Just like Christmas, the summer holidays come around just once a year and carry just as much expectation, especially if you have kids. The yearly family summer holiday is a very special thing, a time that lets you bond, relax and even go on an adventure together, and yet it can be hard to know where to go or what might suit your family's needs. So, whether you’re stuck in a rut and have been sunbathing on the same beach year after year, or have run out of ideas for your next whirlwind adventure, let us inspire you with our range of global holiday lettings that let you feel right at home, wherever in the world you end up.
Get ready for the trip of a lifetime in North America
When it comes to holiday destinations, North America really is the land of opportunity. Whether you’re looking for cool culture in New York City, the hottest music scene in Nashville or Austin, or something completely different in Seattle, North America takes the dream of the perfect family summer holiday and turns it into reality. With our range of holiday lettings in Canada and the US, North America is your oyster.
Feel the (Miami) heat in fun-filled Florida
Due to its excellent year-round climate, Florida is often thought of as a winter holiday destination, but it’s also great for family summer holidays, when you tend to have a bit more time on your hands for exploration. Florida might be better known for its theme parks, but there’s also a whole lot more to see outside of the Disney parks and Orlando. From the tropical islands of Florida Keys to the art deco architecture of Miami, and not to mention its incredible culinary scene, Florida is a fun house for all ages.
Escape to the coast in marvellous Massachusetts
Massachusetts is the ideal family summer holiday destination. With history, culture, shopping and excellent dining all available in bustling Boston, you can also escape the city summer heat by getting out to the Cape. Cape Cod has been a beacon for holidaymakers for years, and with its weather-beaten cottages lining its beaches, longstanding lighthouses studding its coastline, and towns such as Provincetown adding a little cosmopolitan fun to the proceedings, it simply couldn’t be more quintessentially New England.
Go from beachfront to mountaintop in Vancouver
Found on the west coast of Canada, Vancouver is a gleaming city of glass surrounded by majestic mountains and glistening water. Vancouver may be known for its rain, but during the summer the whole city descends on its many beaches where you’ll spot volleyball players alongside keen swimmers. The famous Grouse Grind, the hike up Grouse Mountain, is also best attempted in the summer, and if you have the time to travel further afield then Vancouver Island offers a whole host of activities and adventures.
Find your place in the sun on a summer holiday in Europe
If your family summer holidays are all about sun, sea and sand, then you need look no further than the beaches of Europe. European summer holidays are a staple of British life – with our unpredictable summers, and low cost airlines offering flights all over the continent, it should come as no surprise that European family summer holidays are as popular as ever. And with stylish apartments to luxury villas, our range of holiday lettings in Europe could help take your next family summer holiday to the next level.
Making memories in Mallorca and Menorca
Easy to get to, and easier to get around once you’re there, Mallorca and Menorca have been attracting sunseekers for years. With their warm climate, these two Spanish islands can be visited at any time of year, but if you really want to feel the heat then come in the summer. Our range of family villas and holiday homes make a stay on Mallorca or Menorca even more comfortable, with some of them just minutes from the beach and others coming with their own pool.
Keep it cool on a family summer holiday in Croatia
Croatia is ideal for adventurous holidaymakers who like to balance out activity with a little beach-bum relaxation. Known for its islands, Croatia also boasts historic towns and cities, as well as a fascinating interior where you’ll find the staggering Plitvice Lakes National Park. Here you’ll find an almost mythical looking collection of 16 lakes, surrounded by ancient forests, which flow into one another through a series of waterfalls, while wooden footbridges let you and the family explore the whole area with ease.
Get plugged into a typical Italian holiday in Puglia
Tucked away in the heel of Italy’s ‘boot’, Puglia is blessed with beautiful weather, especially in the summer. The region is dotted with its idiosyncratic ‘trulli’ houses – whitewashed cottages with a conical stone roof which were built with thick stone walls to withstand the high summer temperatures. In the towns of Bari and Lecce you’ll find baroque buildings, busy streets and Roman ruins, while the coast is lined with attractive coves and beaches, as well as clear, turquoise waters.