As the temperatures rise and summer begins to set in, I tend to get the itch to travel even more than normal. Something about the beginning of summer is exciting, and I often feel more inclined to get out and explore. June is the perfect time to do this in the United States, as much of the spring rains have been subsidized and you can take full advantage of the change of season. You may be wondering where to travel to the United States in June, and we’ve got you covered.
In matter you have also caught a travel virus, here are some awesome options:
1. Box Canyon State Park, Idaho
If you haven’t heard the news, Idaho is super underrated and you should consider visiting soon. Box Canyon State Park is in southern Idaho and could be easy to miss if you weren’t looking for it. On the one hand, the park is surrounded by agricultural land. However, this magnificent oasis is home to stellar waterfalls, swimming holes and even a small beach area where to spend time.
It’s just starting to warm up in southern Idaho in June, so take advantage of the good weather to explore Box Canyon State Park and other great places around Twin Falls, Idaho.
2. Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, California
The American West as a whole is home to more breathtaking land formations than a girl could count. The Anza-Borrego National Park in California testifies to this. This park is famous for its epic sunrises, which beautifully paint the finely carved landscape of the desert. If you are an outdoor traveler, Anza-Borrego should definitely be on your bucket list.
Although the temperatures are warm in June, the nights are cool and are there to give you a break from the heat. If you want to camp here, June is the perfect time for it!
3. Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States
If you want to visit Cape Cod in the summer without the crowds, try planning your trip for June. The high season runs from July to August, and hotels can get quite expensive during this period, while June offers better deals.
The weather may still be a little cold, but you can always book accommodation with a cozy fireplace. Shops and attractions will be open in June, after being closed for the off-season. Enjoy the spacious beaches, take a whale watching trip to see humpback cetacean or discover the many lighthouses in the area.
4. Boston, Massachusetts, United States
If you are charmed by the patriotic nature of the baseball season in the United States, Boston is the perfect place to refuel. The season is in full swing in June at Fenway Park, where the Red Sox play. Even if you can only make it to the seventh inning, baseball games are one of a kind in Boston.
The warm and sunny weather is perfect for enjoying the most walkable city in the United States. Since it’s so historic too, there’s a lot to see in and around Boston, including the Old North Church, Faneuil Hall, the Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution, and Bunker Hill. You can also take advantage of the whale watching season in June by taking a catamaran cruise to see them.
Take a day trip to other nearby historical sites like Plymouth, Salem and Lexington to get the most out of your trip!
5. Block Island, Rhode Island, United States
If you are looking for the perfect getaway on a quiet island, look no further. Block Island is a small community off the coast of Rhode Island and has everything you could expect from a New England beach, without the crowds and hustle and bustle.
Most of Block Island’s attractions and restaurants are seasonal and open at the end of May. Like many other places on this list, June is the best time to take advantage of the openings before the big crowds gather in July and August.
You can enjoy concerts by local bands, community events and food festivals that all start appearing in June. There are plenty of opportunities to get out on the water on Block Island, a favorite being Pond & Beyond’s full moon kayak tour. They also have sunset and sunrise kayak tours!
6. Portland, Maine, United States
This enchanting New England city is a dream in the summer. June has warm temperatures and low rainfall, making it the best time to walk the streets and enjoy the outdoors. Due to the exceptionally low rainfall in June, the city hosts most of its outdoor festivals.
The city hosts the annual plonk Week in mid-June, so if you are a plonk enthusiast, this is the trip for you. Portland is also known for its impeccable seafood, so be sure to try one of its famous lobster rolls while you’re there.
7. The Adirondacks, New York
Although fall is peak season in the Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York, summer temperatures are perfect for enjoying all that the area has to offer. The mountains are suitable for beautiful hikes and the cool lakes are perfect for water sports. Saranac Lake, near Lake Placid, is perfect for kayaking, canoeing and boating.
Check out the John Brown Farm State Historic Site, high in the mountains, which contains the home and grave of the famous abolitionist. For another historical adventure, Fort Ticonderoga is a crowd favorite (it will reopen to the public in May 2021).