10 Best Summer Weekend Getaways

We’ve got you covered with these great destinations.

Posted on July 20, 2016

If you’re wondering which destination to head to for a weekend break this summer, here are some ideas.

Lisbon

Lisbon

For anyone thinking of backpacking in Europe, Lisbon is the ideal starting point. Portugal is on the western edge of Europe, and its greatest city is Lisbon. It’s a coastal city with a fantastic cafe culture and a laid-back kind of atmosphere. There are plenty of cheap accommodation options to take advantage of too.

Mexico City

Mexico City

Mexico City is the kind of place that you can explore for days. You’ll be wishing you had longer to stay there if you’re only there for a weekend. The canals, the street markets, and the vibrant atmosphere make it an ideal city to enjoy. You’ll be worn out by the time your trip is over.

Munich

Munich

These days, many people head for Berlin if they’re thinking of visiting Germany. But Munich is quietly becoming the top city destination in the country. It has a great contrast to it. On the one hand, there are medieval castles that can be explored. But there is also great nightlife, restaurants and bars too.

Havana

Havana

It’s now easier than ever to take a trip to Cuba, so why not see what Havana has to offer? It’s a city that is alive and fascinating. And it has an old world, nostalgic quality to it as well. The influences of America have been kept at bay for decades, so it’s almost like stepping back in time.

San Francisco

San Francisco

Los Angles can be overwhelming, and the bright lights of Las Vegas aren’t for everyone. But San Francisco is a big draw for tourists these days. They get the great social spots and cultural hubs that you can get in LA. But you also have the quiet, calm of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge stretching over it.

Barcelona

Barcelona

Barcelona is another great city that combines its modern aspects with its history. As long as you stay away from the central tourist traps, you can have a lot of fun here. The modernist architecture of the city is stunning, and you can spend all day looking at it. And the cheap hostels and great street food make it affordable.

Stockholm

Stockholm

Stockholm is not a city that gets mentioned often when summer destinations are discussed. But the weather can be good there in summer, and there is so much to do. It’s good to explore places that are off the beaten path, especially if you’re backpacking. It’s a city that is completely unique, so why not give it a try?

Montreal

Montreal

If what you’re looking for is arts and culture, then Montreal is the city for you. It’s a location with dozens of amazing live music venues that focus on particular genres. The jazz venues are a particular treat. And the theatre scene is equally vibrant and interesting. Don’t forget to try the local cuisine too.

Budapest

Budapest

Budapest offers value for money and a stunning location. So, if you have a small budget, or you’re a backpacker, make this one of your stops. The city sits on the idyllic River Danube, and its historic architecture is a joy to behold. It represents an old vision of Europe at its best and most grand

Marseille

Marseille

Prado Beach is one of Europe’s greatest beaches, and the sunny French coastal town of Marseille is a stunning destination. It’s a place that’s relaxed and at ease. If you go anywhere in France this year, you should make sure it’s Marseille.