When another successful school year is over, it is time for teachers to enjoy a well-deserved summer. Students of all ages spend their summer enjoying beach waves and white sand, and there is no reason you shouldn’t do the same. Here are five summer getaway ideas for you to consider.
- Austin, Texas: If you want to vacation in Texas, Austin is a wonderful city to explore. Where else can you find live music, delicious cuisine, and a ton of events in one place? The state capital of Texas is known for its diversity, entertainment, and city landscape. You can make this a family getaway or a solo trip. Austin’s Food and Wine Festival, Louisiana Swamp Thing and Crawfish Festival, and Go Texan Restaurant Round Up are just a few popular annual events that tourists and locals enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, impromptu trip, family vacation, or outside adventure, Austin has a lot to offer. Check with the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau to plan your trip.
- New York, New York: Since you won’t be getting an apple on your desk during the summer, you may as well visit the Big Apple. New York has a cold climate during the winter months, so summer is the time to experience the warmer days. The city is composed of five boroughs, so you’ll want to decide which area you’d like to visit: Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, or Staten Island. There are enough attractions in this city to keep you occupied for an entire year. Times Square, Central Park, and the Empire State Building are the most popular attractions. There are also countless museums, Broadway shows, and restaurants to keep you occupied. NYC: The Official Guide is packed with information to get your trip started.
- Cruise Ship: A cruise is a great way to see several destinations all at once. During a cruise, you spend days at sea enjoying onboard activities, socializing, and food. Other days are spent in different locations. Cruises are popular because they are inexpensive, convenient, and family friendly. You can find a cruise as brief as five days or as long as 27 days. The length and destinations depend on the cruise line. There are several cruises that depart from the Port of Houston or Galveston, Texas.
- Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona: The Grand Canyon is one of those landmarks that looks as if it has been enhanced with Adobe® Photoshop® software to perfection. Thousands of people travel to Arizona each year to visit it, and you should do the same. There are a variety of ways you can plan to see this natural wonder. Helicopter tours, hiking tours, rafting tours, and so much more are available. However you decide to explore the Grand Canyon, make sure you take plenty of photos because it will be a great conversation starter at the beginning of the school year. The Arizona Office of Tourism will tell you all you need to know about your visit.
- Staycation: If all the preceding ideas sound great but they’re just not realistic for you this summer, there is still hope. A staycation is a great, inexpensive option. A staycation involves staying in town versus traveling. It gives you time to relax without the expense of a vacation away from home. If you’re local, Houston is a huge city with many different areas. Pack your bags for a weekend at a hotel in a different area of town, turn off all distractions, sleep in, and order room service.
We hope these five suggestions gave you something to think about. The next step is planning your summer destination. Whatever you decide to do, the INSPIRE TEXAS
staff wishes you a stress-free and eventful summer.