It’s nearly America’s birthday, so you’re due to pick a spot on the map and go buy her a round of shots. Or if, like a single person turning 30, you’d rather leave the country and turn off your phone, hot-as-sin July doubles as a fine month to visit a far-off country where beach breezes will keep you much cooler than your apartment.
So where should you fly for a summer fling? Well, the folks at the flight data app Hopper have some suggestions. They crunch airfare data from millions of flights within and from the United States, and have worked out a decent forecast of which international and domestic destinations should see the biggest price drops in July.
If you’re looking to visit America’s birthplace or its capital, history is on your side. Washington, DC tops the list of discounted domestic cities, with average round-trip flights predicted to drop 25% to $239. Philadelphia, not exactly a slouch in the patriotism department, also has a spot in the top five. It’ll see a 20% drop, to an average of $247. If you’d rather see the 49th state, flights to Anchorage should fall by almost as much, to $397.