Travelling broadens your horizons and makes you understand the world better. If you are wondering where to head out to this summer, following are a few travel destinations in Europe, perfect to beat that heat.
‘The City of Lights’ draws millions of visitors from around the world every year. Paris boasts of museums with impeccable art collections, fine dine restaurants offering world-class cuisine, and chapels and monuments that are architectural geniuses. Paris, with the Eiffel Tower as a symbol of love, is recognised as an ideal romantic getaway. With high-street fashion and a runway like none other, it is also well known as the fashion capital of the world. Exploring all that Paris has to offer and relaxing in one of its chic cafes is an ideal way to spend the summer.
GoFro Tips: Head to the historic, La Pagode theatre for some afternoon tea in its oriental garden.
A romantic getaway or an educational tour, an adventurer’s dream or a shopping paradise, Amsterdam qualifies as a perfect travel destination. The city, with its wonderful squares and lovely cafes, allows you so much to see and to do. You can bike along a maze of canals, learn about the rich history of the place, explore the expressionism of Vincent van Gogh, or simply laze around the beautiful Vondelpark, when here.
GoFro Tip: Attend the Tulip Festival if you’re travelling to the city between March – mid-May.
Budapest, in Hungary, is split by the Danube River into three regions – Pest, Buda and Óbuda. The city is a perfect blend of the old and the new. It boasts of rich Jewish roots and multi-cuisine restaurants. With attractions like Castle Hill and Fisherman’s Bastion to its credit, it is a must visit for every art and history lover.
GoFro Tip: Head to the Labyrinth of Buda Castle, which house a series of caves and apparently once held Count Dracula.
Vienna brims with an excellent assortment of palaces, buildings, and parks. It is home to one of the world’s most gorgeous boulevard, the Ringstrasse. History resides in the veins of Vienna, providing a window to its rich culture. It is the land of monarchs and Mozart, and so much more. The city is home to the best of bookstores and boutiques, too.
GoFro Tip: Visit the Vienna Woods to get a taste of the excellent wines of the region.
Lying by Lake Zurich, the city of Zurich holds within it countless wonders. The vibrant culture of the place is best displayed in its Summer Street Parade. The meandering lanes and ornate churches of the city successfully lend it a vintage feel. The old factories of Zurich are now cultural centres and creative spaces.
GoFro Tip: Visit the western part of the town to enjoy its distinct nightlife.
Copenhagen, with its heart-warming people, offers you the best of Danish hospitality. The city, boasting of a rich culture and happy people, is recognised as the most liveable city in Europe. Must visit attractions of the place include the Tivoli Gardens, Little Mermaid statue, Strøget, Frederiksberg Park, and Pilestraede.
GoFro Tip: Try delicious street food on Papirøen, a.k.a. Paper Island.
The breath-taking coastline of Croatia is definitely the best thing about the country. You see brilliant juxtapositions with the magnificent Dinaric Alps in the backdrop and spectacular views of the sunrise and sunset over the Adriatic Sea. It offers you a host of activities to indulge in like snorkelling, diving, windsurfing, kayaking, and sailing. The city is also home to sparkling waterfalls and picturesque lakes, ideal for a summertime picnic.
GoFro Tip: Head to Zadar and listen to the Sea Organ. Visit during sunset to hear the musical organ as the waves from the sea hit the notes.