Yes, the British Summer has arrived and it’s now time to get the swimwear out and dust off those flip flops that have been hiding under your bed since last June for the all-important summer getaway. Head to Europe for endless sunshine and enviable temperatures and enjoy a beach break or city escape. Here are the best 3 places to travel to in Europe for sunny escapes.
South of France
Head to the French Riviera for some of the most amazing beaches and glamourous destinations from Nice to St Tropez. Long sandy beaches, champagne in colour await you in the South of France. Nice plays host to the Fête de la Musique on 21st June every year which brings all-night dancing and music concerts to the city. Temperatures in June can reach 28 degrees, which is perfect for all you sun worshippers – don’t forget to pack the sun cream!
Copenhagen is one of those cool cities that were made for Instagram, with the picturesque colourful buildings of Nyhavn and outstanding design in abundance, you will find your camera roll full by the end of the first day. Not only that but the weather in Summer is what we would call perfect ‘sightseeing weather’, not too hot but warm enough for those summer dresses you have just bought. Eating is a national pastime from infamous Danish pastries to the classic Smørrebrød, you might just want to stay there forever.
Looking for a city break mixed with a beach resort? Look no further than Barcelona. Barcelona has 7 beaches to choose from, yes that’s right 7 and has some of the best architecture in Spain, not to mention one of the world’s best football teams. Barcelona and its people are very relaxed, it has months of endless sunshine and unbeatable food – we can’t think of reasons not to go.
Did you know you can get to all these fantastic destinations from the Channel Tunnel? Take a short journey on the Eurotunnel to France and drive yourself to the sunshine. The Holiday Inn Express Folkstone is right beside the Channel Tunnel, making it the perfect place for a stop off before your adventure. Book now: http://hiefolkestone.com/