Eventually the allure of a European spring break vacation will be on your mind. As a spring break destination, the varied cultures that abound in Europe is certainly a great reason to explore it with your friends on your next vacation! Imagine being able to visit cities such as London, Paris, Amsterdam, Prague, Budapest, Madrid, and Rome!
For people whose idea of spring break is more than just sun-drenched beaches, coconut trees, and waiters in floral shirts and flip flops, choosing a European destination is often a natural thing. And since there is simply too much to see and experience in Europe, it is best explored when each trip covers just one, two, or three cities at a time. Some good combinations are London and Paris, Madrid and Amsterdam, or Budapest and Prague. When choosing which locations to pair, either go for cultural contrast, or go for a unified vacation theme.
For a taste of the royal and the regal, make sure to include London in your itinerary. Home to Buckingham Palace and the changing of the guards, which is as regular as clockwork, London is already quite a handful. The tourist sights such a Big Ben, the Parliament Building, Westminster Abbey, and St. Paul’s Cathedral are all well marked on the map and is usually included in the day tours offered by the travel operators. As an alternative, there are short term educational classes offered on such diverse subjects such as British Orators, which will take you on a tour of Parliament, as well as the residence of Winston Churchill; and British Culture, which will take you to the birthplace of William Shakespeare, and a visit to the National Theatre. Of course, spring break in London will not be complete without fish and chips, and a visit to some of the many pubs in and around town.
Amsterdam is another fantastic destination with its famed tulips, windmills and micro-brewed beer. Home to the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam is also an excellent place to explore contemporary art. The city’s relaxed and laid-back atmosphere is also a favorite among spring break vacationers who look forward to experiencing the exotic nightlife as well. And since visitors here feel it is one of the hardest places to leave, Amsterdam may also be considered as a solo spring break vacation spot where a week will easily pass by.
Paris is of course home to the iconic Eiffel Tower. When including this charming city in your spring break vacation, make sure to visit its many numerous landmarks and cultural spots. Very famous for the many designer brands who have made Paris their home, shopping should definitely be on your itinerary! Its famed nightlife is one of the other things you shouldn’t pass up on. As for the final Paris experience, the food, as they say, is to die for. Save the cheeseburger for some other day, and try the gastronomic experience of a lifetime, in this city of a million lights.
Of course there are other equally interesting and alluring places such as Barcelona in Spain, Dublin in Ireland and Frankfurt, Germany where the cities burst with life, color and energy. Check out the countryside places as well for they offer a vast array of choices and opportunities to sample the local cultures.