Welcome back! Ah, the sweet memories of the beautiful long weekend…Whilst you dust off the sand and lather aloe on tender skin, allow your mind to daydream of yet another vacation.
Last week, we brought you the first part of the American’s Guide to the UK, which included certain phrases and words our neighbors across the pond use in a different sense, as well as how to get around town. This week, let’s chat about what to see and what to taste!
Every traveler should experience London for at least a few days. However, you’re missing out if you stick strictly to the main tourist areas. The UK countryside will take your breath away—and that’s coming from a Californian!
Often people associate England with rain and foggy weather à la San Francisco. Visit during the spring and summer seasons where chances for showers are lower, and when they do happen, they tend to be brief. The English seaside and coastal paths are popular among vacationers and surfers alike. Additionally, accommodations may be short on expense, but not on effect.
London Eye is a famous observation wheel with arguably the best views in London
Trafalgar Square is great to hang out in. This lively public square provides ample entertainment from street performers, or peek into the National Gallery to view art by Renoir, Van Gogh, Leonardo da Vinci, and many more.
Westminster is home to Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, and the House of Parliament. All within the same square block.
Cornwall offers magnificent beaches and a dramatic coastline with pounding surf, as well as picturesque fishing harbors.
South Hams is an exclusive seaside town more reminiscent of Greece than England. It’s a vibrant town with mild weather throughout the year, allowing visitors to play in the water to their hearts’ content.
Harris in Scotland is the place to find white sandy beaches in the UK. Head straight for Huisinis to escape the usual crowd that comes with a coastal getaway.
Americans love Brits. Now you can fully enjoy the experience, armed with knowledge in addition to your passport. Happy travels, and cheers for reading.
Have you ever experienced any of these sights or tastes? Which would you most like to try when visiting the UK?