In The News: 12 Best Places to Travel in AugustMay 01, 2023 / Food and Drink, Good to Know, History/Maritime, In The News, Things to Do & See
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EXCERPT FROM 12 BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL IN AUGUST | WRITTEN BY PATRICIA DOHERTY | PUBLISHED IN TRAVEL + LEISURE
These are the best places to visit in August in the United States and around the world.
When July turns into August and you’re fretting that summer is flying by too quickly, it’s time to plan some travel. Even a long weekend trip or staycation will be satisfying and fun, especially for the young ones who may be ready for a change of pace. A beach or pool in California, Hawaii, Mexico, or Florida might fit the bill, and for those longing for distant places, we have several suggestions, including Kenya, Scotland, and Montenegro.
Fresh mountain air in Jackson Hole and delightful breezes in New England, Nova Scotia, and Chicago (there are beaches on Lake Michigan and cruises on the Chicago River) will be refreshing in August. These are the best places to travel in August in the U.S. and around the world.
Gloucester, America’s oldest seaport, is located on Cape Ann about 45 minutes from Boston on New England’s Atlantic coast. The working waterfront is home to the famous “Man at the Wheel” statue, also called “Fisherman’s Memorial,” a monument to mariners lost at sea. August brings festivals to the city, this year celebrating its quadricentennial with events that highlight its history and seafaring heritage. Enjoy fresh seafood and ocean breezes while exploring Gloucester, and learn about its past at the Cape Ann Museum. Tour the harbor on a boat trip to see lighthouses, fishing boats, and lobstering fleets. The Gloucester Blues Festival comes to Stage Fort Park on Aug. 12, and the Gloucester Waterfront Festival is set for Aug. 19-20. Stay at the oceanfront Beauport Hotel Gloucester or the historic Ocean House Hotel at Bass Rocks for a memorable New England summer experience.