Who doesn't love summer, a time when you can visit somewhere you've never been, or even go to a place you've been over and over, and spend quality time with your family, partner or good friends. Whether it be for a weekend getaway, a week, or two weeks, it's important to make every moment count so you can create everlasting memories. And we have an exciting giveaway* to help you get there in style!
We know you're busy, so we turned to 4 savvy bloggers for suggestions on where to vacation this summer. Their suggestions ranged from traveling local to Sanibel, FL or Beaufort, SC to jetsetting off to Mexico or simply taking a staycation in your hometown. Here's what they had to say.
Paula Schmitt, This Girl Travels
"I love summer. The kids are out of school, the days are long and lazy, the sun is shining and the air is warmer begging for family travel. One of my favorite travel destinations by far is to the beautiful state of Florida, the Sunshine State. From sandy white beaches to vibrant coral reefs, the ocean is always calling. Families can enjoy anything and everything from shell collecting in Sanibel to meeting astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center. And let's not forget theme parks. Florida has some of the biggest and best, including Disney."
Samantha Feuss, Have Sippy Will Travel
"If you are looking for a quiet spot to spend time as a family, but with plenty to see & do, take a gander at Beaufort, South Carolina. This sleepy town is so picturesque that Hollywood has used it as the backdrop for such films as “The Prince Of Tides” and “Forest Gump”, and while there are many lovely cafes, bakeries, chocolateries, coffee shops, and restaurants in the district, you won’t find a Starbucks or a McDonalds in town."
Zippy Sandler, Champagne Living
"I love looking for off-season bargains when traveling. There's nothing like getting luxury accommodations for a fraction of the cost, so my recommendation would be to visit a wonderful all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen or Cancun. My favorite is the 5-diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Families can stay in the Ambassador Class with access to the ocean, pools, a kids and teens club, and luxury that you can't find anyplace else. With all of the food, activities,and entertainment included (even alcohol for the adults) it's an easy vacation that allows alone time for mom and dad while the kids play with new friends under watchful eyes."
Melissa Chapman,The Staten Island Family
"I am a TOTAL staycation kind of girl. I love the idea of playing tourist in my backyard - which just so happens to be the greatest city in the world- NYC. And while we live in NYC, we are on Staten Island, which requires a ferry ride or a trip over the bridge to get to the bright lights and big city of Manhattan. So I am always looking for great NYC hotels that will allow us to drive in, park our car and stay overnight, so that we can take in all the sights and sounds without for a solid 24 hours with no distractions. The bonus is when I can bring our dogs along- so I am all about pet friendly accommodations."
And now for the prize!*
We're giving away a luggage set from Heys that's packed with personality!
It's an expandable 22" Spinner & Beauty Case with style galore (it's so easy to spot at baggage claim!)
TO ENTER, just comment below about your favorite things to do in Summer, and you'll automatically be entered to win!
*This giveaway is open through July1 to USA residents at least 18 years of age. No purchase necessary.
Congratulations to our lucky winner!: HPan210
Who doesn't love summer!
Oh Summer! My most favorite parts of summer are sleeping in, no real schedule for our family, and trips to the lake and beach for fun in the sun!
My favorite thing to do in the summer is camping and taking the dogs swimming in the lake. We all have a blast.
I love to go swimming with my kiddos
My favorite things to do is go kayaking with friends and go to family Barbecues during the summer.
My favorite thing to do is explore my small city and have chill sessions with my girls!
Of course I love all things summer, but my favorite thing of all is visiting my family out-of-state. I only see them twice a year, and it's wonderful to be together at a time when the beautiful weather allows us to do so many fun things!
Summers are full of wonderful things - but traveling and sampling local foods (yay, farmers' markets!) always puts a big smile on my face. :)
i like sitting on the porch in the eving doing nothing in summer
We go camping a lot in the summer but I miss going to the beach so much! When I was little my parents took me to Flordia almost every year! I wish I could continue that tradition with my family but it just never seems to be the right time, or something goes wrong and stops us from going.
The beach baby, you know it!
I just love spending my days off outside with both of my little boys!
I love kayaking and snorkeling. Love enjoying the outdoors
Summer is for long walks with the dog, family BBQs, swimming, and traveling. Isn't summer great!
my favorite thing about summer is swimming
Going to the beach with my family! Fun in the sun.
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