06 Jan Top Travel Destinations for 2015
With 2015 already underway, many will start to plan their next big trip this year. Of course, popular destinations like Florida, Hawaii, and Paris will remain among the list of most-traveled locations, but new frontrunners are already emerging as the top travel destinations for 2015. Some may be familiar, some may be unexpected, but all will guarantee a vacation experience unlike any other in 2015.
6. Miami, Florida
While the entire state of Florida is one of the most popular vacation spots in the world, Orlando and other locations in Central Florida see the majority of tourists. However, Miami is reestablishing itself as the premier destination in Florida. While South Beach remains the hot spot for ritzy glamour and pricey accommodations, Mid Beach is emerging as a new hip travel destination, with new restaurants, bars, and affordable luxury hotels entering the area.
Among all the immensely popular vacation destinations in Europe, the Scandinavian nations have somewhat eluded the top destinations lists year after year. However, Norway is beginning to be recognized as the catalyst that could spark higher popularity in travel to other Northern European nations.
More travelers have been visiting Norway to discover the unique cuisine of Oslo, the sweeping beauty of the Western fjords, and the solace of the Arctic. Perhaps due to the immense popularity of the animated film Frozen, Norway is particularly becoming popular among families with young children.
4. Durham, North Carolina
This Carolinian college town has blossomed into a multi-faceted travel destination complete with a unique restaurant scene and cultural attractions. Located just north of Raleigh, Durham provides visitors with the feel of a young, vibrant city booming with things to do. Explore the activities and museums around Duke University, or golf at one of the city’s many praised courses. Whatever you do, do not pass up the food—Main Street is home to many local eateries that are impressing foodies across the nation.
Cuban travel has been virtually nonexistent for American travelers due to the various bans and restrictions that prohibit commerce with the country. However, 2014 proved to be an historic year for Cuban-U.S. relations, as the government announced some of those bans may be lifted in the near future. As the largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba provides limitless opportunities to explore and adventure. From Old Havana to the shores of Varadero, there is a whole new world of possibilities for travelers to discover in 2015.
2. Fez, Morocco
Morocco is an incredibly popular vacation destination, with the cities of Marrakech, Rabat, and Casablanca bringing millions of tourists to the North African nation each year. However, the inland city of Fez is becoming more popular among travelers due to its large expatriate population and surge of affordable accommodations. Fez is becoming a new home to hip, trendy restaurants with many acclaimed chefs opening establishments there, and its old-world local markets keep the spirit of the city alive. For a true Moroccan experience, Fez is a must-see on your list of travel destinations.
1. Quebec City, Canada
People travel to Canada to see Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, and other popular cities throughout the massive country. However, few consider seeing Quebec City, tucked away in Eastern Quebec. Just hours from the U.S. border, Quebec City is a travel destination on the rise, bringing together European-style architecture and a youthful, innovative feel. Cultural and historic attractions throughout the city number in the hundreds, offering visitors and endless list of things to do and see.
As one of the oldest cities in North America, the ramparts surrounding Old Quebec are the only remaining city walls north of the Rio Grande. You can walk the fortifications and discover the history of Quebec City, dating back to the early 17th century. The areas of Petit Champlain and Rue Saint-Jean provide quaint but widespread shopping possibilities, while the French-Canadian culinary revolution is apparent in the neighborhoods of Vieux-Quebec-Montcalm and Saint-Jean-Baptiste.
These are just some of the top best vacation destinations for 2015. An entire world remains out there for you to discover this year, so start browsing destinations and plan your next adventure today!