Top Weekend Getaway Destinations
Here at Klass we believe to look fabulous you must feel fabulous, so we want to give you our recommendations on the best short breaks – and how to make the most of them! 48 hours can be more than enough time to re-energise and relax, whilst also taking in some incredible sights, sounds and foods!
Rome wasn’t built in a day – but you can explore it in one!
This city is perfect for the adventurers, foodies and shoppers alike! The weather in the later months is still quite warm – with highs of 22 in October and with its vast, rich history you can spend a full day visiting the many museums, ruins and monuments the city has to offer. Walk in the footsteps of the Roman Gladiators and even stop for a selfie with them at the Colosseum! This ancient amphitheatre is a tourist hotspot and can get very crowded. We recommend booking a guided tour to get the most from the experience. Next head to Vatican City and see the home of the Pope, the Sistine Chapel and marvel at over 9 miles of fine art including Michael Angelo’s Creation of Adam.
A tip here would be purchasing an audio guide and taking it at your own pace. Don’t forget to bring a coverup before entering the Sistine Chapel! Our Longline Lace Open Cover Up is perfect for this as it is light and airy and the crisp colour goes with anything. The city has a bustling nightlife and some of the world’s best food and entertainment. Our favourite spot is Piazza Navona – this square is as lively in the day as it is after dark. Visit in the afternoon for a light lunch at one of the many traditional Italian restaurants or dress up in the evening in our Floral Print Pleated Sleeveless Midi Dress with a nice glass of wine to watch the street performers, musicians, fire breathers and entertainers.
With all the hustle and bustle of the city, it is nice to choose a hotel that offers some retreat from the busy days. The Appia Antica is a beautiful family run resort 20 minutes from the centre of Rome. The TripAdvisor reviews speak volumes on this hotel with the running theme being a welcome arrival with a homely feel. With public transport connections to all major attractions and beautiful gardens to relax in after a long day, this is the perfect little hideaway to relax in Rome.
The city of love, Paris is always a good idea! Interesting food, fantastic shopping and sophisticated nightlife – Paris is a perfect destination for a weekend away.
Start your trip on the Champs Elysees, the city’s shopping hotspot. Go for brunch at one of the many small cafes and enjoy a croissant and coffee whilst taking in the view of the Arc De Triumph. Purchase a crepe from a street vendor and head up the Arc, getting a full view of the magnificent city. The street is famous for its various shopping options and high fashion department stores. Blend in seamlessly in our Floral Print Scuba Midi Dress – add a pair heeled sandals and your favourite handbag for effortless style.
No trip to Paris is complete without a trip to the Eiffel Tower! We recommend booking in advance to beat the queues. Take the lift straight to the top and look down at the bustling streets below! Back on land, you are just a short walk from the River Seine. Here you can enjoy a hot drink on one of the water bars or jump on a boat cruise and enjoy the landmarks that litter the riverbank. Hop off at the Louvre and admire the fine art and history – ending with a glimpse of the world-famous Mona Lisa herself.
The days can be long in Paris as there is so much to see and cram in! You need somewhere warm and welcoming to rest your head after a long day on your feet. You will find many boutique hotels along the Parisian streets, but we like the Hôtel du Rond-Point des Champs-Elysées. This art deco hotel is a stone throw away from the famous shopping area and around 20 minutes from the Eiffel Tower. Enjoy free unlimited WI-FI and a sophisticated cocktail bar, this is a nice place to come and wind down after a long day.
Not just for the sun chasers – Barcelona is a year-round hotspot for a quick weekend away!
Barcelona has enough culture, history, entertainment and dining to last you a lifetime, be we can help you pack this into 48 hours. Start your trip by visiting the Sagrada Familia church, this unfinished Catholic church sits proudly within the city centre. Thousands of tourists come here each year to revel at the beautiful architecture – the thing Barcelona does best. Try and book your ticket in advance to secure your visit. Then head over to the Gothic Quarter and explore the winding streets lined with upmarket bars and flower stalls. Purchase some original artwork from a street vendor and head over to Las Ramblas for a spot of shopping.
Another selling point to Barcelona is that it is so close to the beach, meaning you can combine city and beach with little to no effort. We recommend Nova Icaria Beach – deemed a peaceful beach perfect for families and couples looking to relax.
One of the best sights in this vibrant city is Park Guell. Designed by the famous Catalonian architect Antonio Gaudi, the park comprises of colourfully tiled structures and fantastic views of the city and mountains. Our tip would be to purchase tickets to this attraction ahead of time to get a good deal. Keep comfortable and casual in our Print and Sequin Crochet Top paired with your jeans and boots.
Barcelona is filled with charming hotels ranging from modern to boutique and from high end to budget-friendly so you will have plenty of choices. We like The Serras boutique hotel situated by the Marina. The hotel is surrounded by fantastic restaurants and bars, close to all the main attractions and only a 15-minute walk from the beach!
UK Holiday Destinations
We understand that not everyone can jet off for a weekend away, but don’t let that stop you! There are some lovely places throughout the UK that can be just as relaxing as lying on a beach!
The Lake District
An obvious choice when it comes to UK short breaks, the lake district is home to some beautiful views and quaint cottages to relax in.
Start your day in the good old outdoors and go for a walk through the forests. Wrap up warm in our Belted Trench Coat and Faux Fur Bobble Hat. Stop off for a hot breakfast and coffee in one of the little cafes dotted throughout the towns.
For the evening we recommend going to a Gastro-Pub and having a hearty pub dinner with a classy twist. The Klass Printed Long Sleeve Dress paired with a pair of thick black tights and some low-heeled boots are sure to keep you looking stylish and comfortable during your evening out.
Head back to the cabin for a glass of wine and a film by the fire. Wrap up warm in your cosiest blanket and your Klass sleepwear! (coming soon)
Acorn Cabin is situated on the shores of Lake Windemere and offers modern décor and amenities as well as being pet-friendly so you can bring the dogs along too!
Other Popular Destinations
One of the most popular destinations for UK holidaymakers is the south of England, mainly Devon and Cornwall.
Perfect for families and couples, these seaside towns are the perfect destination for a much-needed break! Get up early and head out in the great outdoors, visit some of the many attractions on offer such as Lands’ End, the Eden Project and St Michaels Mount. Take a break from sightseeing to enjoy classic fish and chips and builder’s tea on the seafront. The English seaside can be quite nippy so keep yourself wrapped up in our Knitted Wrap Over Top and a pair of comfortable Jersey Leggings and some walking shoes. Finish your day with ice cream and a walk along the side back to your hotel.
Being so close to the sea, we recommend you visit one of the many seafood restaurants for fresh food and sunset views. Finish off with a hot cup of tea and a good book while the sun sets on a cold winters evening!
Take a look at https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/ accommodation to find the perfect accommodation for your stay!
Is down south too far? Don’t worry! There are plenty of things to do in the North of England to keep the family entertained. Why not take the little ones on an adventure to the Deep Dark Wood? Gruffalo Trails are available throughout England and allow you to enjoy a brisk walk through the English countryside while looking out for the Gruffalo himself! They can also take part in orienteering training for a small fee and get a map and certificate for their efforts!
When the weather begins to warm up, enjoy a day at Manley Mere aqua park based in the Cheshire countryside. With lots of water activities and adventure trails, there is endless fun for the little ones. Take a break in the Chameleon restaurant that overlooks the lake before taking part in some windsurfing!