Commonly Used Holiday Collocations

It is a high holiday season and many of us have been looking forward to our holidays. Whether you’re going to the seaside, lake or a mountain, or have some other plans, I’m sure it’ll be useful to look at these commonly used holiday collocations:


A city break is a short holiday spent in a large city.

Ex: Peter and Angela are going on a city break to Rome next week.

Stay in a hotel/self-catering accommodation

Ex: We’re staying in a beautiful beach hotel.

Commonly used holiday collocations

High/low season

A time of a year when the greatest/smallest number of people visits a place.

Ex: I hate going to the seaside in high season, the beaches and hotels are over-crowded.
Holidays are cheaper during the low season.

Family-run/luxury/four-star hotel

Ex: We’re staying in a family-run hotel.

Single/double/family room

Ex: John’s booked a double room for us.

Commonly used holiday collocations

Seaside/beach/holiday/ski resort

Ex: There are many seaside resorts on the island.

Bed and breakfast

A guesthouse that provides overnight accommodation and breakfast.

Ex: We’re staying in a small hotel that does bed and breakfast.

Book a holiday/hotel room/appartment

Ex: They advised us to book a hotel room earlier.

Commonly used holiday collocations

Go sightseeing

Visiting interesting places while on vacation.

Ex: Shall we go sightseeing after breakfast?

Get a suntan

Brown skin caused by being in the sun.

Ex: She’s got a beautiful deep suntan.

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