Where to Visit in June

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First of all, how is it already June? We’re not quite sure, so we’ll do what we do best: plan our travels for next month amidst our denial of how fast time is flying. The HAP guide on “Where to Visit in June” awaits below.

London, United Kingdom

The United Kingdom’s capital is always a good idea. From the modish pop-up boutiques of Box Park in Shoreditch to exploring British heritage at sites including Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and the Tower of London, there’s something for everyone here.

Why visit in June? June marks the start of summer in London, meaning its peak season for just about anything involving the outdoors. For live music and a Michelin-starred food tour, consider buying tickets for Pub in the Park.  

Where to stay: Mayfair Townhouse — a posh boutique hotel in a centrally-located, regal neighborhood, Mayfair (their bar, The Dandy Bar, is one of our favorite places for a cocktail in London).

Montauk, New York

Montauk is known for its idyllic beaches, aesthetically designed homes, and laidback nightlife, making it the beach destination of choice for New York city-goers. Head to the talked-about sand of Ditch Plains to catch some rays and take in surfers riding some Atlantic Ocean waves — and when it’s time to grab a bite, there are plenty of beachfront restaurants to choose from including Bird on the Roof, Mostrador Marram, and The Montauket, to name a few.

Why visit in June? Summer? In Montauk? Say less. True sybaritic travelers will buy into Marram Montauk’s inaugural membership program that features three guaranteed stays over peak season (June, July, and August) preferred pricing for helicopter service, Blade, on-site experiences ranging from surf lessons to metaphysical healing sessions, and more. Book memberships here.

Marram Montauk
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Where to stay: Marram Montauk is a chic 96-key boutique hotel that imbues barefoot luxury from the inside out. Styled in warm jute rugs, airy duvets, and a neutral-toned color palette, the 96 guestrooms and suites provide the perfect backdrop for the area’s natural beauty.

Loire Valley, France

Set in France’s center, Loire Valley flaunts a medley of historic chateaux with delicately manicured gardens. We’d be remiss not to mention Chambord and Chenonceau châteaux as must-visit sites.

Why visit in June? With the 100th anniversary of the 24 Hours of Le Mans race — a prestigious endurance-focused automobile race often referred to as the “Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency” — occurring in June, this is a lively and historic time to visit the area. 

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Where to stay: Dating back to 1760, Hotel Château du Grand-Lucé was once the luxe country home to Baron Jacques Pineau de Viennay III (who oversaw all of Eastern France). The stunning 17-guestroom chateau is a tribute to French Neoclassical architecture and its noble provenance. History’s greatest philosophers from the Age of Enlightenment (think: Voltaire, Mozart, and Rosseau) took a liking to the manor.

New Delhi, India

India’s capital New Delhi is chock full of attractions. Our favorite sites include the Lotus Temple, India Gate, and the Mughal-era, sandstone-suffused Red Fort. 

Why visit in June? Yes, June is exceedingly hot in New Delhi. That said, you’ll be privy to fewer crowds during this time of year. 

Where to stay: The Leela Palace New Delhi melds contemporary luxury with modern Indian regality. Seriously, this place feels like a resplendent modern palace.  

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Netherlands’ capital is truly a fairytale: picturesque canals weave through narrow houses with gabled façades as people stroll and bike through the city’s historic streets. Its artistic roots and landmark sites such as the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, and the Heineken Museum add another layer of life to this ever-so-vibrant city. Make sure to grab a drink at the stylish Pulitzer’s Bar. 

Why visit in June? Just in time for summer, JetBlue announced new direct flights from the U.S. to Amsterdam starting in June. 

Where to stay: Perched atop the canals, Hotel De L’Europe is the grand dame of Amsterdam’s hospitality scene. The circa 1896 fortress-turned-boutique hotel boasts 97 sophisticated guestrooms and suites: subdued-colored furnishings are contrasted by bold-toned trappings while expansive windows give way to canal-front views.

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