3 Summer Vacation Ideas for 2021

For as long as you can remember, you have loved to travel. You still have many of the souvenirs that you collected as a kid on family summer vacations, and you are eagerly anticipating your next adventure. If you need some ideas on where to go, the following suggestions may get you into vacation mode:

Alaska Cruise

For years, you have wanted to visit our nation’s 49th state. If you book a cruise to Alaska, you will get your wish. The 2021 Alaska cruises from Holland America Line include 7-day roundtrips from Seattle or Vancouver that go through the famous Inside Passage, as well as other Alaska cruise ports such as Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. 


One of the nice things about Alaska cruises is that you can customize the trip to your liking. For instance, you might opt for an Alaska land and sea tour that lets you experience the Yukon frontier and Denali, or you may go with one of the Alaska cruises where you spend more time on the boat taking in the breathtaking scenery. Speak with your travel companions to see what everyone wants to do and then use the suggestions to book the best Alaska cruise for you and yours. 

As a bonus, Alaskan cruise prices tend to be quite reasonable on the budget, and whether you go by yourself, with friends or the whole family, you might soon decide that cruise vacations are something you’ll want to experience again.

Astoria, Oregon

This small coastal town in northwestern Oregon has plenty of charm with its Victorian homes and locally-owned restaurants that serve up plenty of tasty and fresh seafood. For fans of the 1985 movie “The Goonies,” Astoria is a Holy Grail of travel destinations. The classic film was shot here, and you can visit 11 locations made famous in the movie, including the jailhouse, the Flavel House Museum and the homes where many of the main characters lived. While you are there, drive over the enormous Astoria-Megler bridge that spans the Columbia River and spend some time exploring the Long Beach Peninsula at the southwestern-most tip of Washington. You could also drive about two hours over to Portland and visit the incredible City of Roses.

Page, Arizona

This small town in northern Arizona is known as the Center of the Grand Circle. What this means is that once you have arrived in Page, you are a day trip or less away from a bunch of amazing and scenic destinations including The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, Monument Valley and more. Closer to Page, Antelope Canyon and a boat tour of Lake Powell are also great travel options. Page has plenty of lodging and restaurant options so you’ll be in good hands during your stay there; the only challenging part of your trip will be deciding where to go next.

Grand Canyon Rainbow

Have a Great Time!

You definitely need and deserve a vacation, and now you can finally start planning one. From the cool beauty of Alaska to a quaint coastal town with a cinematic past, to a variety of incredible places in the southwest, you will have no trouble finding a memorable way to spend your summer vacation in 2021.

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