Top Vacation Destinations

There are many vacation destinations which can be counted among the best. There are, however, no fixed criteria/parameters to determine the same. There are many places spread right across the globe, some of which are less known. With the increase in revenue earned through tourism, governments are trying to promote it by increasing the influx of tourists. Here is a select list of some of the best destinations for some time off.

Hawaii

The Hawaii islands, which lie in the Pacific ocean and to the south-east of mainland USA, are known for their diverse landscapes of beaches, volcanic mountains, rainforests, and small, traditional villages. Six islands of the total eight, namely; Kauai, Molokai, Oahu, Big Island, Maui, and Lanai are the places to be visited. These islands have many tourist attractions right from beaches to trails for hikers.

Switzerland

The Alpine mountain ranges have led to an increase in the popularity of Switzerland as a global tourist spot. Its temperate climate attracts tourists who seek respite from the hot summer. The mountain peaks of 4000m height and a pleasant climate started attracting British tourists during the 19th century. Tourism is the main business activity in this country.

Goa

It is the most popular destination in India and attracts tourists from all over the world. It is famous for its beaches, churches, temples, and many other places. The Shigmo festival (Goan version of ‘Holi’), Carnival, Christmas, and Ganesh Chaturthi are important celebrations. The Portuguese, who ruled this place, have left their mark on the culture and architecture.

San Francisco

The city of San Francisco is one of the popular tourist destinations in the US. It offers a lot for a tourist, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Alcatraz, The Exploratorium, etc. which are a few of the important places to visit here. The Golden Gate Bridge, its most recognized symbol, is popular with pedestrians and cyclists.

Cape Town

Situated at the ‘Cape of Good Hope,’ it is one of the most diverse and multicultural cities one can imagine. Scenic views of the Atlantic coast along False Bay, Table Mountain, and the Constantia Valley attract a lot of tourists. Fish Hoek, Kalk Bay, and Simons Town are some other popular attractions. The Bloubergstrand and Table View suburbs which lie along the west coast are fast growing in terms of urban infrastructure.

Sydney

Sydney is a cosmopolitan city in Australia, and is home to people from diverse cultures. The Australian tourism industry benefits a lot from the 3 million tourists who visit this place every year. The Sydney Harbor which is an important tourist spot has the Harbor Bridge, spectacular beaches, cruise rides, and many national parks.