Six best holiday spots to visit with your group of friends
Think the summer is still not long enough? Gather your buddies and travel to one of these idyllic group vacation locations to extend the season with more holidays (while still avoiding the crowded European hotspots). These locations, which promise late-summer warmth, culture, nightlife, and accessible natural beauty, will appeal to a wide range of travelers and ensure that everyone returns home with wonderful memories.
Granada, a small city in the Andalusia area of Spain, is a lesser-known yet essential travel destination. It’s one of the few places in Spain where tapas are still a free appetizer before your meal, making it ideal for groups of hungry travelers who enjoy culinary explorations. But in addition to having great food, the area is also rich in culture, history, and personality. See Moorish-era fountains, gardens, forts, and impressive structures like the magnificent Alhambra Palace. Stay at the Alhambra Palace Hotel, which is located just outside the old walls of the actual palace complex.
If you’re traveling in a group and want to experience the best of a location’s nightlife and cuisine without going over budget, Bucharest is a terrific choice. Romania offers reasonably priced lodging, transportation, tourist attractions, great eating, and alcohol compared to much of Europe. But this is by no means Bucharest’s main draw. Visitors can also look forward to interesting museums that chronicle the nation’s revolution, Stalinist architecture that contrasts wonderfully with 19th-century structures, top-notch vintage shops, and fantastic bars. The Urbanist is a place that includes a bar, a café, a tattoo parlor, a hair salon, and a place to listen to live music all in one. After seeing a show here, stroll over to Fabrica De Bere Bună to sample a handmade beer made by the same people who make the popular local amber brew Zăganu. Diana’s Flat Bucharest is a sizable, bright, and lovely apartment in the heart of the Romanian city with views of the Dâmbovița River.
Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, is frequently overlooked by the majority of tourists, which is great news for savvy travelers. With its great monuments, museums, nightlife, and the hiking trails of nearby Vitosha, Bulgaria’s most popular mountain, it is a city that will delight a range of tourists. Before discovering Sofia’s Soviet monuments and Roman historical sites, visit the Alexander Nevski Cathedral with its gold domes, extensive mosaics, frescoes, and gold leaf. A great time to travel is in the late summer because it is off-season, beautiful, and ideal for pleasant days spent exploring and indulging in banitsa, a delicious native filo pastry covered with melted cheese. Stay at the St. George Hotel, which is close to the city’s center and can be reached by foot.
Exuma, the Bahamas
When you arrive in Exuma, a vacation could seem a little too wonderful to be true. You might be wondering how you managed to discover this little piece of heaven, which features what are likely the purest seas in the entire world, incredible snorkeling, stunning scenery, undiscovered caves, and swimming pigs! Your ability to fully immerse yourself in your Exuma experience with friends, which can be as exciting, opulent, and quiet as you like, depends on your ability to accept your marvelous reality. The icing on this magnificent experience may be a stay at Sandals Emerald Bay, where you’ll have access to many bars, including swim-up bars, fine cuisine, day and night entertainment, land and water sports, and much more.
Las Vegas, Nevada
For many people, visiting Las Vegas with friends is the ultimate bucket list experience. This fact greatly contributes to the city’s image as an adult playground. Sleep definitely won’t be a top priority while you’re there in this city famed for its nightlife, but ideally you do take some time to relax between day and nighttime activities. Going to some of the most well-known pubs, restaurants, and nightclubs with friends, or on a road trip to see the Grand Circle, are a couple of activities you might like doing in Las Vegas (Zion National Park, Capitol Reed, Monument Valley, Arches, Antelope, Canyon, and Canyon lands).
Jamaica, it would be a joy to spend a holiday on its unquestionably stunning shores. Incredible, to put it mildly! You don’t need to look much further than Jamaica if you’re looking for a place with a lot of entertainment, a vibrant nightlife, delicious food, beach time, and pleasant weather. With good reason, visiting this island in a group of friends is very common. Negril is one of the nicest places to vacation in Jamaica and is a charming town. Particularly in one of Negril’s all-inclusive resorts, the atmosphere is always laid-back and welcoming. There are plenty of activities for you and your friends to enjoy in Negril, including excursions that will keep your trip exciting and fun.