The time of year for planning trips abroad to exotic destinations has arrived once more, and fans of holidaying will already be dreaming of their arrival. So what are the five places that you should be packing a case for this summer?
If you are thinking of visiting Montenegro, make Kotor your destination of choice. Situated on the coast, this boasts a warm climate and an old town full of stunning buildings and high walls – including the former Gothic palace that now houses the Hotel Astoria. Within the walls of this district you will find romantic balconies straight out of Romeo and Juliet, alongside little piazzas and medieval architecture, making it ideal for a couple’s getaway.
Cuba did not attract much tourism in previous years, but now that it is building bridges with other countries that is sure to change – making this the perfect time to get in. At the moment you can still experience Old Havana – a Unesco World Heritage site and former home of Ernest Hemingway – in undiluted form or explore the cultural delights of Trinidad. On the other hand, if you are a sun worshipper, you can take in the hot Cuban climate via the beaches of Varadero.
3. Las Vegas
Las Vegas is a holiday destination that has proven perennially popular, due to a combination of warm, sunny climate and an abundance of entertainment options. It is home to astonishing casino complexes like the MGM Grand, the Wynn and the Bellagio, attracting many gamblers including those who may only have played at casino online. Outside of these, there are also theme parks like the Adventuredome that will keep younger members of the family happy. The fact the Las Vegas has something for all ages is why it has remained a top holiday choice for decades.
This is another holiday destination for those who are not put off by a little humidity – and Florida certainly offers everything from sunbathing and fishing to clubs and bars. It is also home to Disneyland, in Anaheim, which is marking the 60th anniversary of its creation this year, making it a great time to take a trip to see it with the kids. The official anniversary is in July, and will see the likes of Frozen and Star Wars hit the park.
There are plenty of great options available to you when it comes to taking a holiday this summer, ensuring choosing will be the hard part.