A woman bikes on a sandy trail in the Maldives

June is the ideal time to explore the Maldives. (Photo: Getty Images)

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Warm Getaways and Off-Season Stays: Where to Travel in June for Every Type of Traveler

What inspires your travel? Whether you’re looking to museum-hop, grab the best street food, cheer on professional sports teams, focus on wellness or discover the most picturesque hiking trails, June is a pleasant month for travel all around the world.

Sun-seekers and off-season explorers alike will appreciate these 10 spots to visit in June — for every hobby, interest and travel style.

As always, check for travel guidelines and closures before planning your trip.

The Outdoor Enthusiast

The Maldives

Even though this Indian Ocean archipelago has earned a reputation for indulgent luxury, the Maldives is a water sports paradise. From high-adrenaline options like Jet Skiing and flyboarding to more sedate glass bottom boat rides, the Maldives offers every ocean activity imaginable. The warm, calm waters and colorful tropical fish make this one of the world’s prime snorkeling spots.

High season is November through April. June visitors might experience more rain, but the trade-off is lower-priced flights and lighter crowds.

Billings, Montana

While its proximity to Yellowstone National Park draws outdoor enthusiasts, Billings stands on its own with outdoor adventure opportunities.

Temperate June weather is ideal for hiking, biking and water sports. Four Dances Recreation Area and Pictograph Caves State Park offer trails to explore. Water sports enthusiasts can watch wildlife while canoeing or kayaking along the Yellowstone River.

The Food and Drinks Lover

Puerto Rico

A quaint street in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Between meals and drinks, explore the colorful streets of San Juan. (Photo: Getty Images)

A June visit to Puerto Rico hits the sweet spot between winter crowds and rainy late summer. From bacalaitos (crispy codfish fritters) from a street vendor’s fryer to intimate chef’s table experiences, Puerto Rico is gastronomy perfection.

The capital city of San Juan is filled with great eateries — and between meals you can explore the beaches and historical sites. For an iconic rum-tasting experience, visit Casa Bacardi in nearby Cataño.

Tampa, Florida

Tampa’s eclectic culinary scene has endless dining options perfect for early summer nights before ultra-hot July and August arrive.

Groovy mixed-use spaces drawing foodies are Armature Works and Sparkman WharfArmature Works is a food hall accessed via Tampa’s Riverwalk or water taxi, and offers everything from fresh pasta to guava cream cheese ice cream. Sparkman Wharf is a lively downtown space with vendors housed in colorful, mural-covered shipping containers.

Catch the sunset at Beacon, Tampa’s tallest rooftop bar. Located on the 27th floor of the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, Beacon pairs chic cocktails with dreamy views.

The Sports Fan

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Get excited about the gridiron year-round in Green Bay. Football fans can tour Lambeau Field, where the Green Bay Packers play, and it’s always football season in Titletown, the entertainment district adjacent to Lambeau Field. And although Packers football reigns supreme, June visitors can also enjoy minor league Green Bay Rockers baseball.

Doha, Qatar

Qatar’s most revered sport is football, aka soccer. No matter what you call it, visiting the home of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is thrilling for fans. Relive the games by visiting the stadiums, although there are active plans to repurpose some spaces.

June is off-season in Qatar because of the fiery temperatures, but off-season travelers can take advantage of lower prices on flights and accommodations.

The Wellness Buff

Whistler, Canada

A woman standing on a paddleboard in Whistler, Canada
Whistler has plenty to offer wellness buffs in the warmer months. (Photo: Getty Images)

Whistler is a popular ski destination, but it’s also a perfect spot for a summer wellness retreat. June is the start of hiking and biking season, and visitors will enjoy warm, sunny days.

Scandinave Spa deserves the top spot on a summer wellness escape. This indoor-outdoor hydrotherapy haven has hot and cold pools, saunas and cozy relaxation spaces. A silence policy is strictly enforced, and the quiet against the summer mountain backdrop is restorative.

Ride open chairlifts or gondolas up Whistler and Blackcomb mountains to access more than 30 miles of trails for exercise and reflection.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Known for all-inclusive resorts, Punta Cana is also an emerging destination for wellness-focused travelers. The serene ambience of the Caribbean is a flawless backdrop for renewing the mind, body and spirit.

The Six Senses Spa at The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club offers a customizable wellness program that includes private yoga sessions, massage therapy and more. It’s always summer in Punta Cana, but June is shoulder season, so you’ll escape winter crowds.

The Arts and Culture Seeker

Melbourne, Australia

Aerial view of Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne’s wide range of galleries, performance art spaces and museums is why the city is known as the cultural capital of Australia. Can’t-miss art spots are the National Gallery of Victoria and Hosier Lane’s street art.

June is the beginning of winter in the Southern Hemisphere, which means cooler temperatures Down Under. Winter travelers to Melbourne enjoy lighter crowds and cheaper off-season airfare.

Madrid, Spain

If you’re looking to take advantage of time off in the summer, Madrid is a fantastic choice. June’s long, sunny days are better for outdoor exploring than more humid July and August.

Art and culture seekers can explore Madrid’s many museums. The most notable is the 200-year-old Museo del Prado, featuring European and Spanish art, including expansive collections of works by artists like El Greco and José de Goya y Lucientes.

Want to see fantastic street art? Explore the Malasaña and La Latina neighborhoods.

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