Summer vacation season officially kicks off on the Fourth of July. And if you’re still not sure where to go or what to do to celebrate, consider one of
TripAdvisor’s top 10 U.S. summer value destinations. The destinations are ranked by greatest increase in booking interest, from spring to summer, and the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare, according to TripAdvisor.
TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking website, surveyed over 3,300 U.S. travelers to determine the best places to vacation across the country. It found that 87 percent of travelers will be planning a summer vacation, 91 percent will travel domestically, and almost half (47 percent) of these trips will be beach or ocean-related vacations. And so, to help guide your travels, Yahoo Style paired the perfect bikini with whatever destination you choose.
Click through the guide to find your perfect summer getaway — and the ideal bikini to match.
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Find inspiration for your next accessible summer getaway right here, along with a suggestion for the perfect bikini to match. The destinations are ranked by greatest increase in booking interest, from spring to summer, and the average one-week vacation costs for hotels and airfare, according to TripAdvisor. (Photo: Getty Images)
The No. 1 summer destination value is Mackinac Island in Michigan. Here’s where you’ll find delicious fudge stores and candy-colored art galleries and boutiques right by the water. You can book a carriage ride around town, go horseback riding, golfing, kayaking, and more. Andie Swim’s candy-colored striped baby-blue bikini set is the perfect look to complement this old-timey seaside town. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Andie Swim — The San Sebastian Top, $50, andieswim.com Andie Swim — La Playa Bikini Bottom, $45, andieswim.com
At Bar Harbor’s Acadia National Park, you’ll have access to water activities like sailing, kayaking, whale watching, and paddleboarding, but you’ll also be able to hike and bike alongside the beautiful rocky shoreline. During the 19th century, Bar Harbor was the go-to vacation spot for high-society. Eberjey’s classic gingham print pairs well with Bar Harbor’s rich history. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Eberjey — Betty Lola Bikini Top, $94, eberjey.com Eberjey — Betty Annia Bikini Bottom, $75, eberjey.com
Block Island, located just 12 miles south of mainland Rhode Island, is easily accessible by ferry. It features a classic lighthouse, gorgeous rocky and sandy beaches, and spots for biking, hiking, sailing, kayaking, surfing, tennis, and more. Art galleries and a movie theater provide the perfect break from the beach. Summersalt’s sporty one shoulder punch-colored bikini is a natural fit for the island’s plethora of activities. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Summersalt — The Sidestrok Bikini Top, $50, summersalt.com Summersalt — The High Leg High Rise, $45, summersalt.com
Thomas Jefferson has described Lake George as “the most beautiful water I ever saw.” It is 32 miles long and a fantastic alternative to New York’s trendy summer locales (think: the Hamptons). You will be able to jetski, ride a roller coaster, or simply relax by the water. Since you’ll be in New York, after all, perhaps choose a trendier bikini, like this two-tone, gold-and-white metallic set by Zeus + Dione. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Zeus + Dione — Daira Cross-Effect Bandeau Swimwear, $158, zeusndione.com
West Yellowstone is the perfect destination for the outdoorswoman. Located at the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park, it is surrounded by three national forests, mountain lakes, and trout streams. You can hike, bike, fish, go horesback riding, and more. Although you won’t exactly be swimming here, H&M’s black ribbed-knit bikini can be styled with a crisp white button-up, denim shorts or khaki pants, and an oversized hat for a breezy summer look. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
H&M — Bikini Top, $20, hm.com H&M — Cheeky Bikini Bottoms, $15, hm.com
Ocean City is for the summer traveler who wants an amusement park feel right by the beach. It is jam-packed with activities for the whole family, including arcades, roller coasters, laser tag, paintball, and waterparks, plus golfing, Jet Skiing, surfing, and more. Mara Hoffman’s splashy and colorful high-waisted bikini is the one to wear to match OC’s vibrant scene. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Mara Hoffman — Mara Hoffman Carla Knot-Detail Bikini Top, $150, matchesfashion.com Mara Hoffman — Mara Hoffman Lydia High-Rise Bikini Briefs, $145, matchesfashion.com
Martha’s Vineyard is one of the country’s most classic (if pricey) vacation spots and has been a popular (sometimes infamous) destination for past presidents and political figures, such as Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Ted Kennedy. Zimmermann’s vintage floral bikini is fitting for its luxurious yet historic appeal. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Zimmermann — Melody Bullet Bra Bikini Top, $165, matchesfashion.com Zimmermann — Melody High-Rise Bikini Briefs, $210, matchesfashion.com
Summer weather in Anchorage averages 65 degrees. Although it is not the ideal place for tanning, it’s a beautiful place to sightsee, kayak, hike, raft, go horesback riding, and more. For this type of vacation, consider a sporty bikini like Sunn Lab’s color-block suit offering more coverage on top. Style it with a tee and shorts, and add a thin jacket for when it gets a little chilly. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
Sunn Lab — Swim Women’s Color Block High Neck Bikini Top, $30, target.com Sunn Lab — Women’s High Waist Swim Bikini Bottom, $25, target.com
Jackson Hole is for the adventurous type. Not only was it the trendy spot Kanye West decided to launch his
Ye album release party, but it’s a place where you can go whitewater rafting, hiking, and fishing. Consider Solid & Striped’s classic back-and-white bikini set for its universal style appeal. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle) Solid & Striped — The Nora Bikini Top, $78, matchesfashion.com Solid & Striped — The Nora Bikini Briefs, $78, matchesfashion.com
Nantucket, located off Cape Cod, is one of America’s classic summer vacation spots. It is known for its sandy beaches, dunes, and picturesque lighthouses, and it’s the perfect spot to relax on the beach, enjoy lobster rolls, and visit its popular whaling museum. & Other Stories’ red polka dot bikini exemplifies Nantucket’s classic American seaside charm. (Photo: Getty Images, Art: Quinn Lemmers for Yahoo Lifestyle)
& Other Stories — Ruffle Dotted Halter Bikini, $39, stories.com & Other Stories — Ruffle Dotted Bikini Briefs, $25, stories.com