For an exquisite short break abroad, Europe and the United States are top travel destinations. From Seattle to Prague, these cities are hot spots for travellers who want a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Hotels and theatre breaks abound within the top destinations of Europe and the USA.
Rural retreats in Lincolnshire are popular for their luxury self catering lodges. Enjoy farmhouse B&Bs in an idyllic location in the countryside. Amenities come complete with swimming pools, wood fired hot tubs, heated saunas, BBQ huts, and more.
Known as the city of lilies, Florence is home to a beautiful walking tour and a unique porcelain museum. Trips to Boboli Gardens and espresso at the Caffe Giubbe Rosse are sure to please even the most discerning of visitors. City breaks to Florence can include trips to Medici’s Villa del Trebbio or a day trip to the forests of the Parco Nazionale.
This place is also top choice for couples who are thinking about a wedding in Italy. Tuscany is a luxurious region with breathtaking landscapes, buildings and food. Perfect for a peaceful and relaxed ceremony with an intimate guest list.
Although France has a large amount of beautiful cities and countryside to explore, the French Alps are truly a magnificant sight for all. Stay at the Hauteluce Ski Resort for a prime location with a stunning view of Mont Blanc. A catered ski chalet at Snowy Pockets, which sleep up to 12, are perfect for friends and family ski holidays.
For a ski trip or wilderness exploration, check out the Puget Sound and Seattle. Known for its excellent coffee, Seattle is home to the lively Capitol Hill clubbing district and the world famous Pike Place Market. During the Olympic Games, Seattle’s Mount Baker was home to some of the women’s skiing competitions. Mount Baker and Mount Stevens are both home to some of Seattle’s top skiing and snowboarding spots. During winter months, these snow-capped mountains come alive with visitors. After a busy few days at the mountains, visitors can go hiking among waterfalls and evergreen trees. For retail therapy, check out some of the downtown malls and eclectic shops. Hotel accommodation options in this city include charming B&Bs to luxurious lodging options.
If you’re looking for a short break closer to home, then Greece and the surrounding islands are perfect for a romantic getaway. Full of rich history, culture, food and beautiful surroundings, discover this relaxed country to the fullest. Zakynthos in particular is one of the most recommended destinations, just west of the mainland. One of the top accommodations on this island has to be Porto Zante Villas. This 5 star hotel in Greece is the only place to consider when looking for a relaxing break. The villas are modern and comfortable, the pool area and beach area is beautiful and the peaceful spa is the cherry on top.
Although Prague is no longer the cheap destination it once was, it is still favourably priced. This European city is an excellent year-round destination due to its many beaches, festivals and Christmas markets. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage status, this city is filled with Gothic, Renaissance and baroque architecture. Regular flights make Prague easy to reach for a short holiday. To top it off, the city is home to a thriving beer and bar culture. Favourite destinations include the Old Town Square and the Jewish Quarter. The Old Town Square is home to one of the oldest astronomical clocks in the world. From the Old Town Tower, visitors can catch a glance of Prague’s castle and Our Lady of Tyn Church. The Jewish District contains some of the remnants of Jewish slums, a Jewish museum and the Old-New synagogue.
Explore a world of cowboys, rodeos and five-alarm chili. In Dallas, visitors can check out the USA largest urban arts centre at the Dallas Arts District. Home to the Dallas Cowboys American football team, the city also hosts a seasonal rodeo. Travellers can go line dancing at a Western bar or relax to the sound of blues in Deep Ellum. Other hotspots include the Fair Park, the Meadows Museum and the World Aquarium. Short breaks can be thoroughly enjoyed in this mecca of southern hospitality. From top hotels to Mexican restaurants, the city is a cultural melting pot that has to be thoroughly explored to be understood. Theatre breaks in Dallas can check out the Winspear Opera House or the Dallas Theatre Centre.