In many countries around the world, schools out and summertime is here. Check out some of the best places to spend your July.
Fly-Fishing in Idaho
If you want to impress your husband, boyfriend, fiancée, brother or dad, take a trip to experience fly fishing! There’s nothing like experiencing the back country along Snake River at Idaho’s Natural Retreats South Fork Lodge or a rock climbing adventure in Moab, UT.
Verrückt at Schlitterbahn – Splash Into Summer At A Waterpark
The best part about summer is cooling off and there’s no better way to splash down than to do it at the tallest water slide in the world, the Verruckt, at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, MO. Fasten yourself into a 4-person raft that cascades down a mind-blowing 168-foot contraption with an exhilarating 50 foot drop.
Machu Picchu, Peru – Explore Incredible Inca Ruins
Frequently referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas,” you will be in awe at the incredible ruins, like the Temple of the Condor and Sun Gate, the endpoint of the Inca Trail. Taking a trip to Machu Picchu in June allows you to enjoy the dry season and evade intense crowds that arrive in July and August.
The Great Smoky Mountains – America’s Most Popular National Park
Over 9 million sightseers trek through Tennessee or North Carolina to check out the dazzling blue morning mist which gives the mountains their name. If you can, experience the park during the start of the month and begin your days early, preferably before 10AM, to miss the flocks of summer tourists.
Gloucestershire, England – Annual Cheese Rolling
Who doesn’t enjoy a good cheese ball? This tradition, which is over two hundred years old, has drawn people from all over the globe who pursue a big, round roll of Double Gloucester cheese down Cooper’s Hill. If you’re the first reveler to reach the finish line at the bottom of the hill, you win the cheese!
Stockholm, Sweden – Summer in Northern Europe
During the months of June, July and August, Stockholm is the perfect place to visit and take-in their exquisite cafes, attractions and open-air museums. A huge attraction for tourists include a jaunt to northern Sweden to see the midnight sun, a natural occurrence where the sun is visible until midnight and for full 24-hours near the time of the solstice (June 21).
Cruise the Mediterranean – Luxury at Sea
Take advantage of the Mediterranean’s warm waters and gentle breezes by setting sail by way of a cruise ship. Greece, Turkish and Italian ports are almost always a part of the package not to mention the five-star dining and service a luxury cruise line has to offer.