The official start of summer is almost here and it’s time to start planning that awesome holiday where sun is the main ingredient. Whether you’re planning a family trip or a getaway for two, you’ll be able to soak up some rays at these sunny destinations. Your inner sun god/goddess beckons you!
Terra Mitica Theme Park, Benidorm, Spain
For some serious fun in the sun with the whole family, Terra Mitica Theme Park is the place to go. The park is segmented into five parts representing Egypt, Greece, Iberia, Rome, and the Mediterranean islands. There are thrill rides to rival many theme parks, plus water rides, entertainment, and spectacular scenery and architecture that will keep you in a magical bubble the whole day. Shop for souvenirs and keep your strength up with a wide choice of culinary offerings from self-serve to elegant dining. There simply is not enough time in the day to experience all the things this park has to offer, so be sure to plan on staying a few days for maximum fun.
Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia, Greece
If you want to escape city life to one of the most stunning beaches in the world, look no further than Myrtos Beach in Kefalonia, Greece. The mile-and-a-half long beach curves dramatically with the backdrop of steep and jagged limestone cliffs that overlook the sea. Imagine looking out into the brilliant blue waters from atop the cliffs as the surf rolls toward shore on the white sandy beach. This is a sun worshiper’s paradise where beach-goers can enjoy relative peace because water sports are not permitted here. Only swimming is allowed. Be sure to bring your beach umbrella because there are few to snag once you get there and the sun gets very hot. Stick around to view a spectacular sunset you’ll never forget.
The High Tatras Mountain Range, Slovakia
If sandy beaches and amusement parks don’t excite you like becoming one with nature does, don’t miss the chance to go bear-watching in the Tatras Mountain Range in Slovakia. As the snow melts through spring and summer, brown bears come down from higher elevations looking for food, creating many great opportunities to view them in their natural surroundings. Spring and Autumn offer the best opportunities to see bears, but there are still very good chances you’ll see them throughout the summer months too. Other wildlife such as wild boar, deer, foxes, wolves, lynx, and golden eagles make this trip well worth taking.
Ten Night Norwegian Fjords Cruise
For the ultimate in vacationing, where the sun shines brightly and the ocean views soothe the savage soul, climb aboard the Royal Caribbean for their “Brilliance of the Sea” cruise. You’ll depart Amsterdam and cruise to ports of call in Belgium, France, and Norway with plenty of opportunities to leave the ship and explore the beautiful towns and cities that dot the shoreline. While cruising the mighty sea you’ll get to rock climb, play basketball and volleyball, and swim to your heart’s content while soaking up some serious rays. There are tons of activities for the kids too. You can also shop til you drop, take in some great entertainment, and participate in a talent contest.
Sunny and exciting destinations await you throughout Europe. Whether you want to just relax and do a whole lot of nothing or you’re an adventure junkie, you’ll find the right spot to satisfy your holiday needs. Wash away those long-winter blues with a super sunny vacation. Shed those parkas and wool mittens and put on your summer shorts and sexy shades. Summer fun is waiting for you.