Summer’s longer days and warmer weather encourages us to get up from our desks and out into the sunshine. But instead of just taking a longer lunch break, why not cash in some of those vacation days and take off to your ideal destination? After weighing factors such as weather, activities, affordability, accessibility and lodging options, plus reader votes and industry advice, U.S. News created a comprehensive ranking of the Best Summer Vacations of 2016.
Home to popular biergartens, hearty cuisine and baroque architecture, Munich welcomes summertime visitors with warm weather and numerous festivals, including the Munich Film Festival and Christopher Street Day (a popular LGBT festival). Plus, the city offers an excellent public transportation system, making it easy to get around when you tire from walking. Keep in mind, summer is a popular time to visit, so book your hotel a few weeks in advance.