Published on July 14th, 2015 | by Samantha Levine


5 Best U.S. Summer Destinations


Here is our list of the 5 best summer destinations in the US!


Beautiful beaches, even more beautiful weather; Maui is our #1 travel location for the summer! Whether it’s hiking or scuba diving that you want in a vacation, Maui offers you a taste of everything. Travel down the Road to Hana to experience idyllic coastlines, or head to South Maui towards the famous Wailea Beach to soak up some sun. Take a hike up Haleakala, the world’s largest dormant volcano, or head to West Maui for some music and culture at Old Lahaina Luau.  Vast history, pristinely fresh seafood, and friendly people await you in Maui!


Get a taste of the American West and take a trip to Yellowstone! Vast plains, pristine lakes and mountain peaks; Yellowstone is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Experience the unspoiled beauty of American with the park’s 3,000-plus square miles of mountains, canyons, geysers and waterfalls. Along with tourists, the park is inhabited by permanent residents such as buffalo, elk and the occasional grizzly bear. The biggest attraction of the park is the ever famous Old Faithful geyser, but Old Faithful is just a small part of the beauty that awaits you at Yellowstone.

Grand Canyon

Measuring approximately 227 miles in length, “Grand” doesn’t quite do the Grand Canyon justice. At 18 miles in width and a mile in depth, the Grand Canyon is a sight to behold. Six million years of expansion has left this massive chasm in northern Arizona as truly a natural wonder of the world. Take a walk on the wild side and hike the famous Bright Angel Trail, or head to the Grand Canyon Village, both located on the South Rim of the canyon. If backwoods camping is more your thing, head to the North Rim for a more rugged experience.

San Francisco

San Francisco is one of America’s most famous cities for a reason. Colorful neighborhood, spectacular coastal views and natural wonders just around the corner, San Francisco is a haven. If you’re looking for a taste of art, culture, and cuisine, look no further! Spend some time sunning on the beach, take a ride on a historic cable car, or enjoy the cities vast selection of shopping and eateries; you’ll never be bored. And how can we forget about the Golden Gate Bridge?! More refined and compact than Los Angeles, if you’re looking for a more laid-back California experience, book your trip to San Francisco!

New York City

Oh, do we love New York! Home to Magazine Discount Center, we may be a little biased when we say you have to visit! Constantly evolving and growing, New York is a never ending cosmopolitan hub. Vibrant culture, amazing cuisine, endless sights and shopping are just some of the benefits of the Big Apple. Take a trip up the Empire State building, go downtown and grab your ticket for a Statue of Liberty cruise, kick back in Central Park or soak up some culture at one of the cities numerous museums; you’ll never run out of things to see! Come see why we love New York!

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Samantha Levine is a freelance writer for Magazine Discount Center. In her free time she enjoys cooking, traveling, and reading in coffee shops.

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