When deciding where in the world you want to visit there are a lot of things to consider – are you looking for entertainment, sightseeing or relaxation? To help you pick where to visit on your next short break, SuperBreak have rounded up the best places in the world for five of our favourite holiday activities – eating, drinking, nightlife, scenery, shopping and attractions.
There are so many culinary delights to be enjoyed around the world, but the number one destination for a foodie break has to be Italy.
From handmade pizzas, to hearty pasta and traditional gelato – the food choice in Italy is bellissimo. Traditional Italian pizza is quite different from pizza which you find in the UK and other parts of the world – one thing you’ll notice is that chicken, a common pizza topping here in the UK, won’t be found atop any pizzas in Italy. Instead go for a traditional Italian topping such as Tuscan sausage or prosciutto.
While Italy is (quite rightly) famed for its delicious pizza and pasta, you can also find some of the best seafood in Italy. The coastal regions of Amalfi and Lake Como source fresh local seafood every day which you can enjoy from cliff-top restaurants with views over the striking landscapes.
If you’re looking for a foodie break, Italy has to be top of your list.
For a boozy break you can’t beat Germany.
Whether you head to Munich, Berlin or Dusseldorf – you won’t be hard pushed to find some top notch beer. In Munich make sure to head to the Hofbrauhas, a large beer hall where you can indulge in 2-pint steins. The atmosphere of the Hofbrauhas is enhanced by the traditional Bavarian band performing live music, and the beermaids dressed in dirndls.
If you’re a beer connoisseur head to Munich in October when the city comes alive with the Oktoberfest beer festival. Over in Berlin you can also treat yourself to a wide selection of beers and try something new – with fruity flavours on offer ranging from banana to mango to coconut.
For a traditional beer break, Germany is the go-to destination.
If you’re heading on a party break with friends, or planning a hen or stag do– Spain is the place to go.
The Spanish are famed for keeping the party running into the morning, and when we say morning we mean morning – aka 6am. Plus with a siesta scheduled in for 2-5pm and a typical dinner time being as late as 10pm, you have plenty of time to catch up on your beauty sleep during the day.
Whether you choose to hit the strip of a beach town such as Magaluf, Ibiza or Tenerife – or opt for the tapas bars, sangria and flamenco dancing of the big cities such as Barcelona and Madrid, you can’t go wrong in Spain if you’re looking for a fun-filled, lively break.
Planet Earth really is a beautiful place, and there are so many picturesque destinations you can visit to soak in the scenery, but we do think we’ve got it pretty good right here in the UK.
From the tranquil lakes and lochs of the Lake District, Snowdonia and and Loch Lomond, to the vast greenery of the Highlands and Peak District – there is plenty of opportunity to marvel at nature in our beautiful Britain. Not to mention the golden seaside beaches of Cornwall, Devon and Brighton and the striking old architecture of York, Edinburgh and Chester.
If you’re searching for a scenic getaway the UK is the place to explore.
Looking for the best place in the world for a shopping spree? You need to head to the USA – first stop New York.
NYC is a haven for shoppers, from the plush stores along Fifth Avenue to the trendy boutiques of Soho and Brooklyn.
LA is another hotspot for shoppers, where you will find the large Fashion District in Downtown LA, filled with vintage stores and high-end retailers. And of course, America is known for its large malls and many designer outlets, where you’re sure to pick up a bargain. Plus, with the US Dollar exchange rate you can find many goods, including clothes and electricals, for a much better price than you’d get here in the UK.
For the essential American shopping experience head to the Mall of America in Minnesota – the largest mall in the USA, boasting over 400 shops plus eateries and entertainment. If you’re a shopaholic, you’re bound to love the USA.
For a culture-packed break filled with a host of attractions head to France.
In Paris alone you can find the iconic Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum – home to the famous Mona Lisa painting, the Notre Dame, the Sacre Cour, the Palais Garnier opera house, The Musée d’Orsay, Moulin Rouge – to name just a few. Just outside of Paris you can keep the kids, and the young at heart, entertained with a trip to Disneyland Paris theme park.
Elsewhere in France you can find the Palace of Versailles – the UNESCO World Heritage site was the grand home of Louis 14th – while in Normandy you will find the British, American and German war cemeteries which honour the soldiers who lost their lives fighting for their country. In Normandy you can also find the famous Tapestry where you can learn about the invasion of Britain by William the Conqueror in 1066.
If you’re looking for history and culture, France is the place to go.
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