Are you dreaming about a holiday where you can explore a new destination and let all of the troubles and uncertainty of 2020 just melt away? If so, you are probably thinking carefully about where you want to go and which activities you want to add to your itinerary.
There are many different vacation types on offer, but two of the most popular include beach holidays or bustling city breaks. Read on to discover the pros and cons of each type of vacation.
The beach holiday?
The primary pro of a beach holiday is the beach itself, of course! You have the opportunity to laze around on a towel soaking up the sunshine all day long, to plunge your toes into the silky sands, and to splash around enthusiastically in the ocean to your heart’s content. A beach holiday is also a great vacation choice for all sorts of travel parties, whether you are venturing off on a solo “cleanse,” looking for a romantic getaway for two, or bringing the kids along.
Those who enjoy staying active in between the rest and relaxation will be able to partake in water activities galore, from surfing and snorkeling to diving and deep-sea fishing.
Another pro, especially at the moment, is the fact that beach holiday packages are more affordable than ever before. Visit a top-quality website specializing in holiday deals, such as Holiday Exclusives, and you could score more than 50% off of your booking.
There are only a few cons to keep in mind when considering a beach holiday abroad. Firstly, if you head to a secluded, rural location, there could be a language barrier between you and the locals. Secondly, most of these beach locations are set as far away from the noise and busyness of the city as possible, so unless you are willing to drive for some time, it could prove unrealistic to explore local restaurants, boutique shops, and other tourist attractions.
The city break?
A city break is an excellent holiday selection for individuals who are in search of a vacation that is chock-full of sightseeing, delving into culture, and embracing new experiences. There are plenty of options in terms of deciding what to see and do, especially considering that most cities are home to a host of shops, restaurants, museums, landmarks, galleries, and more.
You will also likely have the opportunity to get to know the locals a bit better without having to worry too much about language differences getting in the way. After all, almost everyone who lives in a city center anywhere around the world can speak at least some English.
On the downside, city breaks are far from relaxing unless, of course, you decide to set aside a spa day for yourself in between all of the adventure. Secondly, due to the various experiences on offer, you are also likely to spend a lot more money than you would when just relaxing on the beach.
Neither option is better than the other—just the holiday that best suits you, your wants, your needs, and your budget right now. Enjoy!
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