Five Must-See Destinations for Your Summer Vacation

During the summer, the kids are out of school, and adults have the chance to take off a few weeks of work, too Don’t waste your vacation time at home. Get out and see the world! Go with your husband, boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, family or friends. There is so much to do and see all over the United States during the summer. This article highlights a countdown of the five of the must-see destinations for your summer vacation this year.

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Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes

The Sleeping Bear Dunes of Michigan are one of the most amazing natural sites in the United States. Situated in Northwestern Lower Michigan right along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, visitors can enter the State Park Dunes area through Empire, a town nearby. After walking along the dunes and Lake Michigan’s beaches, visitors can venture on to Traverse City, only 25 miles away, which has lots of shops, bars and restaurants for tourists.

Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky

The Mammoth Caves in Kentucky are extremely famous and super fun to visit. They are known particularly for their sandstone and limestone formations. In the park, there are several guided tours that are offered that can take you down into different parts of the caves. Some tours are guided along by open vehicle, or you can do a walking tour. Fat man’s misery and Frozen Niagara are two of the most well-known attractions in the caves, and kids love them. There are even "wild tours" you can take that go to relatively unexplored regions of these spooky caves.

The Giant Sequoias of Yosemite Park

There are two types of giant trees in the Western United States, and the Sequoias are the most magnificent. Several groves of Sequoias exist in the park, but Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias is the most accessible to the public and the biggest by far. Visitors can either hike, walk or ride a tram through the large grove of huge Sequoia trees. Afterwards, the bottom half of the grove has a gift shop and bathrooms where visitors can rest.

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The Dells in Wisconsin

The self-proclaimed “Waterpark Capital of the World”, the Dells are a series of small cities in Southern Wisconsin with a number of indoor waterparks, casinos, and resorts. The Dells, for many, provide an excellent alternative to Las Vegas as a vacation destination, being more family-friendly and accessible. On a hot summer day, what can be better than a full day of splashing and sliding fun at America’s biggest center of water parks? For Midwestern families looking for a waterpark adventure, Dells, Wisconsin is the place to go.

The Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania

The Poconos Mountains in Pennsylvania are a beautiful destination for a romantic escapade or a family trip. There are hotels, resorts and lodges where you can just relax and get a massage or spend the day hiking in the beautiful mountains and hills. Many hotels and lodges have deals and plans that include hiking tours and delicious meals along with the stay.

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