Though driving is perhaps one of the more surprising ways to travel throughout the United Kingdom, Auto Europe recently released some predictions for the most popular road trip destinations in the spring, as North American travelers reportedly opted to extend the duration of car rentals in London to more than 10 days in 2016.
First on the list is Manchester, a city rich with industrial history. The city is a must-visit for soccer fans, history buffs and art lovers alike. The city’s close proximity to a number of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and five of the most breathtaking drives in Wales and Western England makes Manchester the perfect starting point for a spring road trip.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, London is one of the best destinations for a spring road trip. More and more travelers are venturing beyond the city limits to experience the culture and natural beauty of London’s surrounding towns and villages. Visit Stonehenge, Shakespeare’s birthplace and the national museum of the Royal Navy.
No UK road trip would be complete without a trip to Glasgow, the gateway to Western Scotland’s striking islands, towering mountains and mystical lochs. Scotland’s largest city boasts lively energy, great music, trendy shopping and world-class restaurants.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Book the Night on a Glacier experience, available May–September, from Off the Map Travel, to not only spend a one-of-a-kind night in a one-of-a-kind destination, but also enjoy your chance at seeing Norway’s magnificent polar bears.
The City of Sin is often seen as the perfect destination for pre-wedding celebration, but it offers plenty of thrills for newlyweds, too. Alongside the bright lights and buzz of the casinos, the city offers world-class entertainment and numerous outdoor adventures.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Sitges is one of Europe’s most lively and charming beach towns, and the perfect destination for a memorable spring break. The Spanish town is only a short drive from Barcelona and offers some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. This, combined with an incredible selection of restaurants, shops and nightlife experiences, make it a can’t-miss.