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Where in the U.S. is the temperature no more than 75 degrees in the summer?

May 23rd, 2005, 06:42 PM
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Where in the U.S. is the temperature no more than 75 degrees in the summer?

We live in the desert southwest and can't stand the thought of another day here in the furnace....

We want to vacation somewhere where the temp. is a maximum of 75 degrees in the summer. The last time we were in inland Alaska it was hotter there than in Phoenix. And, a couple years back we vacationed in July in Seattle and experienced a 90 degree heat-wave.

The mountain communities around here can also get up to 90 degrees during the day...

Where can we go? Maine? Vermont? Montana?
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May 23rd, 2005, 06:49 PM
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Lake Tahoe or San Francisco.
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May 23rd, 2005, 06:53 PM
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Check out www.weather.com.
At the top of the page click on 'travel' and then select 'vacation planner'.

You can choose a maximum temperature and the month you are planning to travel and it'll give you a lot of cities that suit your criteria.
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May 23rd, 2005, 07:07 PM
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Every city/town in the U.S. has had days well over 75 in summer. You would have to go by averages and the 2 cities in US that have the lowest average summer temp are #1 Anchorage, Alaska and #2, believe it or not, Oakland, Calif.
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May 23rd, 2005, 07:26 PM
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Try Leadville Colorado.
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May 23rd, 2005, 07:41 PM
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Maine and Vermont can get pretty hot too. Even when the temperatures only in the 80s, it can feel a lot hotter when the humidity is high, especially to someone who's used to dry dessert heat.
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May 23rd, 2005, 09:56 PM
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The only place I can think of is the Oregon coast. Portland gets warmer but the coast stays pretty cool until mid-August. You could even do a drive from San Francisco north up the coast. There is lots to see...the Redwoods, Bandon for the famous golf course, the sand dunes, numerous amazing beaches, and tons of little towns for shopping and general sight seeing (Cannon Beach near Portland is my favorite), etc.

Best of luck!
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May 23rd, 2005, 10:41 PM
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The beaches of Southern CA. Manhattan, Hermosa or Redondo, just south of LAX.
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May 23rd, 2005, 11:02 PM
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Try Vail, Colorado.

Hiked a fourteener one year (mountain peak of 14,000 ft or more)in July and wore coat, gloves, hat and pants on top of the peak - brrrr! Felt great, lol.

Also enjoyed a cool summer vacation in Staemboat Springs last year.
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May 23rd, 2005, 11:13 PM
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Of course there are always the San Diego beaches which is where you will find most of your Phoenix neighbors!!

Seriously, although there can be some days over 75, generally the coast of California stays within this limit. You just won't want to venture very far inland from the beaches.
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May 23rd, 2005, 11:23 PM
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Smokyboy: I believe it. Lots of places in northern CA have mild summer temperatures. E.g. Eureka CA has one of the lowest average summer temperatures of anywhere in the U.S.

Not that Eureka is a premier vacation destination, but similar places along the CA coast (Carmel, Big Sur etc) would be excellent choices. They do get temps over 75 in summer, but not often and never for weeks at a time. Carmel's hottest month is September, and even then the average high is only 71 degrees.
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May 24th, 2005, 01:46 AM
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It was only 60 degrees today, not the norm. When I went to Niagara Falls in July one year the highest it got was 70-72 for the 2-3 days we were there so maybe Toronto, Niagara Falls area?
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May 24th, 2005, 01:51 AM
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Immediate west coast of the United States. But don't go more than two mile from the ocean. But after five years there, you'll be complaining that it's too cold in winter and wanting a place that never goes lower than 75 degrees in winter. Southern Florida will be referenced.

I suggest that you become very rich and have homes on both coasts. That should solve your problem nicely.
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May 24th, 2005, 03:18 AM
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The Adirondack Park in New York might be a good vacation spot for you. I don't think the average temperature would be much more than 75. However there are alot of cold mountain lakes to cool off in if you had warmer than normal temperatures. The lakes are so cold that people wish for warmer temperatures. The high peaks area would be a good place to start. Lake Placid is so beautiful. There is alot to do in the Adirondack Park. It might be a welcome change of scenery for you as well.
-Does anyone else know more about the weather in the Adirondacks in the summer?
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May 24th, 2005, 06:52 AM
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Hi Kennedy3

fdecarlo is right about the northern california coast. We can go years here in Eureka without seeing 75 degrees. Anywhere on the coast between San Francisco and Astoria will be about the same.

Have fun
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May 24th, 2005, 06:57 AM
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martha's vineyard/nantucket.
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May 24th, 2005, 07:36 AM
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Here is a novel idea: International Falls, MN

Or any towns near there on the Canadian Border. You can rent a houseboat and cruise the boundary waters of Rainey Lake and visit Voyagers National Park and never see the same water. Bring a sweatshirt.

If you want a less remote location, how about Banff to Jasper National Parks, Alberta? Fly into Calgary, short drive to Banff. Fantastic mountains, wildlife, glaciers, wonderful lakes. Cool temps.

I have been to both of the above and can personally vouch for the weather. Practically no humidity.
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May 24th, 2005, 07:37 AM
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How about Mackinac Island in Michigan. Stay at the Grand Hotel. Average daily temp in July is 77 degrees. My parents were there last July and it was in the 50s.
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May 24th, 2005, 07:40 AM
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Scratch Toronto which can definitely have hot days in the 90s, as can Montreal, although both tend to be more in the 70s low 80s in the summer (Montreal can even dip into the 60s sometimes).

For the US, the Pacific Northwest and I'm would imagine much of Alaska would fit your criteria. If you're willing to consider Canada, better would be the BC coast, the North and Maritime Canada (Newfoundland in particular, but Gaspé, Acadie and parts of Nova Scotia also pop to mind) often fulfill the criteria you ask.
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May 24th, 2005, 09:21 AM
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I once spent a week in early August on Lake Michigan, an hour or so north of Traverse City in Good Hart/Cross Village. It was too chilly for sunbathing & swimming. It was also a beautiful & secluded area...great for a relaxing vacation though not much to do except boating and reading on the porch.
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