6 of the best locations to visit this year

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Authored by Sarah Parker
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 15:18

Finding the perfect holiday destination can often feel anything but easy, as there are so many beautiful, intriguing places to choose from across the world. If you are looking for historic cities, picture-perfect destinations or scenic national parks for your next trip in 2019, as well as an interesting culture and delicious cuisine, check out six of the best locations to visit this year:

1. The Maldives

If you want to experience beautiful views, luxurious hotels and unique experiences, book a trip to the Maldives for your next summer holiday abroad. Each morning you could wake up to striking white sand beaches that perfectly contrast with vibrant turquoise water. You can even book a table at an underwater restaurant or indulge in a relaxing treatment at an underwater spa.

2. Banff, Alberta, Canada

Every outdoor enthusiast should add Banff National Park onto their travel bucket list. Surrounded by the beautiful Rocky Mountains, you can enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities, such as:

• Hiking
• Skiing
• Dogsledding
• Whitewater rafting
• Snowshoeing

Plus, after a busy day on the slopes or mountains, you can wind down for the evening by enjoying drinks by the fire at an après-ski lodge.

3. Berlin, Germany

If you’re craving a cultural fix, make Berlin your first port of call. Here you can explore many world-famous landmarks, such as Brandenburg Gate, the Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie and, of course, the Berlin Wall. When you’re not busy exploring the capital’s historic sites, you can dine at one of two Michelin-starred restaurants, stroll through the city’s many museums, or experience the atmosphere in its many bars and nightclubs. Learn more about Berlin at mrhudsonexplores.com.

4. Florence, Italy

Florence cannot help but woo tourists with its charm, as it is home to attractive churches, interesting museums, and a delectable cuisine. The best way to explore the city is by foot, as you’re bound to find a cool boutique, yummy gelato shop or beautiful architecture when wandering down the city’s cobblestone streets. You also should embark on a short, uphill walk up to Piazzale Michelangelo, which offers breath-taking views of the romantic city.

5. Phuket, Thailand

It’s easy to fall in love with Phuket, which provides tourists with a taste of exotic Thailand that will make them want to come back for more. Nothing will make you feel a million miles away from home quite like the Andaman Sea’s striking aquamarine water, which harmonises with the white sandy beaches and emerald jungles.

Of course, you cannot visit Thailand and not sample the nation’s flavoursome cuisine, which will remain on your tongue long after a holiday is over. When you’re not busy indulging in Hainanese chicken rice or Tom kha kai, you can explore the mountainous island’s Buddhist temples and gardens.

6. Tahiti, French Polynesia

Tahiti offers something for everyone. Both young and old will love to spend their days walking along incredible beaches, visiting jaw-dropping natural wonders, or exploring intriguing museums that will provide an insight into Tahitian history and culture. Plus, there are many beautiful hotels on the island to suit different budgets, so there is no reason not to book a visit in 2019.

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