Best Places to Vacation Summer 2019

Summer is right around the corner and we're all itching to get away and find our next adventure to a land far, far away. Whether you're hoping to escape the heat (looking at you, California), or hoping to travel toward it, we've got you covered with some pretty sweet ideas for summer getaways that will rejuvenate you, inspire you, or give you a total *jolt* from your routine work days.

If you're looking for a great atmosphere, instagrammable food, or plenty of relaxation or adventure, here are a few local and international destinations that never fail to deliver a great time.

Here's to narrowing down your search for your Summer 2019 shenanigans!

Copenhagen, Denmark

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Architecture + design

Coffee shops

Bustling streets

Old world charm

Visitation in the summer: high season

Weather: average 71°F

Sustainable, modern, bustling and trendy, the capital of Denmark is a must-visit city that is extra lively during the summer months. There's something for everyone in this diverse city, from museums and historic sites, like the National Museum of Denmark, to outdoor activities like surfing and kayaking, to Michelin-starred restaurants and an incredible food scene. You're bound to find something you love. Start your day by indulging the city's contemporary coffee scene, then hop on a bike and ride around like a local in the one of the world's most bike-friendly cities. Stroll through one of the largest pedestrian malls in the world in Strøget and explore the trendy neighborhoods. While you're wandering through this beautiful, picturesque city, make sure to try some local dishes, like Frikadeller, otherwise known as Danish meatballs, or try Smørrebrød, an open-faced sandwich with a variety of delicious (and instagrammable) toppings. If you're looking for a well-rounded trip, Copenhagen is the place to go this summer.

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

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Arts & Culture

Bikinis all day

Nightlife + dancing

Visitation in the summer: low season

Weather: average 80°F

This is hands down one of the best cities to visit if you're looking for a memorable summer getaway. The vibrant city is known for its numerous beaches, namely, Copacabana and Ipanema, which are densely packed year-round with locals and tourists enjoying life in the sun, caipirinha in hand. While the summer months are low season for Rio, the region is still bustling with life, so this mostly just means you'll be landing some pretty sweet deals on flights and accommodations. There are plenty of nearby cultural and historic sites as well as beautiful hikes with panoramic views to fill your days with relaxation and adventure. Visit the iconic Art Deco statue of Christ the Redeemer, or take a cable car up to Sugar Loaf Mountain for stunning panoramic views of the city. Stroll the bustling streets for markets and shops, and while you're at it, make sure to try some delicious local pão de queijo (cheese bread) or indulge the tropical vibes at a suco bar (juice bar). In any case, you're bound to get a little tan, get a little happy, and definitely bound to return with some great stories.

Joshua Tree, California, US

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Breathtaking sunsets

Outdoor adventure

Desert wildlife

Remote regions

Visitation in the summer: low season

Weather: average 98°F

If you're looking for summer heat and the perfect desert experience, you'll find it here. With average temperatures above the 90s, you're bound to stay pretty toasty 24/7. The town itself is a dream land for antique lovers and minimalists. You'll see lots of