Places to Spend Your August – When August arrives, so does the feeling that summer is almost over. Kids are getting ready to go back to school, and the warm summer sun is readying to depart. Or maybe you live in a region that’s always warm and August is just another month of heat – no matter what your reason for wanting an end-of-summer getaway, the time to plan is now.
Sweltering temps can leave you longing for higher altitudes, cooler temps, and seaside breezes. Here’s a few places that will help you forget about the temperature and just relax in the last few days of summer.
The high desert in Oregon near Bend has plentiful things to do near the end of summer, like taking in the snow-capped mountain views, fishing, boating, and ice-cold beers at Brewfest. Bend is increasingly becoming a go-to destination for discerning travelers. Golfers enjoy the many courses available and those who enjoy outdoor activities will be in hiking heaven on any one of Bend’s trails. For cooler weather at summer’s end, New York’s Catskills are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who also love visiting historic sites, such as the location of Woodstock from 1969.
Seattle, Washington has sports and music festivals and the infamous Space Needle. This iconic marvel was built in 1962 for the World’s Fair and has been renovated recently.
If you’re looking for time by the sea instead, there’s Newport, Rhode Island to the east and Laguna Beach in California to the west. Both of these ocean-view destinations offer a lot more than just days on the beach, such as entertainment venues, art museums, and, of course, beautiful natural surroundings. If you’re considering a trip to Europe, Budapest’s summer festivals are a favorite among locals and visitors.
Australia has its peak time during the northern hemisphere’s summer. Their mild winters make Brisbane a wonderful place to spend a vacation. And Singapore has a summertime that lasts throughout the year. If you’re looking for an exotic place, you’ll find something to do that satisfies the whole family.
If the coming of August prompts you to get in one last getaway, consider these destinations. It might make September’s pill a bit easier to swallow.