August vacation travel ideas include relaxing on the beach, cultural trips to Europe, romantic weekend ideas and family reunions. Whether you are looking for a brand new hotel or an old classic, summer time is a great time to try something new.
Cotton Tree on Grand Cayman offers individually designed cottages right on the beach. Enjoy romantic Caribbean sunset and delicious cuisine. August is low season in the Caribbean, so look for deals and vacation packages.
Villa Marie in Saint Tropez, France, offers romantic rooms with ocean views, a European spa, outdoor pool and beautiful gardens. Byblos Saint-Tropez is another excellent option. If you want to spend some time touring the French wine country, book a room at Abbaye de la Bussiere which has a gourment restaurant and unique guest rooms.
Hotel Carl Gustaf in St. Barts is an all-suite getaway where guests can indulge in private plunge pools, Spa by Carita and a beautiful beach. Caribbean beach hotels are off season in August, so look for vacation deals and packages.
A great way to visit many destinations in a short time is to take a summer cruise. Popular August vacations include Mediterranean, Alaska and New England cruises.
Get away with the family to the Painted Boat Resort in British Columbia where you can spend time outdoors in nature hiking, fishing and kayaking. Another great British Columbia summer getaway is King Pacific Lodge which offers 17 guest rooms, a spa and many outdoor activities.
America's National Parks are filled with unique wildlife, scenic hiking trails and accommodations for a range of budgets. Yellowstone and Grand Teton are very popular in August, so be sure to book early if you are planning to stay in one of the park lodges.