Visiting the mountains in the summer may not be in the top 5 things on anyone’s July/August to-do list, but this is actually a great time to see some of the most beautiful mountains in the country at discounted prices.
And not only that, spending time on a mountain is healthy at any time of the year and provides both family and adrenaline oriented activities.
Take the Great Smoky Mountains that stretch from North Carolina to Tennessee, for instance.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most visited in the country, with close to 10 million people every year.
The Great Smoky Mountains are a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can get to know the wildlife, history and even the specific geology of the region.
These mountains have more than twice as many visitors as the Grand Canyon, which is another great idea for a summer destination.
Then there is the star studded Aspen, Colorado, another breathtaking destination in the Rocky Mountains that is far more accessible and affordable in the summer months. Aspen may be the priciest region in the U.S. to buy real estate, but in July and August you would go for the mild weather, picturesque surroundings, history, and maybe a little bit of star sighting on a budget.