Looking for an early summer getaway? Here is a list of stunning destinations that promise to make your summer solstice a true midsummers night dream.
The Spanish island, with its stretches of white sandy beaches and average temperatures of 28°, offers the perfect weekend escape. For any time leftover not spent at beach, the botanical garden, Palmitos Park, has a butterfly house and an aquarium with dolphins.
Where better to have your first ice cream of the summer than in Italy. Florence is the perfect destination with cultural sites such as the Uffizi Gallery and the iconic Cathédrale Santa Maria del Fiore. What's more, June 24th is the feast of St. John, when the city celebrates their Patron Saint. The day features parades and a Florentine soccer match, a medieval sport more similar to American football than European soccer. The day concludes with a spectacular fireworks display in the evening, the fuochi di San Giovanni , or the fireworks of St .John.
For the hikers and nature lovers, we recommend heading to the tranquil region of Cumbria. Before it gets too hot in later months of July and August, climb the highest mountain in England in the Lake District National Park. The breathtaking view from Scarfell Pike has inspired poets and writers from Wordsworth to Wainwrite - it's truly an experience not to be missed.
It's no longer monsoon season so expect blue skies in Indonesia this month. There are ancient monuments as well as Hindu temples to discover, and of course with temperatures of an average 28°, a trip to the beach is a must.
As a celebrated artistic hub, Berlin is a fantastic destination for culture lovers all year round. This month in particular is perfect for a trip since the city will be immersed in the annual
carnival of cultures. The four day event, which begins on June 2nd, celebrates diversity with street parades, music and dance.