European Summer Getaways: Our Top Five Picks!

When the travel bans are lifted and it’s safe to travel overseas again, Europe will be welcoming American tourists looking for memorable summer experiences. While travel plans may need some adjusting during these times, as long as everybody is smart and takes the appropriate precautions, you can still enjoy a magical vacation across Europe.

So for your summer getaway to Europe, here’s a foolproof list of five amazing places to go and what to do:

Milan and Lake Como

Milan is a charming city with cobblestone streets, the incredible Duomo and waterways. Shopping is one of the major activities that draws tourists to the city, and it is a must while here! You can check out luxury goods and make those special purchases of high quality here. For example, you can buy that special piece at stores like the Rolex Boutique in Pisa Orologeria which conveniently located in the Fashion district.

Not too far from Milan is Lake Como. With villages that surround the lake and hills in the background, Lake Como feels like a fairytale destination. While you’re here, visit the Duomo of Como, take a taxi service to get views from the water, visit the Botanic Gardens at Hotel Villa Cipressi, and stop at the cafes and restaurants along the water for a coffee or meal with a gorgeous view.

Rhodes, Greece

Rhodes is an island known as a beautiful summer destination! With its gorgeous waters, beaches, food, and nightlife, it is a place where you can go to really relax. Be sure to try Souvlaki, fresh seafood, and Baklava while on the island.

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is a city full of character, well known for its architecture and history. It is also a more affordable destination without compromising on an incredible holiday. The city has its two parts, Buda and Pest, and exploring both sides separated by the river is a must. Choose a spot along the Danube to enjoy a meal outside with a view.

Porto, Portugal

Porto is a gem in Portugal. You get beautiful views over the city and water from just about anywhere, the culture is vibrant, and there is an ever-growing culinary scene here. Other things to do in Porto are: climb the Porto Bridge, climb the Clerigos Tower during sunset, and take a day trip to the beach.

Marseille, France

Marseille is a port city and the largest city on the Mediterranean coast located in southern France. While you’re here, explore the Old Port, visit the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, the limestone cliffs and water at Calanques National Park, and walk along La Corniche, the path that runs along the sea and stop for a swim at the many beaches along the way.

You can enjoy these city and beach locations this year as travel bans are lifted as long as you are attentive and careful.

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