The warm and sunny days of late summer spell peak season for many destinations, but fewer crowds and great deals still exist — if you know where to go.
Although July is said to be the most popular month for summer vacations, August is a close second. There’s still time to plan a trip in August, or even a staycation if time or resources are limited this year.
Our suggestions this month include a few cooler spots for those who long to escape the summer heat as well as warm weather destinations with beaches, pools, and plenty of sunshine. A little education along with pleasure never hurt anyone, and learning is fun in a museum focused on comedy, science, or food. We have picks for the whole family and others that are more romantic; destinations that are affordable in August and some the most luxurious of travelers will love.
If whale watching, swimming with undersea wildlife, and nature walks interest you, August is a great time to travel across the U.S. and beyond. If parties, music, and concerts are for you, you might want to head for one of the world’s largest summer events in Budapest.
For the adventurous, we suggest white water rafting or guided mountain climbing. From small town U.S.A. to historic European cities to tropical islands and beaches, your perfect August vacation awaits.