Where should you go on vacation in the summer of 2022? Making predictions in the current unstable time is both difficult and simple. On the one hand, no one can be sure what travel will be like in the near future. On the other hand, we will certainly travel, we will certainly want to spend our summer vacation with pleasure, and this means that the destinations that have been proven over the years and most loved by tourists will be in our summer vacation plans.
The pandemic seems to be receding, COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted in different countries. But no one knew that war could interfere with the lives and plans of many people.
If you can't decide where to go on your summer vacation in Spain, we recommend choosing the Costa del Sol. You will find good beaches and restaurants there. Visit also Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, if possible.
The preferences of residents of different countries, as always, will differ. Americans have their favorite summer vacation destinations; Europeans have their own. Rising fuel prices (most likely) could make travel more expensive in the summer of 2022, but it's unlikely to be unaffordable.
Residents of the countries of Northern Europe, Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Finland will surely strive to spend some time (several days or weeks) on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. The most popular countries will surely be Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus and Turkey. The French Riviera is a popular region not only among residents of the northern regions of France, but also among residents of other European countries.
In the photo: Spain.
Many countries that are popular with tourists are aiming to attract more tourists at least this year. Their economy is heavily dependent on tourism. Greece, Cyprus, Turkey will lose some tourists from Russia and Ukraine. These countries will seek to somehow attract more tourists from the UK and Germany. Tourists from the US and Canada would also be very welcome, but they have their own favorite resort destinations.
American tourists' favorite vacation destinations will not change this year. Most residents of the United States and Canada are planning to either spend their summer vacation in their country or visit the countries of the Caribbean region. If you can afford it, we recommend that you consider visiting European countries.
Domestic tourism is a priority for US residents this year as well. (The US has everything a travel lover needs.)
National parks: Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Grand Canyon, Glacier National Park, Zion National Park, Great Smoky Mountains and others. (Choose which one is easier for you to get to.)
Beach holidays: Southern California, San Diego, Florida, Hawaii.
Probably, almost every US state has its own beach destinations, although not very large, but pleasant to visit in the summer. For example: Wellfleet in Massachusetts; South Padre Island in Texas; Lübeck and York to Maine; Gearhart to Oregon; Tybee Island in Georgia; Avila Beach and Huntington Beach in California; Gulf Shores in Alabama; Long Beach in Washington State; Kiawa Island and Pauli Island in South Carolina; Pompano Beach, Surfside and Pensacola Bay in Florida; Fair Haven in New York State.
Mexico remains a popular holiday destination with residents of the US and Canada this year. It really is a great country for a vacation. There are good resort towns both on the west coast of Mexico (Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, La Paz) and on the east coast (Cancun, Riviera Maya). Why look for new destinations if you can have a good vacation here.
The Dominican Republic and other Caribbean countries are also worth considering as an option for a holiday trip.
If US residents still decide to go on vacation to Europe this summer, then it is (probably) better to go to the Black Sea.
Popular destinations for summer 2022 will remain France (Paris and the Cote d'Azur), the Mediterranean coast of Spain, we highly recommend visiting Italy. Greek Islands (Rhodes, Crete, Greece). There are many interesting places and good beaches in Turkey. For lovers of urban tourism: London, Berlin, Stockholm.
If you want to spend your summer vacation in a quiet, peaceful place, closer to nature, then we would recommend thinking about a trip to Finland.
Visiting festivals will make your vacation even more enjoyable.
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