Heat is the enemy
June 18, 2014 4:05 PM Subscribe
Where is the coolest place I can visit in July or August? Primarily in terms of weather, but also the other type of cool! Preferably in the US, due to cost, but also open to foreign locales if the average flight might be $1000 or less, leaving from the Midwest.
posted by cessair to Travel & Transportation (21 answers total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
My spouse and I really, really, really don't like summer weather. Sun exposure makes me physically sick and I am generally miserable from June - September so we generally take our vacations in the fall and winter. But circumstances have left us with over a week of vacation time that has to be taken in July or August. Please help me not waste it binging on Netflix! (My usual summer weekend activity of choice.)
I know about the Pacific Northwest of course - any specific locations to recommend beyond Seattle, Portland and Vancouver would be great. Less obvious choices would be amazing. For various reasons, I don't want to go to California this year.
Cool (sub 70 for this time of year) is good. Cold would be amazing. Cloudy is okay. Wet is fine. We basically plan all of our trip itineraries around food so the availability of good, maybe even interesting, cuisine is crucial.
We will be leaving from Indianapolis, but can also easily fly out of Chicago. Some place within a 10 hour drive would be interesting but we are fully prepared to fly. As I said, overseas would be great, but I'm worried that the flights would eat up too much of my max $3,000 budget, unless the destination costs were really low after we paid for the flights.
Please tell me about the best, cool weather place you've ever been during the summer!