12 Gorgeous and Most Popular Vacation Spots in the World

Matthew Fryer quote on vacations
You are probably one of those people who has been planning a vacation for too long and can't decide where to go or how to start about. Well, you are not alone. Our blue planet has so much to offer, that we are left amazed and bewildered to finalize our ideal vacation spot.
In this modern world of instant Internet connectivity, there is no need to waste your time in searching for good vacation spots. Here is a list of the top vacation spots in the world where you can enjoy each and every moment with your family. Simply because these spots have something for everyone. Due to your busy and fast life, you cannot always spare enough time for your loved ones. Taking a vacation is the best way to strengthen your relationship with friends and family. Vacations help you discover a rejuvenated happy and new you. You can return home with lots of energy and a fresh mind.
Most Sought-after Vacation Destinations in the World
NEW YORK
You should visit New York as a tourist and not as a businessman. There are several places of attraction here, like 'Top of the Rock' (a six-level observation deck, 800 feet above the street at Rockefeller Plaza, from where you get a spectacular view of the city), a full sized real dinosaur skeleton displayed in the Natural History Museum, New York City Fire Museum, Empire State Building, and NBC Studio (go behind the scenes and see the sets where the action takes place).
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Statue of Liberty
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, the Harry Potter exhibit at Discovery Times Square, Metropolitan Museum, American Museum of Natural History are some of the most sought after places in New York. Kids would love to visit the nearby 'chocolate city' Hershey. As you know, Niagara falls, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Alaska are some other popular vacation spots in America.
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Brooklyn Bridge
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Times Square
FLORIDA
Orlando is one of the most sought-after vacation destination in the world. Children from all over the world look forward to taking Disney vacations. Your kids would be thrilled by the idea of visiting 'Disney World'. The whole family can enjoy the water-sports and the sea-world. Along with the fantastic amusement park tours, you may opt for a wildlife tour or you may visit a museum.
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Cayo Costa
Kayak and bike tours through State Parks in Jacksonville/Amelia Island area are quite easily affordable and equally awesome. Gatorland, a 110 acre alligator theme park, only 15-20 minutes away from Walt Disney World is worth visiting as well. The other places of attractions in Florida are Kennedy Space Center, Amelia Island in northeast Florida, the Daytona beach, Miami beach, Universal Studios, Key West, etc.
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Miami Beach
The Fort Clinch State Park is located on the northernmost point of Amelia Island, along the Amelia river. Apart from exploring the fort, tourists can enjoy fishing, sunbathing, hiking, camping, birding, swimming, bicycling, and wildlife viewing. Park personnel enacting military life at the fort is worth watching.
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The coast city of Florida
JUNGFRAUJOCH, SWITZERLAND
For nature lovers, Switzerland is one of the most romantic vacation spots in the world. Jungfraujoch, also known as 'Top of Europe', is Europe's highest altitude railway station (at 3454 meters). It is one of the most sought-after places in Switzerland. The train journey to Jungfraujoch is an incredible experience too. While planning for mini vacations in Switzerland, Jungfraujoch should not be missed.
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Jungfraujoch Railway Station
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Cities like Zurich, Geneva, Lucerne, Zermatt, Interlaken, Lugano, Locarno, Lucerne, St Moritz, Berne are all known for the stunning scenic beauty of nature. The calm and quiet lakes and snowy Alps make Switzerland a hot destination for tourists.
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Jungfraujoch Train Journey
Those who are interested in mountaineering, skiing and fishing will find that there are a lot of activities dedicated to these sports in Switzerland. Museums reveal the rich Swiss culture. Trekking around Dufourspitze, the highest summit in Swiss Alps is worth experiencing just as well.
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Jungfraujoch - The Highest Railway Station in Europe
AMSTERDAM
If you want to enjoy city life and nature's beauty together, then Amsterdam is the perfect location for that. Despite being below sea level, Holland has been developed so beautifully that you would think of extending your vacation and spending a few more days there.
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Canal Bus, Amsterdam
Well planned canals, lush green lawns, rows of small houses beside the river Amstel, canal cruise, forest-like green areas (for example, 'Bosbaan') in the city, historical museums, cheese factories, windmills, sport activities like rowing, cycling, etc., can help boost your energy levels.
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Amsterdam
You can visit other cities like Rotterdam, Madurodam, the miniature city near The Hague, Utrecht, etc. April is the month to visit tulip gardens at Keukenhof. I really don't have words to describe the beauty of this garden. The dikes and the sea walls designed and built by Dutch engineers are examples of gigantic constructions in the world and every bit worth seeing.
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Tulips and Windmills - Signature of Amsterdam
VENICE
If you wish to spend your vacation in a completely different setting, then Venice is the best place to opt for. Venice, located in northeast Italy is known as the 'city of canals' or 'city of bridges'. Around 117 small islands are connected by the waterways. Venice is described as 'the most beautiful man-made city' or 'the most romantic city in Europe'.
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Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute
It is known for its amazing architecture and artworks. St Mark's Basilica, the Piazza San Marco, San Giacomo di Rialto, Correr Museum, Glass Museum and the Grand Canal are some of the places that attract thousands of tourists every day.
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Piazza San Marco
The gondola ride or traveling by motorized water-buses would be an unforgettable experience for you. Marble churches, palaces, paintings, wines, authentic pub-restaurants, music, and breathtaking urban landscaping will compel you to extend your stay.
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Venice Gondola Ride
PARIS
Who would not like to visit the most romantic city of the world, 'Paris'? Paris is known for its fashion, romance, art and entertainment. Magnificent museums like the Louvre, Dolls museum, Counterfeit museum are the main places of attraction.
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The Louvre
The Notre Dame Cathedral, Eiffel Tower (one of the seven wonders of the world), Wine museum, the museum of French grapes and wine, Arc de Triomphe that commemorates the victories of France, the Panthéon, Wallace fountains along the most-frequented sidewalks, and bridges on the river Seine are some of the many must-visit spots.
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Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles, the Grand Carriage Museum at Versailles, Disneyland Resort (the largest theme park in Europe), the large glass exhibition hall 'Grand Palais', Chateau de Chambord, the castle in Loire Valley are some of the most famous places in and around Paris. Nightclubs in Paris attract tourists from all over the world.
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Arc de Triomphe
KERALA, INDIA
If you don't want to spend your vacation in the freezing cold, then Kerala can be a great vacation spot. Winter is the best season to visit Kerala. Kerala, the southern state of India is known for beautiful sandy beaches and backwaters that are lined by whispering palm trees. Other attractions in Kerala include boat races, Ayurvedic massages, temples, tamed elephants, yoga, traditional dances, jewelry, clothes, spices, mouth-watering desserts and spicy food.
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Alleppey House Boats
Hilly areas, mountains, rivers, canals, lagoons, vast tea/spice plantations, exotic wildlife (Periyar Tiger Reserve), etc. make Kerala a perfect tourist destination. Here, you will enjoy the beauty of nature and the variety of culture and traditions.
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Munnar Tea Gardens
If you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping experience, then Kerala offers a variety of adventurous games. For example, wind surfing, canoeing, kayaking, scuba diving, parasailing, etc. You can opt for a bamboo raft ride through a lake or you may opt for high altitude trekking. Everything is so exclusive that you will definitely plan another trip to India.
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Chinese Fish Nets, Kochin
KENYA
If you are an 'animal-lover' and want to spend your time observing the wonders of nature, then Kenya could be one of the best vacation spots in the world for you. You may select one from the following list: Amboseli National Park or Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.
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Serengeti National Park
The Maasai Mara National Reserve (for locals, it is 'The Mara') is located in south-western Kenya. It is adjacent (in continuation) to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The endless Savannah grasslands stretching over hundreds of kilometers, with amazing wildlife are characteristic of Kenya and Tanzania and are worth visiting.
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Maasai Mara National Reserve
Observing elephants, large cats like leopards, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, lions, cheetah, zebras, wildebeest, Thomson's gazelle, impala, topi, giraffe, various types of birds in their natural habitat is all really fascinating. You can enjoy hot air ballooning here. Mount Kilimanjaro, directly overlooking the Ambasoli National Park can be another place of attraction, if you are interested in mountaineering.
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Cheetahs in Maasai Mara
THAILAND
South-East Asia is a hot tourist destination for honeymooners. Small countries like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia are some of the best vacation spots in South-East Asia, and they are completely different from the 'Western World'. Thailand is known as a golden land, perhaps because of the lustrous rice fields, shining temples, pearlescent sand, and stunning beaches.
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Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha)
The country is known for its warm hospitality, fervor, nightlife, seafood, shopping, Buddhist temples, red-light districts, massage parlors and adventurous sports activities. The Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Wat Arun are some of the most-visited historical places in Bangkok.
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Floating market, Bangkok
Cities like Phuket and Pattaya are always crowded with tourists. Other places that you must visit include Hua Hin, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, the small islands Koh Samet and Koh Chang, etc. The beautiful powdery beaches and sparkling waters will surely fill you with unparalleled energy and enthusiasm.
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Railay Beach, Phuket
SEYCHELLES
The Seychelles comprises 115 small islands, covering a land area of 455 square km. The islands are located in the Indian Ocean, between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator. The majority of the Seychelles' population lives on Mahe, Praslin, La Digue, Silhouette, Denis Island and Bird Island.
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Sainte Anne Island - A private resort island
The mountains, national parks, and beaches are some of the main places of attraction. You can watch vibrant birds and uncommon animals in the reserves and parks like the Morne Seychellois National Parkand. You can take a look at (or you can even touch) the giant tortoises in their natural habitat on Curieuse Island. Some of the rarest species of plants and animals are found in the Seychelles.
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Aldabra Giant Tortoise, Seychelles
It really is a paradise on earth for lovers of natural beauty. The Seychelles is one of the most popular vacation spots in the world, both for honeymooners and families. You may enjoy scuba diving, jungle trails, leisurely walks and more while here.
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The serene beauty of the Seychelles beaches
HONG KONG
The extensive green countryside, lofty mountains, the busy and exotic Victoria Harbor, magnificent monasteries and Buddha idols, spectacular skyline (worth seeing during the day as well as the night) and historical sites, make Hong Kong a perfect tourist destination.
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Tian Tan Buddha
You should visit the outlying islands if you want to enjoy the beauty of nature and want to know about the rich culture and heritage of Hong Kong. Star Ferry during the day helps enjoy the stunning beauty of Victoria Harbor. 'A Symphony of Lights' show at night is a must.
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A Symphony of Lights
Take 'The Peak' tram and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city. Hong Kong Disneyland is a favorite spot for the kids as well as adults. Those interested in delicious food would not be disappointed simply because they would be able to enjoy the authentic Chinese food here.
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The Peak Tram
MALDIVES
The Maldives, made up of 1,190 coral islands is a secluded and beautiful location for those who love the deep blue sea, palm trees, and white powdery beaches. It is the best place for honeymooners. With the world's largest seaplane fleet, Trans Maldivian Airways can take you from the international airport in Male to your holiday destination. The seaplane journey in itself is an experience.
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An aerial view of the tropical island of Maldives
The country is stretched over 90,000 square kilometers, and has a unique structure of turquoise reefs and channels. The magical islands are widely dispersed across the atolls. The water is so clear that you can see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away from you. You can even enjoy a drift dive with the guidance of an experienced dive instructor.
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Maldives shoreline
To see the underwater world, you need not be a professional diver. Observing innumerable types of underwater creatures and bright corals is definitely an exclusive experience for a tourist. Sitting on a calm and quiet beach, watching a sunset, enjoying delicious seafood, with a glass of wine in your hand, can make you forget your worries. Night diving or a night fishing trip could be a thrilling experience for you as well.
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Maldives - An experience of the Paradise
Some Other Marvels...
If you want to stay away from the hustle-bustle of the cities, then you may choose Hawaii or Arizona vacations. Beautiful Hawaii beaches can definitely relieve your stress.
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Hawaii
For some, the raft ride down the Colorado river in a red-rock canyon can be a truly mesmerizing experience. The helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon can also be an unforgettable experience. Tourist destinations may change according to seasons. Winter vacation destinations in USA include California, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and many other states.
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The Grand Canyon
If you are planning to visit India in the Summer, you may choose cool spots in the snowy Himalayas like Shimla, Kulu, Manali, Auli, Gangtok, Darjeeling or Missouri. If it is winter, then you may plan a trip to Delhi, Agra, Udaipur, and Jaipur. You must visit the symbol of love, 'Taj Mahal' at Agra.
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The Taj Mahal
Enjoy a luxurious stay in the palatial five-star hotel like 'The Lake Palace' in Udaipur or Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur; wildlife safari in Gir or Jim Corbet National Park. Mountaineering, snow rides, a lake side stay, forest trails, sun bathing, sandy beaches, meditation, delicious food, you just name it and you will get it in India, and that too, at affordable prices.
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Umaid Bhawan Palace
Apart from the vacation destinations mentioned above, there exist several other hot vacation spots around the world. It is really difficult to decide which destination is the best vacation destination in the world. Here, we have described only a few of the most popular vacation spots in the world. You may choose any of these according to your interests and liking. Just forget about your worries and enjoy! Wish you a very happy vacation.
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