Need some ideas for late summer destinations? There are some distinct benefits to taking your vacation late in the season, especially cost-wise. But, just because you may grab yourself a bargain, it doesn’t mean late summer destinations are any less worthy or exciting. In fact, in some cases, some of them offer vacations of a kind you might not have previously considered, especially those built around special events or festivals.
1. Elvis Week, Memphis, Tennessee
When looking for late summer destinations full of fun, think Elvis. Every August in Memphis there’s a week-long festival celebrating the king of rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis Presley. During that week, there are several Elvis impersonation contests, tours around Memphis, stories and remembrances as told by people who were close to Elvis, tours of Graceland, Elvis movies and dances featuring music by Elvis. Join the candlelight vigil to Elvis’s gravesite. A fun time for all, even those who aren’t Elvis fans.