From hot weather and beaches, to all inclusive travel and city breaks or islands and Alpine lakes: here are the best places to visit in august for families, couples and friends.
The French Lakes
France’s Mediterranean resorts are big players during this season, meaning crowds, high fees and lots of traffic. Head inland, instead, to the Alpine lakes of Lac D’Annecy, Lac de Bourget and Lac D’Aiguebelette. Here the stunning mountain scenery and sparkling fresh waters offer a breath of fresh air, as well as relatively uncrowded beaches and top rate cuisine. Active pursuits, from hiking and splashing around to rollerblading along the shore, are popular activities for families while beach-seekers relax on the sand and jet-ski across the lakes.
If you’re not a beach person, or you’re just looking for a fun city break weekend, then Amsterdam is your go-to destination this summer. Amsterdam is always buzzing with activity, but in the summer the city goes festival-mad. Over 300 take place throughout the year, most of them between June and August, so join in the cultural, music and foodie festivities. This year’s Pride Canal Parade – not to be missed – falls on the 4th August. Al fresco drinking and dining is very popular, with terraces and rooftop bars springing up everywhere. And, if you are missing the beach, the good news is that Amsterdam has its own!
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While Dubrovnik may be the favourite for holidaymakers looking to escape the usual summer holiday destinations, it’s sister city Split that makes it onto our list of best places to visit in August. Further north along Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, Split is a similar, but cheaper, alternative. It’s a buzzing city, full of life, and offers a great mix of traditional culture and modernity. It’s home to one of the world’s most impressive Roman monuments, Diocletian’s Palace, and an array of bars, shops and restaurants. Its dramatic setting, among the coastal mountains and by the stunningly blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, seal the deal.
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It’s hard to go wrong with an August holiday in Gran Canaria, when the skies are bluest, temperatures soar, and days are long and full of sun. To top it off, the Canary Island is home to some of the best, most family-friendly beaches in the world. Its Blue Flag, white sands and serene, crystal clear waters will win over any beach lover. Not only that, but its dramatically varying terrain makes it a top spot for active pursuits such as hiking, scuba diving, windsurfing and cycling. Take your pick of the different resorts, depending on your mood. Las Palmas for a city break, Puerto Rico for energetic nights out, Puerto de Mogán for romance or Taurito for the kids.
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Sunny Beach, Bulgaria
If budget beaches and lots of sunshine are on your checklist this summer, then book yourself a plane ticket to Bulgaria’s own Sunny Beach. This little-known resort, on the Black Sea Coast, is the next hot destination for sun, sea and sand. It’s a modern, purpose-built resort of quality hotels and restaurants, populated by an array of lively bars and a few nightclubs. Splash out without breaking the bank; Sunny Beach ranks as the 2018 Post Office Travel Money’s best value for money destination in the whole world! It’s also just north of the port city of Burgas, for anyone wanting to throw a little culture into the mix.
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It should come as no surprise that Portugal makes the list of best places to visit in August. An eternal favourite for every kind of holidaymaker, from culture vultures and loved-up couples to families and groups looking to party; Portugal appeals to all. It also remains one of the cheaper European destinations for a summer beach holiday. Often described as one of the most beautiful places on earth, it’s our top spot for 2018. Boasting superb cities like Lisbon and Porto, for culture and incredible food, and the stunning coastline of the Algarve, the hardest part will be choosing where to go.
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