Where to look for cheap weekend breaks in May

These days it is fashionable to wait until the last minute before booking a weekend away. However, if you do have the option to plan ahead then some real bargains can be found. Moreover, when booking in advance you get the pick of the hotels and the best flight times. Here we take a look at some deals currently available on cheap weekend breaks in May 2012.

One of the most popular destinations for weekend breaks is Barcelona. Stretching back from the Mediterranean Sea, the capital of Catalunya has it all, from ancient Gothic architecture to fascinating museums and a pulsating nightlife. Book with Lastminute.com today and fly from London Heathrow from just £299 per person. This package includes flights with British Airways and 4-nights in the TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel.

Another fine destination for cheap weekend breaks in May is Amsterdam. Explore the delights of this cosmopolitan city on bike or cruise the canal waterways, visit the spectacular Van Gogh Museum or take part in the city's cafe culture. Opodo.co.uk is currently offering 3-nights bed and breakfast from £215 per person. Fly with Easyjet from London Stansted on 17th May and be in Amsterdam in only 1-hour.

Cheap weekend breaks in May 2012 don't have to be confined to European destinations either. With a flight time under 8 hours you could be basking in the delights of New York. Check out the deals through Lastminute.com flying on Thursday 24th May. For a bargain £639 per person, spend 2 full days in The Big Apple with 3-nights accommodation at the Wellington Hotel.

Now you have some ideas, so get planning for May 2012.

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