First Choice Travel, a country club concierge travel agency, lists several amazing vacation hot spots for travelers to enjoy this summer.


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla- Summer is quite possibly the height of the tourism season throughout the United States. For those looking for a last-minute vacation destination before going back to work and school this August that is a little off the beaten path, First Choice Travel offers a few suggestions of where to go.


  1. Asheville, North Carolina ¾This gem is one of the gateways to the Great Smokey Mountains and has easy access to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Outdoor enthusiasts will love this quaint destination with its many festivals throughout the year and its world famous whitewater rafting. With a rich past, it is the perfect place for a leisurely stroll through the historic district before taking in one of the many outdoor concerts that happen here.


  1. Deadwood, South Dakota¾ It is surprising that Deadwood is not more of a hot spot for vacationers; its easy access to some of the nation’s greatest landmarks and parks is in part what makes this town so unique. Boasting small town charm and incredible history, First Choice Travel suggests choosing Deadwood as a resting place while checking out Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, and Devil’s Tower.


  1. Huntsville, Alabama¾ Best known for its Space Camps, and nicknamed the “Rocket City,” Huntsville offers some quality family entertainment. Those who are intrigued by the nation’s space program will find Huntsville to be the perfect vacation spot. That’s not all this southern town has to offer, though. There are festivals, shopping spots, and unique dining experiences to enjoy. For something more appealing to the adults in the group, First Choice Travel knows visitors will want to tour the eight breweries and experience Brewfest while they are visiting Huntsville.


  1. Portland, Oregon¾ Ranked as one of the nicest places to live in the United States, Portland features many wonderful sports and attractions. There are world class museums, jet boat tours, and three major rivers to kayak, float, or walk along. The city even has its very own underground haunted tunnel system. The ocean and the mountains are each only an hour away in opposite directions, making for an easy day trip no matter where travelers want to go. Two hours north is a popular water park near Seattle and an hour south is the Enchanted Forest amusement park. First Choice Travel knows that visitors will have plenty of things to do in this ever-growing city.


Travelers who want to have great summer vacations should consider these fun destinations when they are planning their trips for the end of the summer travel season. For more information on great travel destinations to experience this summer, please visit