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    The season’s upon us, it’s that time of year, as the Boston’s legends Dropkick Murphys would put it. However, we are not talking about the Christmas season, but the summer vacation season. The time has come, and it is about to pass, for you to decide where you are going to go to this year. Are you looking for a place to take your kids to see some of the historic sights? In that case, you might want to book a trip to Boston for example. Or are you looking to visit a potential city where you would want to move to with your family? If your kid is about to enroll in college, you might want to check out the city they are going to. Whatever your reason for the trip may be, these are the best summer vacation destinations in America.

    Boston, MA remains no. 1 on the list of best summer vacation destinations in America

    Given the fact that we have already started on the Freedom Trailwe might as well stay on it. Boston, MA is one of the most popular cities to visit for families. It offers a lot in terms of history and the things to do. This is the city where the American Revolution started. This is where Paul Revere’s famous ride started. Here the Boston Massacre and the Boston Tea Party took place. Also, in Boston, you can see and visit the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat – USS Constitution that was constructed in 1797.

    View of Boston and Cambridge in the distance shot from the air above the ocean
    Boston, MA is one of the most visited cities in the country

    Additionally, in the vicinity of Boston, just across the Charles River in Cambridge you will find some of the best universities in the nation –  Harvard and the MIT. Furthermore, if you are looking for a university that is a bit more affordable, there are plenty of them in the rest of Cambridge. Therefore, make your list and start exploring summer vacation destinations in America. Once you find a place for you to live, get in touch with some of the best Massachusetts moving companies to facilitate your move.

    San Francisco, CA

    Welcome to the most expensive city in the country! It is probably the most liberal as well. While moving to Colorado may bring you to the legalized recreational use of marijuana before San Francisco (which still legally has not), there are many other, more important, reasons why San Francisco is a city that you must visit.

    Lombard St, San Francisco seen from the air
    Lombard Street in San Francisco is one of the most iconic attractions the city has to offer

    From the LGBT rights struggle that originated in the Castro district of the city in 1960’s to the incredible history of Alcatraz an the Angel Island to the city that is awaiting its third major earthquake in 130 years, San Francisco is something to behold. Built on the steep hills of Northern California, San Francisco turned into a hippy Mecca in the second half of the 20th century. Its renowned neighborhood of Height &  Ashbury still holds the spirit of the movement marked by the Grateful Dead. While today it is home to plenty of restaurants and tattoo shops, you can still easily come across some modern-day hippies living in the parks close by the Buena Vista Park predominantly and the Golden Gate Park.

    Today, San Francisco and the Bay Area are becoming increasingly popular with tech experts who move here due to available work that sprung from the Silicon Valley. This, on the other hand, means that local residents who have been living here all of their lives are being priced out of their homes due to the rising living costs. Still, San Francisco remains one of the most popular tourist attractions and a great place in California to move to, if you can afford to live there.

    Seaside, OR

    In case you are looking for some more active vacation options, let us suggest Oregon as one of the best summer vacation destinations in America. Located in the North-East of the country, Oregon offers amazing outdoor activities for everyone. Its amazing nature is well-known nationwide and abroad and will leave you speechless. Given its geographical characteristics, Oregon boasts mild summer. These are perfect for those that look to escape the scorching sun of Florida and Southern California. In case you are into hiking head to Tillamook, one of the most outdoorsy towns in the country. While it may be small, it still offers a lot in terms of activities. Its hiking trails will take you through amazing forests. Also, it will offer some great views of the ocean as well.

    If that is not enough for you, we suggest you continue your trip driving down the coast. It will let you experience Oregon in its entirety.

    Molokai, Hawaii

    In case you are looking for a beachy summer vacation destinations in America, think about going to Molokai, Hawaii.

    Hawaii are among top summer vacation destinations in America
    Hawaii is a place you should visit at some point in your life

    Molokai is the fifth largest Hawaii island. It is still a home to a large community of natives. Mass tourism is not wide-spread in Hawaii. This means that you can expect to experience its amazing beaches, possibly just for yourself. Additionally, Awahua Beach is the place that you should make sure you visit. It is a bit secluded, so do not hesitate to ask for help. Also, Molokai offers accommodation in beach bungalows, so go ahead and try to book one for you. It will bring a new dimension to your vacation and unbelievable experience.

    Honorable mentions

    Apart from the places mentioned above, there are destinations that find their places on the almost every list. We tried to leave Florida and the Keys for some other time. After all, summer may not be an ideal time to visit them. Also, if you were thinking about going to the East Coast, Myrtle Beach is still waiting. And so are Aspen and Colorado’s Rocky Mountains and the Grand Canyon in Arizona. There are so many places that can fit onto the list of the best summer destinations in America.

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