#LargaGuide: 5 Alternative Summer Trip Ideas

For some of us, beach therapy is not enough. So, we’ve compiled some offbeat choices for you when you want to escape the summer heat, or just more eager for a cool adventure than a tropical getaway.

1. United Kingdom

There’s no wonder why UK is at the top of everyone’s bucket lists. It’s got everything: from medieval castles to Harry Potter theme parks, pubs and hot beer (!), theaters (hello, Shakespeare), the Royal family, the list goes on.

London’s Millenium Bridge facing St. Paul’s Cathedral/NegativeSpace.co/Pexel

UK is a hub for culture, history and all things urban – you’ll be hard-pressed to find something you won’t love. The problem really is deciding where to go first.

Must Sees:

Make sure to visit London’s myriad of iconic landmarks: Big Ben, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, to name a few. History buffs will delight in Dublin Castle, Westminster Abbey, and Shakespeare’s Globe. Hint: Thames River in the heart of London lines up these landmarks. Give it a day and walk through both sides of the river for a full urbane English experience.

Nature lovers & Game of Thrones fans shouldn’t miss the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. A more accessible alternative is the Stonehenge in Amesbury – roughly a 2-hour ride from London.

Forecast & Season:

March to May weather is collectively spring in London. Temperature averages about 10°, but it can also get to a pleasant 20° in the mornings, with a nice sunshine while gardens show new blooms.

Big Ben and Parliament Square on a sunny day/Pajor Pawel/Shutterstock

Check out this Ultimate UK Adventure which includes trips to Harry Potter Studios and Game of Thrones themed tours here.

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