Top Customer Picked Summer Getaways (As Chosen By You!)

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Do you want to take a summer vacation, but still haven’t figured out where to go? Did you realize that it’s almost August? What are you waiting for? Find the nearest computer (or smart phone/ tablet) and head over to right now! Once there, you will find thousands of tours designed to make the most of visits to some of the most exciting destinations in the world. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the top summer getaways, as chosen by our very customers.

Niagara Falls

Summer is the perfect time to explore the great outdoors, and all across the United States, you will be able to find incredible all-natural areas to explore. Visitors have been struck with a sense of wonder at the sight of these majestic falls as far back as the days before Europeans settled the area. But if you think that all there is to do is stand around and stare at waterfalls, then you’re going to be surprised at all the incredible activities available in the area. Why not start with the famous Maid of the Mist cruise, which brings you as close as safely possible to the base of the falls, where you will be able to hear the deafening roar of the waters at full volume. This trip leaves you with a very different impression of Niagara Falls than if you had only viewed them from afar. The Journey Behind the Falls is a similar excursion that is pretty self-explanatory: guests are led through a tunnel to an observation deck behind the giant curtains of water, getting a view of these wonders from a totally unique perspective. For a taste of the Native American heritage present in the area, you can see the Thundering Water Cultural Show, which features dancers in authentic Iroquois clothing. Browse through all the available Niagara Falls tours to find the perfect mix of activities.

Niagara Falls

Washington, D.C.

The only thing more heated than the political debate in Washington, D.C. is the weather. The United States’ capital is known for its hot and humid summers, making it a great season take a cruise on the Potomac River while you enjoy the breezes blowing in from Atlantic Ocean by way of the Chesapeake Bay. At sights like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument, you will get to see the iconic white marble architecture that is a common theme throughout the city. Though you won’t be able to tour the interiors of the country’s two most famous buildings – the White House and the Capitol Building – it is still worth visiting these places, if only to get pictures of their iconic exteriors. Maybe you’ll even catch a glimpse of President Obama hard at work on the next groundbreaking piece of legislation! If you do see him, please remind him that he can check out and book all the Washington DC tours, and more, on our website, just in case he needs a vacation.

Washington DC

Grand Canyon

Remember how we were just talking about the America’s best natural wonders? The next one is the greatest of them all. In fact, it’s so great that they even decided to call it the “Grand Canyon”. All bad jokes aside – you’ve probably heard of just how large this geological formation in Arizona is, but there is really no way to fully understand it until you take the time to visit and see for yourself. In total, Grand Canyon National Park covers 1,217,262 square acres and is divided into sections based on directions (North, South, East, and West). Each of these areas offers something a little different, like the Grand Canyon Village, a very popular resort and visitors center on the South Rim. The West Rim is operated by the Hualapai Tribe, who operate a ranch in the area, as well as the breathtaking Skywalk Glass Bridge, a walkway that extends beyond the rim of the Canyon, allowing visitors to look straight down into the deep trench below. This view is either incredible or terrifying, depending on if you’re afraid of heights. Most tours that visit the Grand Canyon operate out of nearby Las Vegas, so after a day exploring the greatest natural wonder in the world, you can feel like James Bond with a night sipping martinis at the blackjack table. Take a peek at all of the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas tours available to book from our website- there are so many options to choose from!

Grand Canyon

San Francisco

Remember that classic tune “I Left My Heart in San Francisco?” After just one visit to the Bay Area in summertime, you will finally understand why this song is so iconic. Summer in California is always a groovy time, going all the way back to the 60s. The hippy spirit still lives on in San Fran, where the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge provides a perfect backdrop to this lively city. But even better than the city itself are the areas within a short drive from the Bay, like the great redwood forests nearby. For a full day’s adventure, you can head out to Yosemite National Park, which features unbelievable geological formations like El Capitan and the Half-Dome. Pick out your perfect San Francisco getaway with TakeTours!

San Francisco, California

Florence & Rome

Viva Italia! If you”re not saying it while booking your tickets for an unforgettable Italian get away, you”ll be singing it louder than a soprano on your flight home! Florence has remained one of the country’s top destinations since the Renaissance, when it was the home of famous artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. When you walk down the city’s narrow, winding streets, you will get the sense that you could find a totally unique surprise waiting around any and every corner! The most iconic sight in the city is Brunelleschi’s Dome, a masterpiece of engineering which makes up part of the roof of the city’s cathedral. Also in the city are incredible museums that house some of the greatest pieces of art of all time, such as Michelangelo’s Statue of David in the Galleria dell’Accademia. You can also visit Rome, the Italian capital, which will take you even further back in time to the age of the ancient Roman Empire. The Colosseum and Trevi Fountains are must-sees here, but we recommend spending some time walking the ruins of the ancient forum, which once served as the center of Roman life and culture. Explore all the available Italy tours on our website.

Florence, Italy

Remember: this is just a small glimpse at all the destinations available on Visit our homepage to start exploring all your options. To make your life easier, you can also book your hotel through us as well. Pretty soon, you’ll find that TakeTours is the only website you need to book your perfect summer vacation!