Hot Destinations for July

  • Nassau, Bahamas

    Nassau is the largest city in the Bahamas, with an endless array of resorts, white sand beaches, and vibrant nightlife spots. Obviously it's a popular beach destination this time of year, but seasonal events like the Junkanoo Music Festival draw a slightly different type of crowd.

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  • Pamplona, Spain

    The capital of Spain's Navarre region, Pamplona is a more-than worthy travel destination, a nice counterpoint to the somewhat more hectic and touristy cities of Barcelona and Madrid. Of course, the main draw for most visitors is the San Fermin festival in early July, otherwise known as the running of the bulls.

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  • Bar Harbor in Acadia National Park

    A well-known summer escape in southeastern Maine, Bar Harbor is a small little colony, and it's also the closest town to Acadia National Park. If you're looking for stunning views and great hikes, and a quaint New England town from which to lunch such adventures, Bar Harbor would be an ideal choice.

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  • Budapest, Hungary

    The capital and largest city of Hungary, Budapest is marked by lots of open, green spaces, impressive museums, and no shortage of historical sites. The nightlife in Budapest is particularly thrilling, right up there with many of Budapest's European counterparts.

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  • Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park

    Estes Park is a neighbor of Rocky Mountain National Park, and it's a definite must-see if you're in the area. The park is especially popular among families traveling with children. Access the park by driving over Trail Ridge Road from Rocky Mountain National Park for some stunning views.

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  • Red Rock Amphitheater, just outside of Denver

    Denver, Colorado

    Looking for a chance to escape the heat? Denver is by no means cold during the summer months, but it's definitely cooler. An noted ideal vacation spot for outdoorsy types, Denver is also a destination for many concert-goers; Red Rocks Amphitheater, just outside the city, is one of the coolest and most unique venues in the world.

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  • The train that runs from Paris to London in under 2.5 hours

    Paris, France

    With the 2012 Summer Olympics just around the corner, you might be considering a trip to London–but why not head to Europe a little earlier and see what Paris has to offer first? After a few days exploring the city, you can hop the Eurostar train and travel by "chunnel" to the UK in just under three hours.

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  • San Diego, CA

    San Diego has nearly perfect weather year-round, though it can get notably warmer in summer months. Solution? Head to the beach. And while you're there, be sure to check out the US Sandcastle Open!

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