6 best places to travel in July
Can you say, “temps de vacances?” If not, brush up on your French, and then get ready for a rendezvous in Paris. However, if you’d rather spend your vacation running with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain, you may want to add “ay, caramba” to your vocabulary.
The Inn by the Sea Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Voted one of the World’s Best by Travel + Leisure Magazine in 2011, Inn by the Sea is Maine’s premier luxury beach destination. All 57 guest rooms, suites and cottages have been designed to pamper you with comfort in a sophisticated palette of deep red, cognac and charcoal with maple furnishings and locally commissioned artwork.
Monhegan Island Maine
Ten miles out to sea, tiny Monhegan Island is Maine in miniature, a 700-acre artist’s rendering of everything that makes this stretch of coast called Down East great. On its eastern side, towering headland cliffs greet the pounding Atlantic, while from the western (village) side hikers can set out on 17 miles of wooded trails that criss-cross the island. Only about 60 people live here year-round. There are no cars, and no paved roads; until 1984 there wasn’t even electricity. What there is is peace and quiet—and artists, lots of artists.