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Summer Getaway Guide: Best Places to Visit in July

With the kids out of school and the weather warming throughout the country, summer is one of the most popular times to travel. If you’re trying to figure out where to plan a trip this year, find out about some of the best places to visit in July. For those looking to take a weekend trip for the holiday, learn more about our favorite places to celebrate the 4th of July. With properties across the US, Select Registry has dozens of locations known for the unique experience and top-notch service.

As you peruse our suggestions on the best places to visit in July, don’t forget to explore the rest of the site. If you’re traveling with the whole family, check out our family-friendly properties or browse our beach locations!

Waterfront location in New Hampshire

Visit New England in Summer

While the winters can be bitterly cold, the summers in New England are beautiful with miles of coastline, gorgeous lakes, and easy hiking abound. Daytime temps are ideal, usually staying in the 70s and 80s with occasional heat waves, while nighttime is comfortable with a slight chill in the air. For those looking to hike during their trip, New Hampshire has some of the best trails in the region and is home to the highest mountain in the Northeast, Mt. Washington. Explore these gorgeous woodland routes by foot or bike if you’re feeling adventurous.

Neighboring states, Rhode Island and Connecticut are two other excellent places to visit in July. Nicknamed the Ocean State, Rhode Island features several beaches with soft, white sand and deep blue ocean water. This state is a top choice for travelers interested in lounging on the shore during their getaway. One of the original 13 colonies, Connecticut is brimming with history and charm. With everything from outdoor activities like hiking part of the Appalachian Trail to exciting attractions like Foxwoods or Mohegan Sun casinos, the Constitution States is one of the best places to visit in July.

Where to Stay in New England

The Manor on Golden Pond: For travelers interested in taking advantage of New Hampshire's many outdoor activities, the Manor on Golden Pond is the perfect accommodation. The inn’s back lawn looks out on Squam Lake, where guests can go kayaking or boating. From the property, you’ll also have easy access to some of the best hiking trails in the area.

Browse other Select Registry properties in New Hampshire.

Lighthouse off the coast of Rhode Island

The Villa at Westerly: This enchanting property in Westerly, Rhode Island, is minutes away from many of the stunning beaches, but The Villa is a destination in itself. With a spectacular heated pool, outdoor Jacuzzi, and a serene garden landscape, this luxury inn has everything you need for the perfect stay.

Learn more about other properties in Rhode Island.

Inn at Harbor Hill Marina: Located along the Niantic Bay in southern Connecticut, this waterfront inn is conveniently close to area attractions including the beautiful Mystic Seaport. Book a stay in one of the 16 well-appointed rooms decorated in a traditional New England nautical theme.

Check out our other magnificent Connecticut properties!

Plan a July Trip to Virginia

From the pristine shores of Virginia Beach to the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley, the state of Virginia is a gorgeous place to visit in July. Mid-summer is the perfect time to lounge on the beach where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean. Around the Virginia Beach area, travelers can explore many historical sites and visit the nearby museums and aquarium. Head inland to explore the mountains and lakes of the Shenandoah Valley. Summer is an excellent time for hiking through the Shenandoah National Park as the weather is usually warm but not terribly hot.

Where to Stay in Virginia

Steeles Tavern Manor and Alpine Hideaway Cottages: When staying at this historic Shenandoah Valley inn, guests can choose from one of five rooms inside the 1916 manor or select a more private cottage. Guests of the manor will enjoy a room with a double Jacuzzi and gas or electric fireplace, while cottage dwellers will have access to a full kitchen, outdoor hot tubs, gas grills, and more.

Inn at Four Eleven York  A hidden gem in downtown Norfolk, enjoy dining on-site in this historic mansion. Dine with the locals under the pergola on our patio, or order room service to be enjoyed by the fireplace.

Vacation Along the Pacific Coast

There’s no better time to hit the West Coast than the summertime! Known for gorgeous beaches, world-class surfing, and hundreds of wineries, the Pacific Coast is one of the best places to visit in July. Whether you’re itching to explore the sandy shores of southern California or hike the rugged terrain of Oregon and Washington, this part of the country has something for every traveler. Not interested in the beach? Head to Napa Valley in California to discover America’s top wine-producing region.

Wine country getaways are the perfect July vacation

Where to Stay on the West Coast

Channel House: When you stay at this boutique hotel/inn, you’re privy to unparalleled views of Depoe Bay, OR. Relax in your private spa tub on the outdoor deck when you select the Bridge Suite or opt for the Cuckoo’s Nest to unwind by your in-room fireplace each night. All rooms include a complimentary buffet breakfast in the breakfast parlor, which overlooks the ocean.

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Best Places to Stay in Depoe Bay

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Channel House

Depoe Bay, OR

Whale Cove Inn
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Whale Cove Inn

Depoe Bay, OR

Best Places to Stay in Holderness

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The Manor on Golden Pond

Holderness, NH

Best Places to Stay in Mystic

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The Whaler's Inn

Mystic, CT

Best Places to Stay in Norfolk

The Inn at Four Eleven York
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Our fine dining restaurant offers unique takes on seafood and seasonal ingredients
We offer a one stop venue for all things for a gorgeous intimate wedding.
USS Wisconsin is just a short walk away from the inn, and is next to our Naval Museum, Nauticus.
Less than a mile walk to waterfront and 20 minutes to the beach.

Inn at Four Eleven York

Norfolk, VA

Best Places to Stay in Port Angeles

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Colette's Bed & Breakfast

Port Angeles, WA

Best Places to Stay in Steeles Tavern

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Steeles Tavern Manor B&B and Cabins

Steeles Tavern, VA

Best Places to Stay in Westerly

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The Villa Bed & Breakfast

Westerly, RI

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