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!
I love to go to coney island beach to go swimming and go to to the amusement parks.
My favorite thing to do in summer is to be swimming in the pool or lounging at the beach. If I got no water near me, I enjoy gardening, biking and playing badminton!
I love to sit out by the lake with a good book and iced coffee and just laze the day away. (Slathered in sunscreen of course!!)
I love summer for firefly catching, sipping a margarita at an outdoor table, and camping by the lake with my family.
I love to be outside, swim, and be with family!
My favorite things to do in the summer is spend time by the pool with our family and have BBQs for dinner and eat ice cream for dessert!
i enjoy gardening;, spending weekends at the pool, having friends over for cookouts and taking at least one trip to the beach
Spend a day at a beach somewhere just reading!
Oh, Summer, how I love thee! The list is endless for why I love summer, but all things lead to one fact: I love summer because I have the summers off to read, write, tan, and recover from teaching! :)
My favorite thing to do in the summer is to go to yard sales and flea markets with my family.We live in the South where yard sales are huge and start in March and stop in November. We love finding bargains or treasures.
I love a good beach trip!
My absolute favorite thing to do in the summer is to go on vacation at the beach, Outer Banks NC, with my family. I love sitting on the beach all day long, listening to the ocean and just hanging out with my family. I also enjoy having cook outs, fires, swimming, and going for long walks with my dog! Summer is my favorite season. There are not very many things that I don't enjoy about summer! I'm so glad that it is finally here.
My favorite thing to do during the summer is going to the beach with the family and enjoying all the memories we get to make with each other. Life is short make all the memories you can.
I love the beach. I can go any day any time. I love watching my kids play and do the same things I did when I was little. We love to get out an dbe active as a family & the beach is our place to go whether here in NJ or any of our vacations.
I love camping the most!