Summer is a classic day for travel. During the warm season, Americans flock to beaches, national park and beyond. While we’re familiar with favorite American destinations like Florida and California, we wanted to know where Europeans like to go “on holiday.”
We asked travel bloggers from Europe to share their favorite summertime travel spots, and the places where their fellow Europeans tend to congregate during the season.( Hint: It’s not too far from home .) Many locatings, like the Amalfi Coast, are also popular with Americans — while others, like the Bulgarian Black Sea, might be less familiar.
We’ve divided their answers into 15 destinations, though there is a bit of overlap. Without further ado, here are some travel spots sure to give you some serious wanderlust.
“I believe Croatia has become extremely popular over the last couple of years. I think a few factors caused the tourist boom. First, the popularity of’ Game of Thrones’ — fans want to see these gorgeous filming locatings for themselves. Second, these days many Europeans are afraid of heading to Turkey, Egypt or Tunisia, previous hot spot for all-inclusive vacation packages. Croatia was an affordable alternative for beach holidays. Also, Croatia is a place that many Europeans can reach by auto, so it’s very economical for families that can just hop in a car instead of paying for multiple airplane tickets.” — Anna Karsten, travel blogger at Anna Everywhere