About Europe

When to Visit Europe

When you visit Europe is just as important as where you visit. During the summer, many areas have traditional festivals. Remember that many Europeans take their own holidays in July or August. At these times, you can expect more crowded beaches and somewhat quieter cities. Some places merit a visit at certain times of year. Many cities in Germany have beautiful Christmas markets. Towns in southern Spain have extravagant and traditional Easter processions. Checking out local holiday calendars online can help you to find the ideal season for a visit. Also, rentals listed by owner may vary in price. Budget-minded travelers may find that bargain rates make it worth visiting during the off-season. For example, many towns on the Mediterranean are still warm and unusually peaceful in the spring or autumn.