5 Best Summer Vacation Spots

Check out these 5 best summer vacation ideas!When it comes to summertime, there is no need to limit yourself or your family on the amount of fun and adventure that you can squeeze into the season. Visit these great spots for family and friends in the summer to get your fill of culture, nature, and thrills.

Best City: Hands down there is no greater city to visit than The Big Apple.  If you want to get a taste of the ultra-metropolitan scene, New York City is the place to go. A melting pot of culture and entertainment, there is no way you could be bored in the city that never sleeps. The choices for food, entertainment, and culture are practically endless with the famous Times Square, Broadway, and Museum of Modern Art, to name very few. Get your closest friends and family together, take a day trip into the city for the weekend, and live like a local, or rent a property on Long Island to get the entire New York experience.

Best Theme Park: In Sandusky, Ohio, thrill seekers will find their true home at the Cedar Point amusement park. It is filled with 75 rides, 17 roller coasters, and a water park. Some of the most notable coasters find their home at Cedar Point; Mean Streak is an enormous wooden coaster that boasts a length of 5,400 feet and 65 mph of adventure, and The Top Thrill Dragster was opened in 2003 as the tallest and fastest coaster in the world! Even if you have someone in your family or group of friends who prefers to keep the ground under their feet, there are several award-winning shows there to watch for some good laughs.

Best Museums: The National Mall is located in our nation’s capital of Washington D.C. This city contains many beautiful landmarks, museums, and memorials. Just within The National Mall you will find 13 museums that make up the Smithsonian Museums. With no charge to visit, feel free to make multiple trips to this beautiful, culture rich area to expand your mind without breaking the bank!

Best Water Park: If you’re looking for an entertaining way to stay cool this summer, then visit the largest water park in America, Noah’s Ark in Wisconsin Dells, WI. With 49 water rides, 4 children’s water play areas, 2 wave pools, and 2 rivers, Noah’s Ark has more than plenty to offer any aquatic adventurer. With more than 30 years of experience, you can also be sure that Noah’s Ark offers only the safest and cleanest rides.

Photo credit: kconnors from morguefile.comBest National Park: Take your family and friends on a journey to visit the beauty and great outdoors at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. No amount of photos can prepare you for the stunning view of the Canyon in person. Not only are there the beautiful sights to take in, but also there is excellent hiking and camping around the rim and thrilling white water rafting in the Colorado River below.

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About the Expert:
Megan Gates is an active blogger and handles communications on behalf of Elliman.com.  She provides written work to the blogosphere pertaining to New York City Real Estate, Long Island Real Estate, and the latest in architecture, design and fashion.  Follow her on Twitter @MEGatesDesign.

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