​​As the summer months begin to approach, many people start planning their summer vacations. June is the perfect time to travel as the weather is typically pleasant and the crowds are not as overwhelming as during peak summer months. If you are looking for some inspiration on where to go on vacation, here are ten great recommendations for the best places to visit in June. We’ll also give you the lowdown on what to do there and a vacation home recommendation for each location that’s perfect for a group getaway.

Malibu, California

Malibu is known for its stunning beaches, beautiful scenery, and luxurious homes. In June, the weather is perfect for a day at the beach, and you can also explore the nearby Santa Monica Mountains for hiking and biking. For a taste of luxury, consider visiting the Malibu Wine Safari, where you can take a guided tour of a vineyard and meet some exotic animals.

Where to stay: Matador

Matador by AvantStay in Malibu, CA

Destin, Florida

Destin is a popular beach destination in Florida, known for its crystal-clear waters and white sand beaches. In June, the water is warm and perfect for swimming, and you can also go deep-sea fishing or take a dolphin-watching tour. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, which has a variety of marine animals, including sea turtles and sharks.

Where to stay: Monarch

Monarch by AvantStay in Destin, FL

Hudson Valley, New York

Hudson Valley, New York – The Hudson Valley is a picturesque region in upstate New York known for its scenic drives, charming towns, and historic sites. In June, you can take a hot air balloon ride to see the stunning views from above or visit the Storm King Art Center, which is home to large-scale outdoor sculptures.

Where to stay: Clove

Clove by AvantStay in Hudson Valley, NY

Oregon Coast, Oregon

The Oregon Coast is a rugged and scenic stretch of coastline that spans over 300 miles. In June, you can enjoy hiking and wildlife watching in the various state parks along the coast, such as Cape Lookout State Park or Ecola State Park. You can also visit the Tillamook Cheese Factory or go on a whale-watching tour.

Where to stay: Rancho del Mar

Rancho del Mar by AvantStay in Oregon Coast, OR

Hilton Head, South Carolina

Hilton Head is a beautiful island off the coast of South Carolina, known for its golf courses and beautiful beaches. Take a dolphin-watching tour or go on a sunset cruise. If you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at kayaking or paddle boarding in the calm waters.

Where to stay: Hilton Ivory

Hilton Ivory by AvantStay in Hilton Head, SC

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is known as the “Music City” and is home to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, as well as the Grand Ole Opry. In June, you can catch a live show at the Ryman Auditorium or visit the Johnny Cash Museum. You can also explore the city’s food scene with a food tour or visit the Belle Meade Plantation for a taste of history.
Where to stay: Shelton

Shelton by AvantStay in Nashville, TN

Sonoma, California

Sonoma is a wine country destination known for its vineyards and beautiful scenery. In June, you can take a guided wine tour and taste some of the region’s finest wines. You can also visit the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve, which has some of the tallest trees in the world.

Where to stay: Malvasia

Malvasia by AvantStay in Sonoma, CA

Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

The Smoky Mountains are a beautiful mountain range that straddles the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. In June, you can go hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or visit Dollywood, an amusement park that features shows, rides, and attractions.

Where to stay: Smokey’s Paradise

Smokey’s Paradise by AvantStay in Smoky Mountains, TN

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is a charming southern city known for its historic architecture and beautiful gardens. In June, you can take a walking tour of the city’s historic district or visit the Charleston City Market, which has a variety of artisanal crafts and food. You can also visit the nearby plantations to learn about the city’s history.

Where to stay: Lighthouse

Lighthouse by AvantStay in Charleston, SC

Lake Tahoe, California

Swimming in Lake Tahoe’s crystal-clear waters is a must-do activity in June. Many of the lake’s beaches are open during this time, including Kings Beach, Sand Harbor, and Zephyr Cove. Visitors can also enjoy boating on the lake, either by renting a boat or joining a guided tour.

Where to stay: Moosetrack

Moosetrack by AvantStay in Lake Tahoe

These are just some of the best places to visit in June. Check out all of our vacation rental locations and explore more incredible destinations.

Published by Danielle Vito

As Senior Social Media Manager, Danielle manages AvantStay's social media platforms and writes content for the Atlas blog. Previously, Danielle was the Social Media Producer at The Points Guy where she ran TPG's Instagram and wrote articles on the most social media-worthy destinations, and tips on hacking your travels by using credit cards.

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