When it comes to summer vacations, folks have different tastes. Some chose to embrace the hot weather and head to the beach for an epic getaway. Others prefer to do everything they possibly can indoors, in the comfort of air conditioning. Even more will opt for just about anything, as long as they get to do something in the great outdoors. Regardless of tastes, one thing is for sure: July is THE summer vacation month. Here’s our list of some of the top travel destinations in July, and we’ve got a little bit for everyone.
There are a lot of reasons to put Lake Geneva on your Summer Vacation bucket list. First off, it’s a gorgeous place to visit. The vineyards, mountain, and of course, the beautiful lake, are reasons enough to book a trip. Visiting in July has a few additional perks, though. Temperatures rarely get above the high 70s, so it’s a great spot for those looking to beat the heat. Plus, July 18 through August 11 marks the region’s annual Winegrowers Festival. Visit during the first two weeks of the month, and you can also catch the Jazz Festival, which takes place right next to the lake in the town of Montreux.
If you are an outdoor lover, few places make a better summer vacation spot than New York’s Adirondack mountains, and few mountain locales are better than Lake Placid. You’ll find nearly endless hiking and bike trails, beaches, forests, and opportunities to do nothing but sit and relax. The area has plenty of festivals throughout the month of July to satisfy just about any interest you can think of, from BBQ to horse lovers, and there’s an amazing 4th of July celebration each year.
If you REALLY hate hot weather, the best solution might be to skip summer altogether, right? If that sounds like you, your best bet is to head to the southern hemisphere, where it’s winter right now. If you’re looking to get in a little snow skiing while the rest of us are sweating to death during July, Victoria is one of the best July ski destinations in all of Australia. Check out Falls Creek for a specific venue, which has more than 1,000 acres of winter wonderland to ski and snowboard.