Native Weekender was originally designed with the tired parent in mind (we know quite a few!) but we've also arranged Golden Anniversary weekends, 40th birthday breaks and even a 'pop-the-big-question' weekend! Whatever the occasion, we realize that time is short and so every detail needs to be perfect. Below you'll find just a few examples of weekend destinations that we know work well but we're brimming with ideas. And if you can extend your definition of weekend to three nights away, all the better...
Not even a 2 hour flight | Home to the happiest people on the planet...it's catching | Birthplace of New Nordic Cuisine...15 Michelin stars in one city | Design shops and museums to inspire you | Laid-back cycling to explore the city | Superb coffee | Charming boutique hotels | Craft beer breweries | Smørrebrød, Smørrebrød, Smørrebrød
Ideally when? May, June and September are our favourite months to visit.
Just a 3 hour flight | Spectacular landscapes | See the Northern Lights | Exquisite roads & top-notch Super Jeeps | Europe's best spot for whale-watching | Geothermic hot pools at every turn | Dive between tectonic plates | Descend a volcano | Be a culture vulture in Reykjavik | Rest your head in luxurious, stylish, lodges & hotels | Native know-how, always
Ideally when? Year-round. Best time to see the Northern Lights: September - April. Best months for whale watching: April - October.
Just a 4 hour flight | 15 minute airport transfer | Romantic rose-scented riads | Sprawling resorts in the Palmeraie | Hike the Atlas Mountains on one day | Book a hammam & massage for your return...there is nowhere better to experience one | Dinner on the rooftop overlooking the medina | Laze by the pool | Shop when you feel like it, with or without a guide
Ideally when? April & May, October & November
Just a 3 hour flight | Stay in a 17th Century Palazzo | Baroque towns by the bucketful | Starkly beautiful Greek temples | Laze by the beach in the afternoon | Granitas & brioche on every corner | Ascend Etna in 4x4 style | What's all the fuss about Sicilian wine? Find out in the island's best vineyards...
Ideally when? April-September