Are You Looking For A Late-Summer Vacation? You Might Not Have to Look to Far!
Although summer is all but over and school has already started many may still be looking to get away and take a much-needed vacation. Luckily if you live in Louisville you won’t have to go far!
LonelyPlanet.com released their list of the top travel destinations of 2013 back in December. Considering the later months of the year are typically great times to find vacation deals, we figured now is the perfect time to reintroduce the list to those looking for some adventure.
10. Glacier National Park
Location: Flathead, Montana
Interesting Fact: Although there are less than 25 glaciers remaining and are quickly melting, the park is preparing for an ice-free future according to National Geographic.
9. Verde Valley
Location: Sedona, Arizona
Interesting Fact: Sedona was voted America’s Most Beautiful Place by USA Weekend in 2003.
8. Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
Interesting Fact: The Mall of America is the size of 78 football fields!
7. Northern Maine
Interesting Fact: At Moosehead Lake in northern Maine is a 99-year-old steamboat that you can ride.
6. Eastern Sierra
Interesting Fact: The Eastern Sierra region of California provides a lot of water to the city of Los Angeles.
5. American Samoa
Location: South Pacific Ocean
Interesting Fact: Due to regulations regarding building heights on the island, you can get a scenic view from almost anywhere in the city.
Interesting Fact: The first daily newspaper in America was in Philadelphia, which ran from 1784 to 1790.
3. San Juan Islands
Location: Between Washington and Vancouver
Interesting Fact: There are no traffic lights on any of the San Juan islands.
Interesting Fact: The shortest day of the year is December 21st, when there is only 3 hours and 43 minutes of sunlight. The longest day of the year is June 21st, where there is 21 hours and 49 minutes of sunlight.
Interesting Fact: 90% of the United States’ disco balls are produced in Louisville every year.