Summer Vacations

With or without school aged-children, people do most of their traveling over summer. Peak season is just about everywhere, and prices will be higher and crowds somehow more crowded. But you'll also experience landscapes, communities, and events in ways you can't any other time of the year, from North Carolina's balmy Outer Banks to Maine's summer food festivals. Whether you're looking to go north to beat the heat, or south to soak up the sun, Travel + Leisure has you covered (metaphorically—you will still need to wear sunscreen) as you plan your perfect summer vacation.

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From Maine to Georgia, these are our favorite tradition-steeped American resorts.
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From laid-back islands to charming small towns and bustling cities — here are some of the best family summer vacation ideas.
This Glamping Resort in Maine Is Reopening With Lobster Boils, Cozy Fire Pits, and Lots of Outdoorsy Activities
Terramor Outdoor Resort Bar Harbor in Maine will reopen for the season on May 13 with an abundance of new offerings, from blueberry pancake breakfasts to an Outdoors 101 program.
The Best Small Coastal Towns in New England
Skip the overbooked destinations and spend some long, lazy days at these overlooked towns along New England's diverse coast.
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Nantucket Is Back And Better Than Ever — Here's What's New on the Island
From a stunning new hotel to revamped classics, here’s what to expect on the Grey Lady this summer.
Fall Beach Trips Are Rising in Popularity This Year, According to Vrbo
Booking beach trips into the fall has increased by at least 30%, the home rental company told T+L.
With Vineyards, Beaches, and Quaint Villages, Île de Ré Is France's Best-kept Secret

On this pristine, out-of-the-way island off the coast of northwestern France, not much changes. That's why it's the perfect laid-back summer vacation spot.