Summer Getaway: Best Places to Travel in the U.S.

The sun is out, the weather is warm, and it’s time for a summer getaway. Whether you’re a history buff, a wine lover, an outdoor enthusiast, or a sports fan, the U.S. offers abundant vacation destinations to the east, west, and every direction in between. For the best places to travel in the country, consider these great vacation destinations.

Boston, Massachusetts

For lovers of history, few cities compare to Boston, Massachusetts. Walk along the Freedom Trail, and explore must-see attractions like Faneuil Hall, Old North Church, and Paul Revere House. When you need a break, sit down to a bowl of chowder and a beer at one of downtown’s many historic pubs. In the evening, take in a Red Sox game at Fenway Park.

Portland, Oregon

If you’re looking for a unique blend of urban excitement, green space, and outdoor recreation, head to Portland, Oregon, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Find a coffee shop to sip on locally roasted blends in the morning, and check out the miles of hike and bike trails in scenic Forest Park in the afternoon. For dinner, enjoy an array of good restaurants downtown, or taste some of the best street food in the country. Top off your evening with a visit to one of the many craft breweries in the city.   

Sonoma, California

Few areas of the country conjure an image of relaxation like Sonoma, California. Known for pastoral rolling hills peppered with vineyards, there’s no better place to sip on a robust red or a fresh and fruity white. After touring your favorite wineries in the area, head to the historic Sonoma Plaza downtown for shopping and delicious restaurant fare. If you have a yen for beachcombing or rock fishing, visit Sonoma Coast State Park, just over 40 miles west of town.

Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park in northwest Montana is one of the few places in the lower 48 where you can find snow in the summertime. Navigate the twists and turns of Going-to-the-Sun Road to drink in some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country, and stop to hike a few of the 700 miles of trails within the park. Popular footpaths include the Iceberg Lake Trail, the Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail, and the Highline Trail. A number of lodges and motels in the park offer comfortable accommodations, or you can sleep under the stars at one of Glacier’s many campgrounds.

New York, New York

When it comes to world-class dining, shopping, and shows, nothing beats New York City. For more excitement in The Big Apple:

  • Enjoy spectacular city views from One World Observatory.
  • Board a ferry to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
  • Get lost in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
  • Take in a performance at Lincoln Center.
  • Tour the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

When you’re wondering where to go for a great summer vacation, you don’t have to consult a travel planner or just plop on the nearest beach. Pick one of these popular places for a getaway you won’t forget. Should you decide to make any of these destinations your future home — or if you just want to return home to comfortable surroundings — rely on CORT Furniture Rental for all your furnishing needs, from sofas and dining sets to bedroom essentials.

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