Here Are The Top 10 Trendiest Destinations From Around The World
Guess it's time to start planning a holiday.
If you're anything like me, you desperately need — okay, more so want — a holiday.
I know it's only been a couple of months since the start of the ~new decade~, but I'm tired and ready to relax on a tropical island.
But planning one is hard! Even though there's inspiration all around (hello, Instagram), it can sometimes be difficult to find the perfect spot to travel to.
Well, to help with that, Tripadvisor have released the winners of the 2020 Traveller's Choice Destination Awards, including the top 10 trending cities that have seen the biggest spikes in positive reviews and ratings. Here are the ones that made the cut!
Stepping into Krakow, you'll feel like you've walked straight into a Disney movie. There's cobbled streets, horse-drawn carriages, a historic town centre — that was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site — and a fairy tale-esque castle. And once you've explored the traditional side of town, there's plenty of trendy cafes and stylish bars to explore.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Meaning "Hill of Spring" in Hebrew, Tel Aviv is the perfect destination if you're the sort of person that likes to keep busy. There's plenty to see and do, but the beautiful Mediterranean beaches, innovative culinary scene and legendary nightlife is a must.
Sitting in the heart of the Ionian Sea is a slice of paradise that feels as if its been tailor-made for relaxation. Dip your feet into the stunning turquoise blue waters before lying on the famous white sand at Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach. And then once you've had your fun, sample the local cuisine — including the freshest of olives — and admire the dreamy natural landscapes of Zakynthos.
Da Nang, Vietnam
While you may have never heard of Da Nag, it's a city that shouldn't be missed. Not only is it affordable, but it's a fantastic way to experience local Vietnamese culture. Book a culinary tour, go on an off-road adventure to Monkey Mountain or treat yourself with a relaxing spa treatment that will make you never want to leave this incredible city.
Next time you're thinking about booking a trip to Bali, try Lombok on for size instead. It'll offer the same laid back atmosphere you're looking for, but with fewer crowds. Plus, there'll still be the just as many gorgeous beaches, world-class diving spots and endless hiking options.
Stepping into the Gramado, you'll feel like you've walked into a Swiss mountain village. There are boutiques selling gourmet chocolate, restaurants serving creamy fondue and cosy Swiss chalet-esque hotels to stay in. And don't forget about the incredible mountain ranges that frame the backdrop to this resort city.
Porto Seguro, Brazil
If you're looking for a good time and a bustling nightlife, you'll need to put Porto Seguro on your bucket list. The city's shoreline is filled with beach huts playing music, offering dance classes or putting on a performance that you'll be encouraged to join in on. And the morning after — while you're still nursing that hangover — explore Porto Seguro's city centre to learn more about the history of the town.
Cobbled street charm, dazzling architecture with historic significance and sumptuous food and wine. These are the things you'll find in Porto, alongside the charismatic locals who you'll quickly fall in love with. Not convinced yet? The city is budget-friendly and is located near the beautiful Douro Valley.
More and more people are starting to take notice of Luzon, the largest island in the Phillipines. The stunning natural location is full of small villages, serene beaches, unexplored jungles and scenic views that are unlike anything else you've seen before.
Kochi (Cochin), India
Coming in at number one is the charming port city of Kochi, located on the southwest coast of India. Here you'll find charming cafes, art centres and architecture that references the city's Dutch, Chinese, Portuguese and British history. And if you're wondering what those giant structures dotting the harbour are, they're Chinese fishing nets, which were supposedly brought from the court of Chinese explorer Zheg He in the 14th century.
BRB, booking a holiday to one of these places ASAP.
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