As the UK economy is less than perfect at the moment and job security is almost nonexistent, millions of citizens will have no choice but to swap their week or fortnight vacation in the sun for a long weekend next summer. Although this really isn’t ideal, we’ve simply got the make the most of what we have, and so performing some research and planning early is probably our best bet. This will save a considerable amount of both flights and accommodation, meaning we should have more money for activities and attractions – which is always going to be a good thing.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been doing some research of my own, and this article will highlight the destinations I feel are most suitable for such a short break. Obviously, countries on the other side of the world are best avoided, simply because of the travel time involved, as this is sure to cut into your holiday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go somewhere hot and relaxing if this is something you enjoy. So, take a minute to read through my suggestions and see if any are suitable for you and your family.
Paris – France
Usually most popular with young couples and those wishing to recapture the magic of their youth, Paris is an amazing city. Thankfully, you can travel here without even stepping onto an airplane if you wish, although this route will probably cost a little more. Still, after less than an hour in the air you should land in France, ready to enjoy your stay. Some people like to stay right in the centre of the city, but anyone wishing to save as much money as possible should opt for one of the nearby towns – all have public transport links to the capital.
Canary Islands – Spain
This group of 7 islands under Spanish rule has been popular with people taking short breaks for a long time now, and looks set to remain this way in the future. Regardless of which you decide is most suitable, the temperature and clean sands should satisfy even the most stubborn travellers. Also, apartments for rent in Tenerife Spain are usually very cheap compared to the amount you might expect to pay in other nearby countries with the same climate, so everyones a winner.
Venice – Italy
Most people who visit Italy for the first time tend to stay in the capital Rome, but this is where they go wrong. Hotel prices in this city are usually more than double the amount you’d pay by simply staying a few miles away in other areas like Venice, and in truth, these other cities are just as beautiful and provide just as many activities for singles, couples and whole families. If you’re serious about visiting Italy, it’s definitely worth doing some research online to locate the most viable areas.
So there you have it my friends. If those places don’t tickle your fancy, there are plenty of others. I simply list them because of the reduced cost involved and the phenomenal temperatures.
Even so, I hope you have a truly memorable time, wherever you finally decide to go.read more