SUMMER VACATION IDEAS

25 Spectacular Vacations Our Readers Are Taking This Summer

We recently asked our audience on Facebook and Twitter to share their summer vacation plans, and as always, their answers were absolutely inspiring! From the Greek Islands to the Grand Canyon, here's where our readers are heading this summer.

  1. "Just came home from an eight-day budget "snorkeling safari" in the Maldives. Really great value for the money!" —Laura Nossal

    (Courtesy Greg Knapp/Flickr)
  2. "Road-tripping to New York City, Maine, and Boston. Catching baseball games both in New York and Boston, sightseeing, and going to Old Orchard Beach and Acadia. Plus, it is my plan to eat lobster every single day that we are in Maine!" —Beth O'Hagan Ryan

    (Courtesy cmiller29/myBudgetTravel)
  3. "Two trips: a birthday trip to Puerto Aventuras, then a graduation trip to London for my daughter." —Deanne King Ramirez

    (Courtesy London & Partners)
  4. "10-Year Anniversary trip to New Zealand for 24 days. A road trip across both islands, glacier hike, alpine crossing, and visiting the cities and countryside—the perfect way to celebrate!" —Jill Masse Stokes

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  5. "Headed to Paris with my mom for her first trip abroad at 67! Over the 4th of July weekend, the whole family is heading to Nags Head in the Outer Banks for some beach time and pirate hunting with my 4-year-old." —Susan Walter Glover

    (Dan Breckwoldt/Dreamstime)
  6. "A 19-day Hawaii vacation. 10 days on Oahu and nine days on Maui. Only four weeks until we go!" —Ohana Travel and Cruise

    (Courtesy kochmanski/myBudgetTravel)
  7. "Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels, and Vienna in July." —@jennnnfa

    (Courtesy masochismtango/Flickr)
  8. "I am taking my 13-year-old daughter on a ancestral journey to the UK. We're starting in London, then going up to Scotland (including a road trip through the Highlands), flying over to Belfast, and then driving down to Dublin. We plan to complete our trip with three days in Iceland." —Christina MacDonald Bell

    (Courtesy MorganPaar/myBudgetTravel)
  9. "Headed to Tunisia, Africa, for my sister-in-law's wedding but we are stopping in Amsterdam and Paris first to celebrate my husband just recently getting his U.S. citizenship and passport. Then from the wedding we will head to Prague and begin a career teaching English. Who knows where in the world we will end up after that!" —Samantha Ajroud

    (Courtesy reneev67/myBudgetTravel)
  10. "Exploring Denmark in July. Also, determined to be a tourist in my own hometown, Los Angeles, California." —@lavenderdays

    (Courtesy joe8211943/myBudgetTravel)
  11. "My husband and I usually take trips that involve a lot of planning and preparation, so this time we're staying at our first all-inclusive resort in Riviera Maya. I plan to lie on a beach for a week and have people bring me beverages. Total relaxation!" —Jaimee Wallerius

    (Courtesy biglannie/myBudgetTravel)
  12. "My wife and I are taking our soon to be 22-year-old daughter to Las Vegas, Anaheim, Hollywood, and San Diego for two weeks of sightseeing. From there we will go to Seattle and embark on a weeklong cruise to Alaska via the Inside Passage with stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, B.C. We depart July 20th from New Brunswick, Canada." —Mike Brown

    (Sergey Rogovets/Dreamstime)
  13. "A 25-day European adventure going solo through Madrid, and walking for about five days on the Camino de Santiago. Then to Greece, starting in Kavala to visit my grandmother who lives there, and down to Crete for a few days with a week in Mykonos. My August 16th departure cannot come soon enough!" —Christy Stoeckel

    (Courtesy marmat1711/myBudgetTravel)
  14. "Two trips: a week in June to Memphis and a week in October to the Grand Canyon. We will be among the few hiking rim to rim with an overnight stay at the canyon bottom at Phantom Ranch." —Bonnie Patterson Davidson

    (Courtesy John Vetterli/Flickr)
  15. "I'm heading to Iceland in June." —@drivenbygenes

    (Courtesy KLO/myBudgetTravel)
  16. "Cruising to Jamaica in August with two friends for my 30th birthday! Can't wait to celebrate and take our first cruise." —Alanna Flores

    (Courtesy willdrew/myBudgetTravel)
  17. "We're driving to the Outer Banks for a week and renting a pet-friendly house with a beach view. My limit was $2,000 per week and we found it. I would have loved a trip to Europe but that's just not going to cut it with now paying college bills." —Lynn Smith

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  18. "Heading to Prague for one week in June, granted my work is taking me there for a two-day conference, but hubby and I will join colleagues and friends for four days of sightseeing. Can't wait! I love my career that takes me somewhere fabulous in Europe every year (and Australia every other year)!" —Tina Oliver Caparella

    (Courtesy GL Salava/myBudgetTravel)
  19. "My husband and I are going to Manchester, England, to celebrate my 70th birthday with very dear friends. Also a side trip to Paris for a few days and who knows where else!" —Lynn Pavlick Myers

    (Courtesy Dave Conner/Flickr)
  20. "An Alaska cruise from Seattle to Victoria, BC, for my mother and me. My mother spent most of her life in warmer countries like the Philippines and the Virgin Islands. How cool is that to take her to Alaska?" —Lyn Cole

    (Courtesy mmiwig/myBudgetTravel)
  21. "My boyfriend and I will be getting married in Tuscany!" —Wilma Rosado

    (Courtesy nevermore/myBudgetTravel)
  22. "Guatemala to help build sustainable communities and South Africa on safari." —Jason D. Capell

    (Courtesy Dreamstime)
  23. "Short trips to picturesque little towns in the Himalayas. I have done Dharamshala and Haridwar already and am looking forward to Chail next!" —DateWithDelhi

    (Noamfein / Dreamstime.com)
  24. "Leavenworth, Washington, to enjoy scenery, food, and music." —Jackie Hauer

    (Courtesy Courtney Walker/Flickr)
  25. "We are going to Portland, Maine, and then down to Boston. It's all about history and our ancestors on this trip. Wing Family of America here we come!" —Karen Dennis-Hickson

    (Wangkun Jia/Dreamstime)

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