Five Best Holiday Cities in the World

by Lexa Pennington / Aug 25, 2012 /
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When you sit down to decide on your next travel destination, there’s no shortage of exciting locations to choose from. However, there are some destinations across the globe that every tourist should experience at some stage in their life. From the dazzling natural beauty of Sydney Harbour to the hustle and bustle of the busy streets of New York, here is a look at the top five must-see cities that every traveller should make room for on their itinerary.

 

Sydney

 

Incredible natural beauty, funky dining and entertainment, breathtaking architecture and some of the most iconic tourist attractions in the world, these are just a few things that a trip to Sydney offers. Don’t miss out on climbing the iconic Harbour Bridge before taking a tour of the iconic opera house and enjoying a beer and a BBQ in the beautiful Rocks district.

 

Sydney Opera House

 

 

London

 

London should be the top of every British tourist’s list of must-see city breaks in their homeland. Once you have finished seeing the long list of historic landmarks – from Tower Bridge to Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral – take a stroll to the farmer’s markets, enjoy a curry on Brick Lane and get a bird’s eye view of the city from the fantastic London Eye.

 

Big Ben from the London Eye

Big Ben from the London Eye

 

New York

 

The Big Apple really is the city that dreams are made of – the only drawback is that no matter how long you spend there it never seems enough to fit everything in. Take a journey to the top of the Empire State Building, watch a baseball game and go for a stroll around Central Park.

Be sure to keep an eye out for all of the iconic landmarks from your favourite films and TV shows, taking advantage of the plentiful photo opportunities on offer. Finally, after a long day of sightseeing, enjoy a slice of New York style pizza and start it all again the next day with a delicious bagel.

 

Paris

 

Paris is such a widely loved city that for many tourists it exists as much in our imaginations as it does it real life. The city of love also offers some of the most incredible culinary experiences in the world; from the tourist-favourites like trying snails (for the first and last time) through to the nation’s classic dishes, like continental breakfasts and mouth-watering pastries. From food to history, shopping to atmosphere – Paris has something for anyone and everyone to fall in love with.

 

Eiffel Tower

 

 

Tokyo

 

No other city moves at the same exciting and frantic pace of Tokyo. Few other destinations blend the incredible history of the past with the fast-paced change and technology of the future, making it a vibrant and dynamic destination for any traveller. With incredible shopping, a strong contemporary Manga pop culture and tourist favourites such as culinary delights and classic karaoke entertainment, Tokyo is the perfect holiday location for families, friends and couples.