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My Top 5 Places for Summer Vacation

Updated on March 26, 2017

Top 5 Summer Vacation Destinations

I usually spend about 6 months planning my Summer Vacation. I always try to get the best rates, and read plenty of reviews before heading out for our Summer Holiday. This page is the result of many hours of research, several not so successful vacation plans, and several amazing vacation experiences. We love beach vacations, but prefer to drive to our destination, so we have found some really amazing United States vacation spots along the way. Please read on to find out the best places that I have spent summer vacation. I hope that you have an opporunity to visit them someday.

All photos on this page belong to me, and were taken on my actual travels.

The #1 Best Place to Take Summer Vacation

Siesta Key Beach Florida

The photo above is taken with my camera at Siesta Key Beach Florida. This place is America's best kept secret. Located on the Gulf shores of Florida. The sand is white quartz, it is actually cool to the touch. The water is clear blue. This place is literally a tropical paradise without leaving the country. I can not wait to go back!!!

My #2 Favorite Place for Summer Vacation

Clearwater Beach Florida

Because they have a bigger variety of mega resorts in Clearwater, we decided to try Clearwater beach. I have to say I loved it. Also beautiful white sandy beaches. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach. In my opinion this is the best resort in Clearwater Beach Florida. What I do is check their website almost daily for a special offer, and when I see one I pounce immediately. If you can get an unbeatable deal like I did. Stay here, service is to die for, and you can not beat the location.

Try Metal Detecting, It is Fun and Free! - Buy a Tesoro Metal Detector

When we were in Clearwater Beach Florida, we met an very interesting gentleman on the beach. He was using a metal detector and selling his treasures. This inspired my husband, so we went on amazon to buy these. The guy insisted that we buy a Tesoro.

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Jekyll-Island-Georgia

My #3 Place For Summer Vacation

Jekyll Island Georgia

We are from the northeast, so this is actually a Pitstop to Florida. This pristine nature preserve is on the Atlantic Coast. No white sandy beaches here, but the nature is so beautiful and undisturbed. I was able to check dolphin sighting off of my bucket list, and it was so close I could touch it. We stay at the Hampton Inn, the pool there is great, and the walk to the beach is amazing.

#4 Best Place for Summer Vacation

Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort

This destination fluctuates from 1-4 depending which year it is. You will need to do your homework, make sure you get the best prices etc. I do not plan on writing much on this subject, because other internet writers have covered it really well. So please visit their pages, you will learn so much. My most recent visit was to Disney's Bay Lake Tower Resort. Don't forget to check Disney's website frequently for special offers. I hope my next trip to be to Disney's Beach Club Resort.

#5 Best Place for Summer Vacation

Any other Walt Disney World Resort

Walt Disney World has it all covered. They have been doing this for a long time. Every one of their resorts is designed for the entire family to have a full vacation experience. Honestly I am not a big fan of amusement parks, but at a Disney resort, you can not help but have a fun experience. Visit any of their resorts and you will be pleased. I prefer the Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts, because they are much more relaxing. Walt Disney World's Moderate Resorts have great amenities, It is impossible to not have fun. Their pools are amazing.

by mariajomith

What is your favorite vacation destination?

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      I feel so blessed by the Lord that I live in Florida. My need for Sunshine was so desperate that my husband and I finally moved hear. Those are gorgeous places to visit.

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      firas_ad 5 years ago

      Nice ideas for vacation places ,thanks for shring !

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Haven't spent much time in Flordia but it looks so lovely I may have to change that! :>)

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      We are all ready for a beach vacation! I've been to Clearwater and Jekyll Island (loved both), but never Siesta Key.

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      We are all ready for a beach vacation! I've been to Clearwater and Jekyll Island (loved both), but never Siesta Key.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks for your vacation tips. Was very useful

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      Your top 5 places look like my top 5 places for summer vacation:)

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Excellent vacation spots! Jekyll island sounds a bit spooky...lol

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Funny how one's location determines holiday destination. We used to go to Siesta Key but during winter in Canada. My husband's parents have a place in Siesta Key so we go during Christmas break. Siesta Key has one of the best beaches in the world.

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      sheriangell 5 years ago

      Lived about 20 minutes from Clearwater Beach for 11 years. It was like being on vacation year round. Love all of your choices.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      Great choices... especially the first two. Florida's west coast is lovely!

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      Michelle Hogan 5 years ago

      Thank You for the information. Tucking this one away on my Bucket List.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      You have some of my favorite places listed here. I was born in Clearwater, unfortunately I am all the way in Las Vegas, NV now, but I still have family in Florida.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      These look like lovely vacation destinations. I live in the tropics near the beach, so even though we still like beach vacations, they probably aren't at the top of my own personal wishlist.

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      samsipet 5 years ago

      I really like Florida too. Great lens and nice info

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      I like Thailand very much however the beaches are iffy.

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your 5 summer destinations. I love beaches.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I love WDW. It's one of my favorite places.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      I love WDW. It's one of my favorite places.

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      Sharon Bellissimo 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      I have been to Florida a few times, I wasn't aware of Siesta Keys, your photo looks awesome, beautiful sand and the clouds are amazing. I will definitely keep this location in mind next time we go down. Thanks for the info!

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      NightMagic 5 years ago

      Thanks for the suggestions,Maria. I'm actually looking for a place to go in February when the weather here is -40c here. The Hyatt at Clearwater Beach looks good. I'll have to look into it some more. Thanks for the tips on watching for specials.

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      Alethia LM 5 years ago

      Sounds awesome! I love California as well for some common destinations: Yosemite, Disneyland, Legoland, Hollywood, Catalina Island, LA, etc. awesome places!

      Thanks for the read!

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      Cathy Slaght 5 years ago from St. Petersburg, Fl

      Now I feel even MORE blessed for living in florida - thanks for a great lens

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      Siesta Key is a primo vacation spot. I've been to quite a few Florida hot spots and can't pick just one favorite. Love living in this state for sure!

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      jazziyarbrough 5 years ago

      Anywhere there is peace and quiet and time for your significant other! Away from home of course!

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      daedrea lm 5 years ago

      I always wanted to go to Disney and check out some locations in Florida. I barely travel and this summer it's Jamaica here I go! I'll add Siesta Key to my list..great lens :)

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      GulfToBayWeb 5 years ago

      A nice article, however I would switch Clearwater Beach to #1; maybe because I am biased, I live here... :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A beach or a place where it's quiet and relaxing.

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      montanatravel52 4 years ago

      A beautiful beach (probably because I live in MT and can already "vacay" there any time, and in MT, always thinking of summer and a beach!) Fun lenses, would like to check out the beaches. Thanks!

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      bames24 lm 4 years ago

      The best vacations I have ever had involved beaches... great lens :))

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      playercoach 4 years ago

      I wish I took more vacations and then I could answer your question. But I wanted to say thanks--I got some good ideas here for the next time I do get time off!

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      olmpal 4 years ago

      Beautiful Places to Take Summer Vacation! WE have many beautiful beaches in my country - Greece- and I love being on any of them!

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      nickybutler 4 years ago

      I've never been to America, it's on my list! I personally love Ireland, Greece and Austria. Fingers crossed for Italy and France next :)

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      Kay 4 years ago

      We love going to Siesta Key too. Love, love, love the beach there. One of our favorite vacations was in St. Lucia though. Wow! Great page. Happy New Year to you!

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      Pat Goltz 3 years ago

      Anyplace where there is spectacular scenery or really good birds. Thanks for sharing yours.

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