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The days are getting longer, the temperature warmer and suddenly all that sunshine is making staying inside really difficult. In other words, it’s almost time for some summer getaways!

Whether it’s jetting off to an exotic locale, beating the heat somewhere a bit cooler or just taking some time off to go exploring in your own backyard, it’s just about that time of year once again. And if, perchance, you haven’t gotten to planning your next vacation yet, we might be able to help you out with a little inspiration — courtesy of your favorite soap operas!

RYAN'S HOPE - Location Gallery, Central Park, NYC - Shoot Date: July 30, 1975. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Images)L-R: MALCOLM GROOME;KATE MULGREW;MICHAEL HAWKINS;FAITH CATLIN (BACKGROUND);ILENE KRISTEN;JADRIEN STEELE;HELEN GALLAGHER

We can guarantee you’ll spot more than a few familiar faces in this summery ’70s romp from Ryan’s Hope.

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Because believe it or not, there was a period in daytime history when your favorite soaps would be doing the same! Back during daytime’s Golden Age in the ’80s and ’90s, every show was sending it’s cast off to exotic locales to shoot breathtaking stories. Though it’s died off in recent years as budgets scaled back, daytime has still found ways to get out and about in the world — even if sometimes it’s just to a nearby park.

Soaps like All My Children and Guiding Light would hop down to the Virgin Islands for a honeymoon or two, while General Hospital would ship its cast off to Mexico or Puerto Rico for some high adventure. There was grand romance in New Orleans with Days of Our Lives and stunning Hawaiian weddings courtesy of The Young and the Restless. Heck, even As the World Turns would sneak off to the woods and Ryan’s Hope knew the perfect picnic spots!

The Bold and Beautiful, though, has to take home the crown for the sheer number of location shoots they’ve gone on, from their own backyards on California beaches to globe-trotting in Monte Carlo, Dubai and Australia. Over the years, the show has pulled out all the stops!

Anyone up for an Italian wedding on the water?

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In fact, we can all but guarantee that whether you’re looking to blow the entire vacation budget on one grand trip or keep things simple with a woodsy retreat, you can find something to inspire you with all the places daytime has visited over the years.

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These days, expensive location shoots may be few and far between — it’s far easier to film tragedy a green screen than to actually visit a Greek cliffside — but at least we still have our memories. So why not sit back, relax, and see if you can find any vacation inspiration of your own in this wave of nostalgia.

Flip through our updated gallery of daytime’s greatest location shoots.