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When: Head out to Poland in the Spring or the summer months. Whilst the spring is fresh and very pleasant, the summer is the time to go if you want to catch the country's excellent cultural festivals.
Where: Warsaw is the country's contemporary culture capital. It is a fascinating and exuberant place and richly rewards visitors with a wealth of museum, music venues and nightclubs. Though initially intimidating, its actually a very welcoming place and you're bound to make new friends quickly!
Why: Warsaw is the most forward looking city in Poland. It has an exciting arts scene as well as some excellent museums including the Chopin Museum, Warsaw Rising Museum and the Jewish History Museum. You can see the Polish Philharmonic Orchestra perform and watch a show at the Polish National Opera House.
When: Poland is particularly lovely in the spring when the temperature rises suddenly and the country rediscovers its sense of fun after the long winter!
Where: Krakow is the favourite destination for groups of friends travelling to Poland and it offers some excellent nightlife. It is also a stunningly beautiful city meaning that there's plenty to see and do in the daytime - if you're not feeling too hungover that is!
Why: The excellent bars and clubs around Rynek Glowny as well as the nice little pubs in the district of Kazimierz make this a very popular place for visitor in search of a good time. You should also be sure to visit such stunning historical attractions such as Wawel castle and St Mary's Cathedral.
When: Head to Poland in the summer months for a few days of beautiful sunshine and excellent cuisine in this beautiful country.
Where: Gdansk is a fascinating place to visit. It has a very distinctive and interesting history and was part of Germany until the end of WWII. It is a very poplar destination with native Poles on their summer holidays and is a quite unforgettable place!
Why: The stunning gothic architecture and beautiful harbour of Gdansk make this a really romantic destination. There are some great museums and even the option of swimming in the sea at the nearby Stogi Beach. Gdansk is just as beautiful as Krakow but remains a much better kept secret!
When: Why not go to Poland for the christmas holidays, when the gorgeous Alpine landscapes, dense snowfall and ardently religious population make it a particularly festive destination!
Where: The city of Zakopane is one of the country's finest skiing resorts and is renowned for the beauty of its chalets and the excellent skiing conditions. It offers pistes suitable for skiers of all ability levels.
Why: Zakopane offers excellent pistes suitable for beginners and seasoned pros. It is much less known than the ski resorts of west Europe and is also considerably better value for money. Zakopane also offers an excellent apres ski scene.