Late Summer Vacation Spots You Need to Visit

Late Summer Vacation Spots You Need to Visit - Niagara Falls

Vacationing in the summer is a great way to get away from it all. But sometimes, it’s not easy to decide where to go. The options are endless – from the tropics to mountains and everything in between. That’s why we wanted to help narrow down your choices with our list of late summer vacation spots you need to visit.

Niagara Falls

If you’re looking for a place to visit in the US, Niagara Falls might be just what you need. It’s located on the border between New York State and Ontario, Canada. If you live in New York, Niagara Falls can be one of the best reasons to take a road trip with friends or family. You can visit both sides of the falls or even take a boat ride to see them from another angle.

This area is also home to some incredible caves. If you love exploring underground environments, this is one tour that should be on your list!

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., is a great place to visit during late summer. There are many museums, restaurants, and hotels to choose from. You can walk through some of the nation’s most beautiful parks before stopping for dinner at one of many local establishments or taking in a show on the National Mall. If you’re up for it, there are plenty of shops that offer everything from handmade jewelry to high-end designer clothes that will help you find your own style while visiting the nation’s capital!

San Diego

San Diego is one of the most popular vacation spots in the US. With its gorgeous weather, incredible food, and great shopping, it’s no wonder that San Diego tops so many travelers’ must-visit lists.

It’s not immediately obvious what makes San Diego such an appealing destination for tourists. However, several key factors make this city a prime destination for anyone looking to get away from cold winter weather or just spend some time relaxing on the beach.

Savannah, Georgia

Located in the southeastern United States on the Atlantic coast, Savannah is one of the best late summer vacation spots to check out. It’s known for its unique architecture, including Spanish moss-draped trees and narrow streets lined with Victorian homes. The city also has many artists who live in its historic district, making it a prime spot for tourists looking to get away and see something different than an average beach vacation.

Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia, is known for its amazing architecture

Savannah has many things to see and do while you’re there – from visiting art galleries to riding around town on horseback. If you’re going at the end of summer or the beginning of fall (which is when most people travel), you should definitely take advantage of their great nightlife scene!

Chicago

There’s a lot to love about Chicago. It’s the largest city in the United States, and it was founded by French settlers who named it after their home on the river Seine. Home to celebrities like Oprah Winfrey and one of America’s most beloved baseball teams, you will have ample opportunity for fun when you visit Chicago.

Are you looking for something more exciting than just watching people walk around on top of buildings? If you are, you should consider going to Navy Pier, where there are multiple rides available such as Ferris wheels and roller coasters.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a great place to visit in the late summer. It’s also one of the most popular reasons to visit Nevada. When it comes to late summer vacation spots, this city is full of fun, exciting activities, casinos, and shows. If you like to gamble, there are plenty of places for you to hang out with family and friends and enjoy yourself for hours on end. Many shows and activities don’t involve gambling at all if that’s not your thing!

You can stay in one of the hotels next door (or across town), which offers a variety of things for you to do, whether it’s gambling or hanging out by the poolside bar with friends at night after dinner has been served up by chefs who’ve flown in from around the world.

Las Vegas skyline
Las Vegas is one of the best cities for entertainment in the US and one of the best vacation spots you need to visit

Overall, Las Vegas is an excellent choice if you want something fun but still affordable enough. There is plenty of entertainment in this city, but more importantly – this city has something to offer to everyone.

Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a great place for family vacations. There are many shopping opportunities, food spots, beaches, hiking trails, and sightseeing locations. Los Angeles also features lots of music venues and entertainment options which is why it’s a perfect destination for traveling if you’re single. You may want to check out the various sports teams in LA because they’re very good at what they do! If you want a nice relaxing day with your friends or significant other, then Los Angeles might be right up your alley because it has some excellent spas too!

South Florida

South Florida is an ideal summer vacation spot for travelers who want to explore the outdoors and enjoy some time on the beach. While South Florida has a reputation for being hot and humid, it has a lot to offer in terms of activities for all types of travelers. Moreover, more people seem to be buying homes in South Florida over the last couple of years. If you are looking to enjoy the weather year-round in a Sunny State, this is one of the best late summer vacation spots to visit and one of the best places to buy a vacation home.

Want to enjoy great weather all year long? Consider visiting South Florida.

If you love to travel across the US or you’re visiting from Europe, these are the top late summer vacation spots you need to visit. Whether you are a single person or traveling with a family, you will find both relaxation and entertainment in one of these places. All you need to do is plan out your trip, pack a few essentials and choose your next destination!

7 Reasons to Visit Nevada Other Than Las Vegas

Nevada road sign

Las Vegas is fun and has a lot to offer. However, visiting this amazing city is just one of the top reasons to visit Nevada for a full experience. Nevada is a state with plenty of interesting places and attractions that will leave you speechless. What Nevada has to offer goes beyond neon signs, high-end restaurants, luxury, or anything you probably saw in the movies. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or scouting for some incredible locations, rest assured Nevada has them all. So, make sure to give it a go, and plan a memorable trip!

Prepare before you go on a trip to Nevada

People often think Nevada’s climate is hot and dry. However, Nevada also includes mountain ranges where temperatures may significantly drop, especially at night. So, decide what kind of traveler you are. Light clothes will do just fine if your goal is to sightsee, take lots of photos, and dine at nice places. On the other hand, hiking and nature exploration will require you to bring a jacket or hoodie just in case. Winters in Nevada are super cold, depending on where you are heading. Therefore, if you want to hike during February, don’t expect summer heat in the mountains.

Lakes and state parks, one of the reasons to visit Nevada
There are many reasons to visit Nevada that can inspire you to go on a trip of your lifetime!

1 – Lakes and state parks are one of the top reasons to visit Nevada

You will reach amazing Lake Tahoe if you hike in the Sierra Nevada Mountains (California border). It’s a year-round popular natural area where nature lovers from all over the world come to admire the scenic view and take some lovely photos. Those willing to explore more can take various hiking routes or set up a tent at their favorite campsite. Another place that offers a variety of outdoor recreational activities – kayaking, hiking, etc. -is Lake Mead National Recreation Area. This spacious area welcomes anyone willing to enjoy astounding places in Nevada no one ever gets to experience anywhere else! 

Nevada is also home to state parks like the Valley of Fire. Located about an hour of drive from Las Vegas, this place has some of the most fantastic rock formations and movie-like landscapes. 

2 – Exquisite restaurants

Nevada is also a popular destination among foodies who go on a road trip just to experience tasty menus. For example, those who seek a nice Western European-like dining experience may find French-inspired restaurants that serve authentic dishes. Furthermore, Nevada is well-known for amazing pizzas basically everywhere you go!

3 – Ghostown road trip

Nevada is also full of so-called ghost towns that inspire many to go on a unique road trip:

●     Techatticup – once a post-civil war town, is now turned into a prop city. This abandoned place is often utilized as a location for magazine editorials and filming.

●     Virginia City – home of abandoned, haunted hotels and salons frozen in time. The place is located nearby the city of Reno and welcoming to everyone wanting to sneak into Nevada’s dynamic history and lifestyle at the time.

●     Metropolis Ghost Town – yet another attempt to establish a city that ended up in ruins. Metropolis Ghost Town is also favored as a scouting location among the filmmakers.

4 – Lots of outdoor options you can never get enough of

If you are into kayaking, hiking, or camping, you mustn’t miss out on Nevada’s outdoor areas. You can also add a stargazing session by traveling close to Tonopah – a town known as the best location with clear, starry nights.

Woman in white dress posing in front of colorful rock formations
Nevada has lots of places where you can take top-notch photos.

5 – The city of Reno

As it’s obvious, there’s more to Nevada than casinos, flash, and bling. That’s why visiting the city of Reno is a must. Reno is the third largest Nevada place with all one needs for a happy and fulfilling life. Once you go there, you are close to Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, state parks, and ghost towns. Reno has lots of picturesque and walkable spots like Raymond L. Smith Truckee River Walk. It’s also a city where you will get to visit some of the most exciting museums and unusual places:

  • National Automobile Museum – where you can see authentic Elvis Presley’s 1973 Cadillac Eldorado or John Wayne’s 1953 Chevrolet Corvette.
  • Nevada Museum of Art
  • Fleischmann Planetarium

6 –  Burning Man

The biggest electronic music festival in the world is hosted in the Black Rock Desert (Nevada). It gathers artists, musicians, and people from all over the world looking forward to unforgettable times. The festival begins in late August or early September every year, and the tickets sell out quickly.

clear night sky with lots of stars
People often go to popular Nevada spots for stargazing.

7 – International Car Forest of the Last Church

This is probably one of the most unusual outdoor, free-of-charge exhibitions you’ll visit. Just head over to Goldfield to see half-buried, sprayed junk vehicles. The location is perfect for explorers, urban photographers, fashion photoshoots, etc.

Make sure to visit Nevada before you move there

If you’re looking forward to moving to Nevada, then you have a strong reason to pay a visit and explore as much as possible. When you know what awaits you in your new place of residence, there’s no lack of motivation. Remember that moving, especially cross-country, is a time-consuming endeavor. It takes time and a specialized team of cross-country movers to transfer your life here without stress. It really comes in handy to visit the Nevada place you’re moving to before you begin packing.

Hire credible cross-country movers on time

It’s recommended to begin searching for the movers when you pick the relocation dates. What you should pay attention to is the type of company that is supposed to carry out your move. Cross Country movers are your best options since they usually offer both moving and storage services. So, focus on experienced and licensed cross-country movers who can get the work done in a timely manner. Book a few free moving estimates and pick the company with the best service offer.

 As already mentioned, moving is one of the many reasons to visit Nevada. It will keep you motivated once you realize what awaits you once your relocation journey is made. Pick the city you wish to relocate to, visit your future neighborhood, and coffee shops, take a walk, and familiarize yourself with the place as much as you can.

My Favourite Hotels Around the World

This Post Was Originally Published on the TuGo Travel Blog on November 25, 2019 by Mark Crone

The list of my favourite hotels around the world could go on and on—it’s almost unlimited. But I’ve put together a shortlist based on the hotel and the destination experience. There’s a mix of larger hotels and smaller properties. While it’s great to enjoy the hotel and its facilities, it’s also great to enjoy the area and destination. I’ve stayed at all 5 properties several times—they’re all comfortable and highly recommended. Here’s my shortlist of favourite hotels, in no particular order:

Flemings Mayfair, London

The Flemings Mayfair Hotel on Half Moon Street in London

In London, hotel choices are limitless and highly dependent on location. The Flemings is situated right in the heart of central London, in the prestigious Mayfair area. The first time I stayed there, I went for a walk through Green Park (down the street and minutes away) and literally came upon Buckingham Palace on the other side. The small hotel (129 rooms) is located on a quiet residential street which gives a homely feel to the hotel. Flemings Mayfair is an independent, family-owned property and the second oldest established hotel in London, dating back to 1731.
Room prices are available from £250 per night, which includes breakfast. It’s great value for central London and a well-equipped, recently renovated property!

Kristall Hotel, Austria

Winter view looking at the Hotel Kristall in Austria

The family-run Hotel Kristall in Perisau at Lake Achensee is a must-visit. In the winter, the area is a winter wonderland with skiing, skating, snowshoeing and more. In the summer you can go biking, hiking, golfing and trek mountains nearby. The small (50 room) hotel has a luxury feel and a comfortable ambience. There’s a renowned spa, gourmet dinners in the new vaulted cellar and weekly wine tastings in the wine repository. The hotel is a short walk from Lake Achensee, mountain attractions and nearby cable cars and mountain ranges. Staying at the Kristall is an escape holiday, where you simply lose track of days and time (the best kind of holidays)! The combination of the gorgeous landscape and the surrounding alpine world creates a lasting memory of Tyrol!
Suite prices start at 150 Euro per person with special inclusive packages available.

Royal York, Toronto

Inside a guest room at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Canada

The Fairmont Royal York, formerly and commonly known as the Royal York, is considered one of Canada’s grand railway hotels. It’s a large historic luxury hotel located along Front Street West, directly across from Union Station in the southern end of the Financial District, in central Downtown Toronto.
The hotel opened in June 1929 and has 1,363 guest rooms and suites, including Signature or Luxury, along with eight types of suites. In addition to first-rate facilities, the Royal York is connected to the PATH system, a series of pedestrian tunnels that connect numerous buildings in Downtown Toronto. There’s also a tunnel directly connecting the hotel to Union Station and to Scotiabank Arena (home of the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs, NBA Toronto Raptors and major concerts).
You can’t beat the Royal York’s location in Toronto. Room rates start at $195.

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas

Caesar Palace Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas

Caesars Palace opened in 1966 and is one of Las Vegas’s largest and best-known landmarks. The hotel is located right on the Las Vegas Strip between the Bellagio and The Mirage. Caesars is meant to give a Roman Empire feel with statues, columns and a 20-foot statue of Augustus Caesar near the entrance.
It’s a large deluxe resort property with 3,976 rooms and suites in six towers, a convention facility, a large range of restaurants and outdoor pools, among many other features. The hotel operates a large casino and “The Colosseum”, a venue for live music and sports entertainment, featuring major entertainers for one-night shows and residence stays. There’s also a sizable shopping mall attached to the resort called “The Forum Shops at Caesars”.
Despite its size, the hotel is very comfortable and has absolutely everything on site, making it a great choice for a Las Vegas stay. Rooms can be as low as $99 per night!

Burj Al Arab, Dubai

Aerial view of the Burj Al Arab in Dubai

Dubai is one of the seven emirates forming the United Arab Emirates, and it’s a very unique destination . It’s one of the most sought-after destinations for travellers from around the world, with its endless choices for fine dining, shopping, and luxury accommodations. The 7-star Burj Al Arab is perhaps the top choice in Dubai (and possibly anywhere).
The Burj al Arab is the iconic “sail” hotel located directly on the Persian Gulf in Dubai. It features all-suite accommodation, which includes butler service and a private beach. You don’t need to leave the property (and might not want to with room rates). The Burj has 201 suites, 9 restaurants, 5 pools, a spa, fitness centre and much more. If you’d like to make a grand entrance, you can arrive by helicopter on their roof or by chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce. It’s the lap of luxury and pure fantasy rolled into one: a once in a lifetime hotel experience.
It’s still one of my favourite hotels of all time! Rates start at $4,300 USD including breakfast for two.

These are my 5 favourite hotels, but my hotel list continues to grow! What’s your favourite?
Safe travels,
Mark