Best 10 Places to Visit This Summer

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Picturesque view in Istanbul, Turkey.
Vacation season (AKA summer) is creeping around the corner which means it's time to plan the perfect getaway trip, but with a million places at your fingertips, where should you go? I've researched and compiled a list of what I believe to be the best places to visit this summer. Each location is packed with gorgeous scenery, vast amounts of entertainment and relaxation spots, and -most importantly- gorgeous summer weather.

From the beautiful islands of Greece to the bustling nightlife of Florida, you're sure to enjoy summer at any of these places. Pack your suitcase, grab your passport, and let's go!

1. Istanbul, Turkey

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Istanbul is a beautiful city located across the Bosphorus Strait (connecting point between Asia and Europe. The historically rich architecture and century old mosques, huge shopping bazaars, and 10,000+ restaurants are sure to keep you busy.

2. Ibiza, Spain

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Home of perhaps the best clubbing/party scene, Ibiza is definitely the place to be for those who love to enjoy nightlife and have fun. Ibiza has over 50 beaches, 100 miles of coastline, and plenty of bars, clubs, restaurants, and water activities.

3. Cape Town, South Africa

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This port city is situated on the southwest coast of South Africa. Known as the "Mother City", Cape Town is rich in culture, diversity, and natural wonders. Visit Table Mountain, Company's Gardens, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, or simply soak up some sun on the beach.

4. Miami, Florida

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Miami is one of the best and most popular summer destination spots in the USA; there's a little something there for everyone. Visit South Beach to enjoy the club scene, the Art Deco district to enjoy some amazing art, or Little Havana to enjoy the rich Hispanic culture; there's so much to do and see in Miami!

5. Trogir, Croatia

With a population of only 12,000, Trogir is the best place to get some relaxation- and enjoy a day on a yacht. Romanesque and Renaissance architecture are infused through the city, and a promenade lined with bars and cafes offers a nice place to unwind. You can also sail to nearby islands or even to Split, the second largest Croatian city.

6. Bali, Indonesia

This Indonesian paradise is practically a fantasy land. Bali is known for it's volcanic mountains, iconic rice paddies, white sand beaches, and coral reefs. Yoga and meditation lovers are welcomed with open arms; experience an amazing yoga/meditation retreat or visit the cliffside Uluwatu Temple- a religious site.

7. Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

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Dozens of Red Sea coral reefs make this one of the best places to visit for snorkeling/diving. If you're looking to be pampered this summer, you've found the perfect spot. Sharm el-Sheikh is truly a place of luxury, boasting crystal clear waters, long beaches, exquisite bars and restaurants, and five star resorts.

8. Santorini, Greece

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Santorini is an iconic destination automatically recognizable because of its whitewashed buildings carved into the cliffs. The sunsets here are known as some of the most beautiful in the world, and the clear waters are ideal for cooling off from the summer heat. Visit Santorini and you will find fine dining, gorgeous places to explore, and luxurious views.

9. Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Visit Playa del Carmen and explore underwater caverns, colorful coral reefs, and the ancient ruins of the Coba Mayan Village. Play a few rounds of golf, enjoy the local cuisine, or browse the many unique and hip shops located throughout the city; Playa del Carmen is one of the best places to visit in Mexico.

10. San Francisco, California

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Sitting on the tip of northern California and surrounded by the San Francisco Bay, this city is home to the famous Golden Gate bridge, Alcatraz prison, Chinatown, and gorgeous Victorian homes. Every neighborhood has it's own unique flair and diversity. With over 1,200+ things to do, San Francisco is the home to nightlife, entertainment, and relaxation.


  1. Amazing post dear! Now all I want to do is travel!
    Kinga x

    1. Thank you! I always want to travel <3