Exciting Travel Destinations in the US and UK

LOOKING FOR EXCITING SPRING AND SUMMER TRAVEL IDEAS?

Whether you are looking for a short, get-a-way over the weekend or  need an adventure, here are some travel destinations to add to your bucket list.  With the flowers and trees now in bloom, there has never been a better time get out in the sunshine and go somewhere you haven’t been before.

TAKE THE FAMILY TO THE NEAREST METROPOLITAN CITY

New York is famous for the Cherry Blossom Festival the weekend of April 29th. It a family fun filled annual event with performers, arts, crafts and of course food. To learn more, follow the link here by the sponsor.

INDULGE IN AN AFTERNOON TEA AT HIGHBULLEN, UK

Try a travel destination with a little bit of posh by indulging in an afternoon tea at the Laura Ashley Tearoom in Highbullen. With stunning panoramic views of North Devon, Highbullen in the UK is the perfect place to take the family. Enjoy a hot cup of tea surrounded by the very best in Laura Ashley interior design. The Highbullen tearoom has a special child’s miniature high tea served in an adorable setting. This special afternoon tea is sure to keep the kids entertained while you indulge a glass of sparkling champagne. To book a spot call The Tea Room Reservations line on 01769 540931 or email  thetearoom@highbullen.co.uk.

HIT THE COASTS OF CALIFORNIA

Dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the slow pace of  Monterey, CA. Here time slows, the architecture is humble and the lifestyle is the perfect synthesis of SoCal laid back and NorCal sophisticated. On the northern side of the peninsula, the town of Monterey draws most of the tourists, while farther south, Carmel-by-the-Sea lures the easygoing wealthy set.

This area makes for a tremendous road-trip stop or romantic weekend stay. And did we mention the golf courses? This stretch of the California coastline boasts some of the most coveted fairways in the world. Add to that an abundance of natural wonders, luxury resorts and seafood restaurants, and Monterey might just be the ideal destination for your next getaway.

 

What to do this bank holiday

CHECK OUT A UK EXHIBITION

For those after a more cultural outing, there are a number of fabulous exhibitions currently open to the public. One exhibition to catch before it finishes is the Dior Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. All online tickets are sold out but there are still tickets available at the museum daily at 10am. If Dior is not your style, take a trip down memory lane and view some of the groovy pieces featured in the Mary Quant Exhibition. There are over 200 garments from the 60s and 70s on display—including the revolutionary mini-skirts and hot pants that defined the era.

To step even further back in time, The Queen’s Gallery’s exhibition—Russia: Royalty & The Romanov’s is open to the public until April 28. The exhibition features a number of diplomatic gifts and personal Romanov mementos that shed light on the relationship between two of the world’s most influential monarchs.

For more information on how to book Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams and Mary Quant, visit the Victoria and Albert Museum website here

For more information on how to book Russia: Royalty and the Romanovs, visit The Queen’s Gallery website here

Image courtesy of the V&A Museum

 

Which of these travel adventures suits you best?  Let us know in the comments below.

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