18 Perfect Summer Getaway Ideas for You and Your Friends
Add these destinations to your bucket list.
Published Oct 12, 2018 1:48 PM
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Known for its lavish spa and retreat, this spot would be the ideal place to kick back, relax, and take a mud bath.
Scandinavian summers are what dreams are made of and Copenhagen is the spot to experience it all. Its food scene is booming and come summer, you’ll find locals and tourists alike, camped around the city’s spanning canals and riverfront cafes. Design-lovers, this one’s for you.
Cinque Terre, Italy
The friends that exercise together, stay together. Head over to the Italian Coast and hike the stairs that connect each city. The views only are worth a visit.
Ready for an adventure? Pack your bags and take a kayak trip through the caves of Hawaii. There’s nothing better for bonding than to be surrounded by natural beauty.
Want to try something different? Take a few weeks in Zimbabwe volunteering in schools and around town. Soak up the local culture and end the trip with a safari. (Not so bad.)
Soak up the Grecian sun and dive into the Sea of Crete. Lounge by the pool and take photographs of the small white villas. Warning: You definitely won’t want to go home.
Harbour Island, Bahamas
Pink sands and bare feet. Enjoy the sea breezes in the Bahamas on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Plus, it’s a great backdrop for a champagne picnic.
Looking for a spiritual rejuvenation? Bali is your best bet. Spend your time riding bikes through rice fields, eating local cuisine, and, well, meditating.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Sun and sand calling your names? Sit poolside, drink margaritas, and let the day fade away. It’s the perfect time to catch up on the latest gossip. See why art-lovers are flocking to Cabo.
Charleston, South Carolina
There’s a reason why this Southern city has maintained its spot on top of the list of the best cities. Charleston’s iconic architecture, scenic landscapes, and unrivaled food scene earmark it as a must-visit destination.
France Floating down the Seine, champagne under the Eiffel Tower, more cheese than you can eat – Paris is the ideal setting. Take your bestie and revel in all the City of Lights has to offer.
Khao Phing Kan, Thailand
Can’t find a place that combines all of your passions? Try Thailand for a mix of history, adventure, and leisure. This beautiful culture will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression.
Nothing screams ‘girls-only getaway’ like a weekend filled with wine tasting in Italy. Watch the sun set over the vineyard, take a sip, and buonanotte. Put this Tuscan villa on your list.
Want to experience something extraordinary? Spend the night in an underground igloo with front row seats to the Aurora Borealis. This is one for the record books.
Queenstown, New Zealand
Skiing? Beaches? Nightlife? A vibrant city on the edge of New Zealand, Queenstown has a lot to offer. Get your most adventurous bud and take a zip-line through the city.
Do as the Egyptians do and visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Ride a camel, take a picture with the Sphinx, and travel down the Nile.
New York City
Who doesn’t want to go on a shopping spree in the big apple? Bring along your favorite gal, and head down 5th Avenue. Very ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s,’ indeed.
This story was originally published on April 28, 2015, it has been updated with new information.
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