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Top 10 Most Searched Summer Destinations

March 02, 2020

Winter is for working hard, summer is for playing hard. From the Bahamas to Dubai, we pulled down the 10 most appealing summer vacation spots, according to your searches.

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10: The Bahamas

While there is a risk of getting rained on during hurricane season, June generally sees mild weather, fewer crowds and significantly lower prices. While some resorts in the Out Islands close through November, New Providence and Paradise Island remain open year-round.

Best for: Families looking for a taste of laid-back island living.

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9: Miami

Also offseason in the summer, Miami continues to draw visitors, especially Europeans and South Americans escaping winter. To keep cool in the blazing heat, you need only take a dip in the Atlantic, Biscayne Bay... or an infinity pool. You'll be able to spread out on South Beach, plus people-watching on Lincoln Road and Miami Beach's epic nightlife will be as entertaining as ever.

Best for: A spontaneous getaway to blow off a little steam on a boat or in the club.

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8: Catalina Island, CA

Angelenos looking for a respite from the smog and traffic are finding it on Catalina Island. Make the 22-mile trip by ferry or helicopter — the latter will set you back only about $110 — and you'll find an island of paradoxes: campgrounds where wild buffalo roam (a herd was abandoned after a 1924 movie shoot) and the ritzy, Mediterranean-flavored city of Avalon.

Best for: A day at the beach spent snorkeling, swimming, hiking or biking.

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7: Mackinac Island, MI

Mackinac Island, 20 minutes by boat from either the Upper or Lower Peninsula of Michigan, comes alive on summer weekends. Most of its roughly 4 square miles is designated parkland, ideal for hiking and cycling. Be sure to take in the beautiful architecture of its own painted ladies, Victorian cottages that date back to just after the Civil War.

Best for: A taste of times gone by; cars were banned more than a 100 years ago, and horse-drawn carriages are still used to get around today.

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