With summer fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about where we’d like to spend our May Bank Holidays this year. Since we’re given two Mondays off in this marvellous month, here at loveholidays, we think this is the perfect opportunity to jet off on a sensational city break! So, to get you craving your next holiday, we’ve rounded up the best places to explore in May.
May is a wonderful time of year to visit Amsterdam as it’s actually this city’s sunniest month on average. With temperatures reaching a warm 17°C and the spring flowers in full bloom, strolling the cobbled streets at this time of year is the best way to take in the beauty of Amsterdam.
Vondelpark is particularly lovely in May, so taking the opportunity to enjoy a picnic in the lush surroundings is a great way to make the most of the city’s green spaces. Amsterdam is also a culture vulture’s paradise; being home to over 50 museums, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in this city! Make sure you take the time to sit outside one of Amsterdam’s quirky cafés to really immerse yourself in the Dutch capital’s relaxed atmosphere.
If you’re after something a bit faster paced, New York is a great choice for a long weekend in May. Temperatures are usually around 22°C at this time of year and have been known to soar into the high twenties! This is an ideal time to visit the Big Apple as you can enjoy the temperate climate without it being stifling in the urban areas.
Since the summer season hasn’t fully got under way, this is the perfect moment to take to 5th Avenue and refresh your holiday wardrobe, while ensuring you stop off at FAO Schwarz for a sneaky go on the giant piano! As well as the clearer skies allowing you to see the iconic skyline when taking a trip up the Empire State Building or the Rockefeller, the better weather also makes wandering through Central Park all the more inviting.
The picturesque city of Prague can reach temperatures of up to a pleasant 18°C in May and the sunny weather really makes this colourful city come to life. The Czech capital is always best explored by foot, but the late spring climate makes the experience even more enjoyable.
Prague’s distinctive architectural style adds to the charm of the city and one of the best places to observe this is in the Old Town Square which highlights the city’s gothic accents. The St. Vitus Cathedral is also well worth a visit and any history lover will enjoy a trip to Prague Castle.
May is a great time to visit the Mediterranean city of Barcelona, with temperatures rising to 22°C, this Spanish suntrap offers the ultimate beach and city combination. Perfect if you want catch a few rays as well as discovering a new city, Barcelona should be your first choice if you want to both sunbathe and sightsee.
Renowned as a city you can explore by foot, the warmer climate means a far more enjoyable journey through the bustling streets, without it being too hot. Taking a tour of Gaudi’s unique architecture which is scattered all over the city, including the Sagrada Família and Park Güell, is a good way of getting your bearings in Barcelona and also lets you take in some of the city’s most incredible sights.
From the relaxing city of Amsterdam to the hustle and bustle of New York, these are our top picks of where to go in May! Where’s the best place you’ve spent a May Bank Holiday? Share your stories by commenting below.