Summer has arrived, and if you haven’t made your vacation plans yet, it’s time to get started. If you still need to pick a place on the map to head this summer, these vacation destinations can provide what you’re looking for in your summer getaway.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico- If you’re looking for a trendy, beautiful trip, visit Playa del Carmen. From its beaches overflowing with people from around the globe to waters clear enough to spot the diverse sea life, travel to Playa del Carmen for one of the best vacations Mexico has to offer. Playa del Carmen has a reputation as one of the top diving destinations in the world. With a distinct and colorful sea life, not to mention its underwater caverns, you can’t forget to take along your GoPro Hero5 from Buydig.com!
The Azores, Portugal- Thanks to new nonstop flights on Delta from JFK that launched in May, summer getaways to Portugal’s remote volcanic archipelago just got easier. Go to sleep in NYC and wake up on São Miguel Island, where you can wander the cobblestoned streets of Ponta Delgada, seek out geothermal hot springs in Furnas, or, if you’ve got longer than a weekend, hop a flight over to Faial Island for a whale-watching adventure.
Closer to home
San Juan Islands, Washington– Island time is mountain time in this rugged Pacific Northwest gem. At the north end of the Puget Sound, almost to Canada, some 400 islands compose the rocky, piney archipelago of the San Juan Islands. Four of these islands are bigger than the rest and accessed from mainland Washington by an old-school ferry system. Folks run about in between the islands in motorboats, sailboats or kayaks. You may also find them hiking, swimming or biking, along the glaciered face of Mount Baker on the eastern horizon and the jagged Olympic Peninsula to the southwest. Make sure you take along your Canon DSLR from Buydig.com so you can capture some amazing shots of the Orcas breaching along the coast. Like all of the Pacific Northwest, summer weather is perfect.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts- A classic New England treasure that never gets old. Cape Cod is essentially a synonym for “New England Beach Summers”. Think lighthouses, shingled cottages, cranberry bogs, and miles of seashore. New Englanders come for the simple pleasures – relaxing at the National Seashore, braving the Atlantic’s rough ocean waves, and biking along the sand dunes out to Race Point. Vacationers bring their kids for the same easy joys as they once discovered: mini-golf, a drive-in movie, and fried clams eaten while picnicking on a bench in the sand.
Denali National Park, Alaska- Visitors often ask: When is the best month to visit Alaska? You can’t go wrong visiting Alaska anytime between May 10 and September 15. The days are long, nature is in full bloom, and the air is alive with energy. Located between Fairbanks and Anchorage, Denali National Park is home to abundant wildlife and jaw-dropping landscapes but also the tallest mountain in North America: Denali. It draws visitors in and offers a lot of activities once they get inside the park’s boundaries.
The world is full of diverse destinations that are waiting to be explored. Get busy making your vacation plans to visit one of these amazing spots this summer.