There’s still plenty of time left in 2011 to take a vacation to some of the world’s hottest spots. These are some of the most popular destinations to hit in 2011.
1. Prague, the Czech Republic
Prague is becoming more popular year after year and it’s easy to see why. It’s one of Europe’s most beautiful cities and features some excellent architecture. It’s ideal for travellers of all ages with plenty to see and do and a diverse and plentiful nightlife including classy wine bars, cellar bars, and trendy clubs.
2. New York city, New York, USA
The Big Apple is still one of the most exciting places in the world to visit with so much to see and do. There are plenty of sites to see such as Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, Broadway, Central Park, and the Met.
However, you can also explore the streets and get inside of the city in its various neighbourhoods, from Chinatown, to Little Italy, the queens, and the Bronx. You won’t be disappointed.
3. Queensland, New Zealand
The beautiful region of Queenstown offers scores of outdoors activities to enjoy such as bungee jumping, kayaking, jet boating, skiing, hiking, camping, and whitewater rafting. The countryside is spectacular and there are plenty of cruises to explore the region and wineries to visit.
4. St Petersburg, Russia
This magnificent city was once Europe’s cultural center, and in a way it still is. St. Petersburg is filled with numerous art galleries, architectural wonders, and museums. There is plenty of nightlife, art, cultural destinations, and fine dining to last for weeks on end.
5. Buenos Aires, Argentina
This is a bustling city that’s seductive and bustling with energy. It may be located in South America, but you’ll easily notice its European influences and heritage, especially in the parks, boulevards, and architecture. It’s the shopping capital of South America and has a wonderful entertainment scene.
6. Barcelona, Spain
There’s always something happening in Barcelona. There’s tons to see and do, including a wonderful beach in the middle of the city. The city has an excellent combination of European and Gothic historywith a bustling nightlife. The Gothic Quarter is famous and the La Sagrada Familia is a masterpiece. The tapas and wine are also out of this world.
7. Sydney, Australia
Sydney is famous for its breathtaking skyline, but there’s lot more to the city than looks. There areplenty of beaches to visit, such as Manly, and Bondi, as well as several ethnic neighbourhoods. You can climb up Harbour Bridge or Sydney Tower to get a view of the city and take in a show at the famous Sydney Opera House.
8. London, England
London’s always been one of the world’s most popular cities and especially so this year after the recent Royal Wedding was held there. You’ll be able to visit an endless stream of sites such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, London Bridge, Tower Bridge, the Tate Modern, and the National Gallery, to name a few.
9. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town has an excellent mixture of outdoor activities and amazing vistas to keep you busy at all times. The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve offers some spectacular scenery as well as wildlife and hiking trails. The beaches are among the best in the world for watersports.
10. Paris, France
It’d be hard to make a list without the City of Lights on it. Paris is an excellent city to explore on foot. The history and architecture is something to behold and the sites just don’t stop coming, including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, and River Seine. The city’s filled with cafes, brassieres, restaurants, and grand boulevards.