Top 5 Marvel Summer Vacation Spots
As the temperatures rise and travel (interstellar or domestic) begins to open up, it’s time to start planning those summer escapes! And what better selection of destinations to choose from than stops across the Marvel Universe?
Whether they’re found amid inked panels or splashed across the silver screen, the following travel spots are the best places to visit this summer. Pack your bags, grab the nearest super hero (we didn’t say they’re all the safest), and apply that sunscreen. It’s time to travel!
Um, hello spa day? Weary travelers come from all corners of the globe to rejuvenate at this Himalayan retreat. On-site staff will heal all your wounds as long as you’re willing to fully let go — especially to the laws of physics. Kamar-Taj may be off the beaten path but it’ll lead you right where you need to be. Plus, the honey tea is delicious. You’ll be walking on air in no time after a few days in Kamar-Taj. Just ask Doctor Strange!
Asgard is for the traveler who truly wants to do it all. In the morning, you can spend your time hiking the Asgardian mountains, enjoying the view from Himinbjorg, and exploring the waterfalls near the Rainbow Bridge (tread carefully though, unless you want to tumble endlessly through interdimensional space). Later, when you’re ready to let loose, try a refreshing bar crawl through Asgard’s finest mead halls — you might even spot a god or two! Just don’t stand in the way if Thor calls for another round.
If you’re looking for a tropical island fantasy, then Krakoa is the destination for you*. Right in the middle of the Pacific, Krakoa may have formerly been a hostile entity but now it’s a peaceful (mostly … well, sometimes …) refuge for mutants like the X-Men. Political enthusiasts will love the guided tours of local history. Catch some rays, take in the luxurious flora, and stop at The Green Lagoon to enjoy your favorite tiki drink.
*X-Genes are required for entry through one of their worldwide portals.
While some galactic gadabouts might say, “Knowhere’s too dangerous!” or “What are you, a smuggler on the run?!” concerning your trip here, don’t listen to the cynics. Inside this deceased Celestial’s cranium, you’ll find the best antiquing the universe has to offer when you visit The Collector’s Museum. You can spend hours upon hours sifting through this deep-space gold mine. The museum is the only place around where you can find objects that are mythical, lethal, useful, and useless — sometimes all at once.
Tucked away in a quiet corner of New Jersey, the town of Westview is in a world all its own. If you want to go completely off the grid, Westview is the right travel choice. There is a quaint bed-and-breakfast near the town square and the locals will tell you there’s a certain magic in the air. The town’s timeless style is always shifting and you’ll have a blast trying to keep up! Westview is the kind of vacation you’ll never want to leave. Ever.
If you were to go on vacation in the MCU, where would you go? Let us know in the comments, and don’t forget to Let Your Geek Sideshow!