The thought of summer vacation keeps a lot of working men and women motivated during the year to keep up the nine-to-five grind and head to work every day. It may be the dream of an ocean-side vacation or a summertime trip to Disneyland. But some people who take their vacations in summer want no part of the heat of the season. There are plenty of summer vacation alternatives for those who hate traditional summer vacations.
To avoid the heat during your summer vacation, a trip to Seattle might be one of the best alternatives if you want to stay in the continental United States. The average temperature in July is 79 degrees, and that means you won’t spend your time melting on the sidewalk. You can get some of the finest seafood in the country in Seattle, and if you are a coffee fan, there are dozens of bistros that will allow you to sample the most incredible brews in the world. You can go hiking in the Cascade and Olympic Mountains as well as hike on the Burke-Gilman trail.
It’s not at all surprising that we would venture north of the border to perhaps the most European city in all of North America to avoid summertime heat. Just like Seattle, the average temperature in Montreal in July is 79 degrees. That makes it perfect when dining in French-style outdoor cafes. Montreal is home to the International Jazz Festival in July and the World Film Festival in mid-August. If you like diverse architecture, you will see both modern and classic design in Montreal.