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6 Summer Vacation Destinations to Avoid (Slideshow)

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6 Summer Vacation Destinations to Avoid (Slideshow)

It’s finally summer! It’s time to ditch all those heavy layers and come out from our caves to enjoy fun in the sun. But some of the most popular summertime activities are not the greatest for your health, the health of  animals and the environment. Click through to check out the summer destinations to avoid. But don’t worry, we’re not out to totally ruin your summer — check out our ideas for healthier, safer, more humane and environmentally-friendly alternatives.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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2:26AM PDT on Aug 5, 2015

From what I've read the people working on the cruise ships have rotten wages and conditions. The "Don't go to the fair! Grill some veggies instead!" idea is bound to be a winner.

5:18PM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

Your article has me rethinking my choices. Thanks.

4:51AM PDT on Jul 30, 2013

My husband and I started making the state fair a family tradition. We love the ferris wheel and seeing the cows. I don't think I've eaten one thing from the fair, mainly because it's all quite gross to me, and the jacked up prices.

We just go to dinner first so we're not hungry!

8:09AM PDT on Jul 11, 2013

There's an idea I would like to try--being a tourist in my home town. I just live in a small Midwestern city, but it's interesting enough with museums and parks and two major universities. We even have several B&Bs.

6:43AM PDT on Jul 10, 2013

Definitely avoiding them!

2:32PM PDT on Jul 8, 2013

wow

4:03PM PDT on Jul 7, 2013

Acadia National park is a real gem!

8:31PM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Thanks

4:00PM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Thank you for posting the article!

Thank you NRDC for the list of beaches.

3:57PM PDT on Jul 2, 2013

Low cost -- assembly-line produced -- private tiny pools -- some with that can turn on the river flow -- so a person can swim in place -- would be useful.

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