July is one of the peak months in the season. Crowded with people and more expensive than others. This is our suggestion where to go in July if your vacation plans are connect with your summer break from your job.
July is peak season in Tuscany—the weather is hot, but ideal for days spent poolside at a villa or hotel. And luckily, it’s an easy getaway for American travelers, even during the popular months. Emirates, which flies from JFK to Milan, offers deals regularly. Alternatively, you can fly to Florence, which has become a shopping destination on its own. Once you get there, stay at the stunning Castello di Casole, a castle on an olive estate that’s a perennial T+L reader favorite. Finally, no trip is complete without a visit to the area’s famed vineyards, which is best arranged through a local guide.
Mackinac Island, located at the intersection of Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, is a popular summer tourist destination. The entire 3.8-square-mile island is a National Historic Landmark. Mission Point Resort on Mackinac Island offers families a diverse selection of activities, accommodations and restaurants where kids under 12 eat free with a paying adult. The Kids Club, open to children 4 – 12 years old, is the place to learn to play croquet, go swimming in the pool, build a kite, hike and play miniature golf. Resort activities include golf, spa treatments, ghost tours, tennis, bocce ball and biking. Family travelers have access to spacious two-bedroom suites, some with private hot tubs.
3.Punta Cana Dominican Republic
Featuring a gorgeous and fairly isolated location out on the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, Punta Cana has become a powerhouse among Caribbean resort destinations. It has lovely sandy, white beaches to go along with over 100 resorts that draw in guests from all over North America and Europe. July is a warm month, but it’s dry and the ocean breezes keep it very comfortable day and night. This is also one of the cheapest periods of the year for resort prices, so you can find very nice all-inclusive beach hotels starting well under US$200 per night for two people.
When the sun’s shining there’s nowhere quite like the Cornish coast, which catches the best of the UK’s weather in July. The unparalleled, long, sandy beaches crash with boisterous waves – excellent for surfing – and low tide reveals natural rock pools for swimming. Foodies flock here for the excellent seafood ( Rick Stein now practically owns Padstow). Culture vultures head to St Ives for the Tate, but the true charm of the town lies in exploring the artists’ studios along the cobbled streets and eating freshly caught crab on the seafront. The historic fishing village of Mousehole is a real gem and has retained its rugged authenticity.
Beautiful scenic view, lot of history and crystal waters make Malta one of the most visited destinations in July.t’s a nation known for historic sites related to a succession of rulers including the Romans, Moors, Knights of Saint John, French and British. It has numerous fortresses, megalithic temples and the Ħal Saflieni Hypogeum, a subterranean complex of halls and burial chambers dating to circa 4000 B.C.
Nha Trang, down on Vietnam’s southeastern coast, has its own unique weather pattern, with very little rain during summer. This makes it quite a nice place to go if you are in, say, Australia or New Zealand and you are looking to warm up a bit. The problem is that Vietnam is mostly for touring and rain can be a problem in most of the rest of the country during July.
Still, if you are looking for a cheap place to spend a few weeks on a nice beach during July, it would be hard to do better than Nha Trang. Hotels for around US$10 are easy to find, although they’ll be at least a block or two from the beach. The drinks are cheap and the nightlife is good here, so it’s worth considering for the right type of cheapskate traveler.