You say you need a break ? It’s the dead of winter here in Chicago, and, yes I could use a break ! Somewhere far away to a city that’s a treat to the senses. Fortunately, Travel Den has 20 city destinations for you to consider.
Craving a romantic getaway? Paris is the perfect place. The City of Lights remains one of the most popular destinations on the planet — with millions of international visitors flooding into France each year. With so much to see and do on the banks of the River Seine, it’s no great surprise that tourism continues to boom here.
It can be busy, but with tourists spoiled for choice in this iconic city, it is still possible to beat the crowds and take things at your own pace. The most popular spots include The Louvre — the most visited art museum on Earth — as well Notre Dame (?), the Champs-Elysees and, of course, the Eiffel Tower. But Paris is perhaps best experienced from a quiet café on the Left Bank. Head here for coffee and croissants, before strolling the city’s grand boulevards en route to Montmartre, where the artists await and the bistros beckon.
There’s nowhere on Earth quite like Venice. Located in a shimmering lagoon in the attractive Adriatic, and built upon 118 small islands, there’s no question that this Italian gem is a unique place. It’s also popular — the streets teeming with tourists and the major spots often crowded. Planning a visit? It is possible to beat the hustle and the bustle and the cruise ship hordes. Like to see the sights? Take our advice and head out early.
St Mark’s Square — home to the famous Basilica and Campanile — demands a visit, as does the Grand Canal, that serves as the city’s main thoroughfare. Look out for the Rialto Bridge, before retreating to the backwaters as the crowds begin to build. Lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces and abodes, there are some hidden treasures to be discovered just off the beaten track. Interesting, attractive and forever unique, this is a destination that must not be missed.
Well that’s two cities. Eighteen more to go. Will your next adventure await your click on the link below ?