Anti-Valentine's Day Group Getaways
If the ‘V’-word is already sending shivers down your spine, why not celebrate with family or friends that you love as an alternative this February 14th? Instead of hiding away, experience what the UK and Europe has to offer with a joint holiday.
Booking.com’s 2018 travel predictions revealed that group getaways with friends are likely to increase this year, with 25% of global travellers expecting to book more group-friendly accommodation than in 2017! Holidaying with friends also offers financial advantages, as nearly half of respondents (42%) said that it allows them to stay in accommodation they wouldn't be able to afford on their own.
To give you inspiration, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has delved into its more than 1.6 million properties in over 125,000 destinations across the globe to present some of the best places to visit as a group this Valentine’s Day
Get a group together and stay at The Dawson Suite Apartments on St. Stephens Green, situated in the heart of Dublin, a city renowned for having a good time. Try local cuisine, hit the pubs, or if you fancy something more cultured, the Little Museum of Dublin is a few steps from the fully furnished flats. With this flat you have access to a shared roof terrace, along with having your own private seating and dining area, which comes fitted with a kitchen.
Head to the ‘big smoke’ this Valentine’s Day: London is filled with endless activities to ensure your trip is jam-packed from start to finish, whether that’s hitting London’s club scene by heading to Soho, trying the local delicacies in Borough Market, or shopping ‘til you drop on Oxford Street.
A 10-minute journey by public transport from the centre of London, Chelsea Bridge Apartments offers luxurious serviced flats, just a 3-minute walk from Battersea Park railway station. Additionally, as a tasty bonus, guests can enjoy 10% off their total meals at Bubba Gump Shrimp LTD, with a voucher from the reception desk.
A fun twist on the standard Valentine’s Day spa weekend, why not go to a SPArty instead? Situated in Budapest, the SPArty attracts over 50,000 people a year, making it the fifth most popular place to visit in Hungary. Where to stay? Offering a sun terrace and views of the river, OnRiver Hotels - MS Maribelle is set in the 02. Rózsadomb district, which a perfect location for travellers interested in old town exploring, walking and monuments.
Take to the cobbled streets of Edinburgh’s city centre in the midst of February, whether that’s going on a group trip round Edinburgh Castle — home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny — going on a Scotch whiskey distillery experience tour, or taking a walk round Arthur’s Seat, offering spectacular views of the imposing Holyrood Park.
To make sure your trip is unforgettable, stay in Grand Harbour Apartments with your friends; Leith in particular is a great choice for travellers interested in scenery, city walks and museums.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months/plan to take a trip in the next 12 months. In total 18,509 respondents were surveyed (1,000+ from the UK, US, Brazil, China, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, India, Singapore and Russia and 500+ each from Australia, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Hong Kong, Croatia, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Thailand and Taiwan). Respondents completed an online survey in August 2017.