Take a break from this summer the sweltering heat, overbearing humidity, and the tedious task of washing the sand from in between your toes; try something new for a change. Read through five summer destinations that call for a warmer wardrobe.
Located approximately 1600 miles from the beautiful city of Buenos , Bariloche , Argentina is a scenic and adventurous summer cool spot. With the temperature averaging in the mid 30′s, San Carlos de Bariloche is known to attract the winter folk to its mountainous terrain of Cerro Catedral for some quality skiing and/or snowboarding during the typical summer months. On the warmer side, the South American city has a plethora of activities located on or around the lakes of Argentine Patagonia including trekking, horseback touring, rock climbing, and countless water sports. If exploring is in your itinerary, embark on the Lake District Crossing, a relaxing boat ride floating from the shores of Argentina to the snow topped mountain peaks of Chile . This eclectic vacation will cost about 0 a night.
Besides being the familiar, unbelievably gorgeous scene for the hit trilogy Lord of the Rings, New Zealand has a cooler side with an abundance of snow during the summer months. With an average of 46 degrees during July, Queenstown is a favorite to the native skiers and snowboarders of this vacationing destination. For the more daring winter enthusiasts, try to Helsinki on the glaciers near Mount Cook and Mount Aspiring . Not only do the white peaks lure the tourists in, but also embedded in this cozy town is a number of high-end restaurants and boutiques for hours of shopping. A night in Queenstown will cost anywhere from 0-00.
On the more domestic side, the North Carolina Mountains provide a closer and more affordable summer getaway averaging in the mid 70′s. Hike and bike ride through beautiful terrain, glide down the natural water slide, or attempt to maneuver through the green mountains using a hand-held GPS navigator in Asheville to find buried treasure. In case of a rumbling tummy, indulge in the many cosmopolitan sidewalk cafes. All of these activities are at your disposal when visiting the Western North Carolina Mountains and for an affordable rate of . This authentic, natural vacation will have you enjoying life away from the cell phone ringers.
Over the Labrador Sea and the Denmark Strait , is a piece of land that is sits on the fault line between the North American and the European tectonic plates. This chilled destination is Iceland . The Central Highlands of Iceland will introduce a land filled with natural wonders, such as lava fields, geysers, hot springs , and mountains. Although most of the islanders live on the warmer coast, the Central Highlands is an exceptional escape that will have you hooked on its rarely explored wilderness.
Get comfy in your sleeping bag under the roof of a hut in Reykjavik . These huts can accommodate up to 120 bunks, with a kitchen and limited electricity. It’s a once in a lifetime experience!
Olympic National Park, in Washington State is a great spot to develop a genuine understanding for the great outdoors and to visit a national landmark. Hike up Hurricane Ridge and enjoy gorgeous view over the wild flower meadows and luscious subalpine forests or camp in scenic Deer Park . Take an auto-tour from the Hoh Rain Forest to Port Angeles and experience all the wonderful attractions on the way. Whatever your interest may be, this subtle yet relaxing getaway will help you appreciate the 65 degree fresh air in the summer months without the exhausting heat. Spending a night in the park will cost you anywhere from to depending on how long you stay.