13 Places to Visit in 2013
The travel bug strikes every one of us some day or the other. Sometimes, when this happens, it is the best bet to pack your bags and go, but the question is where to go? Here are the top vacation destinations of the world. This list comprises of exotic islands, world-class historical sites and gigantic metropolises.
The United Kingdom's capital city is a world unto itself. It has eclectic neighborhoods and numerous landmarks. You can visit the Tower of London and the British Museum while staying in London. You can also hit the Portobello Road and the Borough Market to explore the local culture. Don’t forget to visit the Imperial War Museum, the National Gallery, the National History Museum, the Tower Bridge and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
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Known around the world for its legendary football team, Barcelona boasts much more than just athletic talent. You can check out the beauty of medieval architecture in the Barri Gotic and the innovative creations of Gaudi in Parc Guell. Don’t forget to visit the Guell Park, the Las Rambles, the Casa Batllo, the Picasso Museum and the Casa Mila in Barcelona.
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3. San Francisco
San Francisco is calm and professional yet classic and innovative. It boasts diverse cultural enclaves. You can’t miss the cable cars, Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz while staying in San Francisco. You can also visit the Nob Hill, the Castro and the Mission District. The Golden Gate Bridge is this city's crowning architectural achievement. Don’t forget to visit the Ferry Building Marketplace, the Union Square and Nob Hill & Russian Hill.
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This coastal Canadian city boasts a vast amount of outdoor activities which beckon to adrenaline hounds. Kayak in the English Bay and test gravity on the Capilano Suspension Bridge is a must before you leave from Vancouver. Enjoy a scrumptious meal in the second-largest Chinatown and spend a memorable evening in the Stanley Park. You can also visit Granville Island, Yaletown, Kitsilano Beach, Grouse Mountain and Vancouver Art Gallery.
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5. U.S. Virgin Islands
The U.S. Virgin Islands offer a taste of home. This is the perfect place for people who want a break from cell phones and hectic city life. For the best deals and weather, consider visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands during late spring or early summer. Don’t forget to check out the Virgin Island National Park, Trunk Bay, Magens Bay, Caneel Bay and Mahagany Run Golf Course.
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Swim in Lake Zurich in summer and ski down the nearby Alps in winter. Witness the beauty of its museums and historic churches and shop at the affordable Niederdorf. Hit the bars and clubs of edgy Zurich West at night and don’t forget to check out the Zurich Opera House, Zurich Toy Museum and Swiss National Museum.
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Sydney has more than just an opera house. At the sight of this famous white structure, you will forget all the attractions of this world-class metropolis. Sydney has the bustling Sydney Fish Market and the striking Sydney Harbour Bridge. You can visit numerous beaches in Sydney including the Coogee and Bondi beach. Do visit the Sydney Harbour, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Darling Harbour of Sydney.
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8. Washington D.C.
This is one of the most visited cities in the U.S. Filled with a huge number of postcard-worthy monuments, this city features the White House and the Lincoln Memorial. This is an ideal location for people who are on a budget. You can visit the National Mall, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, the Washington Monument and the Washington National Cathedral while staying in this city.
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9. Miami Beach
If you're looking for consistently gorgeous weather and parties set against beautiful backdrops, then Miami Beach is the best place for you. Miami is a Floridian city that bursts with colors, crazy nightlife, an amazing coastline, and intriguing Art Deco architecture. You can go for the South Beach & Art Deco Tour and the Ocean Drive in Miami. Also, visit the Haulover Beach Park, the Lummus Park, the Lincoln Road Mall and the Miami Children’s Museum.
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Bahamas has many islands and it is hard to mash them all into one recommendation. Airfare and hotel rates are reasonable for Bahamas throughout the year. Plan your trip for summer or early fall if you want best deals and less crowd in Bahamas. You can visit the Cable Beach, the Christ Church Cathedral, the Port Lucaya Marketplace, the Lucayan National Park and the Cabbage Beach. You can also have a great dolphin experience during your stay at Bahamas.
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11. Las Vegas
This notorious destination offers visitors every opportunity to make it or break it! It has colossal casinos like Bellagio and Caesar's Palace. These casinos arrange fascinating shows for you. You can pamper yourself in the spa, pools, luxury hotel rooms, elite clubs and exotic restaurants in Las Vegas.
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Paris is the magnetic city of lights and love. Musee du Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Le Marais, Musee d’Orsay, Pere-Lachaise Cemetery and Center Pompidou are some attractions which make people visit Paris for more!
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13. New York City
Author Ayn Rand once wrote, "I would give the greatest sunset in the world for one sight of New York's skyline." Now York is America's most populous city which offers you infinite urban adventures. You can enjoy an afternoon in its Central Park. You can also visit the National September 11 Memorial, and the Empire State Building. American Museum of National History, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Bryant Park are some other major attractions of this city.
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