Now is the best time to book your travel plans for a summer vacation to get the best deals before they’re gone. If you’re wondering where to go this summer, look no further than GoBankingRates’ list of some of the most serene, exciting and beautiful places in North America. Flight costs were determined by June flights out of New York, unless the location is in New York, then the flights originated in Los Angeles.

If you’re looking to enjoy some fun and sun after a long winter, then this list can help you plan your perfect start of summer. It’s never too soon to decide how you’re going to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors.

Newport, Rhode Island
Cost to fly: $357

A traditional playground for the wealthy, Newport’s yacht-filled harbor and sprawling Gilded Age mansions make picturesque backdrops to any vacation photos. Better yet, step inside. The Preservation Society of Newport County offers self-guided or guided tours through 11 famous structures. Then climb aboard a yacht on a sunset or daytime sailing tour. STEW MILNE, AP

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