Avoiding The Crowds On Holiday Is Possible At These Destinations

It's amazing how our tastes differ when we go on holiday. Some of us prefer bustling nightlife, team games in the swimming pool and making friends at dinner. Others prefer quiet strolls along deserted beaches, private swimming pools and quaint little restaurants away from the bright lights and big city. If you fall into the second category, this article is for you. We've found some of the best holiday destinations designed for holidaymakers truly looking to get away from it all this summer.

The Vendée, France

The Vendée is one of the most beautiful locations in France. You'll find it situated between Nantes in the north and La Rochelle in the south. Authentic French life, traditional cuisine, warm weather and miles of fabulous scenery are waiting to greet you in the Vendée along with plenty of coastal walks, pine forests and historic towns to explore. 

Cantabria, Northern Spain

Cantabria in Northern Spain is one of those best kept secrets that you won’t find in the tourist brochures. Once you’ve visited once you’ll want to keep it all to yourself, too. While the Brits may not have yet invaded the region, this is still a popular spot with Spanish and French holidaymakers, and so you may want to time your visit outside of the school holidays. Cantabria promises peace and tranquillity with a host of coves and sandy beaches waiting to be discovered, and a stunning mountain backdrop that makes for some fantastic photo opportunities.

Yosemite National Park, California

We’re going a little further afield with this recommendation, but if you’re willing to suffer a longer flight this destination is well worth it. Set in the depths of Sierra Nevada in California, Yosemite National Park offers some of the most fantastic scenery on earth. Here you can walk for miles without spotting or running into a single soul and be one with nature, wildlife, waterfalls and woodland.

Clermont-Ferrand, France

France offers some of the most peaceful destinations in the world, and so we’re back here again. This time it’s to tell you about Clermont-Ferrand, the home of volcanoes, panoramic views, a creepy black granite church and its own short film festival. If you’re after a European destination that is as interesting as it is deserted, this ancient part of France is for you. Why not take a hike up to the region’s dormant volcanoes or visit one of the art galleries to take in some culture and check out the local talent? 

Don’t forget your Travel Insurance

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