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Forbes Travel Guide

22 Can’t-Miss Summer Getaways

In the early 1900s, before Willis Carrier’s invention of the air-conditioning unit became commonplace, able families would escape city heat by vacationing to places with tolerable July and August temperatures. Over the years, this trend would catch on and become the $90 billion behemoth of an industry that experts calculate it to be today.

If we’re talking about this summer’s outlook, things still look clear and sunny — at least that’s the forecast according to high-end properties we found around the globe. Be it a jazz-filled weekend in New Orleans or a quiet escape to central Mexico, these are the 22 cool places you’ll want to visit once things really start heating up.

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