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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.