Best U.S. Summer Vacation Spots to Beat the Heat and Unwind

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If you’re struggling to choose the perfect destination for your summer vacation, look no further. Grand Welcome, a short-term vacation rental management company, has curated a list of the most enticing summer vacation spots in the United States for you to explore this year.  

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Finding affordable and convenient summer destinations can be daunting. However, the trend this year indicates that more travelers are opting for drivable vacation destinations, seeking both convenience and cost-effectiveness.  

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Get ready to embark on a new and exciting adventure with your loved ones this summer. Here are the Lucky Six destinations in the U.S. to consider this year.

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Looking for a summer getaway filled with music and entertainment? Try Branson, Missouri. Branson is home to several theaters. The city is also filled with a number of adventure theme parks, from Bigfoot Fun Park and WonderWorks to Silver Dollar City. 

Branson, Missouri


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Although many think of Lake Tahoe as a ski destination, a summer at Lake Tahoe is an entirely different experience filled with sandy beaches, beautiful hiking trails, and scenic mountain views. With the temperature only around 70 degrees, Lake Tahoe is the perfect place for a comfortable summer vacation.

Lake Tahoe, California


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With beautiful mountain forests, stunning waterfalls, and sunny weather, the Smoky Mountains is a hot vacation destination for the summer. Go for a summertime hike and cool off at one of the famous swimming holes. Dollywood is necessary to visit if you are visiting the Smoky Mountains.

Smoky Mountains, Tennessee


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Everything you can imagine is offered within the diverse city of Tampa Bay. Stroll through the Tampa Riverwalk for skyline views of the city. Jump on a water taxi and enjoy sightseeing or take a boat tour of the bay. Enjoy rich Latin food in historic Ybor City with a guided walking tour, or head to Downtown Tampa.

Tampa Bay, Florida


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Enjoy the perfect beaches, white sand, and crystal blue water along the coast of Panama City Beach. Head to uninhabited Shell Island just off the coast for a snorkeling or scuba diving tour, where you can spot wild dolphins beneath the waters.

Panama City Beach, Florida


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