It's hot, Houston. So hot, there's really only two options: Submerge yourself in a body of water, or leave behind the toughest part of the year in this brutal tropical clime, and head for the hills—no, make that mountains. Thousands of feet from sea level, in the cool, clean air, surrounded by breathtaking beauty, you can take a break from your beloved Bayou City. It will still be here when you get back.

In This Feature:

Park City Isn't Just for Snow Lovers

Ski towns are almost as popular during the summer as they are when the snow flies—and this Utah destination is no exception.

06/21/2017 By Melissa Fields

Tackle the Biggest Bike Park in the Rockies in Angel Fire

The New Mexico town popular with Texans offers thrills beyond skiing in the summer.

06/21/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

10 Things You Must Do, See, Experience and Eat in Telluride

This is your bucket list for a cool Colorado town brimming with summertime fun.

06/21/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Take a Road Trip to Arkansas's Marvelous Ouachita Mountains

Mount Magazine offers the highest elevation in the Ouachitas—and it's less than a day's drive away!

06/21/2017 By Catherine Matusow