5 American Summer Vacation Destinations

By: Lauren Didawick

We’ve all felt the travel itch: that feeling of where you are becomes constricting and you need to get away to breathe. For college students, summer vacation is the perfect time to go somewhere new, while on a budget.   Here are five American cities to consider traveling to when the semester ends.

1.Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas:

Dallas-Fort Worth has a variety of museums that have something for everyone. The Kimbell Art Museum has a variety of ongoing collections. The JFK Tribute is a memorial to late President Kennedy. For Civil War buffs, the Texas Civil War Museum is a must.

Most museums also give a student discount if you ask at admissions!

2. Denver, Colorado:

For outdoor lovers, the mile high city is the place to go! Located near the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado has a many locations to lace up the hiking boots. For adventurous climbers, check out Mount Evans.

Beware of dehydration due to altitude. Be sure to drink plenty of water while there.

3. Charlotte, North Carolina:

Action lovers rejoice! Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. For roller coaster lovers, the Carowinds Amusement Park is full of activities for the whole family.

Charlotte is also where parts of the Hunger Games movies were filmed.

4. Albuquerque, New Mexico:

Various types of travel are accepted in Albuquerque. If driving here considering taking Route 66, an interstate which connects the west coast with the Midwest. For a birds eye (balloon!) view, come during the Albuquerque International Balloon Festival in October.

Albuquerque is also the city where television show Breaking Bad was set.

5. Phoenix, Arizona:

Lovers of the arts will sing at the Musical Instrument Museum and the Heard Museum of art. Beware: average summer temperatures hover between 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Be safe out there!

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