It's time to start planning your first Summer getaway! We've partnered with
the Bermuda Tourism Authority to share exactly why the picturesque island should be your next escape.
Summer Fridays are an excellent opportunity to celebrate the beautiful weather and kick off the weekend on a high note, and there's one surefire way to ensure your weekend is Instagrammable
and unforgettable: book a flight to Bermuda! A mere two hours from the East Coast, Bermuda is an easily accessible getaway that offers a myriad of adventures that'll beat your usual Friday night plans. Prepare your beach bag, and get ready to discover what makes this trending island the ultimate Summer destination!
You Can Take in Stunning Views Instead of Binge-Watching a Show
Image Source: Bermuda Tourism / Bermuda's Beautiful Warwick Long Bay Beach
Let's face it: as far as views are concerned, even the most riveting episode of your favorite show pales in comparison to the beautiful turquoise waters and pink-sand
beaches of Bermuda. It's time to give your binge-watching a break and pack that suitcase! In the time it takes to catch up on the latest episodes, you can hop on a flight to Bermuda and prepare to watch the sunset from a prime spot on the beach.
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Drinking a Dark ‘n Stormy® on the Beach Beats Sipping a Beer at the Local Bar
Image Source: Bermuda Tourism / Bermuda's signature Dark ‘n Stormy® cocktail
You can enjoy a beer at your local watering hole anytime, but savoring a
Dark 'n Stormy® at a beachside bar while enjoying the sounds of the waves crashing on the shore is a truly relaxing way to spend a Friday evening. With its refreshing blend of ginger beer and Gosling's Rum, this sweet beverage is best enjoyed on the island where it was invented. Bottoms up!
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You Can Scuba-Dive For Shipwrecks Instead of Hunting For Sales Bin Treasure
Image Source: Bermuda Tourism / Diving the wreck of the Constellation
The thrill of discovering a hidden gem on your vintage clothing expedition is nothing compared to the adventure of scuba-diving to find
shipwrecks in Bermuda. From the expansive Spanish Cristobal Colon to the Civil War-era Mary Celestina, Bermuda boasts upwards of 300 wrecks to explore. Those who need scuba certification can find expert instructors who are happy to train novices on the island. If you're hoping to dip a toe into ocean exploration without committing to an afternoon of scuba-diving, try snorkeling in one of Bermuda's picturesque coves.
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You Can Zip Around on a Scooter
Image Source: Bermuda Tourism / Cruising Bermuda's coastline
It's time to escape the muggy heat and throngs of commuters in favor of a different mode of transportation: experience picturesque coastal roads on a scooter! Bermudians favor this adrenaline-pumping form of transportation to soak up the Summer sunshine. Alternatively,
tool around town in a Twizy, a two-seat tandem style microcar. The electric vehicle is an eco-friendly option that suits Bermuda's narrow roads.
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Enjoying Local Cuisine Means Savoring the Freshest Seafood and Produce
Image Source: Shutterstock / Fresh island fish sandwich
Your meal prep game may be strong, but there's nothing like the fresh seafood and tropical fruits can be found in Bermuda. From
fish sandwiches to Bermudian loquat cake (hint: the loquat is a favorite local fruit), there are endless provincial treats to be discovered on the island. If you don't know quite where to start, gourmet food tours that'll satisfy every appetite can be found on the island. Get ready to dig in!
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You’ll Find Yourself Paddleboarding Instead of Hitting the Gym
Image Source: Bermuda Tourism / Paddleboarding Bermuda's shore
If you've made it to the gym on a sunny, Summer Friday, consider yourself a champ — but your fitness regimen would be even more satisfying against the beautiful backdrop of sun, surf, and pink-sand. Whether you choose to take a jet ski tour of the island, catch some air by flyboarding, achieve balance with a paddleboard yoga session, go cliff-jumping at Admiralty House Park, or go rock climbing at one of the island's many beachside cliffs, Bermuda offers an array of outdoor and
aquatic activities to increase your endurance and amp up your heart rate.
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Touring the Town of St. George Beats Puttering Around Your Local Haunt
Image Source: Shutterstock / Unfinished Church in St. George's in Bermuda
You can wander the streets of your town any day of the week, but exploring the Town of
St. George is truly an unforgettable experience. Brimming with beautiful colonial architecture, the town is an excellent place to while away the afternoon. Landmarks such as the Bermuda Old State House, St. Peter's Church, the Unfinished Church, and the Tucker House Museum will satisfy your curiosity about the town's rich history, while Bermuda's Perfumery will appeal to those seeking a little retail therapy on the island.
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