Not to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s almost time to plan your end-of-summer trip. Yes, we’re well aware that summer technically hasn’t even started yet, but since it’s also the world’s peak travel season, things book up fast. Which means it’s never too early to start thinking about August.
The good news is, it’s hard to go wrong during summer’s final full month, when the weather is fantastic pretty much everywhere that isn’t under a perpetual hurricane warning. Sure, you’re probably going to run into a few more people than you will during other months, but that just means more friends you can make, and better stories you’ll have. Hopefully. Whether you’re looking to cross the pond or just find a cool spot a few hours from home, here are our picks for the 12 best places to travel this August.