Do you enjoy going away for the weekend? Exploring different places and cramming as much fun as possible into a couple of days? Then you’re in the right place! Having a weekend away is a great way to treat yourself after working hard or a stressful time. But where exactly should you go? The options are truly endless! The following places should definitely be added to your ‘weekend away bucket list’, in no particular order:
Paris is a just a short journey away from people in the UK, and can be accessed by plane, boat, or train. You could even drive there if you’re traveling from the UK! It’s a must for any bucket list, as there is a plethora of things to see and do there. If you’re going with your partner, you must visit lovelock bridge. The bridge is a great place to solidify your love for one another by attaching a lock with your names written on – the whole bridge is covered in these ‘lovelocks’! You may also want to visit the Eiffel tower and some of the world class Michelin star restaurants.
If you’re going with your family, then there’s always Disneyland Paris to keep you entertained. Kids of all ages absolutely love it here!
Newquay can provide a chilled break away for families, couples, and friend groups at any time. However, it’s especially nice in summer, when you can enjoy a drink outside and feel the breeze from the sea on your face. You can also get traditional, creamy ice cream as you explore. The scenery there is amazing, with pretty beaches, clean bodies of water, and quaint little shops. There are all kinds of cool souvenirs to buy too, so you don’t need to return home empty handed. Perfect for a good night out to boot! Another place within driving distance of the UK.
Amsterdam is a city of culture, but it can also be a place to indulge if you really want it to be. For the explorers and those with a thirst for knowledge, there’s the Van Gogh museum, Anne Frank House, Vondelpark, and the Rembrandt house museum. Those are just a few of the attractions in Amsterdam! There’s every chance you could be entertained just walking the streets, as the scenery is so beautiful. The hotels are great too, just take a look at Housetrip.com for example, to see what we mean. Some people come to Amsterdam for something else entirely – let’s just say they prefer to spend their time in the cafe’s over there, ‘relaxing’. You could always do a bit of both if you want to experience Amsterdam to the fullest!
London. There’s so much to be said about London that it couldn’t possibly fit on the page. Let’s just say London is everything and anything you could imagine. It has something for everyone, and every trip here can turn out entirely different. There’s shopping on Oxford street and in famous Harrods. There are famous monuments, like Big Ben and the London Eye. Why not give the Queen of England a visit by dropping by Buckingham palace? There’s even the quirky, urban Camden to explore. Oh, and you can’t visit London without seeing one of the famous theatre shows. Take your pick from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Lion King, or Wicked to name just a few! If you’re on a budget, read this post to make the most of your trip.
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is definitely worth a visit. Although you may not get a nice quiet ‘traditional’ break here, you’ll certainly have an experience. There are pubs aplenty, as we all know that the Irish enjoy wetting their whistle. Many of them serve traditional Irish food and drink, so you can get a taste for Ireland like never before. There’s a lot of shopping to do, as you can Imagine. There are even attractions like Dublin Zoo – which may I add, Beyonce and Jay-Z recently visited with their daughter Blue Ivy! You can’t go to Dublin without tasting Guinness either. It’s true when people say it tastes different over there than it does anywhere else. This is because Guinness is brewed right around the corner, at St James’ Gate. Go on the tour of the Guinness factory to learn all about this legendary drink and its history. Visiting at any time of year is great, but visiting in winter will give you a wonderful, festive experience. Don’t forget your tacky Christmas jumper to fit in with the locals!
Scotland is full of wonderful places and things to see. The Scottish Highlands, for one, are absolutely stunning. Then there’s the Loch Ness, famous for being home to a big scary monster. Are the stories true? You decide! You can’t leave Scotland without sampling some of the famous whisky, so head over to the Heritage Centre. A great place for a peaceful yet adventurous weekend.
Rome, the capital of Italy, and one of the best places in the world to eat ice cream. Real Italian ice cream, referred to as ‘gelato’, is very different to ours. Just try some and you’ll notice the difference in quality instantly! As with all capitals, there’s shopping, and of course the delicious Italian food. You must have at least one pasta dish and one pizza pie! When you’re up for exploring, give the Colosseum a visit. The Vatican Museums are interesting too.
Back to the UK we go to visit the birthplace and home of ‘The Fab Four’ – the world famous Beatles! You can learn all about them here, simply hop on a Magical Mystery tour bus and enjoy the ride. Even without The Beatles, Liverpool is a fantastic place to spend your weekend. There’s the picturesque Albert Dock, Liverpool Cathedral, and plenty of art galleries to enjoy. Take a bit of spending money if you enjoy shopping!
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