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Plan ahead: Summer weekend escapes, events, and activities to inspire your itinerary

Updated: Apr 8

Two kids in Boston looking at water and buildings

Living in the land of 10,000 lakes, we know a thing or two about making the most of summertime. Heck, we wait all winter long for this season! And what better way to soak up the summer than by jetting off on an adventure? We're all about celebrating our Minnesota roots while helping you explore new places, too. So, grab your shades and get ready to explore these destinations, each offering three unique experiences that will make your summer unforgettable, no matter where you roam. 

Kids playing on beach in Myrtle Beach

  1. Enjoy live music all summer long at Myrtle Beach Boardwalk's Summer Concert Series. With a lineup of talented musicians spanning various genres, it's the perfect way to unwind and embrace the coastal vibe. 

  2. Dive into the excitement of Myrtle Beach's annual festivals, such as the Carolina Country Music Fest (June 6-9) or the Conway Riverfest (June 29). 

  3. Catch fireworks displays along the Myrtle Beach shoreline. Whether it's a Fourth of July or weekly summer fireworks shows, it's an experience the whole family will enjoy. 

Street in Boston

  1. Walk the Freedom Trail and immerse yourself in American history. Each step from Faneuil Hall to Paul Revere's House is a journey through time. 

  2. Don't miss the Boston Harbor Hotel's Summer in the City series (June 6 - August 29), featuring live music performances overlooking the harbor. Enjoying great music and beautiful views makes for a perfect summer evening. 

  3. Experience the magic of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular (July 4), one of the country’s largest and most iconic Independence Day celebrations.  The event also includes live music performances by the renowned Boston Pops Orchestra, followed by spectacular fireworks display over the Charles River.  

Parent and kid hiking in Kalispell

  1. Take a hike through  Glacier National Park and soak up Montana’s natural beauty. After your outdoor adventure, head to the Montana Dragon Boat Festival (June 10) at Flathead Lake, just a short drive from Kalispell. Watch teams from across the region compete in thrilling dragon boat races while enjoying live music, food vendors, and lakeside family-friendly activities. 

  2. Discover unique treasures at the Kalispell Arts in the Park festival (July 12-14), where local artists showcase their work amid the beauty of Depot Park. It's the perfect opportunity to find one-of-a-kind souvenirs and support the local arts community. 

  3. Experience Montana's culinary scene with farm-to-table dining options and hearty Western fare in Kalispell's downtown area, surrounded by mountain views. 

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Liberty bell in Philadelphia

  1. Visit Independence National Historical Park and admire famous landmarks like the Liberty Bell.  

  2. Dive into the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival (May 26-July 7), featuring screenings of independent films, panel discussions, and cultural events celebrating Latino heritage.  

  3. Indulge your taste buds at the Night Market Philadelphia (select Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m.), where you can sample various delicious dishes from local food trucks. With live music, entertainment, and a lively atmosphere, it's an event you won't want to miss. 

San Diego zoo giraffe with child

  1. Step back in time at Old Town San Diego and explore its historic shops, restaurants, and historical attractions, such as Mormon Battalion and the Whaley House. 

  2. Catch a live performance at the Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, featuring a lineup of top artists and bands across various genres. The beautiful waterfront setting and intimate venue make it a memorable way to spend a summer evening. 

  3. Experience the San Diego Zoo After Dark series (May 25 – September 2), where you can enjoy special evening events, animal encounters, and live entertainment. It's a unique opportunity to see the zoo in a new light. 

With our flights, you can easily find affordable trips to these destinations and make the most of your summer weekends. Don't wait until the last minute—start planning your summer getaway today and create some new memories. 


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