The time has come to grab your best pen and start writing your summer bucket list. After months of schooling, what better way to kick off summer than a nice escape? The adventure possibilities for summer are endless. And if food’s involved? Best. Summer. Ever. Check out these travel destinations based on your favourite summer snack.
1. S’mores — Grand Canyon, Arizona
S’mores have to be one of the greatest summer snacks of all time. Nothing beats sitting at a warm campfire with all your buddies making these bad boys. It’s easy to assume that the traditional s’more is the only way to go, but there are many different combinations to spice these up. The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful spots for traditional camping to enjoy plenty of delicious s’mores.
2. Fruit — Vancouver, British Columbia
If you’re a fruit fan, the Granville Island Public Market is the place to be this summer. With a wide variety of vibrant fruits to choose from, a true fruit foodie could be at the market for hours. Once you’ve gathered all you need to snack on, explore the outskirts of the city. Vancouver is home to great boardwalks, festivals, beaches, and more. You could even try these fun fruit dessert recipes, all of which you can make on the grill!
3. Lemonade — Los Angeles, California
A cool, refreshing lemonade is best enjoyed in sunny California at a colourful marketplace called Lemonade. This bight, cafeteria-style hot spot sells a variety of lemonade flavours, from old-fashioned to coconut apple to blueberry mint. Lemonade is also home to delicious vegan and vegetarian meals, seafood dishes, and tasty desserts, all at reasonable prices!
4. BBQ — Chicago, Illinois
If you’re looking for some tasty BBQ eats, don’t miss the Windy City Smokeout, happening July 15-17 in Chicago. This 3-day festival event is filled with plenty of BBQ, beer and country music. The BBQ features America’s Premier Pitmasters and competition teams, guaranteed to satisfy your tastebuds. If you like this event, be sure to check out these other awesome summer food festivals.
5. Popsicles — Toronto, Ontario
Toronto is the ultimate travel destination for popsicle-lovers. Augie’s Gourmet Ice Pops are featured at markets around Toronto, as well as in retail locations year-round. The Pop Stand make their pops from local ingredients, and are featured at markets around the city. Philip’s Ice Pops are featured in various retail outlets in Toronto, Waterloo, Burlington, etc. Did you know they also deliver these tasty summer snacks by vintage bicycle?
6. Ice Cream — Cavendish, Prince Edward Island
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Cows Ice Cream. Originating in Prince Edward Island, Cows Ice Cream now has various locations across Canada, including shops in Nova Scotia, Ontario and Alberta. Why PEI? Because in PEI, Cavendish is the place to be with a beautiful boardwalk, amusement parks and sandy beaches.
7. Milkshake — New York, New York
While they may be known for their craft burgers and beer, the Black Tap in New York will surely satisfy your summer sugar craving with their famous milkshake creations. These guys take the milkshake game to a whole new level, whipping up delicious cookie shakes, cotton candy shakes, and other fun combinations. These are hands-down a summer must-have.
8. Summer Rolls — Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
If summer rolls are your thang, be sure to include Saskatoon on your summer bucket-list. The famous restaurant, Summer Roll, has been well known for their Asian cuisine and summer rolls in particular as being the perfect snack on a hot summer day.
9. Smoothies — Montreal, Quebec
There isn’t much like a nice cold fruity drink in the summertime, and the best place to have that drink is in Montreal, Canada. Aux Vivres, Jugo Juice, and Liquid Nutrition are all great options to try while you walk down Old Montreal area to soak in that sun.
10. Froyo — Boston, Massachusetts
For a healthier alternative to ice cream, frozen yogurt can be a very tasty summer snack. What better place to indulge than in Boston at the 2016 Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl, happening June 7-9. This is a great three-day event that serves unlimited amounts of ice cream and frozen yogurt. The best part? All proceeds go toward the the life-saving mission of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.