Where to Travel in August

Time is running out before school is back in session, so pack your bags for a final summer fling at the best places to visit in August. Be sure to check out our recommendations of things to do in August, too! And enter to win $10,000 in our "We Are Summer" Cash Giveaway!

Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean

Family-Friendly Cruises

It’s never a bad time of year to set sail; cruise lines launch new trips and ships perfect for any time of year. Take advantage of the school vacation and plan a family-friendly cruise or the ultimate kid-adventure aboard a Disney cruise. See our Cruises interest hub for other options, including best cruises to see Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.
Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

National Park Escapes

When everyone else is heading to the beach, bring along your hiking boots for a trip to the mountains. Take the kids on a family mountain vacation or take advantage or warm, dry weather in national parks like the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Acadia in Maine or Mount Rainier in Washington.

Walt Disney World, Orlando

Amusement Park Fun

Sure, there may be long lines and aggravating crowds, but for many travelers, riding a roller coaster is an annual summer tradition. Brave the humidity and hot weather to mingle with the mouse and his entourage of princesses at Disney, get wet at the nation’s best water parks or check out the best amusement park closest to your hometown.
Lollapalooza in Chicago
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Lollapalooza Music Festival

Head to Grant Park in Chicago for the Lollapalooza Music Festival. What’s not to like about an outdoor summer concert that has featured big-name artists like Black Sabbath, Jack White, Florence + The Machine, Frank Ocean and B.O.B. See a few recommendations for the best hotels to stay in the Windy City.
Elvis Tribute Artist Competition
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Elvis Week

In August, devoted fans make an annual pilgrimage to Memphis to remember and commemorate the life of Elvis Presley. Elvis Week schedule of events include Elvis Bingo at Heartbreak Hotel, Elvis 5k Run, an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and much more. See our Memphis Weekend Guide for a few suggestions about what you should see and do while visiting this historic city.
Bikers on Main Street in the Black Hills of South Dakota for Sturgis

Sturgis, South Dakota

Sturgis Bike Rally

Get your motor revving’! Join hundreds of bikers as they converge on campgrounds and bars in Sturgis, SD, for the Sturgis Bike Rally. One of the best motorcycle rallies in US, Sturgis runs during the first week of August. In addition to being a fun social gathering for bikers, the event also includes music concerts and bike shows.
Playa Grande, Costa Rica
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Hawaii Statehood Day

Celebrate the birthday of an island paradise on Friday, Aug. 16. Explore Hawaii’s natural beauty by visiting Kauai, Volcanoes National Park, Manele Bay and Maui. And a visit to the Big Island wouldn’t be complete without sunbathing and or taking a dip at a Top 10 Hawaiian Beach, including Waikiki Beach.