5 Summer Vacations You Should Take

Schools are out, and the Summer is a prime season for family travel. Whether you are looking at the wide beach, a mix of culture and adventure, outdoor bars, thriving coffee cultures and restaurants, or jungles and volcanoes to vineyards and salt flats. I recommend you add these five places to your travel list of sites you want to see in your lifetime. The arrival of June marks the beginning of summer. If you have not yet made plans for a summer get-away, it is now or never.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

With a growing array of outdoor bars, arts venues, and restaurants, Belfast is an attractive destination for travelers. Stay at the design Bullitt Hotel and check out arts organization Seed head, which runs street-art tours and hosts cabarets around the city. Dine at the famous Michelin-starred OX, EIPIC, and Permit Room inspired breakfast and locally roasted coffee. The nightlife spots include the Muddlers Club, a stylish restaurant and cocktail bar in the trendy Cathedral Quarter, and Vandal, a graffiti pizza place that turns into a late-night club, on the top floor of a 17th-century pub.

Oslo, Norway

Oslo is the world’s most thriving coffee cultures. The city greatest spots are in the Grünerløkka area which hosting free art galleries, cool bars, and trendy restaurants. Burgers are the trendiest food in Oslo; the most famous burgers places in the city are Illegal Burger, Døgnvill, and Munchies. The Oslo Reptile Park is a one of its kind and hosting more than 80 different animals collection includes snakes, frogs, chameleons, spiders, monkeys, turtles, and fish.

Salta, Argentina

The province is known for its diverse topography of jungles, volcanoes, vineyards, and salt flats. The best months to visit is May through July. Go to the wine country to sip a glass of Torrontés at Piattelli Vineyards' Cafayate Winery and stay at the luxury hotel, Grace Cafayate.  The city center features some buildings dating back to the 18th century such as the Cathedral Shrine, the French style Museum of Contemporary Art, the Cabildo, and the neoclassical Museum of High Mountain Archeology, which houses artifacts from the Inca civilization. The city nightlife is in the three pedestrian streets: Alberdi, Florida, and Caseros which hosting restaurants, pubs, cafés, and concerts every night.

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo is the sixteenth-century architecture, the beaches party vibe upscale area with new Dominicans cuisines, which turns into nightspots after dinner. The beaches of Punta Cana, Bavaro, and Cabarete receive millions of visitors every year. The Warehouse, an industrial space that changed into a venue, hosts the liveliest club nights in town is worth visiting. For live music, Mecenas Café Cultural is the spot where the sangria and terrace draw the crowd.

Turin, Italy

The city is known for its historic cafes and the Shroud of Turin, the city, is also a vibrant contemporary art destination. The Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna is Italy's first modern art museum, and Castello di Rivoli is the first contemporary art museum, featuring works from powerhouses like Michelangelo Pistoletto and Paul McCarthy. If you like to explore and earlier eras, there are two other over warming museums: the Galleria Sabauda, where visitors can see more than 500 works once owned by the royal Savoy family, and the Egyptian Museum, which houses one of the most extensive Egyptian-artifact collections in the world.