London has just welcomed the newest member of the Royal Family to the city, making it a great time to explore the city's royal attractions family-friendly offerings. August also brings a full line-up of events to London, including the Great British Beer Festival (August 13-17), Lollibop Festival (August 16-18) and the city's biggest street party at Notting Hill Carnival (August 25-26).
Families trying to squeeze that last beach vacation out of summer can do so with a visit to Charleston. This Southern charmer has several family-friendly stretches of sand within a short drive, including Folly Beach, Isle of Palms and Sullivan's Island. Back in town, try out the state dance at the Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival (August 24-25).
With the race to the Major League Postseason in full swing, August is an exciting time to be in Chicago, whether you're a Sox or Cubs fan. Even if sports aren't your thing, you'll still have the Chicago Air & Water Show (August 17-18) and the Long Grove Art Festival (August 24-25) to keep you entertained.
The end of summer means the last days of al fresco dining in this food-centric city. After you've had your fill, check out some of Copenhagen's exciting summer events, like the Trailerpark Festival (August 1-2), Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix (August 3-4) and Copenhagen Fashion Festival (August 7-11).
Besides the best temperatures anywhere – with highs in the high 70s – August also brings the Maine Lobster Festival (July 31-August 4) to the Down East state. When you're not enjoying mild summer weather while hiking in Acadia National Park or boating along the coast, be sure to duck into a local eatery to sample the local specialty, lobster rolls.
Memphis in August means Elvis Week (August 10-17), so if you're a fan of the King, there's no better time to visit. During this anniversary of the death of Elvis – definitely more of a celebration of his life than a somber event – Graceland comes to life with several special events, including an Elvis Tribute Artists competition.
Sports fans and foodies will find that August is an exciting time to be in New York City, thanks to baseball season, the US Open (August 26-September 9) and NYC Restaurant Week (August 1-16). During the humid afternoons of a New York City summer, take advantage of the air conditioning at some of the country's best museums, like the Museum of Modern Art.
August is one of the best months for outdoor adventure in and around Park City, especially when you factor in shoulder season prices. Art lovers should plan a visit early in the month for the Park City Kimball Arts Festival (August 2-4) while music fans will find something nearly every night of the month as part of the Deer Valley Music Festival (July 31-August 10) or summer concert series held throughout the area.
Sedona summers are typically cooler than in Southern Arizona, and there's a lot going on in the area come August. The city hots the annual Sedona Hummingbird Festival early in the month (August 2-4) and the Red Rocks Festival toward the end (August 23-September 8).
With temperatures hovering in the low 70s, August is a great time to explore Vancouver and the surrounding Canadian Rockies. This month is also loaded with events to help you get your cultural fix, including Bard on the Beach throughout the month and Vancouver Pride (July 25-August 4).