As we are all eagerly awaiting the warm summer weather everyone seems to be making travel plans. We have some spots that are ready for you to explore this June along with local, moderate-level hotel suggestions. If you are looking for a more luxurious hotel or perhaps want to budget even less on hotel accommodations, we have a range of options (via HotelsCurated) that will best suit your needs without compromising on quality, value, and uniqueness. 

Here are our picks starting from the North and going South…

Upstate NY

View through cave into open pool of water with waterfall on the left and lush green trees and grass in the background

Just two hours north of New York City, this scenic mountain region and its tranquil surroundings gives visitors a break from the hectic energy of Manhattan. Accommodations range from rustic charm to luxurious comforts with easy-to-find farm-to-table restaurants. In addition to nature, there are two cultural destinations that will round-out your trip—one is Dia Beacon, one of the largest contemporary art museums in the country and the other is Storm King, which boasts large-scale outdoor sculptures blending art and nature into one experience. The Catskills are an easy destination for a quick weekend getaway from the city or a much-needed vacation. 

Gather Greene

Photo: Courtesy of Gather Greene

Hamptons, NY

Sandy Long Island beach in the Hamptons with dune fencing

Just 80 miles east of New York City, you reach the beginning of the Hamptons which are a group of towns, villages, and hamlets concentrated on the eastern end of Long Island and extend another 50 miles to the tip of the island. Offering a mix of white sand beaches with ocean breezes, farms for fresh fruit and vegetables, a laid-back vibe, historic charm, and, of course, exclusivity. However diverse your interests are, the one thing everyone has in common about this area is that it is an escape from the city. 

The Baker House 1650

Photo: Courtesy of The Baker House 1650

Newport, RI

Boats in the marina in Newport, RI with a vivid blue sky with clouds and sun piercing through

This charming New England town has some spectacular scenery, intriguing architecture, and warm hospitality. Whether you are looking for a day of family-fun adventures or a romantic escape by the sea, this small coastal haven has you covered. You will find some unique attractions such as touring Gilded Age mansions which were summer homes of legendary American families such as the Rockefellers and Vanderbilts to culinary tours and sailing activities. A jewel of Rhode Island’s coastline, this town is definitely a treasured New England getaway destination.

Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

Photo: Courtesy of Gurney’s Newport Resort & Marina

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Aerial view of the Colorado River snaking around the colors from rusty red to orange of the grand canyon in Arizona

A new ‘crush’ with an old acquaintance is Arizona which holds some of our most beloved US National Parks. Despite the recent surge in travelers to the expanses of these parks, this is still a great time to be outside and immerse yourself in the vast and diverse landscape of the US and, particularly, in Arizona. The ever-trending, mystical Sedona is a must-see but Havasupai Falls in the Grand Canyon National Park are a real hidden gem. We cannot promise that you will have the park to yourself but we can say that it will be worthwhile to enjoy the great outdoors with easily accessible accommodations.

Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Photo: Courtesy of Under Canvas Grand Canyon

Cancun, Mexico

Aerial view of turquoise blue water washing into the white sand beaches of Cancun, Mexico

For decades, Cancun, on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, has been a staple destination for Americans looking for a nearby tropical beach getaway. Even though Cancun is synonymous with ‘spring break’ and the positive or negative associations connected to that term, it is still a worthwhile vacation spot for all who are craving the sun, white sand beach, and aquamarine-colored water. Travelers will find that there is something for everyone, including families with children, and that there is a reason this special place is frequented by so many visitors. 

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

Photo: Courtesy of Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun

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