Whether you’re looking to escape the heat of summer, or you simply want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, there are some great places to visit in the U.S. during July.
Acadia National Park
Located just off the coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is the oldest national park in the U.S. It is also the only national park in New England. You can see Acadia’s rugged coastline, and enjoy a variety of activities.
You can visit Acadia year-round, although the most popular time to visit is in the summer. You can see bald eagles, sea birds, and other wildlife at this beautiful park.
If you are interested in hiking, the National Park Service has 120 miles of trails in Acadia National Park. Many of these trails have metal rungs that allow hikers to climb sheer rock faces.
You may also want to spend some time exploring the tidepools. Unlike the Pacific Northwest, the tidepools in Acadia are not very full.
Rocky Mountain National Park
During the summer, Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular places to visit in the United States. Aside from its majestic scenery, it offers many outdoor activities for visitors. It is a great place to visit, and its 4.5 million visitors every year proves it.
During the summer, the park attracts heavy crowds, making it difficult to get around. In order to avoid this, you need to plan your trip well. You should arrive early at the trailheads.
You should also plan your visit to Rocky Mountain National Park in advance, so that you can get the most out of your time. It is recommended to spend three days in the park to experience the entire area. You can also book tours that include wildlife viewing and sightseeing.
If you are planning on hiking, it is important to bring extra layers. You should also take extra precautions to avoid altitude sickness. This can cause mild headaches and disorientation.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a longer vacation, Aspen, Colorado is a great destination. This picturesque town offers a variety of attractions and activities, including hiking, skiing, golfing, and more. It’s also a great spot to enjoy the outdoors during the warm, summer months. The town also has plenty of restaurants and boutiques, making it a great place for a shopping trip.
There’s no shortage of hiking trails and mountain bike trails in Aspen. Many of these trails are also bicycle-friendly. For example, the shortest and easiest trail is the Maroon Lake Scenic Trail. You can also get a map of the area with your finger.
Another fun activity is visiting the Wheeler Opera House. This historic theater has been operating since the 1800s. It offers a variety of events, including concerts, movies, and lectures. Getting tickets in advance is a good idea.
Other fun things to do include the Aspen Historical Society’s seasonal tours. These tours take about an hour and cover Aspen’s history.
Located on the Atlantic coast of Maryland and Virginia, Assateague Island is an ideal location for nature lovers. This 37-mile barrier island is home to a variety of birds, fish, and animals. It is also an ideal spot for surfing.
There are three main areas to explore on Assateague Island. The National Seashore, the State Park, and the wildlife refuge. Each area has its own offerings and facilities.
The National Park is operated by the National Park Service. This is where you can find showers, toilet facilities, and boardwalks to the beach. For those who enjoy hiking, you can check out one of the many trails. You can also take a kayak tour. These tours last for three hours. The tour may also include bottlenose dolphins.
The state park contains eight hundred acres of land. The park is home to three hundred campsites. You can also take a guided kayak tour that takes you to some of the more remote parts of the island.
Whether you’re looking for world-class museums, a scenic waterfront, or just a chance to explore the best that Baltimore has to offer, this city has something for everyone.
Baltimore’s historic landmark district, Mount Vernon, is home to the original Washington Monument. The Maryland Center for History and Culture and George Peabody Library are also located here. You can walk the grounds, or take a wildlife bus tour to see a variety of birds, deer, and wild ponies.
One of the most interesting things to do in Baltimore is visit the B&O Railroad Museum. This museum has a number of great things to see, including working trains, model gardens, and lots of information. The museum is also open to people of all ages, but admission is only $15 for people 16 and older.
Another unique thing to do in Baltimore is take part in a kinetic sculpture race. This is a great way to experience Baltimore’s artistic side. The city’s arts district, Station North, hosts this annual event. It is held in July.
Located on the northwestern coast of Oregon, Cannon Beach is a charming coastal town. The town is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy a wide variety of activities, from hiking, swimming, and surfing to watching for whales and watching for local wildlife.
The best time to visit Cannon Beach is during summer. During the summer, the town becomes quite busy. For this reason, it is best to arrive as early as possible. Also, be sure to bring a light jacket for cooler days.
There are several great art galleries to visit. Most are located within a couple blocks of the downtown strip. Most galleries feature local artists from the Pacific Northwest.
There are also three museums in Cannon Beach. The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum features a collection of old photographs, and interactive exhibits. It also offers educational programs.
The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is a great place to learn about the history of Cannon Beach. It also features a replica of a Native American Longhouse. The museum also has traveling exhibits.
Located in the Rocky Mountains, Crested Butte is known for its spectacular display of wildflowers. It’s also an ideal destination for hiking and cross-country skiing. There are numerous trails that take you through the stunning Colorado landscape. The town also has several unique businesses and attractions to visit.
The town’s main street, Elk Avenue, is lined with historic buildings and saloons. The Victorian storefronts give the town a unique charm. It also displays the town’s mining-town roots.
Crested Butte also has a small museum dedicated to mining history. If you’re a history buff, you’ll want to stop by. There are Wednesday walking tours that will show you the area’s history.
The Crested Butte Fine Gallery is a local treasure. Visitors can see and buy local art while enjoying the beautiful scenery. The galleries also host an art market on Elk Avenue on Sundays in summer.
The town is home to two world-famous ski resorts. The Crested Butte Mountain Resort offers world-class skiing from November to April. It’s also a great place to mountain bike.
Aspen’s Rio Grande Trail
Whether you are looking for a challenging multi-day trek or a short jaunt to check out some of Aspen’s natural splendor, the Rio Grande Trail is the perfect choice. It is a 42-mile loop that spans the Roaring Fork River valley, from Aspen to Glenwood Springs.
The trail offers plenty of things to see along the way. The route follows the historic Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad corridor, which was first ridden by train in October 1887. You can also check out the John Denver Sanctuary, located on the north side of Aspen.
The trail is relatively flat, making it a popular choice for families. The route is dog-friendly, as well. There are plenty of picnic spots along the way.
The trail is also popular among cyclists. Bicyclists can choose to take the McLain Flats Road, which is part of the Rio Grande Trail, to the end of the trail. The trail is closed in the winter to protect wildlife habitat. However, the trail is open for bikers during certain hours of the day.
Aspen’s Pony Swim Festival
Thousands of people gather every year to watch Chincoteague wild ponies swim across the Assateague Channel. This annual event is held to keep the pony herd size in check. The event also raises funds for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department.
The Chincoteague Wild Pony Swim and Auction draws over 40,000 spectators each year. It is the largest annual fundraiser for the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Department. The event takes place the last three days of July. It is usually broadcast live on the “Good Morning America” show. The event is also broadcast live on the “Pony Swim TV” show.
The Chincoteague Pony Swim occurs during slack tide, a period of time when there is no current. This is the best time for ponies to swim. During slack tide, the ponies swim for a period of 30 minutes.
The Chincoteague Pony Swim is held in two different sections, the Northern herd and the Southern herd. The Southern herd stays in the corral, but the Northern herd leaves the corral at daybreak.