It’s hard to determine what the truly best cities in the world to travel to are. This is because there are so many factors you can consider when choosing your favorite destinations, as well as your personal interests in what attractions and what sightseeing tours you’d like to visit. While it is indeed very hard to make an objective list, we have taken the liberty to fill out a list of locations we recommend you to visit, which give you an overall and complete traveling experience!
Why travel far away when you can find incredibly attractive destinations nearby? Dresden offers everything that you can expect from a medium-sized city with its 540,000 inhabitants. The connections within Dresden are plenty, and you can easily explore the city on foot or with a rental bike. Make sure to visit the Frauenkirche, which was originally destroyed during WWII but reconstructed, with its stunning golden cross as its dome. The Zwinger Palace is also a unique attraction, with its baroque style and incredible exhibitions. Not a huge fan of sightseeing? No problem, Dresden offers plenty of sporting activities, such as rowing in small boats at the Carlonasee or a Paddle Tour, as well a large culinary variety in the Altstadt.
Looking for an active holiday at a vibrant smaller location with plenty of chatting with the locals? Sounds like the city of Galway is tailor-made for your needs! Voted as the European Capital of Culture in 2020, the city is filled with activities waiting for you to explore them. Endless pubs and bars with cafes and live music offer an unforgettable Irish experience: especially on a Friday or Saturday night, you’ll have the opportunity to spend the entire night enjoying your time with the locals, drinking some traditional Irish beer. While the people and parties are one of the bigger attractions of Galway, make sure to also check out some of the sights that the city offers, such as the Lynch’s Castle on the Shop Street, which is the finest medieval townhouse in Ireland. Some other sights include the Galway City Museum or the Spanish Arch, both of which should be must-sees for any visitor that is interested in the history of this charming town.
Off we go to the other side of the Ocean: the goal being the majestic city of Vancouver, located on the far west end of Canada. The city offers some incredibly green and nature-filled sights, which you can explore at your own pace on foot or with a rental bike, or even with a boat tour. The environmentally-conscious activity of the city is especially visible at the Stanley Park, which is a breathtaking park that you must visit, as well as the Vancouver Aquarium, which houses a wide variety of aquatic wildlife. There is also plenty of cultural sights to visit, such as the Museum of Anthropology and the Contemporary Art Gallery. There are also plenty of beaches and outdoor activities that you can partake in, such as skiing and snowboarding during winter and activities like skimboarding during summer.
Would you rather experience something a bit more exotic? Why not the mix of Asiatic culture and modernity in the metropolis of Tokyo? The city is filled with just about anything you can think of. Must-sees are undoubtedly the symbols of Japanese and Shinto culture, such as the temples of Asakusa, the gardens of the Imperial Palace in Chiyoda, and the Meiji Shrine. You’re also in the right place for shopping and opportunities to eat typical dishes, with Tokyo being filled to the brim with typical ramen stores and traditional restaurants, as well as huge shopping districts throughout the city. You should also definitely check out the Tokyo Skytree as well as the Tokyo Tower, which really gives you an idea of how diverse and inviting this city is. A tip from us: want to mingle a bit with the locals? Try a sento, also known as a public bath, and relax in the warm spring waters alongside Tokyo locals.
Is there more? Of course!
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