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Top 10 Late-Summer Destinations in the U.S.
When we think of summer approaching fall, memories of days filled with long daylight, lakeside adventuring, and classic road trips fill our minds. Vacationing feels a little different in 2020 but, we thought it’d be a good idea to reflect the time of year and showcase 10 stellar late-summer destinations in the U.S.
1 - Galveston, Texas
Families and Galveston are a great summer duo. Although it’s hot in August, you’ll stay cool with the beach breeze. Enjoy 32 miles of beaches and let the kiddos loose to enjoy the endless activities offered.
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2 - Whitefish, Montana
Whitefish will charm you before you know it. Relax in the small-town feel, play on the lake, and don’t forget to visit Glacier National Park next door. After a day filled with adventure, stroll into town to experience a glimpse of the unique local arts, culture, and cuisine.
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3 - North Lake Tahoe, California
We wouldn’t be lying if we said we like to visit Lake Tahoe all year round. But North Lake Tahoe holds something special in late-summer with its relaxed atmosphere, quietness next to its South Lake neighborhood, and overall serene feeling. We guarantee the weather will be perfect, ready for any type of adventuring or relaxing you have in mind.
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4 - Park City, Utah
Park City has the best of three worlds during summer—great temperatures, a historic, fun town, and breathtaking outdoors. Choose from an endless array of scenic hikes and drives, historic sites, and activities like golf and horseback riding. There’s something for everyone in Park City.
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5 - Estes Park, Colorado
What would this list be without a nod to Colorado’s iconic entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park? Immerse yourself in some of the country’s tallest mountains on Trail Ridge Road, visit Boulder for a day trip, or just enjoy the classic mountain views from Estes.
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6 - Destin, Florida
A quieter beach vacation is easy to do in Destin in late summer. The loud crowds subside and although the temps are still high, the nights start to cool down making this area of Florida’s gulf coast an amazing option.
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7 - Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Steamboat has everything you could do during a Colorado summer. Experience the true American West and choose hiking, biking, water activities, golf, brewery hopping, hot spring visits, horseback riding...the list goes on!
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8 - Grand Lake, Colorado
Grand Lake is all about lakeside fun. You’ll relax in style knowing you’re staying by the largest natural body of water in Colorado while also having access to Rocky Mountain National Park at your fingertips!
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9 - Miami Beach, Florida
Miami Beach in late summer welcomes those brave enough to take on the higher temps but also rewards visitors with the most energetic time of year. Events are usually in full swing, and it’s prime time to soak up days of sunshine.
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10 - Summit County, Colorado
It may be a hidden or not so hidden secret at SkyRun that we love vacationing in Colorado. Summit County is a great late-summer option as the busy crowds start to thin out. Explore the Rockies from central towns like Silverthorne, Dillon, and Frisco as your home base and enjoy breathtaking sunsets.
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Whether you’re considering traveling or not during these times, we hope you’re looking forward to your next getaway. As we approach the end of summer in the U.S., we’re grateful to reminisce on all the amazing late-summer vacations we’ve enjoyed in the past. It’s time to start planning new ones!
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