Cool weather in summer

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Nomad, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    we moved to an area hotter than where we were previously.

    What cities in the US tend to be kind of cool in the summer? For example, maybe San Francisco.
    I know parts of Maine ?!?!

    I've got mileage points and I might use them. If not this summer then next.

    Tooooo hot.
  2. ksm

    ksm Well-Known Member

    Don't come to the middle of the USA...105 at 8:30pm

  3. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    San Francisco is beautiful. Central California - hot. Triple digits are the norm. Portland and Seattle are good, too.
  4. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    Don't come to Iowa!., at least if you want nice weather!

    However, I have thought of a few less well-known places that I have spent summers in that average temperatures in the 70's.

    Flagstaff, AZ and the beautiful Coconino Forest. There are so many interesting things to see and do outdoors. We spent many days hiking, my kids played in the streams, had picnics. The whole area is great, from Prescott to Jerome to Sedona to the Grand Canyon.

    Erie, PA (specifically, Presque Isle) I spent a summer there when my then-husband was doing consulting work for a company. The small island is a national park, and had no entrance fees (I believe the whole state has free entrance to their parks). It was the least crowded beach I have ever been too, except on a few weekends when they had specific events. Often, no one else was there. My daughter was two, and we spent most days at the beach or at the small zoo. We took picnic lunches and sometimes ate at the small eateries which were pretty good. The water is cold, of course (Lake Erie) which probably explains why people don't flock there, but I loved it. Was one of the best summers of my life. They have boat tours, including tours of the swamps.

    Big Sky, MT. Less than an hour from Yellowstone. It is a popular ski area in the winter, but in the summer the weather is beautiful, and they have outdoor music festivals and other outdoor events. We watched fireworks on the 4th one year from the front of our condo and it was spectacular. We have a relative that owns a couple of condos, so we enjoy going often.
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2017
  5. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    Forgot to mention, the movie 'A River Runs Through It' was filmed near there, and the fly fishing is phenomenal!
  6. pigless in VA

    pigless in VA Well-Known Member

    :swimming::water_happy: Nomad, go to Maine.
  7. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    Love Washington and Oregon and the redwoods in Cali. Been there just a few times. Seattle is awesome!
  8. AppleCori

    AppleCori Well-Known Member

    If I wasn't already obligated somewhere else, I would love to go to Yellowstone to watch the eclipse from there! They will be almost in the direct path and see as much as 99% coverage of the sun. Sounds so exciting, and what better place to be?
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017