70 Degrees and Sunny: 5 Cool Cities to Escape to ASAP
You're only a nonstop flight away from sweet, sweet relief
We’ve seen too many 100-degree days on the reg this summer. And you know what? We’re over it. We want to go where the sun is shining and the temp is a comfortable 70 degrees at this time of year. Here’s what we’ve come up with.
SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA
Sitting cliffside with a glass of good vino will remind you that it is OK to leave air-conditioned quarters. The return of American Airlines’ nonstop service to the American Riviera—which averages in the low 70s all through August—is reason to celebrate.
Best way to get there: Nonstop via American Airlines at DFW (3 hours 35 minutes)
There is no better time to experience our neighbors to the northwest than in August, when temperatures linger in the mid 70s. Why Aspen over Vail? It’s farther from Denver, which means fewer people are flocking there on the weekends and snagging the best Airbnbs.
Best way to get there: Nonstop via American Airlines at DFW (2 hours 5 minutes)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
This Southwestern destination sees more than 300 days of sunshine a year and its desert-like climate can make summer temps soar. That said, temperatures have been milder lately, and the area is expecting the thermometer to hold in the high 70s over the next couple of weeks to carry it into fall.
Best way to get there: Nonstop via American Airlines at DFW (1 hour 50 minutes)
Promising sunshine in Seattle is bold, but you are more likely to get it in the summer months than any other time of the year. Temperatures in the low to mid 70s are ideal for patio sipping, and the weather is also great for a hike up Rattlesnake Ledge.
Best way to get there: Nonstop via Alaskan Airlines at DFW (4 hours 15 minutes)
For those with an itch to leave the country without having to clock too much PTO, head to Canada for cool nights and days that don’t climb over the 70s. Oh, and the great views. Check into this dreamy ski town and sign up for a river float along the Bow River. Then wake up early enough to experience a sunrise canoe at Lake Louise, which is worth the 40-minute drive.
Best way to get there: Nonstop to Calgary via Delta at DFW (3 hours 50 minutes)