Summer Travel Escapes

With summer quickly approaching, the time to start planning your vacation is now. Each region of the country is filled with attractions and cities that make for great vacation spots. To inspire you, we’re showcasing some of this summer’s hottest destinations you may not have heard about before!


Between the southwest, pacific northwest, and west coast, this region has so much variety to offer! Here, you can cool down at the beach or go hiking in the mountains and stay away from the wicked summer heat!

Leavenworth, WA – Experience a Bavarian-themed village without a passport! A short drive away from Seattle, this town will teach you all about this amazing culture, cuisine, and rich history!

Temecula, CA – The cool southern California weather and assortment of wineries to try, Temecula has been a fun vacation spot for years! Close to the beach and mountains, Temecula is only a short drive from San Diego and Los Angeles.

Leavenworth, Washington


Experience Midwestern hospitality at its finest and enjoy the beautiful summers it has to offer. Spend time outdoors at one of the numerous amusement parks or on the water swimming in the region’s many lakes!

Mackinac Island, MI – Enjoy the stunning Michigan summers and head out to Mackinac Island! Bask in the beautiful water of Lake Superior and relax under the sun. If you have a sweet tooth, there are plenty of places to taste some delicious homemade fudge!

Wisconsin Dells, WI – Located in southern Wisconsin, the Dells has golfing, hiking, and is known as “The Waterpark Capital of the World” so there’s plenty to do for the kids!

Mackinac Island, MI


The south’s culture is unique for each state and its warm weather has people visiting year round. Relax in the warm water of the Gulf Coast and try some southern style home cookin’!

Pigeon Forge, TN – A great vacation spot for the kids, Pigeon Forge has entertainment ranging from dinner shows to amusement parks. Check out Dollywood or go for a hike in the forest!

Raleigh, NC – Learn about southern culture by visiting one of the many art and history museums! Raleigh is also home to Pullen Park, one of the oldest amusement parks in the world!

WonderWorks, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee


Overflowing with historical sites, the eastern part of the United States is the perfect region for history buffs. Each state has its own unique identity and the local seafood is distinctly one of a kind!

Salem, MA – History with a spooky twist! Salem is home to the witch trials that took place in the late 17th century. Less than an hour from Boston, you can learn the town’s haunted past and catch a game at Fenway Park all in one day!

Newport, RI – You can find a little bit of everything in Newport. Spend a day at the beach, go wine tasting, or fuel your adventurous side by going whale watching!

Castle Hill Lighthouse, Newport, Rhode Island

This list has a little bit to offer for everybody. Hopefully one of these destinations can give you some memories you’ll cherish forever!

Rachel Caple

Rachel Caple has more than 18 years of experience in mortgage banking industry. Residing in Castle Rock, CO. Rachel spends her spare time with her husband, Sean and 4 boys. She also enjoys traveling, attending hockey games, and playing golf (or attempting to).

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