There is no need to escape the country in order to enjoy summer. There are a multitude of amazing #Travel destinations in America just waiting to be discovered. From beautiful beaches to the great outdoors, to exciting cities, listed below are a few hot spots to explore this summer.

Chicago.

In the summertime, a visit to the Windy City provides excitement and fun for a memorable vacation. If you happen to be a jazz fan, be sure to take advantage of some of the best music at one of Chicago's numerous jazz clubs, or perhaps attend one of its major events, such as the famous Chicago Jazz Festival. Love to shop? Consider doing some shopping along the popular Magnificent Mile, then capture a few memorable photos of yourself in front of the beloved Bean.

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Seattle.

Seattle is another popular summer destination frequented by visitors. If you enjoy fresh seafood then make it a point to check out Pike Place Market as well as one of its numerous eateries. Don't miss out visiting the Seattle Space Needle for a trip to the top where you can experience a magnificent view of the city from 520 feet above the ground. Then cruise the harbor by selecting the popular Seattle Harbor Tour to learn more about the city's incredible history.

Yosemite National Park.

Yosemite is visited by approximately 3.5 million people each year with the vast majority spending most of their time in the Yosemite Valley. The national park spreads over an area of 747,956 acres and extends across the western slopes of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Yosemite National Park is renowned for its magnificent beauty, incredible waterfalls, glaciers, crystal-clear streams, and giant sequoia groves.

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The park provides a variety of year-round outdoor activities that is geared to all ages. These include organized tours nature walks, photography as well as art classes, bicycle rentals, river rafting, mule and horseback trips, and rock climbing.

The Florida Keys.

Summer crowds are drawn to Florida due to its warm year-round climate not forgetting its beautiful beaches. There is an abundance of outstanding locations to visit. The Florida Keys are one of those locations visited by tourists from all over the world. It is becoming a destination where more Americans flock to when choosing a tropical vacation closer to home. Snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing are just a few of the outdoor activities featured in and around its beautiful beaches.

Other Florida Hot Spots.

Miami is another excellent summer vacation destination featuring an amazing and vibrant nightlife. And don't forget about Miami's magnificent beaches that include South Beach, Miami Beach, Crandon Park Beach, and Matheson Hammock Park Beach.

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The best time to visit Miami is during the summer months when it is less crowded. The busiest is the winter season when visitors from all around the globe travel to the city.

For those of you who have children might want to consider traveling slightly further to the north to Orlando and Kissimmee. The area is home to Walt Disney World and SeaWorld, as well as a number of other outstanding amusement parks and attractions that include airboat rides where you can actually see Florida alligators up close.

With a wide range of summer vacation destinations from which to choose, there is certainly something for everyone to make it a memorable vacation. So choose your U.S. destination to make this year your best summer vacation ever.