For many people, the dark days of winter and the anticlimax that follow the holiday season can only be countered by one thing – looking forward to a spring getaway.
If you are considering a spring break, then why not consider one of the tried and tested destinations below – each of which offers its own unique appeal and opportunities.
This Greek island destination is popular with all kinds of travellers, from families to groups to couples – and offers something for everyone. With great beaches and a warm spring climate this a great destination for relaxing and getting away from it all, while those with a taste for adventure will enjoy discovering the ancient settlement of Knossos – the mythical home of the Minotaur.
Ever a favourite with European holidaymakers, Spain is a popular choice for spring breaks. Visitors can choose between sun, sea and sangria on the Costas and the hustle and bustle of the county’s cosmopolitan cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia. Visitors may wish to look into car hire booking in order to enjoy a combination of the two.
If you really want to put some spring in your step then head for Holland. This season is a stunning time to visit this lowland country – famous for its flowers, which will begin to bloom at this time of year. Tour the tulip fields or head for Amsterdam and see the amazing array of colour on offer at the city’s beautiful floating Bloemenmarkt.
Turkish breaks are a great choice for those seeking a little warmth to dispel the last of winter. Well equipped to cater for the tourist trade at prices that will not break the bank, Turkey offers economical access to a bit of rest and relaxation. Discover the beautiful beaches of the Aegean, take a Gulet cruise or head for the ancient city of Istanbul for a culture fix – the choice is yours.
Florida breaks are popular year round, but opting to travel in the spring can be a savvy choice since the height of the summer can be overly sweltering. You might miss the international crowds at attractions such as Disneyworld and Universal Studio, but be aware that Florida is a favourite destination for US “Spring-breaking” students – so choose accommodations wisely to avoid disturbance.
Easily accessed from the UK, France remains a firm favourite for spring getaways with Brits crossing the channel in their thousands each week during the season. France offers a wide range of spring holiday choices from the haunting battlefields of The Somme in the north to the beautiful beaches of the Rivera in the South. Paris too, is delightful in the spring as blossoms spring to life on the tree-line boulevards and longer evening offer more exciting opportunities for explorations.
While Europe offers some exciting destinations, sometimes travellers just want to go tropical. For this reason Thailand is another contender in the spring break stakes. Beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters and a real party atmosphere make this a popular choice with young travellers.