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Top 10 Places to Vacation in August

It’s the last month before school goes back in session. Pack your bags for one last summer fling at one of these “Best of August” Vacation Spots!

Family Friendly Cruises Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean

Any month is perfect for a cruise. Enjoy the adventure and excitement of visiting more than one place on this sort of vacation. Dock at a few Caribbean islands, or take a single destination cruise to Mexico or Hawaii. Or how about the ultimate kid vacation – a Disney cruise. See the TravelChannel.com expert picks for Travel's Best Cruises 2014 for other cruise options.

The Grand Canyon
Don’t do the same boring beach trip. Strap on a backpack and lace up your boots for a hiking trip through the mountains! Great National Parks like the Grand Canyon, Acadia, or Mount Rainier are fantastic destinations. For something closer, check out the Blue Ridge Mountains near Waynesboro, VA – http://blueridgetravelguide.com/best-blue-ridge-mountain-roads/
Rickets Glen in Benton, PA is also a native-favorite for hiking. http://www.tripleblaze.com/hiking-trails/Pennsylvania/Ricketts-Glen-SP-Falls-Trail-Loop_1541

Walt Disney World, Orlando
Who can say no to a trip to “The Happiest Place on Earth”? When the kiddos are craving something more than “Hersheypark Happy” at “The Sweetest Place on Earth”, it means it’s time to brave the humidity and the horribly long lines at Disney World. Looking for a different amusement park experience? The travel experts at TravelChannel.com have compiled this shortlist of alternatives: Travel's Best Amusement Parks and Water Parks 2014.

Music Festivals
Lollapalooza Music Festival just ended in Chicago, with big name artists like Iggy Azalea, and Eminem. But don’t fret! There are so many more festivals in the month of August. Find them here: summer music festivals
Elvis Week
“It’s Now or Never” to make it to Memphis for Elvis Week. This annual pilgrimage of sorts commemorates the life of Elvis Presley. Events include Elvis Bingo, Elvis 5K Run, Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest and much much more. See the Memphis Weekend Guide for complete schedule of events.
Hawaii Statehood Day

Celebrate the youngest state this August, when Hawaii turns 55. This island paradise is sure to be as beautiful as ever for this celebration on August 21. Visit volcanoes, go snorkeling, hop on a tour bus, or just bask in the beauty of their plentiful beaches. Check out the Top 10 Hawaiian Beaches here!

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