Best of Summer 2023

with Hi Love

Summer Getaway Must Visit Places

Welcome to our best of summer 2023 travel recap with Hi Love!

As the sun sets on another unforgettable summer season, we’re excited to share our top destinations that provided endless fun, culture, and relaxation. From the vibrant streets of Oaxaca, Mexico, to the charming landscapes of Boise, Idaho, and the bustling cityscape of Atlanta, Georgia, not to mention the Hi Love favorite with pristine beaches, Harbour Island, Bahamas – our journeys this summer were nothing short of extraordinary. Join us as we recount the highlights and hidden gems of each destination, offering you a glimpse into the perfect summer getaways.

Must do and see in Oaxaca Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca, Mexico is a mesmerizing blend of vibrant culture, rich heritage, and stunning landscapes. Nestled in the heart of Mexico, Oaxaca offers an authentic experience that captures the essence of the country’s traditions and artistic spirit. From its bustling markets and historical sites to its mouthwatering cuisine and colorful festivals, Oaxaca promises an unforgettable journey for every traveler.

Exploring Oaxaca:

Where to stay:
Hotel El Calle Jon

Where to eat:

What to see & do:
• Walk the Streets
• Contemporary art museum
• The Santo Domingo Church
• Take a cooking class
• Get outside the city to the Monte Albin Ruins
• Go to the Hierve el Agua waterfalls (best in November to January) 
• Support all the local artisans throughout the city: Linen skirts and dresses, caftans, shoes, hats…and so many sweet locally made wooden toys for your little ones.

Hotel Casa To in Puerto Escondido Oaxaca Mexico

Recommendation: visit Puerto Escondido

Getting there: Take Aerotucan is the best option originating in Oaxaca or Mexico City OR take the long route over the mountain pass from Oaxaca which is what we did. Do I recommend it unless your up for a 10 hour adventure and you have time and daylight on your side. There are special stops and view points along the way so if you choose this then allow extra time.

Where to stay:
Casa To
Casona Sforza

Where to eat:
Casona Sforza
Almoraduz Restaurant

Things to do:
• Surfing
• Shopping on Brisas de Zicatela

The Best things to do in Boise Idaho

Boise, Idaho

Discover the captivating charm of Boise, Idaho – a city that seamlessly blends urban vitality with natural beauty. Nestled in the picturesque Treasure Valley, Boise offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure, cultural attractions, and a thriving culinary scene. From the vibrant downtown area to the breathtaking Boise River Greenbelt, this city invites you to explore its diverse offerings. 

Where to stay:
The Grove Hotel
Hotel 43

Where to eat:
The Fork
Boise Fry Co
Wild Root
Brick 29 Bistro
Lemon Tree & Co.

Things to do:
• Wander downtown - shops, cafes & restaurants 
• Visit Freak Alley
• White-water rafting
• Saturday Farmers Market
• Group Pedal Bikes
• Go to nearby hot springs
• Go wine tasting

The Best Places to visit in Atlanta Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia – where Southern charm meets modern innovation in a dynamic cityscape. Known for its rich history, diverse culture, and bustling urban energy, Atlanta offers an array of experiences that cater to every interest. From iconic landmarks like the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site to the vibrant neighborhoods brimming with art, music, and cuisine, there’s no shortage of things to see and do in this vibrant metropolis.

Where to stay:
Hyatt Regency 
Loews Hotel

Where to eat:
Alma Cocina
9 Mile Station
Ton Ton

Things to do:
• Vist Ponce Market
• Botanical Gardens
• Georgia Aquarium 
• Peidmont Park 

The best of Harbour Island in the Bahamas

Harbour Island,Bahamas

Escape to the breathtaking beauty of Harbour Island, Bahamas a Hi Love forever favorite! Harbour Island is a paradise where crystal-clear waters and powdery pink-sand beaches create a backdrop of pure enchantment. Nestled among the Out Islands, Harbour Island offers a tranquil retreat that feels like a world apart with its laid-back atmosphere, charming colonial architecture, and a sense of seclusion, this destination promises relaxation and rejuvenation.

Where to Stay 
The Oceanview Club for sunrise and ocean views
Rock House for sunset bay views 

Where to eat:
• Blue Bar for Bahamian cuisine with a view
Ms. V's Harbour Island for the best burger and margarita beachside
• Acquapazza for delicous Italian fare
The Dunmore for fine dining al fresco
Sweet Spot Cafe for fresh pressed juices, organic candies, vegan fare and more

Things to do:
• Go to Pink Sands Beach
• Snorkel Surf in the waves
• Take a Boat Tour & see the turtles, blue hole, sea horses and more. (Email for tours.)

A few of our favorites shops:
• The Dunmore
• Sugar Mill
• Straw Market Blue Rooster
• Shine Harbour Island
• Dakes

Summer Getaway on the Beach with beach tote

Harbour Island, Bahamas

As the pages of summer turn to memories, we hope this glimpse into our travels has ignited your wanderlust and provided inspiration for your own escapes. Whether you’re drawn to the rich history of Oaxaca, the urban energy of Atlanta, the tranquility of Harbour Island, or the natural beauty of Boise, the world is brimming with captivating destinations waiting to be explored. As you plan your future getaways, let these experiences be a guide to crafting your own unforgettable moments. Until next time, may your journeys be filled with warmth, discovery, the joy of exploration and most importantly LOVE!

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