Vacation luggage on a beach

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.
An aerial view of Lake George in New York State.
This Small Town in New York Is the Perfect Summer Getaway — With Lakeside Resorts, Hiking Trails, and Craft Breweries
Sveti Stefan beach and island on the Adriatic sea, Montenegro
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Homes overlooking the ocean and beach with surfers in Orange County, California near Dana Point
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