Thursday, April 22, 2004
More Bang for Your Buck: 7 Best Places To Travel This Summer
Now that spring break is over, it's time for many families to start planning their next vacation. In tonight's more bang for your buck, we fouind the top seven destinations you have to visit this summer.
(WSVN) -- Planes... Trains... And automobiles.
If you're in charge of the next family trip, think the three "E's."
That's education, economics and experience.
"There's plenty out there to see," saysNick Kotsakos from Nikos Tours, in Tamarac.
He says there are seven destinations that will really make this a summer to remember.
Starting off with number 7 - how about a San Francisco treat.
From the wine country to the pier, there's plenty to do and the prices are reasonable.
Next up - relive history at colonial Williamsburg.
If you book now - an entire trip will cost seven hundred dollars a person including airfare.
"Very, very safe to go there," says Nick. "No profile. Enjoy yourself."
You can't help but enjoy yourself at our fifth place - Boston, Massachusetts.
With so much to do, Beantown is always beautiful, but remember it can also be crowded.
So if you want something less touristy, how about going overseas to Sicily?
"It's a very beautiful place," says Nick. "It really is. It's got history. It's clear, not a lot of people know about it."
But it can be expensive. Airfare and hotel will run you somewhere around 26 hundred dollars.
For something more affordable... Paris doesn't have to be pricey.
You can easily see the city of love for less than a thousand dollars.
"Paris and outside Paris. It's beautiful; it's gorgeous."
Speaking of gorgeous, what can be better than the Mediterranean?
Nick says forget Venice and Rome. Our number two choice - the island of Malta.
"Malta is very beautiful and a historical place in Italy," says Nick.
And the number one place to visit this summer - Athens, Greece.
This August, the Olympic flame returns home.
But even if you're not going to the games, all of the historical sites have been renovated and the city is sparkling clean.
"It's going to be beautiful," Nick says.
One concern about Athens - security. The Olympics are spending close to a billion dollars to protect the city from terrorism. NATO forces will also be on hand.
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