Underrated Summer Vacation Travel Spots

Are you trying to plan a summer getaway but can’t decide where to go? There are so many great places to visit throughout the United States, and air travel makes it easy to get there from here.

If you are seeking an exciting new travel destination, check out these underrated summer vacation travel spots!

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is an ideal summer vacation spot with outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and fishing. Visitors can also enjoy the thriving arts scene, music venues, and local cuisine.

The area also boasts a rich history with landmarks including the Biltmore Estate , stunning architecture, and shopping options like independent boutiques and craft markets. Live music, theater performances, festivals, and events are held throughout the summer for all to enjoy.

Newport, Rhode Island

Newport is located on Aquidneck Island, which is known for its beautiful beaches. Easton’s Beach and Sachuest Beach (also known as Second Beach) are perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and surfing. Visitors also enjoy scenic coastline cliff walks and harbor tours to explore the area’s natural beauty.

Newport also boasts rich history and architecture, including numerous mansions and historic sites. The Breakers, a Vanderbilt Mansion and National Historic Landmark, is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Newport also has a lively downtown area with plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. 

Moab, Utah

Moab has a unique landscape with stunning red rock formations, natural sandstone arches, mesas, and canyons. Visitors enjoy outdoor activities of hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, rafting, kayaking, and fishing in the area’s two national parks, Arches and Canyonlands.

A variety of cultural experiences and events are also popular area attractions. Some visitors enjoy touring the Moab Museum of Film and Western Heritage, while others plan their visit around their favorite summer music or art festival. The charming downtown area features art galleries, boutique shops, and local restaurants enjoyed by everyone who visits. 

Finger Lakes, New York

Finger Lakes is a stunning summer vacation spot for outdoor enthusiasts. The area is home to 11 narrow lakes perfect for boating, fishing, and kayaking. Visitors also enjoy a variety of hiking and biking trails in the Finger Lakes National Forest and Watkins Glen State Park’s breathtaking waterfalls.

Over 100 area wineries, breweries, and distilleries are proudly featured in the wine and beer trails and host events throughout the year. Delicious farm-to-table cuisine is served throughout the region. History buffs enjoy visiting sites such as the Women’s Rights National Historical Park and the Corning Museum of Glass.

Hood River, Oregon 

Hood River is a top summer vacation destination for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. Surrounded by the Columbia River Gorge with stunning views of Mount Hood, visitors enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and windsurfing.

Hood River is also home to a collection of orchards that allow visitors to pick fresh fruits and berries. The vibrant downtown area offers plenty of shopping, dining, and craft beer-tasting opportunities. Live music, festivals, and events are also enjoyed here throughout the summer.

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is a charming and historic city that makes for a great summer vacation destination. Visitors can explore the city’s cobblestone streets, historic homes, and lush squares on foot or by trolley while enjoying the beauty of the Spanish moss-draped oak trees. The city also has a thriving food scene with delicious seafood, Southern-style cooking, and craft cocktails.

While you are here, you can sneak in a beach trip to nearby Tybee Island, a small island boasting beautiful stretches of sand and a variety of watersport opportunities.

So, Where Can We Take You?

When you decide on your summer travel destination, we’re happy to get you there! South Bend International Airport offers nonstop flights to 11 destinations and convenient connections worldwide.

Learn more about flying with us, or call us anytime at 574-282-4950.

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