It may only be March but summer is almost upon us and while we are dreading the heat, we are looking forward to taking that much-deserved summer break!
To help you with this tedious decision, we bring to you our pick of the top 5 summer destinations for 2019. From crystal waters, sun-kissed beaches and re-visiting history, there’s something for everyone. So, get planning and don’t forget your swimsuit!
If spending your days on white, sandy and tranquil beaches is your idea of summer, head to Majorca. But there is so much more to do in Majorca – from exploring hidden caves to ancient Cathedrals; spending a day at Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or visiting one of the many old towns, there is something for everyone on this Balearic island. The all-inclusive Teletext Holidays packages usually provide the ideal price/experience ratio to Majorca.
A city of all seasons, we love Amsterdam in the summer when the city comes alive with a kaleidoscope of activities. Whether you’re looking to party your days and nights away at a music or food festival, or simply relax in one of their urban beaches, or explore the city’s canals by boat or even enjoy a barbecue after some theatre or cinema in one if the city’s many glorious parks, the choices are endless.
Steeped in history, summer in Berlin includes a heady mix of art and culture, theatre and opera, food and nightlife. Hiring a bike is one of the smartest ways to explore the city. The city has several swimming pools that turn into one big summer party with various bands and artists performing for visitors. This is also the time when beer gardens get busy and the perfect place to try out some of the local brews. Just like most other places in Europe, Berlin in the summer also means packing a picnic basket or setting up your BBQ grill in one of the many parks in the city.
Pool parties, waterparks, surfing, busy beaches and cocktails to keep you going – this pretty much sums your summer experience in Miami. From the iconic Miami beach to wandering around the Art Deco District or Little Havana, taking the family out to the Miami Zoo or the Croc-ridden swamplands at the Everglades National Park for some adventure or simply soaking up the lively atmosphere at the Bayside Marketplace – Miami is so much more than the glitz and glamour.
With 177 canals, over 400 bridges and 139 churches, Venice must be explored leisurely and not in a hurry. The best way to enjoy Venice in summer is to catch a boat and discover far-flung canals and lagoon islands. From St. Mark’s Basilica and the Ca’ Pesaro Palace, the city boasts of many historical buildings, museums, and art galleries. A trip down to the stunning strip of Lido, which stretches over 11 km and overlooks the Adriatic Sea, allows some much-needed beach time as well as the chance for some sports and recreation.