You are seriously due for a vacation and deserve a break for work and the stresses at home. We’ve researched the best travel destinations for you. We’re not going to recommend you go to Paris or London like every other traveler though. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of unique places to travel in the world and these are our top 5 travel destinations of 2015:
1. Edinburgh, Scotland
If you’re looking for a destination with a beautiful landscape and rich history then look no further. Edinburgh, Scotland is located on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth and is the destination for you.
Edinburgh is one of the most historic cities in all of the United Kingdom, which is why history buffs love it. Some of the places to visit include the Edinburgh Castle, the Holyrood Palace, and the churches of St. Giles, Greyfriars, and Canongate. However, almost the entire city displays Edinburgh’s rich history.
If you’re looking for nightlife, Edinburgh has you covered too. There are several festivals held throughout the year and the city is filed with theaters for live music or theatrical performances.
No matter what your interests are, Edinburgh has something for you. The history, beautiful architecture, rapidly expanding shopping district, and endless festivals and performances to attend make Edinburgh a city you must consider if you plan on traveling in 2015.
2. Barcelona, Spain
Much like Edinburgh, Barcelona, Spain is one of the most visually appealing cities in the world. Although the city features several modern buildings, Barcelona still encompasses its history with beautiful architectural buildings like the unfinished Sagrada Familia or the Casa Batllo.
While the architecture is fascinating to look at, there are hundreds of other things to do. There are dozens of museums, restaurants, art galleries, and stores to spend your time while in Barcelona.
Barcelona also has one of the best beaches in the world. In total, there are seven beaches for tourists to swim, sun bathe, and spend their day.
The partying scene in Barcelona isn’t bad either. In fact, Barcelona has some of the top reviewed bars and nightclubs in all of Europe. If you’re looking for a party or want to spend the evening relaxing, Barcelona is easily one of the best cities in Europe to go for both.
3. Bora Bora Island
Looking for a tropical destination to visit in 2015? Consider Bora Bora in the Pacific Ocean. Home to some of the must luxurious resorts in the world, Bora Bora is the ultimate getaway if you’re looking for complete relaxation.
With crystal clear water and vibrant nightlife in the coral reefs surrounding the islands, Bora Bora is the perfect travel destination if you love the beach. By day, you can snorkel or scuba dive to explore the marine life and by night you can dine at one of the island’s finest four-star restaurants. Plus, some of the most luxurious resorts are directly on the water, which means you can fully immerse yourself with a room with a breathtaking view.
If you love to be in a tropical paradise and want to truly get away from civilization to spend time in a state of complete relaxation, then you need to book your trip to Bora Bora today.
4. Positano, Italy
While Rome, Florence and Venice may get all the attention in Italy, Positano is a hidden gem that that is right on the Amalfi Coast. The rugged cliffs and beautiful beaches highlight the natural beauty in and around Positano. However, the views of the day are easily dwarfed by the view at night.
At sunset, the city lights up to create a serene view that is among the most beautiful and romantic in the world. It’s so beautiful that you have to see it to believe it.
However, before the sunset overwhelms you, you can enjoy a day at the beach or on the water if you want to soak up some rays. If you find yourself hungry or thirsty, there are dozens of local restaurants that offer real Italian cuisine. You can cool off at one of the local watering holes as well.
Positano’s beauty is unique and unmatched by any other city in Italy. If you want to surprise a special someone with a romantic getaway, Positano is well worth visiting.
5. Bali, Indonesia
Another tropical paradise you may want to consider is Bali, Indonesia. While tourism is focused primarily in the south due to the pristine beaches, there are things to do all over the island. Two places in particular to visit include Pura Taman Ayun and The Tirtha Empui Temple – both beautifully built historical buildings.
However, the beaches in Bali are among the best in the world, especially in the town of Kuta. Almost every single day is perfect for surfing and the crystal clear water enables tourists to explore the exotic marine life around the city.
At night, there are several restaurants, bars, and other local nightlife worth visiting. Much like Positano, the sunset is worth the trip alone. If you can find a seat at a restaurant or bar on the beach, you’ll experience the natural beauty of Bali even more.
These five cities will provide you with everything you could possibly want in a vacation and we guarantee you’ll have a unique experience you’ll never forget. However, no matter where you decide to travel in 2015, make sure your trip is a memorable one. Explore the local culture, try things you normally wouldn’t do, and take in everything the city has to offer.