Seven amazing places to visit in June according to our travel experts

The beautiful weather makes us want to get outside and explore, so we asked TravelAwaits Book where they like to go in June. We already have a list of great European cities to visit in June, so we kept this one in the US, except for Florida, which loves to escape the heat in Canada. In no particular order, here are our travel experts’ favorite places to visit in June.

Emerald Bay with Lake Tahoe in the background (Image source: Stan Thomas)

1. Lake Tahoe

“The Lake Tahoe area has plenty of things to do once the snow melts on the ski slopes. There are miles of hiking and biking trails to explore, water sports opportunities on the lake, and great dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, farmers markets, and shopping within And around the shops in Heavenly Village, solitude to enjoy, and much more.On the Nevada side, hotels offer Vegas-style gambling and shows.

But my favorite reason to come to Lake Tahoe in June is to ride the most beautiful bike ride in America. The 72-mile trail forms a complete circle around Lake Tahoe, giving you stunning views of the lake and snow-capped mountains from dozens of sites. Secluded cabins, bustling villages, and pine trees line the path. You can see the entire lake area from both sides of California and Nevada.

Lake Tahoe has activities to enjoy all year round, but June is my favorite time to visit.” — Stan Thomas

Lighthouse in Fort Foster in Kittery, Maine at sunset
Lighthouse in Fort Foster (Photo Credit: Gregory Szymbor)

2. Kitiri, Min

“This adorable little community, just north of the New Hampshire border, is the perfect enclave for late spring and early summer adventures. Shoppers will love Kittery’s extensive collection of stores, but if you steer clear of the highway, you’ll discover a vibrant seaside community full of history. After all, Kitteri’s fame claim to be the oldest town in Maine.

Here, you’ll find a memorial to John Paul Jones and have the opportunity to explore life as a soldier in the 17th century onwards at the Fort McClary State Historic Site. Meanwhile, foodies will love Lil’s Cafe (which has great blueberry muffins and many other temptations), Loco Coco’s Tacos, Lovebird Donuts, and Tributary Brewing Co.

Before school goes out at the end of the month, the beaches are great and very quiet places for long walks. The sky is dark pink and the lighthouse rests in the sea among the rocks.” — Vanessa Chiason

Split Rock Lighthouse
Split Rock Lighthouse (Photo Credit: CK Foto / Shutterstock.com)

3. North Shore, Minnesota

meandering rivers, cascading waterfalls, the famous Split Rock Lighthouse, and the ever-changing beauty of Lake Superior, it’s all just the beginning of why Minnesota’s North Shore is such a great June vacation choice. Minnesotaans affectionately refer to the region stretching from Duluth to the Canadian border as the ‘North Shore’ “.

Lake Superior, in all its majesty and moodiness, is this region’s crown jewel. It is the largest freshwater lake in the world by area and the third largest by volume.

An outdoor paradise that peaks in summer, the North Shore is a great place to get up and move around, with canoeing, kayaking, biking, and 300 miles of continuous hiking trails. Need some research and development instead? It’s also a great place to have a nice locally caught fisheye dinner, a glass of wine, and the peace and quiet of nature around you.” — Joan Sherman

Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City (RM Nunes / Shutterstock.com)

4. Quebec City / Charlevoix, Canada

Quebec City and the neighboring region of Charlevoix appeal to different tastes in every season. me? I’m looking for an escape from the summer heat in Florida in southeastern Canada. Besides being so relaxing, Quebec City makes for a cultural haven that feels as French as it does without leaving North America. The old walled city enchants with its narrow, uneven side streets; Old churches and castle. cultural festivals throughout the year; and Saint Lawrence Riverfront. And don’t let me start with the food!

However, the city can get crowded in the summer, as the tourist buses ply. So, once I get bored of the metro colonial vibes, I’m ready to head out into the countryside. After the obligatory stops at Montmorency Falls (check out the new park) and the farms and vineyards of Ile d’Orleans, the charming Baie Saint-Paul entices. The waterfront town makes an ideal starting point for exploring the Parc National des Grands-Jardins, discovering the region’s rich agrotourism, or taking a train along the river.” — Shel Coster Walton

Great Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park
Great Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Photo: Marty Snell

5. Yellowstone National Park

“June is the perfect time to visit Yellowstone National Park. During June, the park is fully open and the weather is great. With temperatures in the low 70s during the day and 40s at night, the park is the perfect place to spend some time outdoors. Animal sightings are numerous and often It can be seen right on the side of the road.

June also means that you can take part in the many activities that the park has to offer thanks to the warm weather. These activities include rafting, sightseeing, hiking, and more! Finally, warmer days mean there is less steam from geothermal features, so you can see their cool colors more easily! – Michelle Snell

Trillium Brewing Company Fort Point
Trillium Brewing Company Fort Point (Image source: Sandi Barrett)

6. Boston

Boston in June, when the average high temperature is 77 degrees, is a great time to visit. The city has gone through a cool spring and is heading towards a humid summer, but June is just right.

Head to one of the great outdoors like the Trillium Brewing Company’s rooftop deck in the Fort Point neighborhood or elegant al fresco dining in the heart of Stephanie’s on Newbury shopping district.

Even if you’re not a fan of the Red Sox, you should visit Fenway Park, a legendary baseball venue. You can take part in a home game from Green Monster seats or explore the ball field on a tour.

A unique Boston experience is the Swan Boat ride around Public Garden Lake. The new 15-minute ride is a fun way to enjoy the June blossoms and lush greenery from a unique perspective on the water.

Boston is my city, and I never get tired of flaunting it.” — Sandy Barrett

Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park in Nevada
Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive in Great Basin National Park in Nevada (Photo Credit: Cindy Barks)

7. Great Bassin National Park, Nevada

“Great Basin National Park has been on my travel list for years when I finally planned a road trip to the park in far eastern Nevada in June 2020. At the time, I was looking for a remote experience with light crowds, and found this and more at the Great Basin. Although I knew going to the park would offer rugged mountains and sweeping views, I was simply amazed by the stunning alpine lakes and the soaring heights of Wheeler’s Peak.

June turns out to be the perfect time to visit for a number of reasons. The temperatures were warm and sunny during the day, but the snow still clinged to patches on the mountainsides, giving beautiful reflections in the sparkling lakes. The stunning Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive has just opened after being partially closed for the winter months.

June is also a great month to take in something else the Great Basin is famous for – the starry night sky. The Great Basin is a dark international park, and astronomy talks about the stars take place on select nights in parts of June, July, and August.” — Cindy Parks

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