Planning a Summer Vacation? Here are six top destination ideas from beaches around the world, to one of the northernmost villages in Finland.
Dubai is a city, a center of innovations, and a testimony of human intelligence conquering nature. It is a grandiose place built in the desert to attest the human ingenuity. And there are plenty of things to do and see. Among the top things to do in Dubai with kids should be visiting the Burj Khalifa tower, the tallest building in the world. It is enormous, with 828 meters in height, almost two times bigger than the Empire State building.
You should also see the new Dubai skyline, which looks picture-perfect. If you are more of a nature-lover, definitely visit the Dubai Butterfly Garden and the Dubai Miracle Garden. See natural wonders that grow with the guiding hand of the humans. Don’t miss the opportunity to go skiing in the desert, a unique experience in the indoor ski center. Last but not least, Dubai offers more than 1000Km of sandy beaches for you to enjoy.
Cruise the Caribbean
While each of the countries in the Caribbean sea has something to offer, why not set the time aside to visit most of them in one go? Book a cruise on the Oasis of the Seas and tour the Caribbean this summer. The ship in itself is like a small city and you will have all the commodities you need during the cruise. It will be your home away from home.
On the other hand, the ship docks in all the most important places you need to see, like St. Maarten, Jamaica, Bahamas, Cozumel, Honduras, etc. This is a perfect way to get to experience the free spirit of all of these places. You will not stay anywhere for far too long and you will have more reason to come back again.
Kakslauttanen is one of the northernmost villages in Finland. At first, it was only wilderness inhabited by the Sami people, but slowly it was developed to be one of the most-visited tourist spots. And as any hotel marketing agency will tell you, uniqueness is the key to success. Right on the edge of the Urho Kekkonen National Park, this place is unlike anything you have seen before with its igloo-shaped all-glass cabins.
During the summer, there are plenty of activities that include hiking, horseback riding, visiting a husky farm, and spending a day on a reindeer farm. There is also gold mining. Yes, that is correct. They will let you take a peek into one of the oldest activities in the region. You can also visit the Sami museum of Siida in Inari and learn about this indigenous nation.
If you happen to read this at the time of planning a winter vacation for your family, know that the best thing to do in the area is of course to see the Northern Lights. Right through the ceiling of your hotel room.
Diverse nightlife is what this Spanish island is known for and not without reason. Many youngsters visit Ibiza during the summer to enjoy sandy beaches and parties that last all night. Famous DJs perform all summer and it really is something else to spend a night enjoying music on the beach.
However, Ibiza has more to offer if you are interested in it. Visit the UNESCO world-heritage iconic site of Dalt Vila to learn about the island’s history. Admire the 14th- and 15th-century gothic panel paintings at the Ibiza Cathedral.
Drive all the way north to enjoy the steep hiking trail up to the lighthouse, the tallest building on the island measuring 52 meters. Enjoy aquatic sports like surfing and kayaking. At the end of an exhausting day, you can relax in one of the island’s spas. And don’t miss the opportunity to dine at the Amante table, Ibiza’s most romantic dinner spot.
The Amalfi Coast, Italy
When in Europe, do as Europeans do. And many of them spend their vacations at the hottest summer destination – the Amalfi Coast in Italy. Costa Amalfitana, as Italians call it, offers a breath-taking view of the turquoise sea from any of the villages along the way. For maximum enjoyment of your summer vacation, it is best to drive up there or rent a car and tour the whole coast, stopping in the places you like the most.
Start your trip at the Naples International Airport if traveling from afar and drive down the coastline. The most popular places to visit are Bacoli, Sorrento, Positano, Furore, Ravello, Amalfi, and Salerno. But don’t forget to visit the nearby islands of Ischia, Procida, and of course Capri. On your way back, stop at the historic site of Pompei and admire the mighty volcano Vesuvius.
While you may choose the more popular places to stay, remember that Italian cities and towns are like open-air museums. You may choose to visit even the smallest of villages and still get to enjoy the rich history of the country.
Among the top 5 destinations to visit this summer is India’s region of Kerala. It has plenty to offer, starting with spas and Ayurveda medicine. The holistic approach to the human body can offer insights western medicine does not. Indulge in the cuisine and Ayurvedic medical treatments and massages.
Sleep in a treehouse in Thekkady, a unique experience you will cherish forever. Watch snake boat races and participate in plenty of aquatic activities. Go paragliding in the Vagamon, a beautiful green village. Top it all off with the hike through the Periyar National Park and a visit to Fort Kochi, a charming area with Dutch, Portuguese, and French colonial architecture.
When considering your choices of destinations to visit this summer, remember to follow your heart’s desires first. It is a unique experience visiting the place you have longed to see in your life. And it is best when shared with your loved ones.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
This charming island, not far from Cape Cod, is a great choice for a holiday destination, especially if you are traveling with your kids. It consists of 6 towns across the island, and it’s good to know that about one-third of the island is protected by the state, so it will never be a location for hotels and resorts.
Martha’s Vineyard offers not only beautiful nature but also great cultural and artistic content. As a family destination, the sandy beaches are clean and cozy for building sandcastles, and there are many activities such as cycling available across the island.