Advice for Au Pairs Travel

Au Pair USA’s 2024 Top 5 Summer Vacation Spots for Au Pairs

Summer is here! As an au pair, you may be thinking about using some of your vacation days during the summer season. Here are some of our favorite summer destinations to give you ideas of where to go and what to do!

1. Outer Banks, North Carolina

This beachy spot is a great place for adventure seekers and those looking to relax as well. You can choose a variety of activities like fishing, windsurfing, or boogie boarding, or spend your days lying on the beautiful, sandy beach. The Outer Banks also offer a historical appreciation, where the Wright Brothers’ first flight took place.

2. San Diego, California

With miles of shorelines and a world famous zoo, San Diego is a summer destination you don’t want to miss. Enjoy days on the beach and evenings in Little Italy or La Jolla. You’ll find nearly perfect weather in the months of July or August especially!

3. San Juan Islands, Washington

A quick ferry trip from Anacortes, Washington will get you to one of the main four San Juan islands: San Juan, Orcas, Lopez, and Shaw, even though there are over 150 islands in total here. You can stay at a hotel, AirBnb, or even camp on one of these islands during your stay.

4. Ocean City, Maryland

If you love a good boardwalk, you won’t want to miss Ocean City, Maryland. With lots of fun at the amusement park and arcade or a more quiet experience on the beach with a book, Ocean City delivers a fantastic, summer vibe for your au pair vacation!

5. Boston, Massachusetts

If you’re looking to escape the heat, why not check out Boston? With summer temperatures averaging in the 70s and 80s Fahrenheit, you can explore the city without overheating. Boston is filled with historical sites, museums, famous college campuses, and more. You may want to check out the Boston Harborfest or the Boston Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, both of which take place in the summertime.

No matter what summer vacation spot you choose, Au Pair USA reminds you to stay safe during your travels. Ensure you have photocopies of your ID stored in a safe place, be alert, and safety in numbers helps too (planning your trip with an au pair friend or two). Have fun and stay safe exploring the USA this summer!


Marisa Lonic

Marisa is a lover of all things cultural exchange. She and her family have hosted au pairs from Brazil, Germany, Colombia, Spain, and Ecuador. As a mom of four and the founder of Mama Work It, she helps working moms juggle mom life, work life, spouse life, fill in the blank life through her books, courses and coaching programs.