What’s your ideal holiday? A relaxing break on the beach or a sight-seeing filled city break? I’m not really a lie on a beach kind of person, but I do love water sports and found a new love of paddle boarding when we went to Greece earlier in the year, there’s just something so calming about being out on the ocean, I can’t wait to get back out there, but as much as I feel a pull towards the beach, I’m also drawn towards the hustle and bustle of a city. Given the choice of both, I’d struggle to choose a preference.
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We’re hoping to get to the Algarve, Tenerife or somewhere else in Europe with lovely beaches next year, but now the children are a bit older I’m wondering if we can squeeze in a city break as well, which is something we haven’t managed since before having children. I’d love to visit New York for example, as we’ve never been and I think just before Christmas would be an amazing time to visit. The children would adore Central Park and The Empire State Building and I would love to shop and see a Broadway Show.
Closer to home, Rome would be top of my list. We visited pre children and it’s one of my favourite cities. I know Zak would love to see The Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Sistine Chapel and I really want to visit The Museo e Galleria Borghese. We’d all love the food and if we could visit during a film festival, that would be added extra bonus.
Would you prefer a beach or city break? Do you have a list of dream destinations you’d love to visit? Would you take the kids?
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I’m generally a beach holiday type though I would love to visit New York and some of the Spanish cities
I’m not really into beach holiday as i get really bored but I do love the ocean. A coastal city would be my perfect destination 😉
I do love a beach for relaxing and this is definitely the option my children would choose as they love the sea and building on the sand. I like the idea of a cottage or campsite on the beach. City breaks are fantastic fun too though. I would love to go to San Francisco or Tokyo next! x
With the kids we like to go to the coast but if it’s just me and the hubby, we prefer to be out in the peace and quiet of the countryside.
I’d love to take a city break to New York at Christmas. That would be my ultimate dream (apart from taking the kids to Disneyworld).
Ohh I have to admit I think both of them have there great points – it really depends on my mood. x
I love relaxing beach holidays after this crazy rainy summer it would be very welcome!
I have to admit I am not a fan of lying around on beaches, I prefer to explore. If its just hubby and i then a city break is perfect
I like anywhere that’s warm but not too hot as my two burn so easily that I worry when it’s too hot out
My ideal holiday is where my kids are happy. Shallow I know, but it is all that matters at the moment
at the moment i would love a calming holiday away , so,me relaxing time before baby arrives
both but I simply can not stay on the beach all day
I think child-free, it would be cities for me but with kids, the beach is probably the way to go.
Ooh that’s a tough one – I love both! We’re not sit on the beach types and we have a 4 yo so we do like somewhere we can explore. We’ve just booked a weekend away in France to do some discovering, just a couple of days but we need a little time out! I hope you manage to escape soon too x