Safe and Virus-Free Top 10 Summer Vacation Destinations in 2020

In 2019, the U.S population totaled a staggering 79 million international trips. But because of the pandemic, traveling worldwide has become difficult for everyone.

Luckily, you can still enjoy summer in the following stunning destinations. If you’re looking for the safest and best summer vacation destinations, you’ve come to the right place.

Here are our top 10 suggestions.

1. Batumi, Georgia 

Located in Central Asia, Georgia is one of the most inexpensive summer vacation destinations. Plus, there are 260 times fewer cases of coronavirus than most European countries. Check out Batumi, a city that sits on the coast of the Black Sea.

Known as the “Las Vegas of the Black Sea”, tourists can relax surrounded by mountains, splendid lakes, and charming villages before hitting the casino.

2. Malta

Malta is the best vacation destination in summer especially during the pandemic as it hasn’t been too affected.

Visit Mdina, the ancient capital of Malta, which sits atop a hill. Spend the afternoon strolling along the breathtaking streets and visit the many museums to learn more about Malta’s history.

The Upper Barrakka Gardens shouldn’t go amiss as they offer sweeping views of the Grand Harbor. And no trip to Malta is complete without snorkeling to discover the island’s abundant sea life.

3. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, otherwise known as “A Pearl of Adriatic”, makes the list of best summer vacation destinations. Also, Croatia handled coronavirus well and has excellent healthcare.

This Croatian city is famous for its medieval old town and its gorgeous two-kilometer long city wall. Tourists are also spoiled for pristine beaches, excellent cuisine, and nearby islands.

Lokrum, a small island 600-miles off the coast, is a protected natural reserve and the largest park in Dubrovnik. Not only is it perfect for social distancing, but there’s a famous swimming spot where you can escape the heat. 

4. Santorini, Greece

If you’re looking for the best summer family vacation destinations, look no further than Santorini in Greece.

This European country is one of the least affected by a coronavirus and its healthcare system was never overwhelmed during the pandemic.

Spend the day at Red Sand Beach which sits next to Akrotiri, an ancient Greek site. This beach gets its name because of the various shades of red that you can spot from the headlands. 

After a world-famous Santorini sunset cruise, head to Kamari Village to enjoy a movie at an open-air cinema.

5. Madeira Islands, Portugal

The Madeira Islands are one of the top summer vacation destinations. Thanks to Portugal’s fast-acting government, Madeira has become a safe haven during the pandemic.

Visit Ponta de São Lourenço and drink in its immense volcanic rocks, imbued with streaks of red. Madeira is fantastic for hike enthusiasts as you trail across the cliffs and discover unusual flowering plants across the unique landscape.

You must also take a walk across Cabo Girão, a 580-meter-high skywalk, on Madeira’s south coast. It’s an experience like no other thanks to the glass floor tiles that give you an unreal view of the ocean below. 

The skywalk is the best stop to snap mesmerizing pictures so check out these photography tips before visiting the spot.

6. Oradea, Romania

Romania is one of the safest spots in Europe as they managed the health crisis well.

Oradea is a picturesque city in Romania, the perfect place to wind-down. History buffs, especially those fanatical about medieval times, must visit Oradea’s fortress and the many museums and craft workshops.

7. Tokyo, Japan

One of the best things to do in Tokyo is dine at the Robot Restaurant in the Shinjuku Kabukicho area where you watch a robot show as you feast.

You should also watch sumo wrestlers training to see how physically and mentally challenging the practice is.   

Take advantage of the sushi restaurants where chefs prepare the freshest sashimi dishes, best paired with a glass of sake. Kanpai!

8. Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Calling all watersport lovers!

The Bay of Islands, a coronavirus-free location, is a three-hour drive from Auckland where visitors can explore 144 islands and fish, sail, or scuba dive. You should also go dolphin and whale watching to see these majestic creatures up close.

The cruise also takes you to the Bay of Island’s most famous site, the Hole in the Rock, which you can sail through if the tide permits.

9. Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is known for its labyrinth-like souks where visitors can stock up on souvenirs for their families. You shuld also visit El Badi Palace and relax in the stunning Jardin Majorelle.

Morocco is also safe to travel as their government acted quickly so why not explore the entire country?

Chefchaouen, for example, is often featured on Instagram as the entire village is painted blue. Or go to Fez and experience Morocco’s thriving cultural scene where you can visit galleries and see incredible local handicrafts.

10. Sydney, Australia

Australia has handled the pandemic well, making it a coronavirus-safe location.

Watch a show at the Opera House, the most famous landmark in Sydney. You should also walk along Darling Habor to enjoy spectacular river views and visit the peaceful Chinese Garden of Friendship. 

In the afternoon, head to Bondi to cool off and bathe on Australia’s most famous beach.

Those Are the Best Summer Vacation Destinations

Now you know the best summer vacation destinations that are also safe from coronavirus.

These all have a rich cultural history, awe-inspiring scenery, and exceptional cuisine so the family can relax this summer. Happy traveling!

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Victoria Brewood

Hi I'm Victoria, a British girl from Manchester. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and find a way to make money at the same time. I now call London home, although I still travel whenever I can. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and see the world.

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