10 Best Summer Travel Destinations
This summer if you plan to chill somewhere other than your air conditioned drawing room and have no clue where to go, then pack your bags and pull up your socks. Summer is always about a good get away but for that you would need a list of best summer travel destinations and in 2014 we bring to you an exciting list of destinations across the globe you can visit this summer. Read on:
The city of iconic canals is a perfect summer destination with an ideal blend of old culture and modernism. From biking along a net of canals to walking around the Van Gogh museum to enjoying the lush greens of the generous Vondelpark, Amsterdam will blow your mind away. Grab some excellent dinner at twilight by the canal, or go on a shopping spree through the lanes of Nine Streets, this city has much more to offer than you can expect!
The land of Bavarian Alps and Germany’s most expensive city, Munich is one of those very few places where you find a classic mix of old and new, existing side by side, complementing each other. While you can explore old museums with world-class masterpieces, you can also spot the best of cars with the sleekest designs. Most visited during the Oktoberfest, the city still holds on to its provincial touch, which never fails to charm travelers.
Set on the North-East of Iberian Peninsula, Barcelona boasts of its beautiful Mediterranean weather all round the year. The most attractive destination in the city is the giant Basilica of Sagrada Familia designed by the famous architect Antonio Gaudi. But if you are not an architectural geek, the city’s 850 km coastline is an added appeal. Costa Brava in the north and Costa Daurada in the south will give you a run for choices with miles of golden sandy beaches and a great variety of water sports.
One of the most diverse metropolises of Canada, Montreal, is a vibrant and beautiful city with stone facades ageing over a century, old bistros and artistic boulevards. Walk a few miles, and beyond the cobbled lanes, you will find modern, stylish buildings, lip-smacking global cuisines served in swish restaurants; heart-thumping band music; and a lovely blend of cultures of not just Motrealers but also French, Italian, Chinese, and Caribbean.
6: San Francisco:
The fog city by the bay, San Francisco is a foodies’ delight. With places like Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf to visit, San Francisco is sure to tickle you taste buds. Fishing boats, seafood stalls, hot crab cauldrons, seafood restaurants, French bread bakeries, the city will make you happy like never before. Do not fail to miss other attractions like the Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard Street, Alcatraz Island and Coit Tower.
The archaeological capital of the Americas, Cusco has one of the most striking natural beauties. The city of Inca walls, Cusco’s old stories live on its streets, squares and valleys. Be it the mountains of the Sacred Valley or the excellent architecture in Choquequirao, Kenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu, this Peruvian city will undeniably take your breath away.
Based in the tropical South Pacific region, Fiji has 333 islands, most inhabited. A beach lover’s dream destination, Fiji is famous for its coral diving, white sand palm-adorned beaches, reefs packed with colorful fishes and immaculate natural environment. With over 13 islands to go to, the place offers a wide range of accommodations and attractions. So, pack your swimsuits, sunscreens and hop on.
A postcard Greek island, Mykonos is one of the most exemplary holidays destinations. A place with natural, archeological, traditional and recreational facets, Mykonos is a picture perfect destination. Bask in the sun on the beach, get lost in the empty streets with the occasional wandering of soft-pink pelicans, check out the marvelous archeological sites in the nearby islands or enjoy the relentless parties at night, you will not experience a moment of boredom when you are here.
Whether it’s a vista by the river, with silent reflections of the Seine, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Eiffel Tower, or the breathtaking view of elegant buildings and typically French mansard roofs from a hotel window, this city needs no introduction. No matter if you plan to explore the historic, unarguably fashionable, bourgeois, or the recusant and arty sides of Paris, the city of light will not fail to enthrall you.
Dotted with picturesque towns, artist societies and local cuisines, the ‘Valley Isle’ Maui is the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands. Be it the treasured spirit of aloha, the twang of a guitar chord, the scent of lei or the balmy breezes, Maui can never go wrong. Golden sand beaches, Kayaking with dolphins, snorkeling with sea turtles, this summer this is the place for you.