Beach Break or City Break? How to Choose The Perfect Summer Getaway

Summer comes around fast and so it’s wise to get planning and book your break before everywhere starts getting booked up. But, deciding where to go can often be a difficult decision. Do you want to follow tradition and go where’s familiar? Do you want a relaxing break by the sea? Or is a week away in a new city calling out to you? If you’re struggling to decide, here’s a few things to take into consideration.

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One of the best ways to decide where to spend your break is thinking about what you expect to get out of it. If you’re expecting to return feeling rejuvenated, then being in a busy city with a packed itinerary may not be the best choice. On the other hand, if you want to experience a big atmosphere and be constantly entertained, you may want to give the beach a miss this year.

Lifestyle

How you live your life on a day to day basis makes a huge difference in where you might enjoy spending your holiday. Do you live for adventure, or do you prefer staying in with a book? Unless you enjoy stepping out of your comfort zone from time to time, you want a break that’s tailored to you.

When it comes to lifestyle you should also factor in your family. If you’re bringing the children you’ll want to make sure your destination is family-friendly, and offers a wide-range of activities for children and adults of all ages.

City Breaks

The world is filled with some incredibly beautiful and famous cities. Life is generally more fast paced in the city. From icon landmarks to museums, you’ll never be stuck for something to do in whatever city you visit. London is a perfect example of a wonderful city to visit that’s known for its popular tourist attractions. Shanghai is considered one of the most vibrant cities in the world, and is also a great choice for a city break. The options are endless meaning you have a lot of different places to consider, so find somewhere that your budget can stretch to.
City Scenery: If you enjoy gazing at the city lights above skyscrapers, and the hustle of city life, then a city break might be the perfect summer getaway for you.

Beach Breaks

The sun in your hair, sand under your feet, and the sounds of the waves as they gently hit the shore is a vision we all probably daydream of daily. Not only is it relaxing, but it also still provides you with the opportunity to explore and get adventurous, from snorkelling to tasting some of the local cuisine. Spend a little more this year and get the break you’ve always envisioned by booking a week away at the famous Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives, or simply take a trip to a beach in (or near) your home country.

Beach Scenery: The water, moon over the horizon and sparkly sand are just a few of the many things your eyes will see when relaxing on the beach. The peace and quiet is also an added bonus! If this sounds appealing to you, then a beach break might be your perfect summer getaway.

It is also possible to have a little of both with destinations such as Dubai, where you can experience world-class entertainment, and year-round sunshine and beaches.

These are just few ideas and tips for this year’s getaway. Whether you decide on a beach break or a city break, one thing is for sure, the world has many places to see and enjoy and you’re guaranteed to get an amazing experience wherever you go. You just have to pick one first!