Does July prompt cabin fever from being trapped in the air conditioning all day? Do you long to be outdoors without the suffocating heat? Experience July from a whole new perspective this year! Enjoy some of the best places to escape the summer heat, as well as enjoy your vacation immensely, when you visit Aspen in Colorado, or San Diego in California, or St. Anton in Austria.
Expect a high of a mere 78 degrees fahrenheit, and a chilly 48 for the low when you visit Aspen, Colorado. Not only does that sound lovely for July weather, but Aspen provides an abundance of opportunities for the summer tourist.
You’ll definitely love the breathtaking scenery that Aspen is known for, and summer affords a great chance to hike some of the beautiful areas. Even if you’re a beginning hiker, you can enjoy the Rio Grande Trail, which takes you beside the gorgeous Roaring Fork River.
If you’re more experienced at hiking, try the trail that leads up Smuggler Mountain. The lookout point that provides views of Aspen below will leave you awestruck!
Another event not to miss is a ride up Aspen Mountain on the Silver Queen gondola, sure to delight even the most experienced traveler. During the summer you can enjoy a yoga class on the mountaintop, as well as live music on the weekends. Or experience an old fashioned picnic with the family, as well as an 18-hole disc golf course. You can also grab lunch at Sundeck, a laid back restaurant that features a variety of cuisines, including American, Asian, and Mediterranean.
Even more thrilling activities abound in Aspen! Try a tandem flight up to 18,000 feet with Aspen Paragliding’s certified pilots. You can also contact Above it all Balloon Co for an enchanting balloon ride over the Elk Mountains. And finally, rock climbing opportunities provide challenging fun when you visit Gold Butte Climbing Area. A little something for everyone!
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San Diego, California
Expect daily highs around 77, with lows hovering near 64, when you visit this lovely area of the United States. Not only can you beat the oppressive heat, but you’ll never run out of wonderful ways to enjoy your vacation!
Naturally, you’ll desire to spend some time at the beaches, which number over 30, and are all open to the public. Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, boogie boarding, building sandcastles, looking for shells… So many fun opportunities!
Also, be sure and visit Balboa Park this summer, because they have an abundance of activities for the 2016 summer tourist. You can explore the Japanese Friendship Garden, stop by the San Diego Art Institute, San Diego Automotive Museum, or the San Diego Natural History Museum. At the San Diego Museum of Man, they offer special sunset tours of the California Tower, sure to be a treat.
Also kicking off on July 9, and lasting until August 27, enjoy the Stagecoach Days in the area. This celebrates the old west, and early times in San Diego with tons of enjoyable activities. Even if you’re traveling with children, you’ll find a plethora of activities to please all ages.
You can also fit in a workout, or perhaps a relaxing walk, when you visit Mission Bay Park. Experience more than 20 miles of gorgeous paths, close to the shoreline. Also expect workout courses at stations along the route.
Mission Bay Park also houses the amazing Sea World San Diego, which provides marine life enjoyment for all ages. It’s one of the most popular parks of its kind in the world!
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St. Anton, Austria
Perhaps something farther away appeals to you this summer. Prepare for amazement when you visit St. Anton, Austria. Average July temperatures for this area are 59 degrees fahrenheit for the high, and 50 for the low! Perfect! But expect even greater things when you visit St. Anton, because this gem of Austria provides an abundance of wonderful activities for summer visitors.
St. Anton booms with tourists during the skiing months, so it provides a rare opportunity to miss the crowds when you visit during summer. Such a beautiful Alpine town with mountains that will leave you breathless with delight.
You’ll definitely want to enjoy your golf game while visiting St. Anton, and they have three golf clubs where you can perfect your swing. Even if you’re a beginner, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more gorgeous place to learn the game.
Hiking opportunities abound as well, and you’ll find stunning views of the mountains wherever you go. And if you choose to use a hiking guide, you can have peace of mind knowing your guide will be aware of all the potential dangers and things to remember. Then you can really focus on enjoying your hike!
You’ll also want to check out Arlberg-Well, which delights visitors with a swimming pool, sauna, multiple exercise classes, massage, tennis, and much more. Indulge yourself in a combination of relaxing activities right alongside activities designed to build strength and endurance. Definitely a must see.
And don’t miss your opportunity to try some traditional Austrian cuisine, especially when you eat at Museum Restaurant and Cafe. Indulge your taste buds by trying “Zwiebelrostbraten” Local Rib Eye with Onion Sauce, creamy Potato Purée and Bacon-Wrapped Beans. Follow up this delight with a warm apple strudel topped with vanilla ice cream for complete perfection!
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