From bustling cities, to quiet coastal spots here are some of our destinations we’re looking forward to travelling to this year. Whether you’re a solo traveller or heading off en famille, prefer car journeys over trains, and planes over ferries – there’s a holiday destination waiting for your arrival in 2020.
Despite being the capital city of Morocco, tourists tend to flock to Marrackech, Tangier and even Casablanca before thinking about Rabat. With a rich history, Rabat is a melting pot of its African and French heritage and is definitely worth exploring. It has a more European feel compared with Marrackech, making it the perfect place to visit if you feel daunted by the thought of labyrinth-esque souks. With colonial inspired gardens and city beaches, palm-lined boulevards and boho boutiques, it’s a cosmopolitan hotspot for the European traveller.
There are direct flights to Rabat from London throughout the year. Thanks to its location, Rabat is a year-round destination, however, April and May or September to November are the best times to visit. With ambient temperatures and fewer tourists, visitors during the shoulder season get a more authentic experience.
Ok, so Paris never really went away, but in recent years Paris has struggled to find its feet – what with the rise of veganism and eco-warriors, Parisian’s traditionally are neither! Hoping to have its cake and eat it, Paris is entering into a new epoch of old-world glamour. Thanks to the opening of Bulgari Hotel Paris, the Cheval Blanc Paris hotel, as well as France’s first Kimpton hotel in the Opera district, Paris is doing what it does best – understated luxury. Making it the perfect place to escape the reality of 2020!
Perhaps the most stylish way to arrive in Paris is by the Eurostar, but before boarding the train, head to St Pancras Champagne Bar by Searcys to fully prepare yourself for an opulent getaway. Like most European cities, Paris can be explored any season.
2020 is a landmark year for Plymouth, marking 400-years since the Mayflower set sail on its voyage to the New World, there’s a whole host of events lined up this year, making it the perfect time to venture the historical port. In the old port you’ll find Elizabethan gardens, contemporary art galleries, and waterfront cafes, as well as the multimillion-pound waterfront regeneration project. Perfect for families, couples and solo travellers, Plymouth has a whole host of attractions.
Travelling by train using Off-Peak tickets is perhaps the easiest and most stress-free way to travel to Portsmouth. Despite the uncertainty of British weather, June to September is the ideal time to visit Portsmouth. And the 16th of September is sure to be a momentous occasion.
Whether you’re a creature of habit or like to explore further afield, 2020 is set to be a year of exploration and discovery. We’d love to hear where you plan on travelling to this year.