August in Menorca
August sees festivals across the island of Menorca, including the "Nights at the Port" in Mahon, which has dance performances by the harbour. The night markets in Alaior are fun to browse on a warm evening at this time of year, or El Toro, the highest point, gives you views all the way across Menorca. Alternatively, you could cruise round the island by boat. Beach-wise, head to the south, and make sure you visit S'Albufera des Grau National Park and its blue lagoon.Find out more Or how about Budapest?
August in Budapest
Budapest's showpiece summer event is the fireworks show for St Stephen's Day, a public holiday in Hungary. There also tends to be spin-off cultural events around this time, like folk music and craft fairs. Down by the river, Sziget Festival is held on an island in the middle of the Danube during August. It's mainly a music festival, but there are also extra activities like bungee jumping - and with the weather staying warm long into the evening, it makes a nice change to your average British mud fest.Find out more Or how about Dominican Republic?
August in Dominican Republic
There can be rain during August in the Dominican Republic, but it tends to be a downpour in the evening, leaving the day clear for sunbathing and swimming. So with white sand, palm trees, beachfront shacks, seafood and crystal-clear waters, the coast is the place to be. Scuba-diving and fishing are popular here. August is a good time to see Marlin and barracuda, which is only around during the wet season. It's also when the Dominican Republic's Independence Day takes place, and Fiesta Patria de la Restauración sees festivals and parades run across the country.Find out more Or how about somewhere else?