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Fly to the most searched destination this summer
Fly to the most searched destination this summer
With summer beginning, travel is all that is on my mind. Should I go to the beach? Should I stay at a resort? In this article we break down the most searched destinations this summer.
Dubai is such a beautiful city full of food and experiences. From beautiful views of the city to delicious food, Dubai truly has it all! One thing that not many people know about Dubai is that they have beautiful beaches. Not many travel destinations can offer both cityscape and a beach. Dubai is also home to many shops, so make sure to pack an extra suitcase!
Dubai is also great for kids as it offers many fun adventures. The Dubai aquarium is one of the best in the world. It even has an underwater tunnel for a serial feeling. If outdoors is more your jam, Dubai has many beautiful walk-through gardens. Lastly, for the adrenaline junkies, Dubai is home to a water park resort
For an added bonus, check out Dubai to Manila flights
Manila is a beautiful country with so much to offer! From walking tours to museums, Manila embodies all the best forms of art. Their many museums and parks make for a great escape from reality, into a world of pure beauty!
If you’re a fan of the beach, Manila offers a bay walk with beautiful views and food. One of the best ways to experience food in a foreign country is by eating street food. The food is always my favorite part of a vacation. Anything from corn to ice pops, I love it all!
For the fans of history, Manila is very rich in historical buildings from cathedrals to forts. Another great way to experience Manila is through its many parks. The beautiful nature and wildlife is sure to make your trip magical.
Panama City Beach, Florida
Miami and Orlando have always been hot spots for vacationing families. This year, however, they’re booked full. Luckily, Florida is a big state with plenty of beaches, including Panama City Beach. Twenty-seven miles of white sand stretches along this section of the Gulf, making it much easier to find a quiet spot to relax and take a dip.
Once you tire of swimming and sunbathing, head over to Pier Park to grab a bite to eat and shop for souvenirs. The pier is also home to an amusement park and movie theater, which are bound to keep the kids entertained. Gulf World Marine Park, Shell Island and Shipwreck Island Park offer fun for the whole family, too.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
If your family is ready for an adventure across the border, head to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The city is located further south along the Pacific coast where ocean breezes prevent the area from becoming too hot. Here, you’ll find miles of pristine shoreline and beautiful beaches like Playa Medano and the popular Playa del Amor. Visit one of these sandy spots to catch the sunset, marvel at unique rock formations and take a dip in the warm, salty waters.
While sunbathing and swimming are the most popular things to do in Los Cabos, you’ll also find golf courses, whale watch tours, historic churches and more. Many beachside shops also offer activities like snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and jet skiing to keep the kids entertained. Don’t forget to grab some tacos on your way back to the hotel or head into town to get a taste of Mexican nightlife.
Santa Ynez Valley, California
After more than a year stuck inside, many Americans are traveling west in search of wide-open spaces, and they’re finding them in Montana, Wyoming and Utah. These states are home to several national parks and beautiful ranches, which all happen to be booked. However, if you’re looking for a true dude ranch experience, you can still find it out West. You’ll just have to travel to Santa Ynez Valley to find it.
This sophisticated cowboy town is an hour’s drive from Santa Barbara and is most famous for its wineries. However, the area also offers activities like horseback riding, hot air ballooning and hiking, ensuring plenty of fun for the whole family. Plus, you’re more likely to find last-minute accommodations, especially if you plan your trip for late summer or early fall.
Ocean City, New Jersey
Most people don’t consider New Jersey when looking for family-friendly beach resorts. Yet, Ocean City is easily one of the nation’s best vacation destinations thanks to its eight miles of sandy coastline and world-famous boardwalk. Fish in the bay, swim at the beach, rent a paddleboard or go kayaking. Then, hit up the boardwalk for good eats, live music and more.
The city is also home to renowned attractions that captivate travelers from all over the world. However, you’re still likely to find accommodations in and around the area, even if you’re trying to book last-minute. That’s because there are dozens of hotels and motels along the boardwalk. Bed and breakfasts, beachside resorts and rental homes are also located across the island so can find the right place to stay at just the right price.
If you’re hoping to book a last-minute summer vacation on one of Hawaii’s big islands, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single vacancy. Oahu and Maui’s Kona and Kapalua are so booked that rental cars are sold out and hotel concierges will be of little help if you’re trying to find a room. Meanwhile, searches for flights to the big island continue to soar, indicating its popularity this summer.
Luckily, families can still find accommodations in the state’s quieter gem of Kaua’i. This little island is home to pristine beaches, clear waters and lush, green mountains that offer a variety of hiking and swimming opportunities. Explore local culture and history at Kaua’i’s many museums, historical landmarks and farmers markets. Meanwhile, small towns like Koloa and Kapaa offer a less crowded and more personal experience.