Summer vacation is around the corner and if you are like many families you plan to get away and take a trip. The problem is that many other families will all be flocking to the same destinations and this can be troublesome, without a little forethought that is. If peak season is the only time for your family to take that much needed vacation, due to work and school restrictions then make the most of it by following these tips to make it the best possible experience.
Tips and Benefits of Traveling in Peak Season
Most Attractions are Open
Peak season will mean that you will not need to worry about attractions being closed. You will have the highest likelihood of seeing every attraction on your itinerary and the hours are often extended.
Seek out the less travelled destinations
Picking a less known destination means that there will be less people there. For example in Greece instead of heading to Santorini, which is one of the more well-known islands consider Corfu as it gets a lot less attention. You will get virtually the same weather and type of beaches, but without the crowds and price tag.
Spend the night
Instead of day-trips consider visiting popular attractions in the evening when the day-trip masses have left. You can also consider setting out first thing in the morning when attractions first open the next day.
Prepare for the Heat
Plan trips for July and August
Some places are better in Peak Season
Places such as Scandinavia and Ireland are more enjoyable to visit when the weather is the warmest, and there are no horrible crowds to contend with as they are not the most popular summertime destinations.
More People to Meet
Days are Longer
It will stay light until 9:30-10pm meaning you can stay out later and get more done. Taking a late night stroll or having a late dinner can mean that you will have some quieter times later in the day.