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Some things do have a kind of break during the summer (one that comes to mind are the opera houses but isn't it true of opera houses everywhere?) but shops will have normal opening hours. Cafe are definitely open, I don't think libraries have limited hours, don't know about co-working spaces. Some offices might be a little less busy but it's a large city ...


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In Switzerland, there are 2 ski resorts where it is possible to go skiing in summer. This is because of the glaciers there. The ski resorts are: Saas-Fee: Saas-Fee is not open year-round, but the summer season is between: 14.07.2012- 28.10.2012. For 2013 you can assume that more or less the same dates are available. Zermatt: Zermatt is open year-round. You ...


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Although the other answers are OK, I will use the opportunity to advertise one peculiarity in the area where I live: midnight sun skiing.. Yes, you read that right. The ski resort of Riksgränsen, Sweden advertises with midnight daylight skiing, possible every year in May, and midnight sun skiing. Midnight Sun skiing is usually heli-skiing offered a few days ...


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Layers. Bring several. The average temperatures you quote are very misleading. Two years ago I was there in July and, while I would concur with the average, temperatures varied between 4C and 20C. That means that I used a thin long-sleeve top and was slightly hot around noon and was quite cold with a jacket, sweater plus long-sleeve top at night. Light ...


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What I can tell you about northern Italy (anywhere between Milano and Venice) is that the cities basically closes down in August (except for tourist destinations such as museums and churches), and even more so in the afternoon. If you will be walking the streets of any town in that area (Modena, Padua, Ravenna, Verona, etc), it will be like in a Zombie movie ...


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I was a night auditor (see a night in the life of a night auditor) at two different hotels on the Central Coast of California (specifically, San Luis Obispo and Pismo Beach) in the mid-1990s. While some things (mostly the technology) has changed, most things are about the same. It would really help to know where you will be traveling, because California is ...


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I want to note that the St. Petersburg is located in Neva's river delta, and only small part of it is near the Finnish Gulf. So there are two types for the beaches here: city beachs: most famous one is near the Petro-Pavloskaya fortress, people are getting the sun baths from February. other ones are located accross the city parks and recreation zones, such ...


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I know of a few options you can have in the Northern Hemisphere that may appeal: Timeberline Lodge in Oregon, USA - open twelve months a year. Whistler-Blackcomb, British Columbia, Canada. I was there 3 days ago :) Has a glacier you can ski on in summer! Italy has quite a bit of summer skiing at Cervinia Zermatt, Italy. The link is some photos showing you ...


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Summer skiing is definitely a thing. For Europe, I found an article that says many places used to offer it, but now it's pretty much just Les Deux Alpes, near Grenoble. But then this article disagrees and lists a bunch of others (and has pictures.) And according to this Globe and Mail article, if you head to Whistler you can be taken by bus up to a glacier ...


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My first hand experience with France is that on 1st of August it's absolutely impossible to get through, because of absolutely infernal traffic on all the highways. Seems like everyone is going to the beach at same time. I haven't visited cities at that time, so can't say how bad is it. I do have first hand experience living in Madrid, which does indeed ...


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There are many options for a family visit to Jerusalem in the summer heat. After all most families in Israel have at least two children. The Israel Museum is air-conditioned and has plenty of Family Activities listed on their website, including a mini-theater Explore the Western Wall Tunnels, which feature 500 meters of cool space underneath the Western ...


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The high season is a lot more expensive than the low season. I've just looked at a hire-car company that we've used before in Iceland (I've been nearly 10 times in the last 6 years with work), and the rental price goes up by about 50% a day in high season compared to low. The exact amount depends on which car you go for. The high season usually extends ...


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The weather in south it is often wet and windy, the north slightly less so, but can get some nasty cold spells, although it shouldn't be too extreme in July. For going high up in the mountains or travelling in the mid-interior you would need of course to be prepared for much lower temperatures and sometimes extreme weather. The main thing to think about is ...


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As stated in comments, going to Saint Jean Pied du Port from Barcelona can take quite long. Unless necessary to go via Barcelona, try to get a flight to Bilbao or San Sebastián, so that you can decrease the travelling time. You can even check flights from Barcelona to Bilbao, which can be found for good prices. Anyway, if you decide to go from Barcelona, ...


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In the Tyrolean Zillertal Valley, you can ski all year round at the Hintertux Glacier. They claim to be the only resort in Austria where you can ski 365 days a year. In the French Alps, you can ski during Summer at the Glacier of Tignes.


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Arapahoe Basin, in Colorado has a very long season. Not a full 12 months, but most years they're open into June, sometimes early July. It's not glacial, but I believe it is the highest ski area in North America. The peak is just over 13,000 feet, on the Continental Divide.


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Norway also has summer skiing spots. On the tourism website for Norway, some of them are listed, claiming they're the largest : the Stryn Summer Ski Centre, at elevation 1600m the Galdhøpiggen Summer Ski Centre, at elevation 2600m, claiming some powder snow. the Folgefonna Summer Ski Centre, which is a glacier.


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Lightweight synthetic hiking trousers are designed to allow a comfortable range of motion and to wick away sweat, while still offering some protection against the sun and minor scratches. Even if not hiking in the back country, they have features that make them excellent travel garments, such as multiple deep mesh pockets where you can store your map, ...


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Just on a side note, California is on the west coast ;-) Most places aren't overly busy during the summer, but in SF and Napa the hotels book up quickly, so I would reserve. Booking hotels in California isn't necessary, but you'll pay the rack rate which is significantly higher then booking ahead. Also, the drive isn't that long from SF to LA, about 6-7 ...


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I was there in August. There were strict instructions for people NOT to try and hike down to the river unless incredibly fit, hydrated and well prepared (Even then, it wasn't recommended). We walked around the rim trails, and that was pretty hot, and then descended down the Bright Angel trail to the first water hut (1 hour?). That itself was tiring in the ...


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Go by train. I took the AVE high speed train from Barcelona (Estacio De França) to Madrid (Atocha). IMO, it is the best way to travel between the 2 cities. i takes around 4 hours, the stations are easily accessible, you do not have to come in early, go through lots of security and you have a lot less restriction in bagage size and weight.


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In 2017 2.1 million people visited Iceland. In the same year an estimate of 224,000 people visited the Faroe Islands, so all together the islands get significantly fewer visitors, which would indicate that many fewer tourists will be around even in the summer months. In June 2016 Iceland had 221,900, where as Faroe had only 22,570. (June was the only month ...


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I've already accepted an answer, but having recently come back from the trip that inspired this question, I thought I'd share my experiences. Paris seemed very empty. Even in the morning on weekdays, there were very, very few people in the streets (excluding the area immediately surrounding popular tourist spots). There were also shops and restaurants ...


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Worst idea, I'd say. I made the same mistake - thought I would be able to do it. I went to Grand Canyon in August as well. To say it was scorching hot, would be an understatement. I wasn't just burnt. I melted. But for all you know, it won't be that hot this summer? Spring is the best time to go there, apparently.


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You can add the list the Jerusalem Science Museum which is kiddie-friendly and encourages hands-on touching of almost all displays.


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It is tourist friendly and I have always found it safe. With obvious precautions that a tourist needs to take almost everywhere. There is nothing inherently unsafe about it. Here is an excellent advisory: British nationals made over 1.7 million visits to Turkey in 2016. Most visits are trouble free. Be alert to your surroundings and remain vigilant in ...


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Borrowing from one of my answers on a similar question: Long-term rentals everywhere around the world typically require the tenant to prove the ability to pay the current and every future month rent. This is done by showing salary slips (usually the last 3 in France), payment receipts from previous rental agreements, a reference letter, and/or binding ...


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If you are going to Cyprus in the summer, you'll need to gauge your activities to account for the arid, dry heat that overwhelms the island. That means unless you are from some place like Nevada, it will take a while to acclimate. Even the Med is hot during the summer months! There's a degree of local night-life in the hotel districts, due to the way ...


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The first thing to realize is that in Europe skiing is basically a winter sport. I might just be stating the obvious but it seems that this question is surrounded by confusion and unstated assumptions. For example, most if not all of the places listed in your link will have no snow at all and a relatively warm weather so the reason this site and others don't ...


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