Whether your idea of a perfect summer day is relaxing at the beach, taking a road trip, or exploring a national park, T+L has the travel advice to make your summer a success.
Take a Weekend Getaway to a Beach Town
In summer, the quest for a great American beach town becomes a national passion. Beach towns from Rehoboth, DE, to Santa Cruz, CA, are the places to go to relax underneath an umbrella, stroll along a charming boardwalk, or comb the sand for shells. So get that beach chair ready—and prepare for the simple pleasures of summer at one of these classic retreats. Read on for more of America’s best little beach towns.
Go on a Road TripWhen the urge to travel strikes, hitting the road is the most spontaneous way to get your fix. Magnificent roads are never far—routes that meander through forests, cruise along the coast, and climb over mountain passes. Once you find the right route, it’s easy to rediscover the exuberant freedom of the open road. From the dramatic Oregon coast to the shady lanes of New England, there are countless drives suited to summertime. Get inspired by our road-trip coverage, including America’s iconic drives, most scenic roads, and T+L editors’ favorite road trips. And read on for some handy gas-saving road-trip tips.
Ride a Waterslide
Adrenaline junkies will want to take a ride on one of the world’s craziest waterslides. Try the 66-foot-tall Wild Vortex, which opened in 2012 at Wilderness at the Smokies in Tennessee. If you’re not ophidiophobic, catch a ride on the King Cobra waterslide at New Jersey’s Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, which allows riders to zip up to 32 mph. Need to cool off during your Disney World vacation this summer? Head to Mount Gushmore’s Summit Plummet slide at Blizzard Beach water park. From the top of the faux mountain, riders take a vertical plunge straight down to the base of the mountain, plummeting 120 feet (about 12 stories) at a speed of 60 mph. Read on for more of the craziest waterslides to visit this summer.
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