During summer average temperatures in this breezy coastal resort range from 23°C to 26°C, perfect for lazy days on the beach, enjoying leisurely lunches and picking your favourite yacht in the glitzy harbour. The sun's got his hat firmly on in Malaga and you should too: pick up a traditional sombrero or panama hat in the un-hipsterish and delightfully old fashioned milliners
Step back into Malaga's North African past and explore Alcabaza, a Moorish castle built in the eleventh century, or the Castillo de Gibralfaro which sits on a large hill overlooking the city
Swim in the Atlantic Ocean off one of the 100 beaches in southern Portugal's Algarve region. The easiest (and cheapest) way to get there is to fly to Faro and you can kick off your Portuguese beach tour straight from the airport with a trip to Praia de Faro, just a short ride on the airport bus. The beach here is so big that you're guaranteed a spot to throw down your towel, even in the height of the summer holidays.
Though it may seem to be all about lazy beach holidays in the Algarve, look out for Ria Formosa, a beautiful coastal park made up of a lagoon, several islands and two peninsulas.
Fancy a few nights quaffing champagne, riding around in fast cars and eating some of the finest cuisine in the world? Well, it's certainly an option in the French Riviera, but on a budget, you might have to swap expensive fizz for supermarket prosecco, Lamborghinis for a local Lignes d'Azur bus and first class for cheap holiday flights and hotels.
France is famous for its wine, so it would be rude not to give it go while you're here - turn it in to an educational opportunity with a trip to the Château de Bellet vineyard and learn about the wine making process, before sampling some of the goods of course.
From the French to Turkish Riviera, with a holiday in the largest city on the Turkish Med coast, Antalya. Although slightly further afield than the Western Med (a five hour flight away) Turkey is on the short side of long-haul holidays abroad and makes a good value destination this summer, with direct flights running from Manchester, London and Glasgow.
Don't miss Antalya's answer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Broken Minaret, standing in the midst of the ruined Korkut Mosque. Other impressive historical sites include the fluted minaret at Yivli Minare, and the Ottoman clock tower in Saat Kulesi.
Da Nang, Vietnam
This is one for the more adventurous lover of tropical temperatures and palm-fringed sandy strands. The opening of a number of luxury resort hotels have propelled Vietnam into the spotlight, while the low cost of food and travel once you get here makes it one of the top cheap holidays abroad. Da Nang is arguably the most popular coastal resort and it's the country's third largest city, although it's nowhere near as chaotic as the capital, Hanoi.
Hoi An is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, famous for its food (the street food here is some of the best in Vietnam) and its custom made suits (but watch out for scams).
The big, brash delights of Disney and the rest of Orlando's theme parks attract an army of British families who take their summer holidays in Florida year after year. Drive 35 minutes southwest of downtown Orlando and see your kids' faces light up as you enter through the gates of Walt Disney World, which encompasses Magic Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studio's and Animal Kingdom.
Away from the clamour of Disney World, try a glide around the Florida swamps on an airboat tour - it may be more peaceful but it's no less exciting, as you could get to see anything from a bald eagle to a Florida alligator.