Interesting Holidays for Teenagers
Finding somewhere for teenagers to go in the summer holidays often mean finding somewhere which is fun and suitable for their age group.
Young teenagers may have to holiday with a responsible adult while older teenagers are able to go alone or with a group of friends.
Vacations for the Studious
If you are a teenager taking time out from your studies or wanting to learn, there are plenty of holiday ideas to inspire you.
Learning History and Culture
There are cities all over the world with interesting and historic sites, museums and buildings. You can explore many areas on day trips to get the most out of your learning.
Places to Visit
Get yourself an Oyster card and travel the city in England using the underground tube system and famous red buses. You can book yourself on a guided tour on an open topped bus and see all the buildings, the London eye, St Paul's Cathedral and River Thames.
Museums to see include the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, British Museum and the Imperial War Museum.
Italy is known for it's ruins and architecture. Tourists and pilgrims also visit Vatican City to see the impressive cathedral St Peter's Basilica.
To see the works of the artist Micheal Angelo, La Pieta is situated inside St Peter's Basilica. Or see his Painting on the ceiling of the Sistene Chapel.
Whilst in Rome, you have the opportunity to see the Colosseum, which was an arena when gladiators battled against slaves. Or the ancient building Pantheon and Trevi Fountain.
Amsterdam in Holland is an interesting city of canals and art galleries. There is cool art on the street and plenty of market stalls. Or you can head off into the countryside for a bike ride.
Museums to see include the Van Gogh museum, the Rijksmuseum, Ann Frank house and the Stedelijk Museum.
There is also a cheese museum, a house boat museum and an Olympic Experience!
Summer Music Festivals
During the summer months there are endless music festivals taking place. If you enjoy hitting the campsite, can tolerate a bit of mud and you can live with the portaloos, you'll love this experience.
The benefits of festivals are that you can see many different live bands over the long weekend. You will hear music you have never heard before and appreciate the outdoor life.
Some festivals have other entertainment such as stand up comedians, disco's, shows for children and a cinema.
Most festivals are set out with different areas of market stalls, bars and cafes as well as the stages for bands to play.
Festivals are family friendly so you can go with your family or a group of friends.
Some festivals to get tickets for include:
- Glastonbury, UK
- Reading and Leeds festival, UK
- Creamfields, UK
- Rock Werchter, Belgium
- Woodstock, Poland
- Sonisphere, Spain
- Lowlands, Netherlands
- Hard Summer, US
- Equifunk, US
- 4knots festival, US
Water Sports Holidays
Many resorts set up clubs for young people to try out various water sports. For sun, sea and surf a fun way to enjoy this holiday is to give it a go.
Many of the activities range from wind sailing, surfing and body boarding. There may be yacht sailing schools available too.
Speak to your travel agent about these types of getaways. You may be offered a wide range from scuba diving, snorkeling, water skiing and water scooter with resorts in France, Egypt, Turkey and Indonesia.
If swimming is more appealing, try some of the water park resorts in Europe and abroad. They all have water slides, wave machines or you can swim in the many zones of these large pools.
There are water parks in Corfu, Rhodes, Egypt, and Costa Dorada.
What kind of holiday appeals to you / your teenager the most?
Parents Get Lost!
PGL (Parents Get Lost) are specially dedicated to teens. Short breaks and summer camps are offered in Britain, Spain and France for these age groups to get away from it all, including their parents!
The company are aimed for those up to the age of 17, although they do offer family holidays as well.
The idea is for youngsters to gain a little independence and holiday with their friends by taking part in adventure holidays or courses
Theme parks are a great way to have fun with friends. If you have a head for heights and a stomach for speed you'll enjoy the rides available.
Book yourself for a day out or even stay in a hotel to make the most of it over a few days. You can explore the whole theme park in your own leisure and go on roller coasters, log flumes and pirate ships!
There will be smaller and tamer rides too as well as cafes, entertainment, gardens or zoos.
Theme parks in Britain include Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park.
For larger themed parks go to Disney Land Paris or Disney Land Florida. They are for people of any age and there is plenty to do.
As well as rides there are unique shops, Disney characters, shows, restaurants and golf courses.
Out in the Countryside
If you don't want to venture too far or spend a lot of money, why not go camping with friends. Use an official camp site and make the most of what is around you.
Take your mountain bikes and ride around safe areas popular among cyclists.
Or perhaps try these other activities:
- BMX biking
- Go carting
- Volley ball on the beach
The list is endless, so enjoy!