It might not seem like it at the moment, with raging wildfires and hot temperatures, but summer is nearing the end. Before you know, school will be back in session and football will fill television screens across the state on Saturdays and Sundays. And it is just a matter of a few weeks until you will see coworkers in the office sipping pumpkin spice lattes from Starbucks.

Wasn’t it just a few months ago when you promised to take the family on a short vacation this year? They are still waiting. It doesn’t have to be an expensive vacation, like two weeks on a sandy beach in the Bahamas. You have a little money saved up, probably because you have your AC serviced every year and avoid costly repairs.

Total Care Heating and Air, your air conditioning repair service in Riverside, offers a few last-minute vacation destination ideas.

Mexico City

It might seem silly to travel south in August, one of the hottest months of the year. But Mexico City sustains moderate temperatures, around 74 degrees, all summer long. Since you are in Mexico, finding affordable accommodations isn’t all that difficult. You can spend your days sightseeing around the city’s historic spots and visiting museums.

Yosemite National Park

If you are planning on visiting Yosemite National Park in August, you are not alone. Yosemite is a popular destination all summer long. But here is a little secret: Most visitors don’t venture far from the main roads and fewer still don’t even get out of their car.

That’s too bad for them but good for you. If you are willing to go the extra mile, literally, you reach the backcountry and the park is basically all yours. So channel your inner John Muir and go off the grid for a few days for a camping vacation the family won’t soon forget.


Minneapolis and its sister city, St. Paul, are great places to take the family for a short vacation. There are hundreds of miles of bike trials if you are into that sort of thing. There are also plenty of parks to visit and lakes to fish if you are the outdoorsy type.

Minneapolis also boasts cultural treats like the Minneapolis Institute of Art and the Guthrie Theater.

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is an affordable and peaceful place to spend a few days. This family-friendly city is home to many parks and museums that offer fun for the entire family.

Kansas City

Kansas City, located right in the heart of America, is an affordable destination that has many attractions. In between visiting museums and parks, foodies will be enjoying the best barbecue in the nation.


Austin is one of the best places in Texas to visit. If your family is into music, this is the place to hear up-and-coming musicians play dazzling tunes. The city is also full of food trucks and hipster shops, a great way to spend a few days.

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