July still reigns King when it comes to Summer vacation months, but August is still pretty popular for those looking to get in one more, last minute trip before the kids head back to school and the temperatures start to dip once more. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute beach trip or someplace to beat the summer heat, here are some of the top travel destinations for the month of August.
OK, so Maui is pretty amazing any time of year, but August will likely see fewer crowds, and it’s a really great spot for families. The second largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui has something for everyone. The adults in the group have countless restaurants to choose from, and some of the best golf courses in Hawaii are on Maui. The kids will appreciate the beaches, luaus and tons of other kid-friendly activities like ukulele lessons and making their own leis.
Looking to take a break from the intense summer heat? Canada’s capital sees average temperatures in the 70’s during the month of August, making it perfect weather to take in the gorgeous sites of the city. You can see a lot of the sights from the water, like the Rideau Canal, a must for anyone visiting Ottawa for the first time. If food is your thing, Ottawa won’t disappoint. You’ll find stellar cuisine throughout the city, ranging from French and Chinese to rustic Italian.
If you’re really into local culture and don’t mind crowds, Budapest in August is amazing. This month sees a plethora of parties, concerts and festivals throughout the city. You’ll find everything from music fests to carnivals and film celebrations. If you like to work in a spa day during your holidays you’ll find no shortage of natural springs throughout Budapest. The food is amazing, too!
Tahiti in August sees some of the most comfortable temperatures you’ll find all year. The days are usually in the mid-80s, while evenings get down to the refreshing 60s. Beaches, diving, snorkeling and surfing will keep you busy all day, with the opportunity to throw in a whale watching tour here and there.