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15 popular holiday destinations

15 popular holiday destinations

If you are planning a family holiday or a break away this summer, you may have already have booked it, or have an idea of where you want to go. The destination you choose can obviously make or break a holiday, so it is important to choose wisely. Here are fifteen of the most popular destinations throughout the world for you to consider, if you have not already chosen. 

 

1)    New York City, United States of America

New York

New York is one of the favourite places to visit on holiday. It is a place that everyone has seen in a film and is soaked in culture. For an energetic holiday that will take you to all the best well known landmarks, such as The Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, The Statue of Liberty and Central Park, New York is perfect, whether you choose to stay in central Manhattan, or the Bronx.

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2)    London, United Kingdom

London

The capital of England fully deserves second place on the list and is by far one of the most popular holiday destinations. Whether you live in England, or further afield, there is something for everyone. The city is steeped in history, with popular destinations being the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, as well as the London Eye, which will give you a bird’s eye view across the whole city and the River Thames cruises. 

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3)    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai

In recent years, Dubai has become an incredibly popular place to visit, firmly securing third place on our list. Although there are a lot of historical aspects to the city, one of the most popular reasons to visit is to shop. There are seven different, impressive shopping centres around, as well as traditional retail outlets. There are many different luxury bars and restaurants, as well as a buzzing nightlife and relaxing beaches, making it an excellent holiday destination.

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4)    Cape Town Central, South Africa

Cape Town Central

Cape Town has crept up the list in recent years to earn itself fourth place on the list. It is a beautiful city full of areas to explore. If you enjoy hiking and wildlife trails, Cape Town Central could be the perfect spot for you. The locals will make you fall in love with the area, due to the incredible spirit they have. It is full of history and thoroughly deserves its place on the list. 

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5)    Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok

Bangkok has something for everyone, regardless of your age. Although popular for those on a gap year, it can make the perfect holiday destination for families. It is full of exquisite buildings and beautiful temples for you to explore, where you can learn all about the history of the area. Bangkok transforms at night time, which is perfect if you are looking for somewhere with a busy nightlife. You can experience gourmet meals, and dance the night away at some of the best restaurants and nightclubs in the world. 

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6)    Sydney, Australia

Sydney

Australia had to feature on our list and Sydney has earned its sixth place position. Sydney has something for everyone, whether you want to go shopping in the Rocks District, top up your tan on one of the stunning beaches, or visit the well-known attractions such as the Harbour Bridge. This is a perfect location for a family holiday, and a visit to the Sydney Tower will give you a breath-taking three hundred and sixty view of the city.  

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7)    Las Vegas, United States of America

Las Vegas

Las Vegas is an incredibly popular destination for stag do, hen dos and weddings. When you think of holidaying in Las Vegas you think of frequenting the casinos, and placing a few bets; however, there is so much more to see and do, that it can make an excellent location for a family holiday. A visit to The Grand Canyon makes an excellent family day out, as well as having plenty of shopping centres, golf courses, spas and outdoor recreational activities. Of course there is the famous nightlife as well, which is worth experiencing during your visit. 

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8)    Florida, United States of America

Florida

Florida has long been a popular family holiday destination, which is why it features in eighth place on our list. It is an excellent location, if you want a beach holiday as it is home to some of the bluest seas, and year-round sunshine, as well as pristine beaches. It is also home to some of the world’s most famous theme parks, offering the perfect choice for those travelling with younger children. If theme parks and beaches are not what you are looking for, Florida has spectacular shopping facilities, as well as premium entertainment, both day and night. 

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9)    Paris, France

Paris

Paris is home to some of the world’s most famous attractions, from the Eiffel Tower to the Notre Dame; however there is so much more in France’s capital, which has affectionately been given the name the City of Love. During your stay, be sure to check out all of the major attractions as well as the cafes, bistros and brassiere’s to really soak up the atmosphere. For those who love to shop as well, Paris is home to both well-known designer stores, and Les Puces, where you can find yourself a bargain that no one else will have.

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10)    Rome, Italy

Rome

    

If you are looking for a romantic break away, Rome could be the perfect place for you. It has a lot of visitors each year, which is why it features tenth on our list. It remains full of history, where you can visit the Vatican, and the traditional Italian streets will allow you to really soak up the atmosphere and culture. It is nicknamed the Eternal City and it is quickly easy to realise why. 

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11)    Prague, Czech Republic 

Prague

Prague has become a popular holiday destination for many years now, and it is still just as attractive to visitors as it once was. It is an incredibly grand city filled with cultural and historical buildings and sights. It is perfect for family holidays, as well as couples, and breaks away with friends. The diverse nightlife means that you can experience sophisticated wine bars, as well as late-night cellar bars. 

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12)    Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech

Morocco in itself is an incredibly popular holiday destination, and many people chose to travel around during their visit. This is because there is so much to see and do in Morocco, that people want to see more than one area if they can. Marrakech is filled with markets, and spending a morning at them is the perfect opportunity for you to get stuck in with the local way of life. 

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13)    Greece

Greece

Greece is still a popular place to visit, despite its recent economic problems. It is a brilliant location for a family holiday, as it is filled with rich culture and history, as well as having relaxing beaches. For the active holidayers out there, the Mountains are perfect for dusting off your hiking boots and the surrounding islands; provide a quiet relaxing change of scenery. 

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14)    Singapore

Singapore

Singapore is quickly becoming a popular destination for both those on a gap year and families. In fact, it is becoming so popular, that it was voted as one of the top destinations to visit in 2015. Singapore is located right in the heart of South –East Asia, and is an excellent starting point should you wish to explore that region. There is so much to see in Singapore, that you can easily fill your days. 

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15)    Canary Islands, Spain

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are well known for their gorgeous year round weather, making it one of the most popular places to visit on holiday. There are seven different and unique islands, which are all perfect for a relaxing holiday where you can re-charge your batteries. That said their lively hospitality and active lifestyle makes it impossible to not feel happy, really making it an enjoyable break away from home. Perfect for families, couples and friends. 

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