Summertime serves as a relief from the frost-bitten winter days. Along with summer comes the rapidly escalating temperature and the stifling humidity. It is the perfect opportunity for planning an unforgettable vacation.
If you are looking for an escape from the summer heat and the commotion of the city, here is a curated list of top five getaway destinations.
From basking in the sun at the beachfront to the riverside camping across the hills, these places will offer you rich experiences that you will cherish for a lifetime.
1) Zermatt, Switzerland
Located below the Matterhorn peak, this alpine town is world-renowned for skiing, hiking, and mountaineering. It offers scenic walks and hikes. There are 38 peaks over an altitude of 4000m in Zermatt.
Zermatt boasts as Europe’s highest vantage point and the largest summer-skiing region. Cog railways, ski-lifts and cableways provide a breathtaking view of glaciers, gorges, and peaks. You can easily get a lift-ride to the grand Gornergrat, Klien Matterhorn and Rothorn peaks.
It is a car-free zone which is a rare experience in itself. The quiet atmosphere makes the stay more relaxing. The Alpine paths will navigate you through pine-lined forests, frozen lakes, and sapphire-blue glaciers.
The exhilarating Alpine tours and panoramic views make Zermatt one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world.
2) Munnar, Kerala, India
With its emerald green carpet of tea plantations, a wide array of flora and fauna and hilltops covered with mist, Munnar is one of the most staggeringly beautiful places in the Indian subcontinent. Known as the “Kashmir of South India”, its lush greenery and serenity attract tourists from every corner of the world.
It is famous for its waterfalls, peaks, museums, tea estates, national parks, and sanctuaries. The Eravikulam National Park and Nilgiri Tahr harbor several endangered and endemic species. On your trip to Munnar, you can also visit Anamudi, the highest peak in South India. Munnar has many majestic waterfalls – mainly the Lakkam waterfalls, Attukal waterfalls, and Nyayamakad waterfalls. These breathtaking waterfalls add more to its pristine splendor.
The subtropical climate is perfect for camping, trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing, watersports, safaris, trout fishing and much more. There are plenty of resorts and hotels available at an affordable price as well, so it won’t burn a hole in your pocket.
3) Patong, Thailand
Patong is a prominent resort town located on Phuket. The party capital of Asia provides the perfect summer experience with its crescent beaches lined by palm trees, luxurious hotels, world-class restaurants, nightclubs, and spas.
There is a wide array of activities to choose from. These include snorkeling, scuba diving, jet skiing, surfing, sunbathing and kayaking. It is the ideal vacationing spot for luxury shoppers, foodies, and exuberant teenagers.
Patong is the most happening place in Thailand. Bangla Road and Paradise Complex hold numerous bars, entertainment complexes, and cabarets that offer great, bustling nightlife. The neon-lit streets perpetually crowded with people keep the city awake even after nightfall. The local restaurants deliver delicious food packed with strong flavor and spice which give you an essence of the exotic East.
4) Marseille, France
The port city of Marseille located on a tiny island is the oldest and the second largest city in France. It is a magnificent historical site with glorious museums. The city reflects European culture in all its glory and grandeur. Its fabulous beaches, cliffs, vibrant graffiti, colorful restaurants, marketplaces, and underground bars offer a splendid dynamism to the place. Marseille hosts various cultural events and festivals. The beautifully sculpted buildings and monuments of the multicultural city tell numerous stories of its brutal past.
The Old Port, La Plaine, La Joliette and Notre-Dame de la Garde are notable places that ought to be visited. The Old Port is the main harbor of the city. There are many museums holding access to the rich history of the city like MuCEM, The Musee Regards de Province and The Musee de Vieux Marseille.
The weather remains pleasant throughout the year making it a great place to spend the vacations.
5) Orlando, Florida
This metropolis is home to the world-famous Disney World, Universal Studios, Ripley’s Believe it or not, Seaworld and Epcot Center. Orlando is known as “The Theme park capital of The World”. It’s the most-visited family destination and caters to 52 million tourists every year.
It offers illustrious theme parks, water parks, towering skyscrapers, aquariums, zoos and many attractive tourist attractions for both relaxation and adventure. Madame Tussaud’s has a spectacular assortment of life-like wax statues of celebrities. Other major attractions are Discovery Cove, Gator-land and Medieval Times. Orlando is a great shopping and dining hub with many shopping complexes, marketplaces, fancy restaurants, and a lively/vibrant nightlife.
It hosts various festivals and provides fun activities like hot air balloon ride, air-boat tours, skydiving, paragliding, jet skiing etc.
So, get ready to spend the coming summer in the most remarkable way!
Wipe the sweat off your brows, packs your bags and book a plane ticket to any of the above destinations for a memorable summer. Make the most of your much-anticipated vacations.
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