Escape The Ordinary: 10 Best Places To Visit In July

July has the perfect mood to bring out your travel wish list and check out a place or two. From children to adults, everybody is taking a break from their mundane schedule and the perfect sunny weather of July adds charm to this list of reasons to travel. If you’re in the mood for a vacation but can’t decide where to go, Rehlat has a list ready for you. Here are 10 places to visit in July to make your summer break a memorable one!

 

Where to Next?

Madeira, Portugal 

Beautiful landscape and picturesque beaches. What else does one need to make the summers memorable? Apart from the perfect weather and the alluring flora and fauna, the city’s welcoming and friendly environment makes it the best destination to venture on your first solo trip. Madeira is said to be the safest travel destination in the world. Scuba diving, Dolphin safari are just a few of the exciting things on the to-do list. Worried about the Covid-19 situation? Fret not, Madeira is one of the safest covid free destinations to travel 

Madeira, Portugal
A beautiful view of Madeira, Portugal

Things to Do in Madeira, Portugal 

  • Whale and Dolphin Safari 
  • Scuba Diving 
  • Pico do Arieiro 
  • 25 Fontes and Cascada de Risco
  • Monte Palace Madeira 
  • Pico Ruivo 

Provence, France

A once in a lifetime experience, Provence, France, is a destination worth traveling to. The idyllic view of the lavender fields, ancient villages on the hilltops, miles of farmland covered in orchards and vineyards, and everything in Provence will make you forget all your worries and woes. If you love to explore the hidden gems of the world, Provence is a beautifully kept secret village of Europe.

Lavender fields
Alluring lavender fields in Provence

Things to do in Provence, France

  • Pope’s Palace, Avignon 
  • Sénanque Abbey, Gordes 
  • Old Port of Marseille
  • Gorges du Verdon
  • Carrières de Lumières, Les Baux-de-Provence

Mahe, Seychelles

A true tropical paradise, the Mahe island in Seychelles is a dream destination for many. Beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and high soaring granite peaks. Mahe island offers its visitors the most incredible ways to unwind and relax. Tons of options if you are an adventure lover. And even more, if you are just looking forward to sunbathing on the beaches in Seychelles 

Mahe beach
Calm beaches of Mahe

Things to do in Mahe, Seychelles

  • Anse Intendance 
  • Morne Blanc 
  • Seychelles National Botanical Gardens 
  • Copolia Trail 
  • Moyenne Island 
  • Victoria Market 
  • Mission Lodge Lookout

Athens, Greece 

The historical capital of Europe. The birthplace of democracy, art, science, and philosophy of western civilization. Home to Socrates,  Plato, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus. Athens is the world’s oldest city. A perfect combination of history and modern innovation, the city of Athens is a spectacular experience in itself. The scenic view of the Mediterranean sea and the godly sunlight over the historic town make Athens a magnet for travelers from all over the world. 

Athens
The ancient city of Athens

Things to do in Athens, Greece 

  • Tour of the Acropolis 
  • Acropolis Museum 
  • Ancient Agora and Temple of Hephaestus 
  • Roman Agora 
  • Hadrian’s Library 
  • Temple of Olympian Zeus 
  • Kerameikos
  • National Archeological Museum 
  • Benaki Museum
  • Plaka
  • Church of Panagia Kapnikarea 
  • Monastiraki Square 
  • Philopappos Hill 
  • Mount Lycabettus 

Port Vila, Vanuatu 

Port Vila, is the capital of Vanuatu, situated on the Mélé Bay, on the southwest coast of Éfaté. A great destination to spend a luxurious summer getaway. Port Vila has tons of options from cruises, casinos, waterfront restaurants and cafes, and much more. Known to be the commercial capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila also has hundreds of quirky shops and small flea markets to go on a shopping spree.  

Picturesque view of the busy Port Vila.

Things to do in Port Vila, Vanuatu 

  • Mele Cascades 
  • Port Vila Markets 
  • Hideaway Island Marine Reserve 
  • The Reef Vanuatu Zoological 
  • Rarru Cascades 
  • Ekasup Village
  • Eden on the River
  • Iririki Island
  • Wet N Wild Adventure Park
  • Port Vila Handicraft Market

Chebeague Island, Maine

At about 60-90 minutes away from Portland, The Chebeague is one of the most beautiful islands in Maine. Literally translating to the Islands of many springs, Chebeague is the perfect destination for a summer break. 

Serene view of the Chebeague Island

Things to do in Chebeague Island, Maine 

  • Royal River Conservation Trust 
  • Sandy Beach Point 
  • Eagle Island State Park 
  • Fowler Beach 
  • Tide Mill/Grist Mill Landing 
  • Falmouth Nature Preserve

Ketchikan, Alaska

Want to spend the summer staying productive? Ketchikan has tons of outdoor activities that will keep you entertained while you learn something new. From history buffs to nature enthusiasts Ketchikan Island is full of activities and places to explore. Also known as the Salmon Capital of the World, Ketchikan is famous for fishing, serene nature, and rich native culture.  

Tall mountains covered in clouds

Things to do in Ketchikan, Alaska

  • Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
  • Misty Fjords National Monument
  • Creek Street
  • Totem Bight State Historical Park
  • Tongass National Forest

Big Sur, California

If hiking and camping are your favorite summertime activities Big Sur, California, is the destination for you. The scenic view of the ocean while driving down the highway will surely be a highlight of your trip. The purplish tint of Pfeiffer Beach indeed makes it a perfect picnic spot. 

The scenic drive to Big Sur

Things to do in Big Sur, California

  • Pfeiffer Beach
  • Bixby Bridge
  • Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
  • Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
  • McWay Falls

Bar Harbor, Maine 

A magical vacation destination on Mount Desert Island. Bar Harbor possesses rich history and culture unlike any other. Ocean cliffs, rocky beaches, glacier-formed lakes and valleys, unobstructed mountain landscape, and frosty forest accentuate the beauty of this island. The surreal beauty of Bar Harbor has been captured by great artists like Thomas Cole, Frederic Edwin Church, Fitz Henry Lane, and many more. 

The beautiful Bar Harbor shore

Things to do in Bar Harbor, Maine

  • Acadia National Park.
  • Hike to Bar Island.
  • The Maine Lobster.
  • Go Sailing or Kayaking
  • Walk the Shore Path.
  • Visit the Schoodic Peninsula. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota

A heaven for art enthusiasts, the city is a powerhouse of art and culture in the Midwest. Hailing ground of gems like Prince and Bob Dylan Minneapolis has a lot to offer. The Minneapolis Institute of Arts exhibits a wide range of 80000 works from five thousand years by artists from all over the world. 

The city of art and artists

Things to do in Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Minneapolis Institute of Arts.
  • Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum.
  • Minnehaha Regional Park.
  • Minneapolis Chain of Lakes Regional Park.
  • Walker Art Center and Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
  • St. Paul’s Grand Avenue.
  • Guthrie Theater.
  • Midtown Global Market.

The rapidly changing conditions from the last few years have taken a toll on all of us without a doubt. Things are now slowly improving, this is the perfect time to travel and take a break from the rush hours. Rehlat is always eager to give you a memorable experience and make your travel comfortable. We hope these amazing destinations make it to your travel list, and we will see you soon at the boarding gates.

 

 

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