The summer beach vacation has become so clichéd for us intrepid travelers. I mean, who wants to stay in a themed hotel, eat fried seafood, and nurse Bud Lights all week while the kids build yet another sandcastle? I certainly don’t!
Thus, I curated a list of 20 alternatives to the summer beach vacation.
Escape the summer heat with a trip to the mountains. A mountain retreat offers something for everyone from hikes for outdoors enthusiasts to waterfalls for nature spotters to quaint towns for the craft lovers. Many mountain towns are also home to delicious craft breweries.