It’s already the middle of August, and you’ve suddenly realized your only exposure to sun and sand has been the warmth from your keyboard and loose pebbles in your work shoes. If you’ve been more devoted to your desk than the outdoors this summer, here are some fresh last-minute summer destinations that are sure to make up for an otherwise lackluster season of travel. Best yet? You’re welcome to stop by an Engel & Völkers shop at each of these stunning locations to meet with our local real estate advisors who can provide expert guidance on the area.
With endless pasta and limoncello on its beautiful beaches, the island of Capri is the definition of luxury. Spend the day on a private boat swimming and soaking up the sun. Those looking for more adventurous experiences can aboard wooden rowboats and enter the magical Blue Grotto. End your trip on a high note with a cocktail in the Piazzetta.
Visit Engel & Völkers Amalfi-Capri when you’re in town.
A relatively under-visited European city, Lisbon is classic and historical. Wander its summer food markets, visit the beautiful Tile Museum or get lost in the Time Out Mercado da Ribeira. Take a day trip to the breathtaking town of Sintra where the roads are lined with eucalyptus trees and surrounded by rolling hills.
Visit Engel & Völkers Lisbon when you’re in town.
Lugano’s mix of Swiss and Mediterranean cultures makes for an experience full of incredible food, culture and architecture. Stay on the coast of Lake Lugano, one of the city’s biggest attractions, and venture into the mountains during the day. Along the lake you will find luxe villas and estates owned by second home owners from around the world.
Visit Engel & Völkers Lugano Tessin when you’re in town.
Muskoka has long been a popular summer destination for those interested in a stress-free vacation. Located a three-hour drive from Toronto in Canada’s cottage country, the area is known for its luscious and picturesque landscape. Stay in an estate along one of its three major lakes, and then visit a winery, take a helicopter tour or wander through its many farmer’s markets and festivals.
Visit Engel & Völkers Muskoka when you’re in town.
Relax on the beaches of Waikiki in Honolulu, Hawaii. Stay in one of the many high-rise hotels with breathtaking views of the crescent shaped coast, sprawling ocean and Diamond Head volcanic crater. The Waikiki neighborhood is also Honolulu’s center for dining, shopping and nightlife.
Visit Engel & Völkers Honolulu when you’re in town.