Hear ye, hear ye! After a long, challenging, and tiring year of being an incredible teacher, a long-awaited super vacation is justifiably called for!
Vacations are a great way to rejuvenate and recharge yourself after working yourself off the whole school year, but there’s nothing better than a vacation that doesn’t break the bank.
So whether you’re looking for a different scenery or you just want to kick back and relax by the beach with your toes dipped in the warm sand, these 10 best vacation spots for teachers are sure to help you unwind and recharge.
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10 Best Vacation Spots For Teachers This Summer Break!
Summer is finally upon us, which means it’s time to take a well-deserved break from your daily grind as a teacher. And whether you’re looking to escape the heat or you’re trying to find a place to soak up the sun, we will be exploring both international and local vacation spots in the US that will just take your breath away!
Best Vacation Spots in the USA during summer
1.) Ocracoke Island, North Carolina
Located in North Carolina, Ocracoke Island is a modest small island off the coast of North Carolina. This secluded and tranquil island is known for its untouched shores and charming town that’s well worth exploring if you’re looking for a restful escape!
You are sure to fall in love with Ocracoke Island as the majority of it is surrounded by serene water on three sides with long miles of unspoiled white sandy beaches left for you to explore.
You can opt to spend hours relaxing on one of their many private oases or choose to head out on your own boat if you prefer solitude over socializing with other beachgoers.
If you want to take it slow and it sounds like too much work for you, then you can just rent out an inner tube at South Beach Park or check out some local shops in town instead!
Besides all those enticing activities, those are not just what the island of Ocracoke has to offer. Bask yourself in historical spots, namely the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, as well as the Nihmaknocak Cultural Center & Museum.
If you’re pretty interested in festivals, you’d be delighted to know that the island also celebrates a bunch of festivals throughout the year, including the Shag Festival and Ballroom Dance Party (held in January), the Pirate Fest (May), and the Outer Banks Music Festival (September).
2.) Glacier National Park, Montana
If relaxation and adventure are both on your bucket list for your summer vacation, then look no further because Glacier National Park will be a solid choice for you!
The Glacier National Park in Montana has a staggering number of jaw-dropping glaciers that are found all over the park. In fact, these glaciers are so close to Canada that people say there’s no difference between them and the Banff National Park.
The glaciers may be the main attraction of this awe-inspiring vacation spot, but there are many beautiful things to do here as well.
To set an example, if you’re an animal lover who is an avid fan of animals like Moose or bison, then this could be your dream vacation spot because they thrive in this area. And it’s truly a sight to see these magnificent animals in their element because it is said that there’s nowhere else in America where they can be seen so easily!
3.) Acadia National Park, Maine
If you’ve been meaning to go hiking and trekking, then there’s no other place better for you to be in other than Acadia National Park, Maine!
The National Park’s rocky coastlines are an absolute favorite among hikers and nature lovers who like to explore its winding trails and tantalizing wildlife. Located in the heart of Maine, hiking through the park makes it possible to catch a glimpse of Wild turkeys and Moose.
It is also home to some of the most stunning scenery you will ever see in the United States. The park’s rocky coastlines, mountains, and lush green forests provide its tourists with a variety of experiences that you will surely tag as one of your most unforgettable ones.
Perfect for enjoying with the family or friends, or even on your own (if you prefer to travel solo for summer break!)
With it being a year-round destination, it’s a great vacation spot where you can enjoy biking along the coast or sailing on one of its many lakes during the summer as its landscape is diverse with both mountains and oceanside views—the best of both worlds in just one vacation trip!
With so much to do and see, Acadia National Park is worth adding to your bucket list, and once you see it, it’s sure to make you want to visit it time and time again.
4.) Charleston, South Carolina
A vacation is a great way to rejuvenate yourself after working hard for almost a whole long year. And if you’re looking to take a break in a place that will revitalize you, Charleston would be the place to be.
It’s a historic city (actually the oldest city in South Carolina) that features a plethora of museums throughout its entirety which includes museums that are solely dedicated to history and art. And if you’re an avid fan of both, then you should definitely add Charleston to your places to visit in summer.
The quaint city of Charleston also has some of the best restaurants in all of the United States; they also have plenty of local bars that serve up tasty beer and cocktails, including their famous “pink lemonade”!
If you are to roam around Charleston, you’ll be able to visit and relax in several parks where you can cool off with an ice cream cone on hot summer nights-or. You can also visit nearby beaches as well to go swimming or surfing.
With the city having plenty of attractions to offer, from historic homes and museums to stunning beaches, and even winery tours, it’s definitely a great getaway spot for teachers!
5.) Yosemite National Park
One of the most popular vacation destinations for many people, Yosemite National Park, is known for its breathtaking sceneries, hiking trails, and many waterfalls and wildlife that will just give you a one-of-a-kind experience for your summer break.
The entirety of the park covers more than 1,100 square miles in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. With its humungous landscape area, even if you visited the park for just one minute a day, you still wouldn’t see everything there is to see there!
There are plenty of activities that you can enjoy in Yosemite National Park; hiking, biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding are just some of the many things that you can enjoy during your vacation in this natural wonder vacation spot.
You can also opt to visit the Yosemite Fall known to be the tallest waterfall in North America, the Half Dome, which is a granite monolith rising thousands of feet about Yosemite Valley, the Glacier Point, which is a fantastic lookout point overlooking the incredible landscape of the park, and El Capitan which is the largest monolith in Yosemite Valley.
If you’re feeling a little frisky, then try to climb up its mighty peak yourself! If not, you can just solemnly take a ride on horseback through meadows filled with wildflowers—sounds dreamy, right?
You get the idea! So if you’re thinking about where to go on vacation this summer, it’s genuinely agreeable to consider Yosemite National Park!
Best Vacation Spots Abroad During Summer
6.) Boracay Island, Philippines
When you think of summer, you think of white sandy beaches and the sounds of waves crashing onto the shore with the sun almost hitting the horizon beautifully. If you haven’t witnessed sunset by the beach yet, I would highly recommend you to experience it for the first time on the world’s best island, Boracay Island!
If you feel like traveling and exploring other countries and you’re doing your research, you’ll probably stumble across Boracay Island—considered a popular tourist destination for a number of reasons; aside from the smiling faces of welcoming and hospitable locals, Boracay has some the most beautiful beaches anywhere in Asia.
You’ll be able to enjoy long coastlines of white sand beaches that, even when the sun is at its highest the sand will never scorch your feet because the sand surprisingly stays cool. Both the beach and the water are clean and uncrowded too (except on weekends).
And for the activities, you’ll be able to enjoy parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, and island hopping—depending on how adventurous you’re feeling that day!
And when it comes to food choices, you’ll never run out of options because there are a lot of regional foods from all over the world, including Chinese, Thai, Japanese, American, Korean, and of course, you have to try Filipino food as well (Adobo is a must)!
7.) Khao Lak, Thailand
Summer is finally upon us, and if you’re looking for a serene place to soak up the sun, you need to check out the coastal resort town in Thailand named Khao Lak.
Khao Lak is a great place to spend your vacation, especially if you’re traveling with your friends or family. With a plethora of fun activities that will keep everyone entertained, you can never go wrong with choosing it as your vacation getaway for the summer.
One of the highlights when visiting this fantastic destination is riding an elephant through the jungle or riding a boat around the coastline and seeing dolphins swim by!
If you’re not that adventurous yet, there are still plenty of other things to see and do as well—hiking along the beaches and mountainside, visiting museums, shopping at local markets, and of course, trying out their delicacies which are known for its freshness and (seafood dishes being one of their specialties), and a whole lot more!
While Malta may be tiny in size, it packs a wallop when it comes to fun! With beautiful beaches and good weather almost all year round, you’ll also get to experience tons of history and culture and easy access to some of Europe’s best cities! What’s not to love about this Mediterranean paradise?
Malta is an island nation resting in the Mediterranean Sea that lies south of Sicily, Italy. It is also a popular vacation destination for those who want to steer away from the hustle and bustle of city life. This is also the perfect vacation spot for those who love exploring historical sites.
The thing about Malta is it is effortless to go around the whole island because the bus system is easy to navigate, and tickets are also cheap (about $1 USD per ride). Bus stops are also everywhere throughout the country, and signs are easy to follow and find once you’re on foot.
And there’s always something going on in Malta because festivals are everywhere, in fact, there are almost too many to count—from art festivals to music festivals and everything in between, you are sure to not regret visiting this magnificent country!
A trip to Greece is at the top of many weary teachers’ wish lists. And it’s no surprise why. Greece has a millennium of history, and it’s home to dozens of islands with pristine beaches, unique cuisines, and ancient landmarks. Plus, the people are warm and friendly.
Greece is also known to be the place where democracy was birthed. Known to also be the birthplace of some of the most famous philosophers (And I know that you already know this), artists, and thinkers in the history of mankind.
And not to mention, Athens is also a place to visit because you are sure to be in awe of the ancient ruins and buildings with over 2000 years worth of history attached to them. Plus, if Greek mythology is your thing, then there’s no reason for you to doubt visiting this fantastic vacation spot!
And If you’re a fan of Abba and loved the film “Mamma Mia,” then definitely include Greece on your list, precisely the locations of Damouchari, Skopelos, and Skiathos, where the majority of the film was shot.
So go ahead, and live your “Mamma Mia” life in Greece!
10.) South of France
Visiting the south of France can be a fantastic experience, whatever your goal may be. It has everything a teacher would need for a vacation. From beaches to mountains, the south of France has it all!
The thing you’ll love most in the South of France is that food and wine are at every turn! This vacation destination is perfect for a long weekend in the sun, as you can choose from over 100 sandy beaches along the Côte d’Azur.
And if you prefer something different, there are tons of other options, such as simply enjoying some fresh air while cycling through vineyards or taking advantage of their fantastic food and wine heritage at one of their many Michelin-starred restaurants there!
The south of France is truly a must-see place for you to visit. It’s a vacation spot that has something for everyone. From history buffs to foodies and outdoor enthusiasts, this area offers a diverse vacation experience that a teacher like you would definitely enjoy.
Teachers like you will find plenty of things to do to keep yourself busy and entertained while you enjoy your well-deserved rest and relaxation away from your desk!
So it seems,
When you’re ready to book your vacation trip for this summer, you should definitely check out some of the places I mentioned in this article.
However, please don’t feel limited by my recommendations. There are a plethora of wonderful places to visit and experiences to experience, and it’s definitely worth visiting and exploring as many of them as possible!
It can be tough to narrow them down, but my advice is for you to get on out and see the world and enjoy as long as you can because we only live once!
Until our next one, safe travels, my dear teachers!