The Best Trips For Couples In The Summer
Summer is here and if you’re like us, you’ve got the travel bug. We’re currently in Martha’s Vineyard (be sure to follow along on Instagram and Instagram Stories) but before we share blog photos of this new trip, we thought it’d be the perfect time to reminisce and share the best spots for couples to vacation in the summer. All of these are relatively budget friendly and can work for a three night to six night trip (or longer if you’ve got the time!). Be sure to click on the location if you’d like to see each original blog post of the trip!
Charleston, South Carolina
I grew up in Georgia and so the south still holds a special place in my heart. Charleston was one of our very first blog trips right after we got married. It was so memorable for many reasons but we fell in love with the charm and Southern hospitality that surrounds this historic city. Visiting plantations, eating fried green tomatoes, and wandering the historic downtown are a few of our highlights. There’s so much to do in this city and around it. The only downside to a summer visit is the infamous heat. If you’re from the North, get ready for some crazy humidity and temperatures into the 100s. All that to say, it was worth every bad hair day that I had.
I’m no stranger to Mexico and grew up going with my family on many vacations. Brandon and I chose to honeymoon in central Mexico, particularly Mexico City and the most beautiful city, San Miguel de Allende. Rich architecture, the most amazing food we’ve ever had, art, and a heavy dose of culture are just a few things you can look forward to. Forgo the typical Cancun or Cabo trip for a different look at Mexcio. However, we totally understand if you’re dying for a beach trip and in that case, we’d recommend Cancun as a prime destination.
We visited Puerto Rico last summer, just months before the devastation from the hurricane hit. We were astounded at the natural beauty, the sweet people, and all of the variety that this country has to offer. As an affordable destination and one that is easy to get to (no passport required!), we definitely made a promise to revisit in the future! We visited in July and while it was hot, there were so many water activities to keep us cool.
Costa Rica was a family trip in late September. It’s got a very casual vibe and an “anything goes” attitude but we really enjoyed our time. We will be honest and say that our Puerto Rico trip was more memorable than Costa Rica and if we were faced with a choice between the two, we’d pick Puerto Rico.
The Texas Hill Country
Anytime we want to keep things close to home, the Texas Hill Country is a perfect weekend getaway. Fredericksburg remains a popular destination for us and there are so many adorable B&Bs to stay at. If you live in Texas, this can be such a great little trip if you don’t have a ton of vacation days to take or if you’re working with a limited budget. Go wine tasting, antique shop, take a hike, or shop the historic downtown as options for entertainment during your stay.