof.
2) Camino De Santiago, Spain
If you are traveling on the budget, consider taking an epic voyage to Spain. Spain is packed with adventurous and affordable outdoor activities like hiking the Camino de Santiago trail. It is considered as an ancient pilgrimage route to the apostle Saint James Shrine in Santiago de Compostela. There is also numerous restaurants along the route that offer good food and drinks all within the budget. Also, consider Albergues which are great budget friendly options for lodging
3) Oregon Mt. Hood Territory
Mount Hood, located in Oregon City, is a wonderful place in all four seasons for fun and amusement. It was the first city west of Mississippi and is rich in cultural history and flavorful foods sourced from local farms.
There are many museums, shopping centers, various other fun and unique destination throughout the town which makes it family-friendly vacation destination where spending summertime would be pocket-friendly too.
Recreational possibilities seem to be endless here, whether indoor or outdoor. You can enjoy urban kayaking, mountain hiking, rural bike rides, scenic valley wineries tour and much more. Enjoy the natural beauty by staying in the rustic cabins or humbly stylish hotels in the region.
4) Toronto, Cannada
Toronto is the largest city in Canada, and can be visited all year round but the city truly comes alive in the Summer months. There are numerous venues to enjoy a cocktail on the rooftop and mesmerizing scenic spots all around the city. Enjoy a ferry ride and explore the car-free Toronto Islands on the bike or foot. Enjoy basking in the glory and rays of Sun at woodbine beach or sugar beach.
Be the part of Toronto jazz festival and beaches International jazz festival or get charged up at Toronto Caribbean carnival!
Gather the whole family and enjoy Canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster at Canada’s Wonderland.
This country is part of the United Kingdom and has acquired the title of “land of songs” due to its eisteddfod tradition.
You can have a unique outdoor experience in this country or party it up on March 1st when the country celebrates Saint David.
Wales is also known as the castle capital of the world as there are over 600 castles in the country. Besides Wales historical attractions, you can enjoy museums, galleries, mountain hiking trails, surfing, hang gliding, kayaking and much more.
Also check out the World Rally Championship stage which is set indoors at the Millennium Stadium.
6) Colombo, Sri Lanka
Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. Gangaramaya Temple is one of the oldest and important temples in Colombo architecture. This is the perfect mix of Sri Lankan, Indian and Chinese architecture.
The Prime City has rich colonial heritage along with various beautiful scenic destinations. Get rich in history by visiting the popular attractions such as a Galle face green, the Beira Lake, the Viharamahadevi Park, Dutch museum.
You can buy local handlooms, souvenirs and enjoy a variety local cuisine while your stay in coastal city of Sri Lanka.
7) New Zealand
New Zealand is a country with stunning landscapes and friendly locals. Here, there is something for every visitor big of small. From food to wine and exciting tour trips.
New Zealand is known for its adventure tourism, luxury experiences, unique Islands and much more.
There are active volcanic zones, rolling pastures, and lot more to explore in the country which is also known as “God’s own country” and the “paradise of the Pacific”.
This is the second-largest city of France and it exhibits big city swagger with a fishing village sociability. The country is not made up of great historical monuments sites but has beautiful outdoor terraces, street art, and makeshift apero. You get 300 days of sun here, so summers are full of clear skies and fun for the whole family!
The Notre Dame de la Garde is marshalls’ most visited monument.
There is 17 century Fort Saint-Jean at the entrance of Marseille old port. Besides the fort are Museum of European and Mediterranean civilization and various other destinations like beaches, restaurants, rocky inlets and much more that makes Marsellie a perfect vacation destination.
9) Cappadocia, Istanbul
This enchanting city is known for its marvelous and unique Rock formations. You can explore caves with ancient Islamic inscriptions and even embark on a backpacking adventure. There are underground cities, caves, and ravines. You can watch balloons light up the sky which is worthy of a instagram photo or two!
World-famous for its blissful summer weather and cherry blossom festival. London can be budget friendly if your willing to give up the luxurious hotels and go for more pocket-friendly accommodations.
Family will enjoy summer celebrations like Saint Patrick’s Day, Pancake Day and Beer week that takes fun for Adults to another level.
Our list of unique and affordable Summer Vacations are jam packed with adventure. Some other great places around the globe include Prague, Marrakech in Morocco, playa del Carmen in Mexico, Pokhara in Nepal, Cape Town in South Africa, Barcelona in Spain, Hamburg in Germany, etc.
Wherever you choose to go this Sunny Summer Vacation, remember to enjoy your trip and make memories to last a lifetime!