Who doesn't love summer, a time when you can visit somewhere you've never been, or even go to a place you've been over and over, and spend quality time with your family, partner or good friends. Whether it be for a weekend getaway, a week, or two weeks, it's important to make every moment count so you can create everlasting memories. And we have an exciting giveaway* to help you get there in style!
We know you're busy, so we turned to 4 savvy bloggers for suggestions on where to vacation this summer. Their suggestions ranged from traveling local to Sanibel, FL or Beaufort, SC to jetsetting off to Mexico or simply taking a staycation in your hometown. Here's what they had to say.
Paula Schmitt, This Girl Travels
"I love summer. The kids are out of school, the days are long and lazy, the sun is shining and the air is warmer begging for family travel. One of my favorite travel destinations by far is to the beautiful state of Florida, the Sunshine State. From sandy white beaches to vibrant coral reefs, the ocean is always calling. Families can enjoy anything and everything from shell collecting in Sanibel to meeting astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center. And let's not forget theme parks. Florida has some of the biggest and best, including Disney."
Samantha Feuss, Have Sippy Will Travel
"If you are looking for a quiet spot to spend time as a family, but with plenty to see & do, take a gander at Beaufort, South Carolina. This sleepy town is so picturesque that Hollywood has used it as the backdrop for such films as “The Prince Of Tides” and “Forest Gump”, and while there are many lovely cafes, bakeries, chocolateries, coffee shops, and restaurants in the district, you won’t find a Starbucks or a McDonalds in town."
Zippy Sandler, Champagne Living
"I love looking for off-season bargains when traveling. There's nothing like getting luxury accommodations for a fraction of the cost, so my recommendation would be to visit a wonderful all-inclusive resort in Playa del Carmen or Cancun. My favorite is the 5-diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya. Families can stay in the Ambassador Class with access to the ocean, pools, a kids and teens club, and luxury that you can't find anyplace else. With all of the food, activities,and entertainment included (even alcohol for the adults) it's an easy vacation that allows alone time for mom and dad while the kids play with new friends under watchful eyes."
Melissa Chapman,The Staten Island Family
"I am a TOTAL staycation kind of girl. I love the idea of playing tourist in my backyard - which just so happens to be the greatest city in the world- NYC. And while we live in NYC, we are on Staten Island, which requires a ferry ride or a trip over the bridge to get to the bright lights and big city of Manhattan. So I am always looking for great NYC hotels that will allow us to drive in, park our car and stay overnight, so that we can take in all the sights and sounds without for a solid 24 hours with no distractions. The bonus is when I can bring our dogs along- so I am all about pet friendly accommodations."
And now for the prize!*
We're giving away a luggage set from Heys that's packed with personality!
It's an expandable 22" Spinner & Beauty Case with style galore (it's so easy to spot at baggage claim!)
TO ENTER, just comment below about your favorite things to do in Summer, and you'll automatically be entered to win!
*This giveaway is open through July1 to USA residents at least 18 years of age. No purchase necessary.
Congratulations to our lucky winner!: HPan210
Who doesn't love summer!
Spending time with my children! The best way ever to spend any season!
My favorite thing to do is go late night swimming and camping.
going to the pool!!
my favorite thing to do in the summer is to spend time with my family and friends. We love visiting family, bbq's and going to amusement parks
My favorite thing to do during the summer is go camping and fishing. I love to participate in any outdoor family activities.
I love to have picnics in the park.
My favorite family thing to do in the Summer is take the family to the our local lakes and stay in a cabin or tent for the night. This way my kids get to play all day and night while taking in the fun events and local beauty that is California. The parks, oceans and lakes out here cannot be beat and we can take our fur baby too. And when Mom gets out of dishes for a few days, everyone is happy. lol......;)
Swimming, cookouts, family gatherings, sunsets, traveling,gardens
Beach.. Park.. Yard sales... BBQ... The sun and heat!! Just happy to enjoy watching my lil guy enjoy the outdoors playing
Love watching my lil guy play outside and run around.. Going to the beach.. Bbqing.., swimming... Going to the park :) and of course the sun
Myself and two teenage boys live in Biloxi, MS, across the street from the Gulf Of Mexico. We enjoy riding our jet skis, fishing, and all the events that held here during the summer.
I love to go swimming
My favorite thing to do in the summer is go on vacation. We're going to Hawaii this summer! Would love some new luggage for the trip : )
I love LOVE going to the beach. Summer is my favorite season and I love being outside and in the water.
My favorite thing about summer is not wake up rushing to get the children of to school.