Summer Vacations

With or without school aged-children, people do most of their traveling over summer. Peak season is just about everywhere, and prices will be higher and crowds somehow more crowded. But you’ll also experience landscapes, communities, and events in ways you can’t any other time of the year, from North Carolina’s balmy Outer Banks to Maine’s summer food festivals. Whether you’re looking to go north to beat the heat, or south to soak up the sun, Travel + Leisure has you covered (metaphorically—you will still need to wear sunscreen) as you plan your perfect summer vacation.

25 Best Beaches in the U.S. (Video)

From New York to Hawaii, and California to Florida, find your perfect U.S. beach destination.
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New Jersey Will Allow Beaches to Reopen in Time for Memorial Day Weekend (Video)

“Every beach will be required to establish capacity limitations, but we will leave it to local leaders to determine the method that would be best for their community,” the governor said.
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8 Scenic Weekend Road Trips to Take This Summer

From San Diego to the Finger Lakes, these are the best summer weekend road trips. Whether you're looking for a beach getaway or mountain views, we have a road trip for every traveler.
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