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Must-Visit Summer Vacation Destinations

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We’re all looking for the best-of-the-best vacation destination for the summer. It’s always good to switch it up now-and-again from your traditional vacay spot to see what else is out there. From Florida beaches to California parks, there’s always somewhere new to check off your list. Check out these must-visit destinations, and explore Apartments.com for more premier vacation spots!

Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Santa Rosa Beach is a must-visit summer vacation destination for the whole family. You won’t want to miss the incredible boutique shopping, local restaurants, picturesque landscapes, and outdoor recreation. Hike or bike through the Point Washington State Forest nature trails, or golf at the Santa Rosa Golf and Beach Club. Of course, you’ll want to visit the beaches, so check out Grayton Beach State Park where you can enjoy boating, swimming, and camping.

Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

The 5th most visited park in the country, Golden Gate Park is a must-see this summer with direct access to the beach. This urban park has open green space, trails, lakes, museums, gardens, and more across 1,000 acres. Not only will you have access to San Francisco’s incredible attractions like Pier 39, AT&T Park, and the San Francisco Zoo, but you can visit one-of-a-kind spots in this massive park like the San Francisco Botanical Garden, the de Young Museum, and the Buffalo Paddock where real buffalo roam throughout their own spot in Golden Gate Park!

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is a historic, trendy city that’s always bustling with residents and visitors alike. It’s a great place to visit any time of year, but summertime is when Historic River Street really comes alive. Try a fruity frozen drink at Wet Willie’s or taste some delicious Southern fare at The Cotton Exchange while overlooking the gorgeous Savannah River. This walkable downtown is less than an hour from Tybee Island and Hilton Head. Get the best of both worlds on a historic riverfront with nearby beach access!

Charleston, South Carolina

With an abundance of historic charm, Charleston, South Carolina is the place to be this summer. Whether a weekend getaway or a weeklong summer vacation, you can explore historical sites, pristine beaches, and unique boutiques. Gorgeous storefronts and historical theaters like Dock Street Theater will make you glad you chose to visit Charleston. Festivals, local restaurants, and the best of fishing, golfing, boating, kayaking, and more are available in this wonderful, walkable beach town!

Virginia Beach, Virginia

There’s a reason Virginia Beach is the state’s most popular city and beach town. Perched on the Atlantic Coast, Atlantic Boulevard is a must-visit hot spot on summer nights. It comes alive with fun for the whole family offering live music, bars, and a lively crowd. Bike the boardwalks on a summer day and enjoy the beautiful beaches in this pristine summer vacation destination!

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