With summer just around the corner, the time to start getting your holiday plans in order is at hand. This year might be time to skip the usual holidays to the USA or the United Kingdom and try somewhere more exotic. The sooner, the better, too. Booking holidays in advance is recommended if you want to avoid inflated airline fees and grab the best hotel deals on offer. But although planning for a holiday is exciting, it can also be slightly overwhelming when it comes to deciding on a destination to visit for a vacation.
The first step is choosing the type of holiday you’re after. Are you seeking a cultural immersion, an island-hopping party adventure, or do you long to get lost in a big city? If your indecision is something you struggle with and you’re looking to try something new, take a look at some of these unique holiday destinations you might not have considered yet.
One of the coolest cities on the European continent, Düsseldorf is the capital of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and one steeped in a ton of important history. Come for the past but stay for the party; Düsseldorf is full of world class bars and restaurants, drawing people young and old from all over the world to indulge in its ancient history and incredible hospitality. Finding a place to stay is also easy with hotels like the Wyndham Garden offering some of the best accommodation in the city. Come alone or with the family, as Düsseldorf welcomes everyone!
Half a world away, snug beneath the fluted bulk of Table Mountain, and perched on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, Cape Town is South Africa’s gem and a hotspot for tourists searching for an African adventure. The city boasts a wealth of holiday activities – surfing, wine farm tours, hiking up Lion’s Head and Devil’s Peak, walks on the beach, not to mention the numerous bars, clubs and restaurants in the inner city streets. You’ll never be at a loss for things to do.
As one of the smallest capital cities in the world, Reykjavik might not be the obvious holiday destination, but it’s been getting a lot of attention in recent years, and for good reason. Iceland’s capital offers visitors almost constant sunlight during the summer, with the sun setting for just three hours at its peak in June. Midnight sun aside, there are a number of nature reserves to explore and hot thermal springs to relax in.
For city lovers who want to experience craziness on a scale they’ve never seen before, then Hong Kong might just be your dream destination. An autonomous region and a renowned melting pot of different cultures, Hong Kong is one of the most populated regions in the world. This is great for tourists as the city rarely, if ever, sleeps. Temples, museums Buddha’s and pandas – Hong Kong has varied attractions for every visitor no matter what your proclivities, ensuring you’ll never be bored. What’s more, temperatures remain stable through summer.