Seven of the Best Weekend Summer Breaks

Thinking of jetting off somewhere this summer? Perhaps you can’t get the time off work, or don’t want to leave the kids for too long – which is exactly why weekend summer breaks are the perfect solution.

Enjoy a slice of sunshine and recharge your batteries, in some of the top weekend summer break destinations that are super easy to reach from the UK.

Whether you’re seeking sandy beaches or stunning architecture, there is a weekend summer break for you. Check out our top seven of the best weekend break destinations…

Lisbon, Portugal

Often overlooked in favour of the Algarve, Lisbon has the best of both worlds – being a top city break location and close enough to the coastline for visitors to enjoy its beautiful beaches.

The best time to visit Lisbon is early Spring, when the weather is warm yet the tourist crowds of the summer are yet to hit.

Amsterdam, Holland

Stroll along the lovely canals of the largest city in Holland and sip on a leisurely beer under the shade of an umbrella in a street side café. Don’t forget to visit the Van Gogh museum and see some of the master’s works of art up close.

Prague, Czech Republic

Forget your worries back home and lose yourself in the winding medieval lanes of Prague’s Old Town. In addition to stunning Gothic architecture, you’ll find lively bars and nightclubs, plus plenty of beer gardens where you can soak up the sun.

Rome, Italy

There’s nothing like an open air opera to invigorate the spirits, and Rome is a city that makes the soul sing. Indulge yourself in the home of pizza and ice cream, then wander around one of the city’s world famous art galleries.

Madrid, Spain

A great city break location, Madrid is often passed by in favour of more tourist-orientated Barcelona or the Costa Brava. Soak up the sun in one of the beautiful plazas and nibble on some delicious Spanish tapas – you might even catch some Flamenco buskers.

Dublin, Ireland

For a weekend trip a little closer to home, you can get some great flight deals to Dublin. The city that brought you Guinness, writers and craic offers a warm welcome, and you can enjoy some traditional Irish folk music in many of the cosy traditional pubs.

Paris, France

What better destination for a romantic getaway than Paris? With its endless boulevards and exquisite wines on offer, Paris is the ultimate summer weekend break for lovers.

Catherine Halsey writes for a digital marketing agency on a range of subjects. This article links back to

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