Best Places to Visit in June
School's out and summer is in full swing which means one thing – it's time for a vacation. While some like to take their time and enjoy the season before they jet off, June is a surprisingly good time to book a getaway. In some destinations, crowds won't arrive until July, leaving room for discounts on flights and hotels. We took into account these factors as well as weather, seasonal events and a variety of location types (from city centers to serene beaches) to come up with the Best Places to Visit in June. Have a favorite place to visit in June? Vote below to have a say in next year's ranking.
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Paris' stunning architectural landscape is best experienced bathed in sun. The city is known for its gloom during the colder months, but daytime highs in the 70s usher in a warmer and brighter disposition in June. Plus, seasonal festivals and concerts start to pop up throughout the city. Keep in mind that summer is peak tourist season in Paris, so expect crowds and higher rates for accommodations.
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If you don't mind not being able to access certain parts of the park (such as the Going-to-the-Sun Road), you could save loads if you visit in June. During this time, lodging rates are much lower than the rest of the summer months, and you won't run the risk of getting overheated while hiking the Iceberg Lake Trail or the Highline Trail since high temps hover in the low 70s.
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This beach town situated on the northern coast of Spain is a holiday hot spot with Spaniards from all over the country. To beat the heaviest summer crowds, it's wise to venture here in June. You'll still enjoy beach- and hiking-friendly temps at top attractions, such as La Concha Beach and Monte Urgull. No matter what you choose to do, don't forget to sample as many pintxos (Basque tapas) as you can in the popular Parte Vieja neighborhood.
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While often favored for its fall foliage, the Adirondacks region also thrives in the summer. Come June, trees are at their greenest, temperatures are on their way to becoming the warmest and popular seasonal attractions, including the John Brown Farm State Historic Site and Fort Ticonderoga, are open for business. What's more, winter resorts adjust to fit the season, offering plenty of summer activities.
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With school out and summer vacation looming, there are few better places to take the kiddos than Branson. This Missouri destination is chock full of kid-friendly amusement parks, including White Water Branson and Silver Dollar City. You'll no doubt contend with crowds during June, but the upside is lodging is affordable here year-round. Plus, Branson Landing's popular Summer Concert Series kicks off in June.
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