A lot of us dream of laying back on a sun lounger, getting that much-sought after tan and sipping at an ice cold drink, but taking a holiday can extend far beyond just hours in the heat. In fact, a city break is actually a great alternative for a holiday full of memories. While we aren’t suggesting you rid your itinerary of sunbathing completely, we’ve pulled together a few reasons as to why you should swap a beach holiday for a city break. So pack the swimming trunks, get your EHIC ready, and book your plane tickets – here is why you should swap the beach holiday for a city break.
Better Chance For Memories
When you’re immersed in the life of a city, you’re constantly surrounded by action. Rather than a week of sunbathing all blurring into a few memories, you’ll have better chance of coming out of even just a weekend in a city with plenty of valuable ones. You can get more value out of each passing minute when there’s more to fill them with, and while you may not remember every single moment of your break, you’re more likely to come out with plenty of enriching moments to remember.
When you’re immersed in the life of a city, you’re constantly surrounded by action.
They Can Suit Any Weather Or Season
When you’re sunbathing on a beach or jetting off to an exotic country, the last thing you want is for the rain to start pouring. After all, once it does, you’re stuck for things to do! In a city, however, there’s plenty to enjoy even as the rain tumbles down. Whether that’s exploring museums or galleries, or taking to quirky bars and restaurants for a bite to eat.
Great for Culture
While a beach holiday won’t leave you completely exempt from a country’s culture, resorts tend to be very tourist-centric. Cities, however, are more likely to give you a legitimate look at just what a country has to offer in the way of its cultural heart. You can design your itinerary around what interests you, including music, food, art, film – anything! The control is in your hands, but you can rest assured that you’ll get a good dose of realistic culture while you’re doing it.
They Suit Any Budget
If you’re on a budget, city breaks are still very much a possibility! From cheaper accommodation and better food choices that won’t set you back too much unless you decide they should, to plenty of free things to do and no need to go all-inclusive, you don’t need to save up for months just to be able to head off on holiday. If you want to treat yourself, you most definitely can, but you can choose how much or how little you spend on that treat without needing to break the bank!
There’s A City For Everyone
Whether you’re an art fanatic, a history buff or just fancy a bit of hustle and bustle, there’s a city out there that’s perfect for you. Berlin will bring you right to the centre of World War II history with a healthy dosage of a friendly welcome, while London gives you a taste of the British way of life. Fans of archaeology might find that Athens is the perfect destination, while New York could be good for those looking for an all-American experience! Whatever you’re looking for, there’s a city out there. You just need to look for it!
Taking out a long weekend or even a full weekend to experience a new city can leave you with plenty of valuable memories and you won’t need to break the bank to do it!
While beach holidays are a perfect opportunity to sit back and relax, a city break can be just as valuable, if not more so. Taking out a long weekend or even a full weekend to experience a new city can leave you with plenty of valuable memories and you won’t need to break the bank to do it! Where will you go?