5 European Destinations for Summer 2012 – as part of the travel series by GeoBeats.
Here are 5 great summer destinations in Europe.
Number 5 – Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark was ranked #1 on the Best European Family Vacations list by US News. Regarded as a cultural city, it is home to some of the best contemporary art museums. This destination is a sightseers dream with stunning architecture all around.
Number 4 — Looking for a unique summer spot? Venture to Avignon, France; see the Popes’ Palace or the Avignon Bridge. The contemporary arts festival is held in July, but if you can’t make it, you can view the amazing architecture and end your evenings with some fine dining.
Number 3 — Try Lucca, Italy for phenomenal Tuscan cuisine, an architecturally historical town center and 16th century walls. Take a bicycle trip along the outskirts, see panoramic views from the city’s tower, go to the San Martino cathedral, or the infamous Puccini House and Museum.
Number 2 – Isle of Skye, in Scotland is getting increasingly popular but still slightly under the radar. You could go for a scenic drive, walk along the massive cliffs and rock formations and then end your days cooling off in the calm, serene waters.
Number 1 — Lastly, Mallorca in Spain is a beautiful island housing scenic hilltop villages, olive groves and wheat fields. Tour the gothic Palma Cathedral, take your pick from numerous upscale restaurants and boutiques, walk through modern art galleries, then head to the turquoise waters and white sand beaches for some well earned ‘r and r’.