August can be one of the hottest months of the year if you live in the United States. Sometimes it is nice to get away to a place that is a little on the cooler side. Other times it makes sense to just go wherever you want for your vacation or honeymoon, no matter if you prefer a city, mountain, or island vacation getaway. Planning vacations in the month of August can be easier with a few tips.
August is a good time to travel on weeklong or long weekend getaways for families since it is the last month before school starts again. August can also be a great time for romantic travel. If you are looking for somewhere to go in the end of the summer, consider these suggestions for the top places throughout the world that you can visit during the month of August.
Top 17 Places to Visit in August
13. Santa Monica, CA
17. Napa Valley, CA
* Destinations suggested by Joyce Scardina Becker, CMP, wedding designer and president of Events of Distinction
Before you leave for your trip, check the 10-day weather forecast for your destination. August weather can be muggy or downright hot in some places, so you want to know ahead of time what kind of clothing to pack for your travels. If you do plan your vacation in August, try to speak with a travel professional about the volume of travelers for your chosen destination. You might have to deal with a larger crowd due to the back-to-school rush.
No matter where you decide to travel for your August getaway, be sure to pack your sunglasses and your favorite swimsuit. Even if you are traveling to a city, it’s possible your hotel will have a pool, spa, or hot tub. Don’t forget to pack a camera!