Dust off your suitcases and travel-ready clothing. Summer will soon be here, along with new nonstop flights to white-sand beaches, historic landmarks and international glamour. Seattle’s fast becoming an international hub for global travel, with nonstops to Asia, Europe and beyond.

Explore this amuse-bouche of great summer destinations, but keep up on the latest COVID-19 news and updates. If you miss your ticket out for summer, it’s not too early to start planning for fall.

Istanbul, Turkey

At the nexus of Asia and Europe, Istanbul’s mysteries await visitors, with iconic sights under summer skies. Explore ancient Greek and Roman architecture, medieval monasteries and mosques, and some of the world’s best markets. Vibrant narrow, neighborhood streets inevitably lead to the picturesque Bosporus strait, lavish hammams (spas) and savory Mediterranean cuisine. Get there nonstop: Turkish Airlines, begins May 27

Helsinki, Finland

Summer in seaside Helsinki is pure magic — daylight for 19 hours per day, lively music and art festivals, and lazy afternoons at cafes serving traditional Finnish foods. Public transportation whisks you from art museums to the Design District to the ferries pinballing between the Helsinki Archipelago’s 320 verdant islands. Get there nonstop: Finnair, begins June 1

Montreal, Canada

If seeking a little ooh-la-la — without the jet lag — Montreal says bonjour. Wander Old Montreal’s cobblestone streets and stumble upon prizes such as historic markets, museums, shopping streets and ornate, Gothic Revival-style churches. Revive with French-influenced fare at modern brasseries, petite boulangeries and sweet little creperies. Get there nonstop: Air Canada, begins June 1

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cosmopolitan experiences await in exotic Dubai — the latest addition to the eater’s bible, the Michelin Guide. Mix with international visitors and residents at a seven-star hotel, spend the morning in a luxe spa or one of the world’s largest shopping malls, the afternoon browsing spectacular mosques and art museums, and feast all evening in fine Michelin-to-be restaurants.  Get there nonstop: Emirates

Belize City, Belize

Adventurers, take heed — a dizzying array of destinations and experiences unfurl in a nation just 180 miles long and 68 miles wide. Dive into the world’s second largest coral reef and visit The Great Blue Hole, the world’s largest marine sinkhole. More than 600 Mayan temples can be found amid Belize’s jungles and countryside, along with the world’s only jaguar preserve. Get there nonstop: Alaska Airlines

Singapore, Singapore

The future awaits curious travelers in Singapore. Step into Gardens by the Bay for an indoor ecosystem of looming tropical plants and fragrant flowers, then lunch at one of Singapore’s famous hawker centers or food courts, where dozens of stalls dish up traditional and international meals. Sleep soundly in a sleek hotel — some boasting world-record-busting rooftop pools with views of Singapore’s modern skyline. Get there nonstop: Singapore Airlines

Frankfurt, Germany

This 2,000-year-old city offers something for everyone: family-friendly attractions, quirky museums, colorful storybook architecture, overflowing food halls and stunning summer gardens. Frankfurt’s long, sunny days present plenty to do — but the city’s also convenient for day trips to the enchanting Black Forest or wine regions along the Rhine River. Get there nonstop: Condor, Lufthansa

Paris, France

Much like Seattle, Paris rolls out significant events in summer to take advantage of long, sunny days. Jet over for lively street festivals, outdoor markets and music. July is a prime month: Relax at the Paris Plages (think: pop-up beach and resort, Seine-side), celebrate Bastille Day, applaud the Tour de France finish, and shop Paris’s twice-yearly sales, in July. Get there nonstop: Air France, Delta Air Lines

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico’s largest city is also one of the Americas’ oldest capital cities and a thriving hub for contemporary fun. Explore the city’s unique neighborhoods, visit the Frido Kahlo Museum and the National Museum of Anthropology, then dine and dance in historic plazas. Visit the city’s Aztec temples or take a day trip to see the spectacular Pyramid of the Sun. Get there nonstop: Aeromexico

Tahiti, French Polynesia

New nonstop service to lush Tahiti delivers travelers to one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Explore verdant valleys, extinct volcanic peaks, black sand beaches by day, and Tahiti’s nightlife in the evening. From Tahiti, springboard to private overwater bungalows, pink-sand beaches and lazy blue lagoons on surrounding 118 islands. Get there nonstop: Air Tahiti Nui, begins Oct. 5

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