No Contest: The Best European Summertime Hoods

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	Amsterdam's Jordaan is simply one of the prettiest neighborhoods to visit during the summer.

Amsterdam's Jordaan is simply one of the prettiest neighborhoods to visit during the summer. 

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Aug 28, 2013 —  If summer were in a beauty contest with winter, spring, and fall, there’s no way it would lose. Sure, fall has those pretty, multi-colored leaves that pile on the ground nicely. Winter’s snow provides a few postcard-worthy snapshots. And spring boasts a whole lot of blossoming.

But the beauty of summer isn’t surface level. Sure, the abundance of sun and favorable temps are too important to dismiss, but it’s more about the laundry-list of awesome activities the season offers. In Europe, there are multiple neighborhoods that prove there’s no better part of the year than summertime.

Take Clapham in London for example. This diverse hood is home to the 220-acre Clapham Common, a grassy expanse that is constantly full of sunbathers, young partiers, and music lovers who enjoy UV rays, festivals, and lots of concerts.

A little bit southwest, Paris’s Montmartre is home to a thriving community of artists that helps make the area one of the continent’s most colorful scenes. Jam-packed with cabarets, concert halls, and jazz joints, Montmartre makes summer all about art in its varying forms.

Meanwhile in the Jordaan district in Amsterdam, tourists, locals, and young professionals converge and enjoy the most scenic neighborhood in the city. The locale features novelty boutiques, art studios, upscale cafés, and brown bars that offer summer citizens a bounty of good times.

Summer’s allure runs way deeper than sunshine and tan skin. Just like there’s no contest when it comes to seasonal supremacy, there is no denying these European hoods have it going on in the summertime.

  • Jordaan

    Amsterdam

    Jordaan, Amsterdam.
  • Montjuic

    Barcelona

    Montjuic, Barcelona.
  • Juan-les-Pins

    French Riviera

    Juan-les-Pins, French Riviera.
  • Playa d'en Bossa

    Ibiza

    Playa d'en Bossa, Ibiza.
  • Clapham

    London

    Clapham, London.
  • Montmartre - 18eme

    Paris

    Montmartre - 18eme, Paris.
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