Top Travel Tips for your Easter Getaway


Easter is a great time of year to take advantage of a long weekend and plan a getaway, but it can also be a pricey travel period making it tricky to choose an affordable destination. To help you decide, Booking.com has delved into its extensive pricing data* to bring you five budget-friendly
options from around the world for this time of year.

Whether it’s a romantic trip to Italy, a family trip to Osaka or a girl’s getaway to Miami Beach,
Booking.com has something for everyone this Easter!

Miami Beach

Miami Beach lures travellers in with its wild nightlife, sun-kissed beaches and art-deco accommodation, which is sure to inspire you. After all, according to new research commissioned by Booking.com, over half (51%) of Canadian travellers said the interior design of their holiday accommodation motivated them to redecorate their own home. This year Miami is 11% more affordable when compared to the same days last year making it an excellent choice for a bargain break.

Where to stay: Miami Beaches most exceptional experience waits for you at The Villa Casa Casuarina, inside the former Versace Mansion, where unparalleled service and elegant style are sure to please the most discriminating travelers. The Villa Casa Casuarina was recently made it to Booking.com’s ‘Book the U.S.’ list of some of the most unique properties across America.

Rimini, Italy

Rimini, on Italy’s Adriatic coast, is a great option for an Easter getaway. Not only is it 36% more affordable when compared to the same days in 2017, the weather is perfect this time of year! If you’re a culture, sun or party lover this is a great place for you with its beautiful beaches, hilltop towns, Roman relics and choice of bars and clubs.

Where to stay: Rimini has a great choice of accommodation from budget, to mid-range and high-end stylish stays. We recommend the Nero D’Avorio Aparthotel, just nine minutes from the beach and offers a garden, outdoor pool and a delicious Italian breakfast is served each morning.

Nice, France

For something a little glamorous in the heart of the French Riviera, Nice is 15% more affordable when compared to the same days last year. Spring is the perfect time to go to avoid the summer crowds and travellers can enjoy the beauty of the Bay of Angels, Vieux Nice (the vibrant old town) as well as museums by day and al fresco dining at night in the many great restaurants Nice has to offer.

Where to stay: La Gubernatis is a stunnning apartment and a short walk from the beach, boasting beautiful views of the sea. The host will help you with anything you need including restaurant recommendations and any extras you need. It’s the perfect spot to take a stroll to the Old Town and visit thew local museums.

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is 22% more affordable when compared to the same days last year and has a buzzing nightlife as well as beautiful beaches. Visitors can relax by the pool or visit iconic landmarks, like Christ the Redeemer, while sampling the local delicacies and cuisine.

Where to stay: Casa Marques Santa Teresa is a luxurious guest house complete with an outdoor swimming pool and restaurant. Guests can enjoy a continental breakfast along with fantastic views from the terrace. The guest house is also a short drive away from the beach and local museums.

Osaka, Japan

Japan’s third most populated city, Osaka is 18% more affordable when compared to pricing for the same days last year and it’s a great place to discover thanks to its incredible food scene (Osaka’s nickname is ‘the nation’s kitchen’), vibrant nightlife, the idyllic Hattori Ryokuchi Park, puppet theatres and the choice of shopping districts.

Where to stay: Universal Bay Condominium is a stylish three-bedroom aparthotel away from the city centre and comes with a hot tub you can relax in after a busy day exploring. It’s also close to the metro station so you can get to the city centre easily and not far from the Tempozan Ferris Wheel and Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan – great for families!


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James Chung

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