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!
Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean
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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 expert picks for Travel's Best Cruises 2014
for other options, including best cruises to see Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean.
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
Walt Disney World, Orlando
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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, 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.
Sturgis, South Dakota
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.
Celebrate the 55th birthday of an island paradise on Aug. 21. 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.