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Lake George, Block Island, more top summer destinations to visit

Planning a summer vacation and not sure where to start your adventure? TripAdvisor complied a list of the top U.S. destinations to visit ranked by greatest increase in booking interest from spring to summer, along with suggestions of nearby hotels to book and fun experiences to try.

From Lake George to Block Island, here are the top 10 destinations to visit this summer.

10. Nantucket, Massachusetts

Charming and peaceful, Nantucket is a summer destination you'll never want to leave. With stunning beaches, historic lighthouses, seaside cottages, boutique stores and chowder shacks, travelers will want to visit every year.

Best value hotel: 21 Broad Hotel $319 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: Whaling Museum 

9. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

If you consider yourself an adrenaline junkie, Jackson Hole is the place for you. Top activities to try include: white-water rafting, horseback riding, hang gliding, hot air balloon rides, and much more. For those who like to hike, the Grand Teton National Park is an ideal spot to start your adventure.

Best value hotel: Hotel Jackson from $381 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: Grand Teton Wildlife Safari in Open-Air Vehicle from $109 per person on TripAdvisor

8. Anchorage, Alaska

With breathtaking views of the Chugach Mountains, Anchorage, Alaska, is a quintessential summer location for adventurous travelers. With the average summer temperature of 65 degrees, spending the day sightseeing, biking or touring Prince William Sound are great experiences to check off an endless summer bucket list.

Best value hotel: Hotel Alyeska from $214 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: Anchorage Trolley Tour from $20 per person on TripAdvisor


7. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

Those looking for a picturesque escape this summer must take a trip to Martha's Vineyard. This New England beach town is equipped with beautiful seaside villages that visitors can explore on foot, bicycle or bus.

Best value hotel: Mansion House from $242 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: Martha's Vineyard Small Group Island Tour from Oak Bluffs from $45 per person on TripAdvisor

6. Ocean City, Maryland

Famously known for its beaches, three-mile boardwalk and salt water taffy, this seaside destination is perfect for the whole family. With special concerts, beach bonfires, fishing and tons of activities for kids, Ocean City is a spot not to overlook.

Best value hotel: Dunes Manor Hotel & Suites from $158 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: Ocean City Boardwalk 

5. West Yellowstone, Montana

A hikers paradise, West Yellowstone is the ultimate vacation to marvel at the beauty of Mother Nature. With summer rodeos and parades, great fishing and camping sites, this destination will have you appreciating the natural wonders of the world.

Best value hotel: Yellowstone Park Hotel from $275 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: 2 Hour Rafting on the Yellowstone River from $47 per person on TripAdvisor 

4. Lake George, New York

This family-friendly destination is packed with dozens of recreational activities everyone will enjoy including golfing, white-water rafting, fishing, tubing and much more.

Best value hotel: Tea Island Resort from $115 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: Lac du Saint Sacrement Islands Cruise from $26 per person on TripAdvisor

3. Block Island, Rhode Island

Only 12 miles from mainland Rhode Island, Block Island is just a ferry ride away with plenty of summer fun awaiting visitors. Explore the Mohegan Bluffs, take a bike tour, or sit back and relax on one of the many exquisite beaches on shore.

Best value hotel: Rose Farm Inn from $256 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: Southeast Lighthouse

2. Bar Harbor, Maine

If you consider yourself the outdoory type, a trip to Bar Harbor, Maine, should be the first stop on your summer road trip itinerary. With top beaches, whale-watching and kayaking, this picture-perfect spot is worth the trip.

Best value hotel: Bar Harbor Grand Hotel from $182 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: Acadia National Park 

1. Mackinac Island, Michigan

Known for its famous homemade fudge, Mackinac offers plenty of delicious sweets for visitors to try as well as spectacular seaside views. Travelers don't want to miss out exploring Mackinac Island State Park and spending the day touring the downtown shops.

Best value hotel: The Inn at Stonecliffe from $297 per night on TripAdvisor

Experience to check out: Mackinaw City Sunset Cruise  from $24 per person on TripAdvisor