updated on: March 1, 2023
Where to go for a weekend in May? TOP 5 places
As spring arrives, so do more and more sunny days. So it's no wonder that most of us are directly looking forward to May Day. After all, it's the first long weekend of the year! In Poland, the May weekend can be unpredictable, and then it's worth going to a place with slightly more reliable weather. So, where is it worth going for the May weekend? Here we say!
The most beautiful places for the May weekend
1. For a May trip to Barcelona
Where to go in May? To Barcelona, without a doubt! The capital of Catalonia is one of the most visited cities in Europe and a place where you will definitely won't be bored. Why is May a great time to visit Barcelona? At the beginning of May, you will avoid the overwhelming crowds of tourists that visit Catalonia every year during the peak season. You'll also miss the summer heat, which usually hinders sightseeing, and after all, there's plenty to see! The originality of Barcelona makes the city a real treat for fans of architecture. An example is the famous Sagrada Familia church, which is considered a pearl of Art Nouveau architecture. No one needs to be introduced to Park Güell either, designed by the same architect, the famous Antonio Gaudi. How do you recognize his designs? It's simple, Gaudi's buildings look like.... gingerbread huts topped with icing! In addition, amateurs of shopping streets and trendy pubs are sure to appreciate La Rambla and Plaça de Catalunya, while soccer fans will enjoy a visit to the stadium of the notorious Barça, or FC Barcelona - we're talking about Camp Nou, of course!
2. Weekend in Dubrovnik
May weekend in Dubrovnik? Why not! Croatia's picturesquely located pearl is an excellent option for a multi-day trip for May Day. The Old Town of Dubrovnik is a UNESCO World Heritage Site - and very rightly so! Its walls extend all the way to the Adriatic Sea, so after a long day of sightseeing, you can jump right into the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. Relax on one of Dubrovnik's fabulous beaches and be sure to share your impressions with us!
P.S. Dubrovnik's location, on Croatia's border with Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, provides plenty of opportunities for out-of-town excursions. Take a trip to Mostar or visit one of Montenegro's resorts on the Bay of Kotor.
3. May in Ostrava
Ostrava is a charming Czech city that is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination every year. The city hides many attractions and interesting places that you absolutely must see with your own eyes! Plan a May weekend in Ostrava and find out that it is the perfect choice for your May city-break! Head to the Small World of Technology, an interactive museum that will interest not only children but adults as well. Find out how various technological inventions were created, including the steam engine, and learn about their interesting history! Fancy a bit of fun? Stodolni Street is a must on your list! Every weekend, dozens of visitors from abroad and the surrounding area visit the local bars, music clubs and restaurants. There's something for everyone, from jazz to modern music!
Are you traveling with children? Great! We have something for the youngest travelers in our sightseeing plan as well! You will certainly be interested in the Miniature Park with famous buildings from all over Europe.... in a smaller version. A visit to the Miniature Park is a unique opportunity to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Royal Castle in Warsaw! A valuable monument of Ostrava is also the Silesian Castle, inside of which you will find the Witch Museum or an exhibition of torture instruments, and from the top floor you will see a breathtaking view of the city skyline. Dreaming of a night with ghosts? No problem, the Silesian Castle offers such attractions as well! If you're still wondering where to fly in May for a family vacation, you already know that Ostrava is a great choice!
4. May weekend in Paris
Wondering where to go in May? Paris is a great destination for both couples and families with children! The famous city of lovers has a lot to offer - from numerous monuments, to delicious cuisine, to remarkable attractions for children. All this, and more, will provide you with a powerhouse of excitement this coming May weekend! See the Eiffel Tower, France's landmark and one of the most recognizable landmarks in the world, or head to the Louvre, where you'll find works by some of the world's greatest painters and artists (including da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa!). What else to do? Admire the monumental Arc de Triomphe and stroll down the Champs Elysees, and if you dream of a bird's-eye view of Paris, ascend the observation deck of the Eiffel Tower!
Traveling with children? Move straight to the fairytale world of the Disneyland park - we assure you that it is sensational fun for the whole family! Do not think any longer where to go for May vacation and spend an unforgettable time in the capital of France!
5. For a May trip to Prague
The capital of the Czech Republic is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It will work great both for a weekend getaway, or if you are wondering where to go for May Day. Prague is a great city not only in size, but also in terms of culture - its numerous monuments have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List! Start your May adventure with a visit to the Old Town's main square, which is bustling 24 hours a day and boasts a large collection of buildings from different eras. Also worthy of special attention is the clock tower with an astronomical clock and a true icon of the city, the Charles Bridge. This gem of medieval engineering is an outstanding achievement of its time! Do you appreciate Baroque splendor? Then head to Mala Strana Square, where you'll find St. Nicholas Church with stunning interiors. Also a must on your list is Wenceslas Square, which is the center of the New Town and the hub of Prague's cultural, commercial and social life. Wenceslas Square is home to the National Museum and the majestic Lucerne Palace, among others. Don't think any longer about where to go in May and plan your unforgettable vacation in Prague!
We could list ideas for a May trip endlessly. However, we assure you that you will not regret visiting the above destinations! Barcelona, Prague, Paris.... are ideal places for a May weekend or a slightly longer city-break. We can't help but say - until May!
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