Where To Go in June

  • Moosehead Lake in summer


    Warm weather, long days and plenty of sunshine make Maine irresistible in summer. After a day of hiking, golfing, swimming or fishing off the coast, head to the nearest town for a classic summer dinner: Maine lobster. While you can get it year-round, locals will tell you the best lobsters are caught in summer. If that's not reason enough, June falls in the heart of prime moose-watching season.

    Photo courtesy of Lee Edwin Coursey

  • Long stretch of New Jersey Beach

    Jersey Shore

    Hurricane Sandy may have altered the look of the Jersey Shore, but the communities hugging the coastline are recovering and even thriving. Stroll the boardwalk of Asbury Park, and you'll find lots of locals and tourists enjoying the sunshine or grabbing a meal with a view of the sea. Taking a family vacation to this stretch of iconic American coast will help to quicken the recovery even more.

    Photo courtesy of b0jangles

  • Oak Street Beach

    Chicago, IL

    A trip to Chicago in June lets you participate in a great American pastime: baseball. Whether you're a Cubs or White Sox fan, Chicago is a great place for a ballgame and a cold beer. Even non-sports fans will have plenty to do in June, like chilling out on the lakefront beach or attending the Chicago Blues Festival or Chicago Pride Parade.

    Photo courtesy of Choose Chicago - Adam Alexander Photography

  • Elizabeth Pointe Porch

    Amelia Island, FL

    Nothing says "summer" like a beach vacation, and Amelia Island has some of the best stretches of sandy coastline anywhere in the country – 13 miles total. When you're not soaking up the sun, spend some time enjoying the quiet charms of the island, whether shopping in downtown Fernandina Beach, touring the Amelia Island lighthouse or playing around at one of Florida's best golf courses.

    Photo courtesy of Amelia Island

  • Food carts in Pioneer Courthouse Square

    Portland, OR

    They say there are only two season in Portland – rain and summer, and if you ask us, summer's the best time to visit. With the sun shining, enjoy all of Portland's outdoor offerings, like wandering through the gardens of the City of Roses, kayaking around Ross Island, grabbing a food truck meal in Pioneer Courthouse Square or relaxing on an outdoor patio with a locally brewed craft beer.

    Photo courtesy of www.travelportland.com

  • Apostle Islands, WI

    Located within the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore, the Apostle Islands sit along the Bayfield Peninsula in the northern part of Wisconsin along the banks of Lake Superior. With hiking, paddling, sailing, canoeing, camping and fishing on the activity menu, the Apostle Islands make for a perfect summer family vacation.   

    Photo courtesy of National Park Service - Apostle Islands National Lakeshore

  • Buckingham Palace in summer

    London, UK

    Summer brings some of the most pleasant weather to London and a burst of color to the gardens of nearby Kent. Wimbledon starts up at the end of the month, with tennis's royalty descending upon the city, and speaking of royalty, the British royal family will be on baby alert just in case the newest member arrives early (the official due date is July 13).

    Photo courtesy of Visit Britian

  • Summer in Denali National Park


    Unless you really like cold weather, then summer's really the only option for touring Alaska. In Anchorage, you'll enjoy an average of 18 hours of daylight, temperatures in the 60s and flowers in full bloom. If you're planning to explore the state's famous Denali National Park for some wildlife viewing, tours will start operating in June.

    Photo courtesy of Brian Adams - Travel Alaska

  • Galveston Pleasure Pier

    Galveston, TX

    Galveston's many outdoor attractions, like Schlitterbahn Water Park and the carnival-like Pleasure Pier, really come to life in June. If the heat of a Texas summer is getting to you, head to the Seawall and cool off in the gently rolling waves of the Gulf of Mexico. If you want to avoid the peak season crowds, plan your travels for early in the month.

    Photo courtesy of Galveston Island Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Tivoli Fountain

    Copenhagen, Denmark

    Copenhagen is at its best in June, when the weather is warm and dry, the days are at their longest, tourist crowds haven't quite reached their peak and festivals keep the city lively. The end of the month sees the Roskilde Festival, one of the largest festivals in Europe, come to Copenhagen for a week of live music, arts and camping.

    Photo courtesy of Ty Stange - Visit Copenhagen

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