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

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

May 24th, 2005, 09:29 AM
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Guess there are quite a few places, but I would suggest Bar Harbor Maine. Always cool and breezy and water all around you...just perfect!

Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor is great! We have been there twice...love it! A beautiful place....NannyJan
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May 24th, 2005, 09:31 AM
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Barrow, Alaska
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May 24th, 2005, 10:42 AM
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Some folks have been suggesting places in the Northeast like Maine, Vermont, and the Adirondaks. Although these places can be pleasantly comfortable in mid summer, they often get into the 80's and even the low 90's. We were in Acadia one time with temps in the mid 90's, even though the ocean was 53. I can't think of any Northeastern destinations that stay below 75, except some mountaintops higher than 4500'.
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May 24th, 2005, 11:26 AM
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Last summer I was in Colorado, near Grand Lake and RMNP, and getting snowed on in June.

A couple years ago (before registration) I asked about humidity free areas. It was hot, humid, hazy -- you're typical NC summer day. I remember Spokane, WA came up as an answer. Maybe some mountainous area around there would also meet your temp. recommendation.

In NC, I'm happy when the daily low is 75 in summer time.
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May 24th, 2005, 11:39 AM
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From the tone of your question, I assume it doesn't matter where in the U.S. you go, so long as the temperatures are cool. Most of the potentially cool places have been named. One more to consider (I believe no one has suggested it) is on one of the taller mountains in Hawaii. I think you would find it surprisingly cool.

Your previous experience with typically cool places (Alaska, for instance) belies the averages. If you were to go back, I feel quite sure you wouldn't find the same thing. And certainly you wouldn't find it at a higher altitude.

But since I see temperatures reported for Phoenix in excess of 110 degrees already this year, I understand some of your frustration. Honestly, I would think some place high in the Rockies would meet your criteria except for a fluke in the weather that could always occur anywhere.

By the way, if you don't like Phoenix so much, why don't you consider moving? Good luck.
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May 24th, 2005, 11:51 AM
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My husband and I spent a week in Vail, Colorado last July and it was lovely. It was about 75 every day - heaven!
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May 24th, 2005, 11:54 AM
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May 24th, 2005, 12:21 PM
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I lived for 10 years in Colorado. Even when it was hot down in the "foothills" (i.e, Denver, Colorado Springs, etc.), just go 2 hours UP into the mountains and it was crisp and cool and typically in the 70s. If you're vacationing, stay at one of the ski towns (anything in Dillon, Vail, Bevercreek, etc.). I'm in Florida now and really miss the summers back there! You can fly into Denver and it's a straight shot up Highway 70 into the mountains. It's heaven.
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May 25th, 2005, 12:22 PM
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If you stay along the coast in San Diego the temperature rarely gets much higher than 75. There are always exceptions, but the coastal area of San Diego is known for its moderate climate. I would also suggest San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C.
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May 25th, 2005, 02:47 PM
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Thanks, everyone... I have a lot to look into.
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May 30th, 2005, 03:31 PM
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Guess what...doing a little searching on my own for something I just saw that Jackson Wyoming weather for the year does not go above 75 degress...check it out!

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May 30th, 2005, 05:48 PM
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It was 90* for two days last week, here in Seattle. Looks like we're gearing up for another hot summer...
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May 30th, 2005, 06:02 PM
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Ironically, when we visited friends in Fairbanks, Alaska, in August a few years ago, it was FREEZING! They told us to bring shorts, t-shirts, etc., bec/ "we wouldn't need anything much different than home" (North Carolina, easily 90-100 degrees in August!). So, luckily, we didn't listen to them completely, and I never peeled out of my 4 layers of clothes, including wool sweater, the entire time.

This was clearly a fluke there, but in general, Alaska should be within your temperature range. And I'm with you, being a native of NC, I can't wait for the temp to cool down!
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Jul 21st, 2005, 09:24 AM
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For the same cost as a vacation in the U.S., you can buy a $626 round trip ticket to New Zealand -- our summer is their winter, and the weather is FABULOUS. The New Zealand dollar is only 62 cents U.S., the scenery is the greatest in the world, and the people are wonderful. We spent 8 weeks there last summer to escape the Texas heat, and have already been back twice. Avoid Auckland & Queenstown if you don't like over-priced tourist traps, but the rest of the country is heaven on earth -- anything you want from beaches to mountain.
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Jul 21st, 2005, 12:03 PM
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As several have noted, Alaska is generally cool, however, it is such a large area that there are often wide variations in temperature from place to place. While I don't live there, I have visited a number of times and have never had temps above 75 along the coastal areas. As you move more inland, the temps seem to at least have the potential to get warmer.

That still leaves a large portion of Alaska to choose from.
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Jul 24th, 2005, 04:18 AM
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I would say montana, northern wyoming, or northern to Central Colorado, it is pretty scenry and you are still out west, where there is little humidity. Out east in Maryland, where I live, it can get up to 100 degrees in the summer plus like 60-70 percent humidity, so it feels like 120 degrees.
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Jul 24th, 2005, 02:55 PM
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Mendocino, CA might qualify.
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Jun 8th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Try Crescent City, Ca. Average lows year around are 39-52 degrees, average highs are 54-66 degrees. I looked at record highs. 84 was the highest I could find. We have vacationed there several times. If you like being outdoors there's redwood forests, rivers & mountains. The ocean there has cliffs overlooking the beaches. we spent nights making fires on the beach days fishing & hiking. Probably my favorite place to vacation of all time. Not too hot not too cold. Try a small hotel on the coast called the sea escape. it's in smith river, ca. Nothing fancy but clean & comfortable & sets on a cliff overlooking the beach, not very crowded and great if you want to beat the heat & the crowds.
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Jun 8th, 2012, 09:43 AM
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I am guessing the OP has long found a spot, as this is from 2005!
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