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The best places to visit in July

By Forrest Brown

Published June 27, 2018

Boston

Walk along the Freedom Trail winding through the Financial District and Paul Revere's house.

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Take in a baseball game at Fenway Park which opened in 1912 to see the Red Sox in action.

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Black Hills, South Dakota

Warning: July 3rd and 4th are the busiest days to visit Mount Rushmore National Memorial. On other days, though, it is not overwhelmingly crowded.

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Custer State Park is a splendid spot for hiking, biking, rock climbing, bird watching and more.

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Wales

Summer is prime festival season in Wales. Consider checking out these three in July: Gower Festival, Llangollen Eisteddfod and Royal Welsh Show.

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The most famous outdoor spot in Wales is probably Snowdonia National Park. It's home to the tallest mountain in Wales, Mount Snowdon.

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Tahiti, French Polynesia

Good surfers or those who just like to watch other people tame big waves, head to the village of Teahupoo. Waves can reach 23 feet (about 7 meters).

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For a general beach experience, hit up La Plague de Maul Beach, Lafayette Beach, Temae Plage Publique or Papenoo.

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Chile: Wintertime in July

July is wintertime in Chile, and that means snow skiing and other winter sports in this long, slender country filled with the Andes Mountains.

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Portillo is the oldest ski area in South America and Portillo, Valle Nevado made CNN Travel's list of overlooked ski resorts around the world.

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