The Best Summer Travel Spots & Vacation Ideas

Spend this summer on a well-deserved vacation and see a new side of the country with RLHC. Whatever your interests and passions, the summer season offers an incredible opportunity to visit the best of any destination. Perfect weather for outdoor adventure, beachfront getaways, and the height of festival season make summer the perfect time to travel! Better yet, guests staying at a Red Lion Hotel, Red Lion Inn & Suites, Hotel RL, Guesthouse or Settle Inn property get up to 25% off stays, plus the option to pick a perk like early check-in, late check-out, kids’ allowance, dining credit or an extra stay credit to make summer their own.

Family-Friendly Summer Travel

The kids deserve a vacation too now that school’s out, and a family getaway is a great way to reconnect and recharge. Planning a family vacation in the summer doesn’t need to be stressful! More destinations than ever before offer kid-friendly accommodations that also permit pets, allowing the whole family to get together.

Topping the list of the most popular family fun destinations in the summertime is California, where warm days, cool evenings, and some of the country’s most coveted kid-friendly attractions make it the ideal family vacation spot. Choose a Northern California destination that’s close to the natural wonders of the region, like Redwood National & State Parks  for more active kids. Or stay in Anaheim in Southern California to spend days exploring the area’s incredible attractions, including Disneyland or a fun-filled day at Angels Stadium.

For families with older kids, pique their curiosity in Oregon, where dozens of zoos, waterparks, and family-friendly festivals make the summer a delight in any part of the state.
Groups & Friends

Don’t wait for a special occasion to get together with cross-country friends. This summer, travel to Spokane, Washington, where the quintessential college town is built for fun with friends during summer break. The riverfront destination is minutes away from the largest theme park in the Northwest, Silverwood Theme Park, and home to the region’s most exciting special events in the summer.

Pack up for Portland, Oregon, where the trendy college town offers some of the most eclectic activities year-round, saving its best for the summer. Choose a waterfront hotel for daytime boating and sunbathing, and explore Portland’s breweries and brewpubs in the evenings.

Looking for more summer or year-round travel and vacation ideas? Check out Red Lion Journeys to start planning your sun and fun-filled getaway!