Travel Media Group Names Top 5 Hidden Gems for Summer Destinations

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Travel experts reveal best kept vacation spots just in time for summer.

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Moving away from the popular, often overcrowded destinations can make for a more intimate and meaningful vacation for any traveler.

Travel Media Group, a leading provider of marketing services for the travel and hospitality industries, revealed today its top 5 favorite vacation destinations for summer 2013. While most Americans will choose more popular and well-known hot spots this summer, Travel Media Group recommends checking out some of these hidden gems.

“We like to challenge people to step outside their comfort zones when planning a summer vacation,” said Mark Novak, vice president and general manager of Travel Media Group. “We wanted to provide travelers an easy way to do so. That’s where our ‘Top 5 Hidden Gems for Summer Destinations’ list came into play.”

Coming in at No. 1 is Mendocino, California Vacationers can expect whale watching, wine tasting, secluded beaches and hidden grottoes to be only a few of the many unique attractions offered by this quaint northern California town. Mendocino is also a short drive away from Montgomery Woods, home to the tallest living tree in the world.

Tybee Island, Georgia makes the list at No. 2. Located in eastern Georgia, the small island city is home to a mile-long beach surrounded by grass-covered sand dunes and summer cottages. An added bonus for Tybee Island visitors is Savannah - only a short car ride away - and offering art, local culinary fare and a great southern atmosphere.

Travel Media Group puts Orange Beach, Alabama at No. 3. Travelers can feast their eyes on this destination’s breathtaking, snow-white sand beaches. Home to the largest Ferris wheel in the Southeast, and offering year-round family-friendly activities, this destination is great for the whole family. Don’t forget about the great golf getaways and warm gulf waters!

Coming in at No. 4 is South Padre Island, Texas. Often thought of as a spring break destination, visitors to this resort town can partake in activities such as water sports, dolphin watches and horseback riding, to name a few. Be sure to check out the destination’s 26th Annual Sand Castle Days happening August 30 thru September 2.

Last, but certainly not least, is Destin, Florida, home to white sand beaches and emerald green waters. Destin is a hidden treat for visitors of the Florida panhandle, offering world-class dining and fishing. In fact, the town has nicknamed itself “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village!”
“Moving away from the popular, often overcrowded destinations can make for a more intimate and meaningful vacation for any traveler,” continued Novak. “We hope this list will be helpful in planning summer getaways.”

About Travel Media Group
Travel Media Group is a leading provider of marketing services for the travel and hospitality industries, enabling the traveler to get the best possible hotel room rates. Started more than 30 years ago as the Exit Information Guide, a print publication dedicated to saving money for families and business travelers on hotels and attractions, Travel Media Group’s offerings have evolved over the years to keep up with the times.

Though their print publications, desktop and mobile websites, and iPhone, Android, and iPad apps, Travel Media Group powers hotel savings in the U.S. for the last-minute traveler. To learn more about Travel Media Group, visit travelmediagroup.com.

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