Best Southern Destinations for Your Summer Vacation

Austin, Texas

Austin is a cosmopolitan destination with a lot of cultural and recreational opportunities; movie theaters, music venues, spa resorts, restaurants. It is a perfect place for traveling families or groups of friends looking for some serious fun.

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Being one of the most beautiful parks in the country, this location is worth visiting. Its natural landscape is very Wild West and you can also stay at various resorts, like historic hostels or those fashioned after ranches. Away from the city lights, you can enjoy the starry nights in a way you have never experienced before.

Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Although this national park is wondrous for many reasons, people like visiting it for the unique fireflies that tend to blink at the same time. This unusual behavior creates an effect of lighting up the forest with elvish sparks. However, this strange effect can only be witnessed between the third week of May and the third week of June, so, if you wish to see it, make sure to arrange your visit during this period.

Bentonville, Arkansas

Bentonville is a luxurious town with plenty of free museums, amazing restaurants, and fun opportunities. You can also have a picnic on Beaver Lake or hike in the nearby state parks.

Key West , Florida

This island will offer great fun, culture, food, nightlife, and beaches. It is best to experience it via bike or on foot, so don’t overuse your car once you arrive there. If you belong to the recreational type, you mustn’t miss paddle boarding, snorkeling or fishing at Fort Zachary Taylor State Park.

Outer Banks, North Carolina

These islands are crowded with rustic fishing hamlets, clean beaches and pirate history. There are plenty of things to do and see, so, once you get there for the first time, you will probably come back many times more, in order to complete the experience.