I love to travel and there are so many places in this world that I need to visit. For the purpose of this post, I’m going to stick with summery beach destinations. I’d love to hear what you’d like to see in the future though. Let us know in the comments.

These destinations are perfect for soaking up some sun, doing a little shopping and taking some time to relax and unwind.

Monaco

1This city, built into a mountain, is the height of glitz and glamour in Europe. It’s centered around a spectacular casino, there’s a harbor for your yacht(!), and there’s plenty to see and do no matter who you are. The back streets are lined with quaint little shops; there are plenty of designer shopping centers; you could spend some time in the casinos; or you could lounge by a pool.

Phi Phi Island, Thailand

2Anywhere in Thailand would be a good bet for a vacation Beautiful beaches, crystal clear water and plenty of interesting things to see and do. Go scuba diving, ride around in a tuk tuk, do yoga on the beach, or just enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Negril, Jamaica

3Another scenic destination that’s just going to blow you away. Plenty of people I know have been here and raved about it. It’s definitely on my list of places to visit. The food, the drinks, the sunshine, the beaches – it’s all so beautiful!

Venice Beach, California

4Palm trees, sand, sea, sunshine and beautiful people. Go for a long bike ride, explore the board walk or perhaps even try your hand in the skate park…

Venice, Italy

5The other Venice. This Italian city is just as amazing as you’d imagine. Take a gondola ride up and down the beautiful canals, see some amazing architecture and sample some fine Italian food and wine.

Cornwall, UK

6Perhaps not quite as warm as some of the places on this list but no less stunning. Cornwall is a seaside county in England. It’s particularly good for surfing and you’ve find some amazing little cafes in towns and villages all over the region.

Where are you planning to go this summer?