Where to go on holiday

Unsure of where to travel to next? There are some places that are proven to give holiday makers a great break- time and time again. So we’ve picked out our favourite holiday destinations and made them into this handy guide. So whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, weekend getaway or exciting adventure, be inspired by our handpicked guide to where to go on holiday.

For Couples

Looking for that perfect romantic destination? Perhaps you fancy a holiday of pure relaxation and pampering, or somewhere to try delicious cuisine and explore the local sights together. Either way, here are some of the best romantic holiday destinations.

Close to home are Paris and Rome which are some of the most romantic cities in Europe. Explore the local history and culture together and dine at some of best restaurants that Europe has to offer.

If you’re looking for more of a beach holiday, then Greek islands such as Mykonos and Santorini are a great choice. These islands are so beautiful that they can’t help but get your romantic holiday off to a great start. Their beaches offer clear warm seas and once you’re done relaxing in the sun, the fresh ingredients of Greek food will have you captivated.

If you fancy somewhere further afield then Havana in Cuba offers a magical blend of history, culture and fantastic beaches. Or Cancun in Mexico is a perfect choice to be watching the sunset with a cocktail.

For a trip of pure luxury together why not make it a real trip to remember to either Hawaii or Barbados.

For Families

When looking for the best holiday destinations for a family it’s worth finding the right place for your family. Depending on where you choose, you can combine a family-suitable location with a number of other activities such as theme parks, sandy beaches or day trips out. Here’s our choice of where to go on holiday for a family.

The sun-soaked Canary Islands are a great choice, with all-year round sun and resorts perfect for those with families. Lanzarote and Tenerife are the main choices, each very popular with families. Flight times are very bearable at around 4 hours.

The Balearic islands are also very popular with families. Mallorca and Ibiza offering very family-orientated holidays that can be relaxing or fun and action-packed depending on what you’re after. Ibiza is great for watersports and Mallorca has some great beaches for a more relaxing trip.

The Greek islands are a great match; they can be cheap and guarantee hot weather during the summer months. For families we recommend Corfu and Crete.

It can pay to look at Italian destinations, but stay away from popular destinations such as Rome and Florence in the summer months as they’ll likely to be overcrowded with tourists. Instead we recommend Puglia and Sardinia for a more relaxing, stress-free family holiday. And the kids will love the Italian food as much as you.

Further afield check out Sri Lanka. With white sand beaches and palm trees, this really is a class-above for your family holiday. Food is tasty and cheap and the island is littered with interesting cultural sights for all the family to enjoy.

Those seeking beaches and theme parks should head to Orlando.

It’s worth also considering Cancun for that Mexican holiday to remember.

City Breaks

Europe has a fantastic collection of intriguing citybreaks to explore. Most are well connected and offer a plethora of cultural sights to see, perfect for a weekend away.

If you’ve not been to Paris yet then you need to go. Offering iconic architecture such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomph, Champs-Élysées and Notre Dame, you won’t be stuck for sights to see. Art fans will be inspired by the amazing collections on view at the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and the Centre Pompidou, offering contemporary and modern art collections. Paris is also great for shopping, offers great walks along the banks of the river Seine, and some of the best food in the world.

To pack the most into your weekend, try Barcelona. It’s one of the few here with a beach, making it a city that really has everything. Once you’re done with the beach, you can check out the Gaudí architecture, lush parks and taste some delicious tapas. Art-lovers might also want to check out Madrid, a charming city with world-class galleries.

Rome should definitely be on your list, as for some Italian food could well be enough of a deciding factor. The culture and history is up there with the best of them.

For a mix of beer, history and cheap prices, Prague is an excellent choice.

On a Budget

Travelling on a budget does not mean you have to slum it. With the advent of cheap flights there are a number of easily-accessible holiday destinations on a budget. We’ll help you find where to go on holiday on a budget.

Those looking for a budget beach holiday should look to the Canary Islands such as Tenerife or Lanzarote.

Bordeaux is a beautiful French city that’s only a 1.5 hour flight from the UK. Once you’re done exploring this vibrant and cultural city, head to the surrounding countryside with Chateaus that are cheap to visit, or maybe a wine-tasting tour for around 20 euros per person.

Dubbed as the ‘Paris of the North’, Riga in Latvia has long been a gem for budget holidays. It offers monumental cathedrals and palaces to explore by day, and a night club scene to explore by night.

According to a survey by the Post Office, Budapest is the cheapest city for alcoholic drinks. With bottles of beer for around £1, it can’t help but get your holiday budget off to a good start. Prague comes a close second.

The Greek Islands such as Crete and Corfu have long been popular with cash-careful holidaymakers.

For those with a slightly bigger budget take a look at our budget long-haul destinations. These destinations might cost more to fly to, but once you’re there have great budget accommodation and delicious cheap food. These include Goa, Bali, Sri Lanka and Cape Town.

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