Cheap September Holidays

Spend some time in san francisco on a September holiday

There's one thing you can be one hundred percent sure about when you opt to go to San Francisco for a holiday - you won't be bored. Taking a ride on one of San Francisco's famous cable cars is a great way to get about, allowing you to visit the many neighbourhoods and explore the real character of the city. Walk through the clear tunnels at the Aquarium of the Bay and gaze upon 20,000 marine animals, or take a trip to Pier 39 with its markets, attractions and many restaurants and bars. Learn about the history of cartoons at the Cartoon Art Museum in the Yerba Buena Centre for the Arts or head to Fisherman's Wharf to discover the art of making sourdough French Bread and observe the 5,000 square-foot bakery in action. And when you're ready to venture out of the city, journey north for one hour and you'll find yourself amongst hillsides of vines in where there are plenty of vineyard owners happy to let you sample some of the local produce. With so much to do on a holiday to San Francisco, you'll be planning your next trip before you've even left.

Soak up the sun and enjoy a beach holiday in Cyprus

If a holiday on the beach is more you're speed then how about a trip to Larnaca on Cyprus' east coast and dip your toes in the Mediterranean at the beautiful Phinikoudes Beach, famed for its palm trees. Go for a romantic walk along the coast's rocky outcrops or get out the snorkels for an unforgettable experience under the water. The beach has a range of facilities from showers and also has a lifeguard on duty. When you're happy with your tan, take a short walk into the city to try out some of the many bars and restaurants. The mountainous area has many small villages to explore, such as Lefkara with its narrow streets and stone houses. Anyone with an interest in archaeology should head straight for Choirokoitia, a Neolithic settlement which has now been classed as a world heritage site by UNESCO. West of Cyprus, is the northernmost county in Africa, Tunisia, where sun worshippers will feel right at home. Towns like Hammamet are particularly popular with visitors as they offer easy access to sandy beaches which are perfect for unwinding, swimming and a variety of water sports such as sailing and windsurfing. Sunkissed beaches are plentiful, while those looking for a little more action can find it easily. The streets of Tunis, the capital city, are usually flooded with market traders and the air is thick with the scent of spices. Tunisia is a varied country with much to offer travellers and is well worth further investigation.

Visit Slovenia to see some beautiful landscapes

If a holiday immersing yourself in stunning scenery takes your fancy, then you won't be disappointed with the untouched beauty of Lake Bled in Slovenia. The lake, which is near the town of Bled, in the northwest of the country, is a major pull for tourists who come to gaze at the white church sitting atop a rocky island in the middle of the glittering waters. Walkers can enjoy a number of trails around the lake, or head further into the Triglav National Park to soak up the rugged beauty of the area. Fishing, horse riding and cycling are among the other activities on offer around Lake Bled. Golfers are also well catered for and can choose to practice their swing on the 18 or nine-hole courses nearby.

Take a trip to Canada this September

A true year-round destination is Whistler in British Colombia, Canada. In the winter months it attracts skiers and snowboarders from around the world, but even when the snow melts, Whistler has so much to offer. Four golf courses, dozens of restaurants and bars, a delightful variety of shops and a varied choice of accommodation make it an extremely popular summer destination. You won't be short of something to do, with fishing, golf, walking, mountain biking, quad biking, horse riding and kayaking just some of the activities on offer. Start a day with a gondola ride to Whistler Mountain and have your breath taken away by the magnificence of the alpine scenery. A holiday to Canada is a truly unforgettable experience. But whatever you're looking to get out of your holiday this August, speak to The Co-operative Travel and we'll help you find the perfect destination to make your time off as enjoyable as possible.

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