Best Summer Vacations

For most, the desire to travel peaks when summer comes. Of course, the ideal trip depends on the type of traveler you are and the type of experience you seek. To help you choose your next vacation spots, we have selected some of the best summer vacations.


Maui has multicolored beaches, jaw-dropping scenery and five-star resorts. Adventure-seekers can hike through Haleakala National Park or drive the Road to Hana. Or if you’re craving a bit of sun, spend your summer lounging on Wailea’s shore.


Nice makes an ideal home base for a Riviera getaway — Cannes, Antibes and Monaco are just a short train ride away. Just make sure to bring your credit card, you can roll with celebs in the French Riviera this summer.


There really isn’t a bad time to visit Fiji, but many consider the summertime — with its constant sunshine — to be the best season. Be sure to get an over-water bungalow to enjoy the best view!

Summer turns this Mediterranean isle into a late-night party spot. Drawing travelers from around the world, Mykonos and its famous beach parties stay alive into the wee hours of the morning. But the island also offers more relaxing pursuits along its beaches, like snorkeling.


This Inca capital is worth visiting year-round, but summertime’s pleasant 60-degree temperatures are ideal for adventurous pursuits, such as hiking to Machu Picchu. Just remember: You won’t be the only one in Cusco. Plan your trip several months in advance.

San Francisco

While it has year-round appeal, San Francisco really shines in summer. Thick crowds cluster around top sites, but most travelers are satisfied by the excellent weather. If you’re looking for a beach experience, though, head to southern California.