The best summer holiday destination is a combination of great beaches, good weather, cheap accommodation and food. France, Spain or Italy may each suit the occasion, but for many visitors the real appeal of a summer break is the cuisine. Many people return from their holidays with a treasure trove of new dishes they haven’t tried before, while others simply enjoy the taste of the food they have already tried. There are hundreds of restaurants in the major cities, but many of the most popular local dishes can be found outside the tourist areas. For example, many of the wine-tasting establishments along the Loire valley’s famed’Canal de Loire’ are also wonderful places to go for an evening at the end of a busy day.
Spain. Lovers of the beach will love this European country’s summer holiday destinations, which include its capital, Madrid, its second largest city Barcelona, Costa del Sol, Andalucia and Galicia. Spain also has long been popular of British holiday makers, who remain the UK’s number one holiday destination, and it still remains the most popular of European countries. In particular, the Balearic Islands of Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca have long been big hitters. Also very popular are the Spanish islands of the Balearic Islands, such as the island of Majorca, which has a clean, pleasant and relaxing atmosphere, nestled amongst its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches.
Italy. Italy’s summer holidays offer some of Europe’s best beaches, and many of its surrounding islands also offer great coastal resorts. Rome and other Italian cities, especially Rome’s Marienplatz are very popular with families going on holiday, many of whom stay for the whole month. Rome is also famous with business travellers, who use it to book short-term contracts.