Blog Home Food and drink Holidays Travel Uncategorized Top 5 tips to create the perfect Cornwall holiday Jen January 9, 2019Cornwall, Dog friendly, holiday, luxury holidays, short breaks, St Ives At Cornish Gems we know a thing or two about holidays in Cornwall – our offices are based in St Ives and Truro and we have a local team of people who are passionate about everything this county has to offer. So we’ve mapped out our top 5 tips to create the perfect Cornwall holiday, read on to find out more and create a very special holiday for your trip to Cornwall in 2019. Dreams of beach days, lazy days and those anything can happen summer days are welcomed as we endure the chilly mornings and dark evenings of winter. Book your 2019 holiday to Cornwall now and we’re confident we can turn those grey skies to blue with a little holiday inspiration. Planning a few days off for a staycation gives us all something to look forward to, plus, the excitement and anticipation of the holiday is believed to release endorphins in a similar way to exercise, we know which we’d rather do … 1. Cornish Experiences With a wealth of verdant countryside, a healthy appetite for all things foodie, stunning seascapes (the list goes on …) there is surely no better backdrop to leave the comfort of your holiday deckchair and experience something a little different, just for a while. Learn to capture the best seascape with a guided photography walk, pop on an apron and cook like the pros at one of Cornwall’s top cookery schools including Philleigh Way or, for the ultimate souvenir, how about a silver making course to craft your own ring? Return home with your new skills and impress your friends. 2. Celebratory Stays with a Cornish twist Planning a big celebration is half the fun as you map out the guest list, plan the menu and find your dream home with room for everyone. Complete the occasion with a private chef and you’ve got the recipe for a memorable weekend in Cornish Gems style. 3. Cornish culture Blooming gardens, iconic landmarks and world famous museums, it’s not all sea and sand in Cornwall! Discover the culture vulture in you in 2019 and make a beeline for some of the counties hot spots including the botanical wonder of The Eden Project, the myth and legend of Land’s End, the impressive Tate Gallery on the beach in St Ives and the Minack Theatre nestled into the rocks at Porthcurno. 4. Off the beaten track The hot spots of Cornwall such as Padstow and St Ives are well worth a visit but dig out the OS maps and discover Cornwall off the beaten track. From moorland hikes across Bodmin Moor and wooded trails at Tehidy Country Park to tranquil coves and tiny hamlets. Beat the crowds and plan your holiday far from the madding crowds, we are on hand to share our secret tips, shhh … 5. Adventure weekend thrills and spills Thrill seekers are spoilt for choice in Cornwall. Immerse yourself in the natural playground of the Duchy and learn to surf the Atlantic waves with one of the many surf schools around the coast, SUP your way along the coastline, enjoy a day on the high seas sailing, dive to the depths shipwreck hunting, blast along the sand in a kite-buggy, ride the longest zip-wire in England, kayak the tranquil waterways … the list goes on! Return home exhilarated and refreshed, full of fresh Cornish air. However you like to holiday, make 2019 your year to plan ahead and create an extra special trip to the Cornish coast.