Some places are just that bit more geared up for younger travelers than others, this is just a fact of travel life. Often, it is best to avoid the stuffier places and head to somewhere that other young people find attractive, and that way, you are more likely to be able to find somewhere livelier when you want it, and somewhere that is a bit more peaceful when you are ready to chill out, too. When travelling around Europe, arranging quality holiday insurance is always advisable, just in case you run into any difficulties or medical problems.
The capital of France may be the city of lovers, but it has plenty to attract younger adults and singletons, too. Paris is packed full of nightclubs and also has some great live music venues. Can’t afford the Eiffel Tower? You can still get a photo by it simply by wandering around the Champs de Mars, where entry is free.
The capital of Latvia is ideal for younger people, with superb summer festivals which are a favourite with many Eastern European people. It also boasts some excellent beers which are well-worth trying out.
This city has long been a favourite destination for young people. Amsterdam never seems to sleep and in some quarters only just gets going into party time by midnight. It is easy to get to from the UK too, with plenty of choice of flight operators, many of which are low cost carriers.
Regarded as one of the friendliest cities in Europe, Copenhagen is a great place to explore on bike, so you don’t need the expense of a car to get around. Because it is relatively small, you can see most of it in a few days under your own steam.
This island is not all about mega clubs and hardcore dance music, and whilst Ibiza certainly offers this, there is also a great local cuisine and quieter parts of the island just waiting to be discovered.
This city simply feels full of youthful exuberance. Whether it is the wacky architecture or love of football, Barcelona is a great place for a long weekend away with friends.
The craic, as the Irish call it, is palpable in Dublin. Head here for a drop of Guinness and to explore what the city has to offer younger people. The Irish certainly know how to party.
Rhodes is probably the best of all of the Greek islands for younger people, with more bars and discos than just about any other. However, there is more than enough peace and quiet to find too, so it is not always a place to be on the go.
One of the most remarkable cities on the Adriatic sea, Dubrovnik is a must-see destination for old and young alike. There is a real atmosphere of warmth among the locals, and tourists can really feel as though they are at home within a few hours.
With some legendary clubs, the capital of Iceland is definitely a young person’s city. However, Reykjavik has so much more to offer, such as the famous thermal baths. This a great place to head if you want to enjoy the world’s best light show – the northern lights.
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