5 Fantasy Holidays For Edinburgh Residents Advice, Scottish Breaks Tips

5 Fantasy Holidays For Edinburgh Residents

6 Apr 2020

Let’s cut to the chase: no one is going on holiday right now or for the foreseeable future.

We’re all dealing with far more serious considerations than where we’re going to catch some rays and sip some sangria.

However, if you’re an Edinburgh resident and your family is hale and hearty, you might be looking for ways to keep everyone positive and motivated during lockdown.

Enter fantasy holidays – the game where you let each family member pick which destination they want to fly to for a post-restrictions party, family reunion or self-care sojourn to gather thoughts and plan for the future.

To get you started, here are five fantasy holidays for Edinburgh residents.

  1. Belfast

Links between Scotland and Northern Ireland are so strong that there’s every chance you’ve got family in Belfast, which is reason enough to head straight there as soon as rules permit.

But if you’ve never been, it’s a brilliant place for a weekend trip. Sink a few pints of the black stuff and enjoy the craic in Belfast pubs, visit the Titanic museum, meet the penguins at Belfast zoological gardens and visit filming locations for Game of Thrones – you’ll never get bored!

  1. Cancun

Fancy something a little spicy and exotic?

Then head down Mexico way to Cancun, where the bright lights and buzzing bars of the Hotel Zone, masked Lucha Libre wrestlers and street food of Downtown and snorkelling amidst the statues of the Underwater Museum all await at the gateway to the Yucatan Peninsula. Enough said.

  1. Helsinki

Prefer fresh powder and apres-ski to sun and sand?

Then Finnish capital Helsinki might suit you right down to the snow-covered ground. Top attractions include Helsinki Cathedral with its gorgeous domes and neoclassical columns, people watching at Esplanadi (a vibrant and verdant city centre civic space), and the white knuckle rides of Linnanmaki amusement park. Helsinki’s not all about saunas (although these are sublime too!).

  1. Ibiza

In some ways, Ibiza needs no introduction. One of the world’s party capitals, its iconic bars and clubs like Café del Mar, Amnesia and Pacha attract pleasure seekers from across the globe.

But it also caters to those who want to chill out completely too – soaking up the hippie vibes at Berrinas Beach or Cala Saladeta can be just as cathartic as busting moves on the dancefloor.

  1. Vienna

Ah, Vienna – it’s not only 80s rocker Midge Ure who finds the awesome Austrian capital completely captivating.

This superbly sophisticated city has a unique ambience and an eclectic choice of activities including viewing the cityscape from the Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel, taking in the city’s best buildings as you walk the Ringstrasse and marvelling at the works of artists like Gustav Klimt, Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein at the MuseumsQuartier. This is the perfect pick for culture vultures.

Getting there

Once the ‘new normal’ cranks into gear, find cheap flights to the above destinations on sites like kayak.co.uk and book Edinburgh Airport parking at SkyParkSecure.com.

Until then, keep safe, stay indoors and enjoy family flights of fancy as you share your own fantasy holiday lists.

Comments on the 5 Fantasy Holidays For Edinburgh Residents advice article are welcome.

Scottish Architecture

Contemporary Lothian Buildings

New Edinburgh Buildings

Charlotte Square Edinburgh New Town Square

Edinburgh New Town

Fascinating facts on Two Edinburgh Construction Projects
image courtesy of article provider

Caledonian Hotel Building

Jenners Store

Scottish Parliament Building

Comments / photos for the 5 Fantasy Holidays For Edinburgh Residents page welcome