Five Top Summer Travel destinations and Holiday Spots to Visit

By Charles Hopkins Published 12/9/2013 | Travel

Even though it is difficult to choose from the wide variety of holiday spots that are available, the five top summer destinations have been short listed here. The criterion for each one is different from the next. While one may be for budget travelers, the next may be for business travelers. One may be abroad; while the next may be a hidden getaway you knew little about. And of course to top the list there are the all time favorite beaches of Hawaii. The only criteria they have in common is that they are all great places to visit during the summer, with your family, your partner, or just all by yourself. The top destinations are the following:

• Puerto Rico
• Martha’s Vineyard
• Hawaii
• Aspen
• London

Puerto Rico

There is a proposal to introduce a law which makes it mandatory for every US citizen to have a passport if they want to travel the Caribbeans. If and when this law becomes effective Puerto Rico, which is a commonwealth of the US, will see a surge in the number of tourists. With an increased demand the costs would also go higher. So if someone wishes to have a great vacation at a moderate price then this may be the last year to go to Puerto Rico. Several airlines are offering very economical fares and it helps if you buy a return ticket as then you would qualify for a special discount. Once you reach there you can decide on putting up in 'paradores' which are small lodgings that are lent out by the local people. They offer several attractive packages from which you can choose one of your own liking.

Martha’s Vineyard

A short drive and then a ferry ride from Boston and there you are – at Martha's vineyard. Known for its tranquil beaches and busy restaurants and shops the place provides an ideal locale to get your work done at the same time you relax. If you are planning for a working holiday this is the place to be. The Harborview Hotel in Edgartown, the Mansion House in Vineyard Haven and the Winnetu Resort in Edgartown's Katama section are the best places that you can put up and feel to be in home away from home. You can also take part in cooking classes, writing workshops and if you are a bit more adventurous you can even try out horse riding.


An increase in tourist inflow has made the meant that rates in Hawaii have gone down. And the rates have gone down not only for hotel accommodations but also for air fares. So it might just be a good bargain to have a vacation down at Hawaii during this period.


Now known more as a ski resort Aspen was once a silver mining town. Aspen provides something for all levels of skiers. A beginner can learn the first few tricks and the pros also get the ideal landscape to hone their skills. And of course it has got the lovely mountains that are indeed breathtaking.


Once the world's largest metropolis still is very close to any tourists heart. With a great blend of tradition and modernity this is on place where you will never get bored. And of course you also have the incentive of being to a different country.
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