If you are looking for a new experience this year and love the concept of combining a city break with the beach life and the chance to see architecture, museums and go shopping (basically if you want to be able to do it all) then one city you really might want to consider is Barcelona in Spain.
Barcelona city literally has it all and even those who like to escape to the countryside, can benefit with the choice of some excellent day trips possible from this Spanish coastal city. www.holiday-velvet.com are an excellent option for all genres of traveller i.e. if you are a family with young children, a couple looking for a romantic break or perhaps an elderly couple of even stag weekend group, this city wil suit you.
Accommodation is readily available in Barcelona so do shop around and make sure also to consider the per person prices when booing. You can often find that booking a holiday apartment for example, might be much cheaper than a hotel, when you break done the individual prices. You can often get more people into a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment and you will also have access to a kitchen and other extra facilities.
Whilst in Barcelona, make sure to take some time to enjoy the amazing designs os Gaudi including at the Sagrada Familia area and attraction. The marina and sea front area is also certainly worth taking to time to see and visit and makes for a location most people always enjoy.
Make sure also to head to the Nou Camp Stadium to tour what is one of the worlds most iconic football stadiums and which is a tourist attractions in its own right. The Barcelona hop on hop off tour bus will take you to this stadium and also to attractions such as the beach, Sagrada Familia, the marina and to Gaudi Park.
Make sure also if you can, to allow time to visit Monserret, a mountainous area which is roughly one hour outside of Barcelona and qhich provides stunning views. Sitges is another excellent day trip with this coastal town considered to be one of the most expensive and presitgious places in Spain.