Best places to visit in May
May is an ideal month to plan a vacation, as spring begins to blossom into summer and many destinations are at their best. By May, the majority of attractions are open for the season but not yet too crowded, and mild temperatures make it pleasant to stroll about on a city break or even hit the beach for some early summer sun.
Whether you're eager to get outdoors in nature or book in for some relaxing spa time, Radisson Blu offers an outstanding selection of hotels and resorts in many of the best places to visit in May. Wander through gardens full of spring blooms, discover fascinating museums and galleries or treat your loved one to a romantic break in a breathtaking destination – whatever your tastes, there are plenty of reasons to travel in May.
From action-packed short breaks to longer vacations with family or friends, choose your perfect May vacation spot now and enjoy an unforgettable getaway with Radisson Blu.
Beach holidays in May
Start your summer early with a beach vacation in May. Radisson Blu has resorts and hotels in plenty of hot destinations with easy access to sun, sand and surf, so you can enjoy everything from sightseeing and watersports to simply sitting back and admiring the view this month.
Explore Marseilles' scenic harbor area and dine on Mediterranean cuisine, or head to Milatos, Crete, for breathtaking views of the Aegean Sea. Relax and soak up the sun in French Riviera style in Cannes, or discover historic castles and churches, as well as spectacular coastline in Malta. Whatever type of beach vacation you have in mind this May, Radisson Blu can help you find the perfect destination.
Radisson Blu 1835 Hotel & Thalasso, Cannes
Facing the picturesque Old Harbour, this Cannes hotel offers striking views along with a central location. The majority of our 134 rooms and suites overlook the sea and the Cannes harbor. The panoramic restaurant Le 360 serves delectable fare against the backdrop of the Mediterranean. Guests can rejuvenate with thalassotherapy and the healing effects of sea water at our 2,700-square meter spa.
Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Milatos Crete
Choose from among 318 spacious rooms and suites and take in dramatic views of the dazzling waterfront. Sample a variety of delectable cuisine ranging from regional fare at Cretan-Chic to sumptuous Italian cuisine at Taglio. The family-friendly accommodation also boasts 4 swimming pools, including a water park and an adults-only pool. Meanwhile the Boutique Spa beckons visitors to indulge in a pampering treatment or to refresh in the hammam. After a full day of rejuvenating mind and body, unwind on your private balcony to relish the soothing sea breeze.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Marseille Vieux Port
Experience the delight of one of France's oldest cities. At this Marseille hotel, guests can savor views of Vieux Port, the Mediterranean Sea and the bustling city center, all complemented by appealing amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet. On-site restaurants serve a variety of cuisine, and the stunning pool beckons guests to soak up some sun. Premier event facilities provide a final flourish to this dynamic accommodation.
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Gran Canaria Mogan
Our hotel is just 8 kilometers from the city center and 800 meters from Puerto de Mogan. Our 422 modern rooms feature private terraces where you can enjoy the balmy weather and ocean breezes. The hotel also features 3 on-site restaurants, a pool lounge, a bar and a candy store. The on-site fitness facilities boast gym equipment and swimming pools. After your workout, unwind with a beauty or spa treatment or sit in the gardens to clear your mind. Our hotel’s 6 meeting and conference rooms have a pre-function area for preparation.
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City breaks in May
Late spring and early summer are ideal times for a city break, as most destinations have completely emerged from hibernation and burst into life. It's not peak season yet, but many European cities in particular are at their best in May. If you're looking for a May travel destination packed with culture, shopping and charm, Radisson Blu has a wide selection of hotels in destinations that are perfect for a short break or longer vacation.
Indulge in stylish shopping, iconic views and fabulous cuisine on a late spring break in Paris, or relax in the beautiful parks and gardens on a weekend in Hamburg. Nantes is packed with interesting cultural attractions in a lovely riverside setting, whereas Athens offers an unforgettable blend of historic treasures and modern style. Whatever type of break you're looking for this May, Radisson Blu has the destination for you.
Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris
This hotel near the Champs Elysées welcomes Paris travelers to enjoy a charming retreat only steps from the Arc de Triomphe. Beautifully decorated rooms offer superb amenities that include Free high-speed, wireless Internet, coffee and tea provisions, and twice-daily housekeeping. Enjoy fine French fare and your favorite vintage at the on-site restaurant and bar. An elegant terrace connects the restaurant and bar to the stylish meeting room, creating an ideal venue for a meeting or special event.
Radisson Blu Park Hotel, Athens
Comprising 152 well-appointed rooms and suites, this Athens hotel is a sophisticated home base close to the city's most popular sites. The neighboring park adds a natural element to the urban setting, creating a passionate sense of place. Supremely convenient, our on-site restaurants serve local and international fare, while an in-house fitness center provides opportunities for rest and relaxation. Guests planning business or personal events can employ one of our versatile meeting rooms.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Hamburg
Soaring over the city skyline, the hotel's accommodation in Hamburg strikes the perfect balance between urban convenience and quiet comfort. Feel at home in one of 556 rooms and suites with High-speed, wireless Internet access. The Filini Bar & Restaurant offers delicious cuisine, and a fitness center and Botanical Spa are the perfect place to unwind. Plan successful meetings in one of 15 conference rooms.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes
Located inside the renovated Palais de Justice, this hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience history without sacrificing any modern comforts. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Nantes is in the city center, close to the airport as well as the train station, and features 142 rooms designed by Jean-Philippe Nuel and the DTACC architects agency. Each room comes with Free high-speed, wireless Internet. The on-site L’Assise Restaurant prepares gourmet cuisine in the former courtroom. Guests can also take advantage of the fitness center and spa, a private car park and 6 well-equipped meeting rooms.
Group and family holidays in May
May is a fabulous time of year to plan a fun-filled vacation for the entire family – or why not organize a city break or short getaway with a group of friends? Radisson Blu offers a host of hotels in family-friendly destinations with plenty to appeal to every taste. Whether you're looking to experience a new culture, learn about local history, or simply want a laid-back weekend break with lots of shopping, dining and entertainment, we have all the inspiration you need for your May getaway.
Explore colorful markets, stylish bars and fantastic architecture in lively Istanbul, or head to Copenhagen for a sophisticated dose of urban cool. Cork offers both city attractions and rural relaxation, whereas Milan is the perfect destination for fashion lovers looking for the ultimate fashionable getaway. Whether you're planning a bachelor or bachelorette party, or simply traveling as a family or group, you're sure to find something that appeals.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Istanbul Tuzla
The Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa in Tuzla occupies a distinctive locale in this charming Istanbul suburb. Rest well in one of 249 elegant rooms and suites, taking in views of the gardens that surround the accommodation. The on-site spa serves as a dazzling urban oasis where you can rejuvenate mind and body. In our 582-square-meter ballroom, up to 600 guests can gather for a one-of-a-kind gala, wedding reception or other celebration. To top it off, the Radisson Blu is just 3 kilometers from Turkey's second-busiest airport.
Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Copenhagen (formerly known Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Copenhagen)
Radisson Collection Hotel, Royal Copenhagen is a pioneer in numerous regards. It’s the world’s first design hotel, the only hotel by renowned designer and architect Arne Jacobsen, and thus the one true home to Danish modernism. Constructed in 1960, the building continues to dominate the skyline and its interior design impresses guests to this day.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Cork
This inviting hotel combines the tranquillity of the countryside with proximity to destinations like the airport, Cork city centre and Blarney Castle. 126 rooms feature sea or city-inspired colour schemes and Free high-speed, wireless Internet. The on-site restaurant and bar serve fresh meals and a variety of drinks. This family-friendly hotel includes an outdoor play area and relaxing features like complimentary car parking and the Retreat Spa & Fitness Centre. The spacious ballroom and 18th century Ditchley House provide ideal venues for weddings or meetings.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Milan
With a convenient location in Milan’s business district, this hotel is ideal for work travelers and also provides easy access to transportation for those who wish to go sightseeing. Guests have a choice of 250 spacious rooms decorated in warm earth tones and complete with amenities such as Free high-speed, wireless Internet and 24-hour room service. The on-site Leonardo Restaurant serves authentic Italian cuisine, while the Lobby Bar provides a comfortable space to have a cocktail at the end of a long day. Travelers can also unwind at the indoor pool and fitness club or take advantage of the abundant meeting and event facilities.
Wellness holidays and spa breaks in May
Want to feel refreshed and revived as you head into summer? May is the perfect time to focus on your wellbeing with a pampering spa break or wellness vacation. By choosing a Radisson Blu hotel with a fitness center or spa facilities, you can help yourself thoroughly unwind by the end of your May getaway, all while discovering a fabulous destination.
Explore the hip boutiques, cafés and galleries of Helsinki, or relax in the stunning Irish countryside on a weekend break in Sligo. Take the waters in a traditional thermal spring on a short break in Baden-Baden, Germany, or sit back and enjoy the Mediterranean views in beautiful Djerba, Tunisia. Wherever you go this May, you're sure to come back feeling restored.
Radisson Blu Palace Resort & Thalasso, Djerba
Our exotic Djerba hotel is a perfect option for unforgettable holiday trips to the Mediterranean Sea. Reserve one of our 296 rooms or suites and appreciate amenities like private balcony, sea or garden views, and Free high-speed, wireless Internet access. Several on-site dining and bar options, each serving various International favorites. A tranquil spa, swimming pools, fitness center and even meeting facilities round out the hotel's offerings.
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Helsinki
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Helsinki is full of life and action. The hotel is located in the very centre of Helsinki, surrounded by the city services and with excellent connections. This is where it all happens. As one of the top conference venues in the city and a member of the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame, the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel offers a complete package for conference planners, which includes signature concepts like our Brain Box breakout room and Brain Food catering.
Radisson Blu Badischer Hof Hotel, Baden-Baden
This alluring Baden-Baden hotel offers premium amenities along with a rich history. Originally a monastery and then a chic high-society meeting place, the building is now a fashionable spa getaway. All 162 rooms and suites include high-speed, wireless Internet, and views of the landscaped grounds create a sense of tranquility. Dine on site at Park Restaurant, and then savor a drink at Jockey Bar. Our five well-appointed meeting rooms create a memorable backdrop for events of all kinds.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Sligo
Offering both premier comfort and a beautiful, natural setting, this Sligo hotel is the optimum choice for a stay in Northwest Ireland. In addition to offering convenience to the treasures of the surrounding area, the hotel pampers guests with an on-site spa and delectable dining options. The flexible meeting facilities offer a stylish setting and plenty of equipment to host smooth-running events.
Romantic breaks in May
May's balmy weather and fragrant blooms make it the perfect month for a romantic getaway with your loved one. Choose from a stylish selection of Radisson Blu hotels in some of the most romantic European cities to visit this May. Imagine sitting outside at a picturesque café or bistro and watching the world go by, or relaxing with a picnic on a grassy lawn as you soak up the springtime sun, before hitting the town for a weekend break full of indulgent shopping, dining and cultural attractions.
Get a taste of Scandi cool in on a short break in scenic Stockholm, or discover spectacular monuments and mouthwatering cuisine in the fashionable streets of Rome. St. Petersburg's breathtaking architecture makes it the perfect backdrop for a romantic city break – or why not shop for jewelry in Antwerp's famous Diamond District?
Radisson Blu Astrid Hotel, Antwerp
Across from the central train station and close to Antwerp’s diamond and fashion districts, this sophisticated hotel offers 253 rooms designed by Michael Graves and complete with amenities like Free high-speed, wireless Internet and flat-screen televisions. Square Brasserie and Terrace serves Belgian and international cuisine, and the fitness center includes an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi and wet and dry saunas. Aquatopia, located on-site, showcases over 10,000 fish and reptiles in their natural surroundings. Host business conferences or personal celebrations in style with 18 meeting rooms spread across two floors.
Radisson Blu es. Hotel, Rome
This exceptional, contemporary hotel sits among some of the world’s most famous landmarks and ruins and provides guests proximity to transport and attractions. Enjoy comfortable accommodation and delicious dining options that suit any taste and preference. On-site opportunities for relaxation abound with the soothing spa, the rooftop pools and the well-equipped fitness center. The superb event facilities are ideal for hosting both personal and business events.
Radisson Sonya Hotel, St. Petersburg
Reflecting the themes and imagery of the novel Crime and Punishment, this St. Petersburg hotel's interior is one of a kind. Along with the unique décor concept, guests also enjoy an enviable location in Liteyny Prospect. An on-site restaurant and bar as well as conveniences like Free high-speed, wireless Internet ensure a delightful stay. Rounding out the list of amenities are four meeting rooms, all outfitted with everything you need for a successful gathering.
May nature holidays
Get outdoors this May and savor the warmer days, increased sunshine and fresh greenery of spring. This is the perfect time of year to enjoy a vacation in nature, and lots of May travel destinations are at their very best as summer quickly approaches. Opt for a Radisson Blu hotel in a scenic, outdoorsy location or a green, vibrant city, and get ready to revel in the natural beauty around you.
Explore the tranquil Irish countryside on a weekend break in Limerick, or head further afield to Nairobi to visit breathtaking nature reserves and animal sanctuaries on safari. A short break in Lucerne gives you the chance to hike through beautiful Swiss scenery, or head to Edinburgh for easy access to spectacular parks and gardens as well as the Scottish Highlands beyond. With Radisson Blu, the world is yours to discover.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill
This brand-new hotel gives Nairobi visitors a fresh option for first-class accommodation in the central business district. We make it easy to navigate the city’s bustle, providing everything from a place to park upon arrival to the indulgence of a poolside drink on a hot day. Take meals in our all-day restaurant with terrace or at the grill. Our sophisticated wellness centre will help you recharge for events in stunning conference space, including our 590-square-metre ballroom.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Lucerne
Warm and inviting, this hotel in Lucerne is an ideal home base for exploring the city. Bask in the beauty of the surrounding area and take in views of the lake or the Alps from our 189 guest rooms. Free high-speed, wireless Internet and on-site dining ensure a fun, relaxing stay. With versatile meeting space and a fitness center, the Radisson Blu is a premium option whether you're traveling for business, leisure or both.
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh
Discover the history and beauty of Edinburgh from this hotel located on the renowned Royal mile. In the heart of the capital's historic district, the hotel affords guests easy access to Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Elegant, well-appointed rooms offer individual climate control as well as Free high-speed, wireless Internet. An on-site restaurant serves fresh Scottish fare, while the hotel's fitness centre features a swimming pool and sauna.
Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa Limerick
Home to a full-service spa and surrounded by lush parkland, this Limerick hotel is the ideal getaway. Enjoy serenity and natural beauty without sacrificing proximity to the airport and city center. Our on-site Porters Restaurant welcomes you with Irish hospitality, while two bars quench your thirst with an array of spirits. 1000 square feet of meeting space rounds out the list of inspiring amenities at this sophisticated haven.
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