Hot Times in August
Head for cooler places to avoid the heat of August. The best choices for anniversary couples are beaches, mountains, or air-conditioned lovenests.
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- Beach vs. Mountains: A Comparison
- America's Top Beaches
- Cool Places to Go When It's Hot Outside
August is a Time of Bounty
More state fairs take place in August than during any other time of year. If you've never been or haven't been for a while, celebrate this year's anniversary at one of these events. Not only are state fairs relatively inexpensive, they're also loads of fun. Try to win a prize for your beloved, and don't miss the midway. The top of a ferris wheel is still a great place to kiss.
Since August heat can be uncomfortable, plan to take romantic siestas during the day. That'll give you extra energy to celebrate your anniversary at night and into the wee hours.
Smooth Sailing in August
Consider cruising in August. Couples have a wide selection of itineraries at this time of year. Whether you want to explore the islands of the Caribbean and enjoy time on their sun-drenched beaches (many cruise lines maintain a private beach just for passengers) or visit Europe or exotic ports, there's a wide selection of cruises and itineraries to choose from.
You can celebrate an August anniversary onboard a cruise ship by arranging special perks or even a vow renewal ceremony.
Tip: Tell the restaurant maitre'd it's your anniversary, and he may surprise you with something special.
- Celebrating an Anniversary Onboard
- Have a Vow Renewal on a Ship
- My Favorite Cruise Line for Couples
- Search for a Cruise on Travelocity
Keep in Mind
In many places school's still out in August. That means families are on vacation and many tourist attractions remain crowded with the young and cranky. If your idea of a romantic anniversary doesn't include children, consider adult-only hotels and casino resorts.
Price an August Anniversary Getaway