While singling out a vacation spot many of us often stalk our friends and family’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. The various social media sites have in fact become the new barometer for setting traveling trends.
According to leading travel sites such as Lonely Planet, Airbnb and Condé Nast Traveler beautiful beaches are not the only places travelers are headed to this year.
Scroll down to see the 5 hottest travel destinations that you must add to your wander list this year.
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
The capital city of Denmark is well known for its architecture, cultural landscape, flowing canals as well as its ski slopes. But one of the reasons for topping the list of the hottest travel destinations is its thriving restaurant scene.
People can choose to eat in one of the many Michelin starred restaurants or explore the city’s emerging street food scene. The Tivoli Gardens which is a 19th-century amusement park is a popular tourist attraction.
While there don’t forget to visit the iconic bronze mermaid sculpture named The Little Mermaid.
2. Xiamen, China
It is a port city that is surrounded by many scenic islands. It also harbors the UNESCO listed Kulangsu island which is a vehicle free and pedestrian-only island. Xiamen has a flourishing art scene and is all set to become a major creativity hub in China.
The world’s longest elevated cycle path, the Xiamen Cycling Skyway, is also situated here. Taking a stroll down the Ding’aozai Cat Street, visiting the beautiful bookstores and sampling the edible souvenirs are few of things one can do while in Xiamen.
3. Peloponnese, Greece
Although Santorini and Acropolis are a more popular travel destination, Peloponnese, situated in the lesser-known part of Southern Greece has piqued the interest of avid travelers.
If you are a history buff, then you must visit the world famous archaeological sites Ancient Messini and Olympia. For people seeking the adrenaline rush, Peloponnese offers activities such as rafting, paragliding, and rock climbing. Those who wish to unwind their body and soul can visit the world-class luxury spa, Euphoria Retreat.
4. Barcelona, Spain
This vibrant and enchanting city of Spain is truly a vacation hotspot. It is has everything to please its visitors. Architecture, history, art, culture, delicious food and Europian football are all packed into this beautiful city. It is hardly surprising that it is Spain’s most popular tourist destination.
The city loves to party and stay up late. It has one of the liveliest street life in the world. Onlookers are often treated to live music and other impromptu performances by talented entertainers. The Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, Gothic Quarter, Camp Nou and The Magic Fountain are few of the many places of interest in Barcelona.
5. Southern Nile Valley, Egypt
Rounding up the top 5 travel destinations is an ancient site that has given the world several intriguing stories. Southern Nile Valley has, in fact, topped the 2019 list of “Top ten places made for affordable travel” by Lonely Planet. The best way to explore the tombs and temples is via a cruise down the river Nile.
It makes a stop at all the important tourist attractions starting from Luxor to Aswan. The top places of interest are the Great Temple of Ramses II, Temple of Horus and Aswan Botanical Gardens
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