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Top 5 Destinations for Under 18's Travelling Alone

Teenagers are about flexibility and freedom. Around the UK and Europe in general, there are more than 200 teenage-friendly destinations. From mega theme parks and epic pools to white sandy beaches and world-class shopping malls for the shopping enthusiasts, independent teenagers are spoilt for choice.

The annual exodus of post-GSCE teenagers to different parts of the country or region is a rite of passage. Teens not only have a great time, but also get to meet new people. There's a variety of adventurous, fun and teen-friendly destinations across Europe.

The following are the top 5 destinations for under 18's traveling alone:

1. Menorca

Every year, countless young people flock the great island of Menorca. It's off the Spanish coast. This is an incredible place to not only have fun but also enjoy the sun. Menorca is a wonderful holiday destination for any first-time teenage holidaymaker.

The professionally and newly designed MTB & BMX track with floodlight and jumps offers a thrilling experience to teenagers. If you're into cycling, you'll love the bicycles for hire on offer.

Menorca also offers horse riding and shows. How about enjoying the dazzling scenery of the island behind or on top of a horse? If that doesn't excite you enough, then you'll enjoy the pony rides through enchanting woods. You can also visit the stables or head to the horse shows.

The other activity teenagers can enjoy at Menorca is playing and relaxing at the island's Son Bou Gardens. Attractions here include pools and water chutes. Pools are open from 10-7pm while waterslides are open from 11-7pm.

Hostel World offers pocket friendly accommodation for teenagers visiting Menorca.

2. Ireland

Ireland is another perfect destination for first-time teenage holidaymakers. In fact, why not spice up your travel by visiting on St. Patrick's Day? The food, restaurants and pubs are fantastic. The atmosphere is vibrant. The people are hospitable. Of course, just be sure to wear green.

Some of the places teenagers can visit in Dublin include the National Aquatic Centre, the National Museums of Ireland, the National Gallery, and the Jump Zone. Others are the Crypt at Christchurch, the Science Gallery, and Shackleton Endurance Exhibition.

The Dublin Internationals Youth Hostel and the Four Court Hostel are some of the hostels that can accommodate you while in Dublin, Ireland. This resource is also helpful in terms of accommodation choices in Ireland.

3. French Alps Activity Holidays by Active Clubs

The French Alps holiday by Alpine Elements is suited to all ages. There's a teen club that caters to the holiday needs of teenagers. The fun-focused club offers activities such as beach volley ball, tennis, kayaking, paddle boarding, climbing, rafting, and mountain climbing.

4. Canvas Holidays

This is the perfect holiday gift for teenagers. Canvas Holidays boasts campsite across Europe with an array of on-site activities which include tennis, volleyball, football, water sports etc. Teenagers can chill out by the poolside, hang out at the snack restaurant or amuse themselves in the room tailored for games. With Wi-Fi and internet access available on most campsites, teens can get in touch with everyone at home round the clock.

5. Costa Navarino, Greece

A luxurious resort, Costa Navarino is located on Greece's Peloponnese coast. Without a doubt, it's a gorgeous teenage-friendly destination. The resort offers both luxury and traditional hotel accommodation. Costa Navarino features world-class restaurants, a championship golf course, fantastic spa, an on-site Aqua Park, land and water activities, etc.

A combination of informal and scheduled activities allows teenagers to propose exactly what they desire to do. Taking advantage of the nearby local attractions is something teen visitors should consider doing while at the resort.

The quality of services in this resort is what makes it stand out from the rest. In addition to playing an array of games such as rounders and tennis on the beach, teenagers can also step out for a snorkeling safari, scuba-diving, golf, windsurfing, "fun tubes" and windsurfing. If one is into excursions, he or she can go for a bike trek or rock climbing.

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