Summer is winding down, but it’s not over just yet. If you’re a summer baby (a Cancer, Leo, or Virgo), then there’s still time to plan your birthday trip around the sun. Whether you go with a group of friends or your favorite family members or travel solo, here are some birthday trip ideas just for you.
The Big Apple
New York is happening during any season. In the summertime, you can stroll through Central Park, take a ferry ride, and say hello to the Statue of Liberty. You can even catch a Broadway show while you’re at it. Get yourself on the Hamilton waitlist or check out Tina Fey’s Mean Girls or a classic, like The Lion King or Wicked. Remember that there are discounted tickets for select shows at the TKTS booth in Times Square. If you want to bypass the tourist spots, you can meander through the diverse neighborhoods, Soho, Greenwich Village or Williamsburg, eating at off-the-beaten path pubs and restaurants.
A Californian Safari
For a good time on the opposite side of the United States, consider Safari West in Napa. Relax in one of the luxury cabins while having a close encounter with an exotic animal on the 400-acre wildlife preserve.
The United States has a wonderful West and East Coast, but there’s a whole bunch of activity in the middle of the country, too. If you decide to do a cross-country road trip, don’t forget about Lexington County in the heart of Bluegrass Country. Tour the Kentucky Bourbon Trail and take in the historic charm, while staying at an inn that features antiques and other interesting relics.
A beach in summertime? Obviously! In Florida, you can fly into Miami and dance the night away. The next day when you finally wake up, rent a car for a scenic drive to the Florida Keys, where you can explore the cat-filled summer home of author Ernest Hemingway or snorkel in the waters with the sea life.
Beaches Aren’t Just in Florida
Consider the white sandy beaches of San Diego, CA or along the Oregon coastline. You can also choose from one of many beaches in Texas, private like Boca Chica or ready for partying like Galveston Island.
If getting out of the U.S. for an adventure is in your budget and up your alley, then check out jet boat rides along the Shotover River Canyons in New Zealand. As you move through the canyon, you can stop from time to time to get an in-depth look at the breathtaking scenery.
If you’re looking for an international adventure a little closer to home, then look no farther than Playa Mujeres Resort in Cancun. This resort is full of sandy beaches, golf courses, spa centers, and authentic Mexican cuisine.
Your summer birthday trip is full of possibilities. Wherever you go, all you need are a camera and a plane ticket (or a car with a full tank of gas). Don’t be afraid to forge into new territories and make long-lasting memories!