Celebrate International Day of Friendship with Six Lively Destinations Perfect for Group Getaways
“A good friend listens to your adventures, a best friend makes them with you…”
International Day of Friendship is set to be celebrated around the world on 30 July. But it’s clear that friendship isn’t only celebrated one day a year as recent research from Booking.com reveals that a third of travelers are planning to travel with a group of friends in 2018*. Recognizing this, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, is presenting six beautiful destinations recommended as destinations that are even better when traveling in a group. So grab your mates, pack your bags and get ready to collect unique moments with your favorite people. After all, isn’t that what traveling is all about?
As one of the oldest cities in Poland, Krakow is a city that has boldly withstood the tides of history and has come out on top. Medieval and modern architecture coexist in organic harmony with the natural world; from its mountainous backdrop to the cosmopolitan bustle of Market Square, the city’s central square where friends gather and meander. And if you and your friends are craving some traditional street food, then visit one of the little stalls in the Plac Nowy neighborhood which sells “zapiekanka”, an open-faced sandwich topped with sautéed mushrooms and cheese. An abundance of apartment style accommodations and one of the most affordable destinations in Europe are additional benefits for group travel in Krakow.
Where to stay: Feldmana 6 Apartments offers spacious accommodation ideal for a group of friends who want to spend their stay in Krakow together. The apartment’s modern living room or fully-equipped kitchen are the perfect place to reconnect while relaxing after a busy day of sightseeing.
Bangkok is a city of contrasts. Smells assault the senses, traffic buzzes all around and vendors jostle for attention at every turn. On the other hand, it’s a city with a serene soul - full of imperial temples and beaming smiles from some of the world’s friendliest people. Wander with your friends and mingle with tourists and locals at the Chatuchak weekend market, which gathers more than 200,000 visitors a day, or spend some time at the Saphan Phut night market, a perfect spot for after-dark shopping, snacking or just catching up.
Where to stay: Renovated from a traditional shop house, Vera Nidhra is a boutique bed and breakfast located in Bangkok’s Old Town. Before discovering the city’s hidden gems, you can spend time with your friends in one of the property’s stylish common areas.
Home to a glorious climate, lively beach culture and countless Gaudí masterpieces, this beautiful destinations is a kaleidoscope of taste and color. The Gothic Quarter is a great place to spend the day with your friends, wondering in the ancient alleyways lined with shops and bars, while the colourful La Rambla area, with the charismatic street performers and pavement cafés, is perfect for watching the friendly locals pass by.