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5 Summer Destinations to Go With Friends

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One of the top things to do in New York during summertime is visiting a rooftop restaurant or bar offering stunning views of Manhattan from above. At sunset, this truly is an unforgettable experience!

Paris offers visitors a host of world-renowned museums and historic sites for exploration – not to mention delicious picnicking opportunities on its iconic Eiffel Tower lawn with baguette, cheese, and champagne in hand!

1. Boston

Boston is a year-round city, but the most crowded times to visit for sightseeing are summer and fall. Winter can still be fun if you don’t mind wearing layers – plus it may even be cheaper!

Boston offers plenty of things to see and do. Get acquainted with its historic streets on a guided walking tour or bike the three-mile Charles River Greenway that winds its way through its center. Shoppers will appreciate Faneuil Hall Marketplace with over 70 retailers lining its 200,000-square-foot space and variety of entertainment events; families will adore Franklin Park Zoo where touch is never forbidden as well as whale-watching and harbor cruises; younger visitors may also appreciate Legoland Discovery Center or Museum of Science!

If visiting Boston in the summer months, make dinner reservations early for North End restaurants–they are one of the country’s premier dining neighborhoods and tend to fill up quickly. After that, head on down to Frog Pond Ice Skating Rink for some outdoor fun and make plans for Frog Pond Ice Skating Rink for some outdoor skating fun!

Nashville is an ideal city to visit if you enjoy music. Celebrate local legends at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Ryman Auditorium and Johnny Cash Museum before attending one of many live shows offered throughout Nashville’s numerous music venues.

Palm Springs is a year-round destination, but particularly stunning during February, March, April, October, and November. These months provide ample sunshine to soak up and relax on warm and sunny days while for those preferring indoor activities, there is something fun for everyone – exploring movie locations to enjoying pool parties – something will keep them occupied during their visit to this iconic desert city.

2. Paris

Paris is one of the best places for friends to travel together. Home to some of Europe’s most historic sites and boasting plenty of things to do (taking selfies at the Eiffel Tower or seeing a Broadway show, Paris has something for everyone in this beautiful city. Just keep in mind that Paris is a tourist destination and crowds may become overwhelming at times; therefore it is recommended that visits take place during weekdays rather than weekends or during school holidays for best results.

Paris in summertime offers plenty of outdoor fun and sunshine, perfect for taking advantage of its charming cafes and streets to unwind and watch life pass you by. The best time for this activity is early in the morning before crowds arrive!

Take a romantic boat cruise along the Seine for an amazing sightseeing and romance-infused experience in Paris! This is one of the best ways to see everything Paris has to offer from another angle and provides great opportunities for photos from above and below.

Take a food tour around the city to sample local cuisine. These tours are led by professional guides who can give you insights into its history and cuisine; plus you may want to buy traditional foods at market.

Attend the Jazz a la Villette festival. This musical event attracts music-minded Parisians and takes place at various locations such as churches and converted funeral parlours. Here you’ll be treated to everything from jazz and hip-hop music performances!

3. Hawaii

Hawaii is an all-season travel destination ideal for families, romantic escapes, daredevil adventures and group travel with friends. Boasting an incredible cultural environment as well as stunning natural landscapes–such as hiking along Na Pali Coastline or visiting Waimea Canyon–Hawaii offers something extraordinary and unparalleled beauty to enjoy – not to mention learning more about Hawaiian history in Old Koloa Town and Hanapepe!

Hawaii’s weather is beautiful year-round, yet summer brings special delight. Temperatures rise and rainfall decreases significantly compared to other months allowing visitors to easily enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and surfing without fear of muddy trails or sudden showers.

Travelling to Hawaii during the summer provides an incredible opportunity to immerse yourself in local culture and traditions. One such example is the Prince Lot Hula Festival that takes place annually in Honolulu from July 3 – 4. Rather than competing against each other, this celebration of Hawaiian tradition and culture takes place over three days during July third weekend.

Maui offers visitors an ideal setting to discover its rugged coast and hidden beaches, as well as embarking on guided snorkeling adventures at Hanauma Bay where you’ll encounter sea turtles and stunning coral reefs under bright sunshine.

Take an unforgettable trip on a helicopter tour of Niihau Island for an exciting Hawaii excursion that allows visitors to discover parts of Hawaii rarely visited by travelers. This remote island boasts dramatic coastlines, pristine beaches and rich marine life that visitors are rarely exposed to.

4. Rishikesh

Rishikesh is a beloved summer destination for yoga enthusiasts and thrill-seekers, boasting many ashrams offering courses suitable for all levels of practitioner. Additionally, river rafting and other adrenaline-fuelled activities await those visiting this town from September through June for maximum pleasure.

Rishikesh offers many exciting activities to visitors, and waterfall trekking expeditions are one of the top experiences to have while visiting this town. Experienced on an expedition, one can experience the rhythmic sounds of running water coupled with picturesque sights of butterflies and birds to make this adventure truly memorable. Some great waterfalls for water trekking include Garud Chatti Waterfall, Neergarh Waterfall and Phool Chatti Waterfall among many others.

Cliff jumping in Rishikesh can be an exciting way to exercise and have a thrilling time with friends. Although this activity should be avoided during monsoon season as it could prove hazardous.

Rishikesh offers an assortment of great cafes and restaurants offering both Indian and Western cuisine. Some of the top spots include Bistro Nirvana, Ira’s Kitchen & Tea Room, The Sitting Elephant Cafe and Little Buddha Cafe – among many others! Additionally, there is an excellent choice of hotels and guesthouses you can stay in when visiting Rishikesh.

Ogunquit is an ideal destination for an enjoyable vacation with your friends, as this New England town features beautiful sandy beaches, an incredible cliff walk with coastal views, as well as an exciting arts and theater scene. I visited Ogunquit on a road trip years ago and can’t wait to return!

5. Wayanad

Wayanad offers an idyllic escape into nature, from stunning landscapes and serene temples to picturesque tea gardens and stunning hill stations like Wayanad. Plan a trip with friends this summer to Northeast India’s Wayanad for trekking, toy train rides, tea tasting sessions, camping trips and much more!

Wayanad is home to various breathtaking natural and manmade marvels, such as Cheengeri Mala or Phantom Rock which resembles an impressive skull-shape. Additionally, Wayanad also boasts numerous points of interest such as Kanthanpara Waterfalls, Karapuzha Dam, Pazhassi Raja Tomb Tomb Bamboo Forest Sulthan Bathery as well as several others that visitors love visiting.

Ripon Tea Factory tours provide an ideal opportunity to observe the intricate process behind tea production and tasting sessions where different types of tea can be experienced – giving visitors an exclusive insight into Ripon’s rich cultural history and heritage.

Arippara Waterfall is another must-see attraction. A natural marvel, it cascades down to serene pools for an incredible swimming experience. Furthermore, its surroundings boast numerous rocks of both large and small sizes which create a soothing melodic symphony of sound as they collide forming an immersive musical symphony.

Vythiri town is an excellent way to escape the hectic city life and unwind, offering a relaxed yet peaceful ambience in log huts and cottages that reflect traditional architecture.