2. New York

If you enjoy the fast-paced life that is New York City, you'll certainly want to visit any of the 5 boroughs during the summer months. The Concrete Jungle is known for its nightlife, shopping, museums, zoos, and numerous other attractions that are destined to be exactly what you need in a vacation. If the hotel prices are alarming, look into staying in a hotel in North or Central New Jersey, as most areas are easily accessible to the heart of NYC via train.