With average temperatures in the high 60s and low 70s (and very little chance of rain), June is one of the most pleasant months to enjoy a family vacation to sunny, seaside San Diego. The city is packed with kid-centric attractions – the San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND and SeaWorld to name a few – and summer crowds haven't yet hit their peak.
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By the time June rolls around Maine's lobster season is in full swing, and since the peak tourist crowds don't hit until July and August, this is the perfect month to head to the coast to gorge on lobster rolls along the state's 3,500-mile coastline.
Europeans generally vacation in August, so the beautiful beaches and alfresco cafes of the French Riviera will be delightfully sun-drenched but not overly packed in June.
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Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City recently opened for the season, which means travelers can cool off on the world's Verrückt, the world's tallest water slide. KC baseball action is in full swing this month, and nothing says "summer" quite like BBQ, which the city has in spades; Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que was recently voted the best BBQ in the South by USA TODAY 10Best readers!
If there's ever a time to cross Machu Picchu off your bucket list, it's June. You'll have a greater chance of seeing the Incan ruins in the sunshine rather than fog, and you'll have a bit more elbow room before the biggest crowds descend in July and August.
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Puerto Vallarta in June sees peak season crowds tapering off, temperatures that haven't become overly warm and sweet hotel deals to make a beach vacation on the Pacific coast of Mexico very affordable.
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Pleasantly warm temperatures and a dramatic drop in rainfall make June one of the best weather months in Seattle, perfect for outdoor adventure in and around the city without all the drizzle. It's also a busy month for festivals, with the famed Seattle International Film Festival and Seattle Pride taking place in June.
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Warm, dry weather conditions make June a favorite month for Denver locals and visitors alike to get outdoors and explore the majesty of the Rocky Mountains. This month is also chock-full of festivals: Denver Chalk Art Festival, Capitol Hill People's Fair, Colorado Renaissance Festival, Juneteenth Music Festival, Greek Festival and Denver PrideFest.
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Navy Pier, baseball games, Millennium Park and lakeshore beaches – Chicago truly comes alive in summer. Chicago Blues Festival and Chicago Pride Fest headline a June calendar filled with events, so you can be sure there's always something to do.