It was the third week of summer vacation and Ein was almost at loose ends for things to do. He liked how his sister, Claire, had made a schedule for their summer. He liked it because it gave him something to follow and know what to expect. He liked it because it organized the fun thing everyone in his family was planning on doing over their summer break.It had been years since Ein’s last vacation. Weeks of grueling campaigning and fruitless meetings had finally taken their toll. Ein was ready to take a break, and head to a quiet, but hopefully sandy beach. However, not all vacations go according to plan.
I’m Ein, a sophomore in high school who’s a WordPress aficionado. I decided to write this article to give you guys some tips on traveling the world and where I went during my summer vacation. First, here are some pictures:Ein is a Russian Blue cat and an online entrepreneur. This summer, he traveled all the around the world: from Europe to America, from Canada to Mexico, from Japan to New Zealand. That’s why we created map. We want Ein and his fans to remember amazing places where our furry friend was in summer 2016. In this post, I’ll tell you about cool places where he visited. These videos with pictures of cats can be watched both by people who love animals and tourists who like to travel.Ein was the cat’s meow. He had everything a young feline could want: A girlfriend, a decent job as a mouser for the castle, and great life. That is until he found himself in hot water (literally) after breaking the heart of an Ice Demon who wouldn’t take no for an answer. In his disgrace, Ein scrambled to escape certain death and luckily found himself in an entirely new world. Now, he must learn how to adapt to his new environment and find a way to return home. Will he be able to save both worlds?
Ein’s Summer Vacation
Summer Vacations in the USA
Summer is meant for using vacation days, whether your ideal trip involves a big city, an all-American national park, a relaxing beach or a stay in a small town. To decide the best summer vacations in the USA, U.S. News considered several factors, including affordability, weather and variety of things to do, plus traveler and expert sentiment. Like what you see? Vote below for your favorites to help influence next year’s ranking. (Note: Some of the below destinations may be affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Check with the CDC and the U.S. Department of State before traveling.)
- View 40 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoYellowstone#1 in Best Summer Vacations in the USANature lovers flock to Yellowstone each summer to watch Old Faithful’s awe-inspiring eruptions, hike through the expansive Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, gaze at the Grand Prismatic Spring’s mesmerizing hues and spot wild animals. The national park’s trails, lodges and visitor centers, which span Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, are busiest in summer. However, travelers willing to brave the crowds are rewarded with ideal temps (average highs sit in the 70s and 80s). What’s more, nearby towns feature summer calendars packed with fun events, like the Cody Stampede Rodeo and the Wild West Arts Fest. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|THINGS TO DO
- View 48 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoGrand Canyon#2 in Best Summer Vacations in the USASummer is the busiest time to visit Arizona’s Grand Canyon, but don’t let that dissuade you from booking a trip. The North Rim is often less crowded, and you can enjoy miles of scenic drives and hiking trails. If you want to stick to the South Rim, consider parking your car and exploring by bike. Alternatively, anyone looking to head into the canyon on a hike or mule trip should keep in mind that temperatures inside the canyon are significantly higher than at the rim, often climbing above 100 degrees. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|FLIGHTS|THINGS TO DO
- View 78 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoSan Diego#3 in Best Summer Vacations in the USASan Diego’s plethora of shorelines (including Coronado, Mission and Pacific beaches), museum-filled Balboa Park and world-renowned zoo make it an appealing summer getaway spot for families and relaxation seekers. Plus, San Diego is home to a highly regarded dining and drinking scene that includes authentic Mexican cuisine and more than 150 craft breweries. To get a true taste of the city, enjoy a meal in the Gaslamp Quarter or sign up for a beer or food tour. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|FLIGHTS|THINGS TO DO
- View 43 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoSan Francisco#4 in Best Summer Vacations in the USABay Area summers are chilly compared to other parts of the country: Highs don’t go beyond the upper 60s, while lows rarely reach the mid-50s. However, these temperatures lend themselves well to exploring outdoor attractions like Muir Woods National Monument, the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and garden-filled Golden Gate Park. You’ll also find that San Francisco hosts a plethora of summertime events, including San Francisco Pride, the Fillmore Jazz Festival and San Francisco Giants baseball games at Oracle Park. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|FLIGHTS|THINGS TO DO
- View 47 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoGlacier National Park#5 in Best Summer Vacations in the USAMontana’s Glacier National Park is known for its stunning geological features, including 700-plus lakes, several waterfalls and two mountain ranges across more than 1 million acres. July and August are the best – and busiest – times to visit this park, with average daytime temperatures in the low 80s (though you can expect lower temps at higher elevations). You’ll want to spend time driving the park’s roads, kayaking or canoeing on a lake and hiking some of the hundreds of scenic trails. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|THINGS TO DO
- View 26 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoGrand Teton National Park#6 in Best Summer Vacations in the USASpellbinding beauty, challenging rock climbing routes, relaxing floating excursions and numerous trails attract travelers to this Wyoming national park for a summer vacation. The roughly 310,000-acre Grand Teton National Park is also an affordable getaway: Campsites abound, and visitors can avoid pricey park dining by stocking up on food at a grocery store in Jackson Hole before entering the park. Plus, budding naturalists can participate in summer ranger programs that include geological and cultural presentations. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|THINGS TO DO
- View 17 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoBar Harbor#7 in Best Summer Vacations in the USABar Harbor, Maine, is a tranquil paradise praised for its coastal beauty and pleasant summer highs in the 70s and 80s. The gateway to Acadia National Park, the town draws travelers who love to hike, bike, boat and soak up the area’s stunning scenery. Meanwhile, Bar Harbor’s Main Street is home to shops, ice cream parlors, art galleries, pubs and restaurants serving New England classics like lobster rolls and clam chowder. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|FLIGHTS|THINGS TO DO
- View 26 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoGreat Smoky Mountains National Park#8 in Best Summer Vacations in the USAOccupying more than 520,000 acres, Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an affordable summer destination perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. The national park – one of the few in the country that offers free entry – straddles the Tennessee-North Carolina border and boasts impressive waterfalls, top-notch fishing, scenic drives and exciting hikes. With evening temperatures in the 60s and 70s, it’s an excellent place to camp. Stop by any of the four visitors centers to brief yourself on some park history, pick up trail maps and check out the ranger-led programs. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|THINGS TO DO
- View 34 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoHilton Head#9 in Best Summer Vacations in the USAHilton Head features everything from resorts to vacation rentals in addition to amenities like golf courses, tennis courts, spas and beaches. The island boasts summer highs in the 80s and low 90s, but the ocean is always nearby and ready to welcome visitors for a dip to cool down. Summer travelers can try activities like biking, kayaking, fishing, hiking, horseback riding and bird-watching before watching the waves while eating dinner at a waterfront restaurant. One thing’s for certain: There’s no shortage of things to do in this seaside South Carolina town. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|FLIGHTS|THINGS TO DO
- View 59 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoChicago#10 in Best Summer Vacations in the USAChicago’s Millennium Park proves particularly alluring during summer, with futuristic art and architecture and a smorgasbord of free concerts and exhibitions. Be sure to swing by Wrigleyville to check out the neighborhood’s namesake baseball stadium, grab a Chicago-style hot dog and watch MLB’s Chicago Cubs play. Also, take advantage of Chicago’s superb summer weather (average daytime temps hover between the high 70s and mid-80s) by visiting its numerous Lake Michigan beaches. When you need a break from the sun, explore the world-class museums in Chicago’s Museum Campus. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|FLIGHTS|THINGS TO DO
- Belongs on List?YesNoCannon Beach#11 in Best Summer Vacations in the USAThough summer – especially July and August – is the high season for this Oregon locale, you’ll be able to spread out along several beaches that feature everything from tide pools to towering rock formations to waves ideal for surfing. Visit in early June for a chance to spot migrating gray whales. And from April through July, you could see tufted puffins when they nest on Haystack Rock. Book early if you plan to make this your next vacation destination, as hotels fill up quickly.
- View 42 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoOuter Banks#12 in Best Summer Vacations in the USAA quintessential family vacation spot, the Outer Banks fills to the brim in summer with beachgoers looking to relax. Activities for kids and teens abound in this North Carolina destination, including fishing, windsurfing, boogie boarding and kiting adventures like kiteboarding, hang gliding and classic kite flying. Meanwhile, travelers interested in U.S. history appreciate the Outer Banks’ significance as the Wright Brothers’ first flight site and where Roanoke Island’s colonists mysteriously disappeared. What’s more, there are numerous lighthouses to discover and the beaches are wide and clean. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|THINGS TO DO
- View 21 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoZion National Park#13 in Best Summer Vacations in the USAUtah’s first national park welcomes scores of outdoorsy types every summer, and for good reason: The park’s shuttle services a variety of trailheads and sights. Plus, it helps you conserve energy before you begin your adventure in sweltering temps (think: highs in the upper 90s or low 100s). During the day, experienced climbers can scale one of Zion’s 2,000-foot sandstone cliffs while hikers trek popular routes like the Canyon Overlook and Watchman trails. And at night, stargazers can look to the skies to see the Milky Way before enjoying a good night’s rest in one of the park’s campgrounds. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|THINGS TO DO
- View 41 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoCape Cod#14 in Best Summer Vacations in the USAA family-friendly New England vacation spot, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, charms visitors with its colorful clam shacks, cozy cottages, swanky resorts and beautiful national seashore, which stretches 40 miles. Coast Guard Beach and Mayflower Beach impress travelers with clean sand and calm water. Other sights to check out include the Heritage Museums & Gardens and the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre. Those who love quirky activities won’t want to miss Quahog Day, a June event where Doug the Quahog makes his annual beach weather prediction. Summer highs usually hover in the 70s. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|THINGS TO DO
- View 91 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoBoston#15 in Best Summer Vacations in the USABoston appeals to travelers of all types come summertime, with average daytime temps in the 70s and 80s. Fenway Park welcomes baseball lovers, the Freedom Trail invites history buffs to a scavenger hunt of historical sites, and the North End neighborhood and Faneuil Hall Marketplace beckon to foodies. Visitors can also check out numerous breweries or plan their vacation around one of several summer events, such as Boston Harborfest and the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|FLIGHTS|THINGS TO DO
- View 51 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoSeattle#16 in Best Summer Vacations in the USASeattle sees its best weather this time of year, with less rain and warmer temperatures (highs reach the low 90s), but summer is also the most popular time to visit. Grab a cup of the city’s famous coffee, and enjoy the mountains and water surrounding the city. While here, explore the arts scene (including the Chihuly Garden and Glass), sample goodies at Pike Place Market and visit the iconic Space Needle. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|FLIGHTS|THINGS TO DO
- View 42 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoBryce Canyon National Park#17 in Best Summer Vacations in the USAPhotographers flock to Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park to snap photos of the incredible rock formations, ranging in color from deep scarlet red to burnt orange to chalky white. Travelers also love to visit this national park in summer because the weather is warm during the day (think: averages in the high 70s) and the hiking is excellent. Plus, it’s slightly less crowded than more popular parks, such as the Grand Canyon. Additionally, summer is when two of Bryce Canyon’s annual events – the Astronomy Festival and the Geology Festival – take place. READ MOREBEST HOTELS|THINGS TO DO
- View 16 PhotosBelongs on List?YesNoMount Rainier National Park#18 in Best Summer Vacations in the USANational parks make for exceptional summer getaways thanks to their budget-friendly lodging options (think: campsites) and abundance of things to do. Washington state’s Mount Rainier National Park is no exception, with plenty of opportunities for hiking, viewing wildlife and photography, and a bevy of additional outdoor activities. Compelling features here include an active volcano (the park’s namesake), wildflower fields and impressive hiking trails. But remember, summer’s slightly warmer daytime temperatures range from the mid-50s to the low 80s, luring visitors and making midweek or early mornings the best times to visit the park to avoid crowds. READ MORE