By Enora from A Frog On The Run
Don't you just love Spring? The sun is out, time to get your toes out on the grass and enjoy the nice weather when you can. Why not take the opportunity to travel somewhere in Europe too? Whether you're a festival fan or a nature and relaxation kind of person, there are lots of things for you to do in Europe in Spring. I've compiled a little guide full of ideas for you:
Tulip fields in The Netherlands
There's no time like Spring to visit the country of tulips! May in The Netherlands is the time when the countryside becomes truly magical. Tulips of every colour grow in rows almost everywhere, creating a rainbow-like effect that you will not find anywhere else.
Jump on a bike and ride to the fields by yourself, or visit the Keukenhof, the world's largest flower garden, near Amsterdam. If you fancy going for a full tourist experience, you can even combine a visit to the windmills and the Keukenhof, almost every tour operator has an offer for you!
City beach in Nuremberg
If all you want to do in May is to put your toes in the sand, why not visit Nuremberg and enjoy its city beach? White sand, palm trees, pool, pool bar and barbecues, this city beach will make you forget that you are actually in Bavaria, Germany.
Just take it easy, relax, and enjoy live music, beach sports, or even a nice massage in one of the special tents.
Festival in Barcelona
Feel like taking a few days off to enjoy a festival? Barcelona's Primavera Sound might just be for you! This indie and alternative music festival is one of the biggest of its type in Europe, from rock to underground house and techno, and there's usually some pretty big names playing there. Once the festival is over, you could even stay and enjoy the sun, the sea and all the loveliness that Barcelona has to offer.
France in May
France can become really expensive for a holiday during the peak season, which might just be the reason why you should go on a trip in May! While the weather is mostly nice and dry (the South of France will already reach the 25 degrees on most days), most of the tourists have not yet arrived and the tourist-centric destinations are still quite empty, which calls for cheaper prices.
Brittany, Normandy, French Riviera, or somewhere in the mountains... you have the luxury to go wherever you want and still enjoy peace, quiet, baguettes and wine, at lower costs.
Palio di Ferrara, in Italy
The Palio di Ferrara is the most ancient horse race in the World, and it is celebrated every year in May in Ferrara, Italy. Since 1279, the city of Ferrara celebrates during the whole month with parades, races and competitions. The participants parade through the colourful streets in original costumes, and the festival ensures you to go home with unforgettable memories!
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