The month of June is the official beginning of summer according to the calendar, and it’s also the time when our thoughts drift to getting away from work, school, or whatever it is we’ve been doing all winter and spring. In many places, sunshine and warmth are signaling the approach of summer, while cool breezes are still tempering the heat. In others, June is the time to get a trip in before the busy tourist months of July and August.
Some of these destinations will be familiar, while some are lesser known locales to consider for your June escape. The California coast is always inviting, and even if you’ve taken a road trip in the Golden State before, there’s always a new place to stop and admire the view from a fresh angle. Or if you’re in the mood for somewhere more exotic, Sri Lanka or Mauritius might fit the bill. Festivals in Edmonton, Portland, and Massachusetts will let you join the crowd to celebrate the coming of summer.
Food-centric trips are always a hit, and the Aspen Food and Wine Classic will be foodie heaven with top chefs in a spectacular locale. Celebrating food in Italy is always in fashion, and we suggest a quiet island and its humble but important ingredient. History and art lovers will always find something awe-inspiring in Malta, Ireland, and Croatia.
For those who simply look forward to warm air, a balmy breeze, and a comfy lounge chair, we have some ideas for you, too.