Summer is like the fun friend that sneaks into a party and then sneaks out just as quietly. It shows up a little late, is in the backdrop to some unforgettable memories, and before you know it, it’s gone. August is your time to catch summer before it leaves without a word.
If you haven’t made travel plans yet this summer, the clock’s ticking. Luckily, August is the ideal time to visit many destinations. It’s the month when the initial summer rush has passed, kids are starting to go back to school (or preparing to do so), and people are already looking forward to fall. This month’s list includes enticing domestic destinations. And, in honor of the recent reopening of many European countries to US citizens, destinations on the Old Continent. From Rockland, Maine, to the beaches of Parnu in Estonia, these places (listed from international to stateside locations) belong on any August travel wish list.