With the advent social media, searching for your next travel destination to have that #travelgoals moment in isn’t much of a hassle anymore. And for sure, Europe is definitely a continent you wouldn’t want to miss. Here are some places you might want to consider when visiting Europe this 2018.
1. Paris, France
Of course, it’s Paris! Who would want to take France’s capital off their bucket list? Paris has long been considered as a European city and a global center for art, fashion, gastronomy, and culture. But Paris is more than just arts and fashion; its rich history is an adventure that would certainly entice its tourists.
Ah, the famous capital of England and the United Kingdom which is popularized by the London Eye, Big Ben, and the Buckingham Palace to name a few. London is a year-round destination for a lot of tourists: the London Marathon in April, Notting Hill Carnival in August, and Frieze London art fair in October are just some of the must-see events.
3. Barcelona, Spain
This cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region has been made famous due to its distinct architectural designs such as Sagrada Família church, Museu Picasso, and Fundació Joan Miro, which on the other hand features a modernist art and several Roman archaeological sites. If you’re looking for a gastronomical adventure, the culinary background of Barcelona is anchored by the La Boqueria market which offers fine dining to tapas bars.
4. Rome, Italy
A fast-rising cosmopolitan city that is also rich in terms of art, architecture, and culture on display. Highly recommended events would include Holy Week and Easter which would fall in either March or April. The Rock in Roma music festival that annually takes place in July.
5. Vienna, Austria
Situated in the country’s east of the Danube River, Vienna’s rich artistic and intellectual influence was shaped by some of its highly acclaimed residents such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Sigmund Freud. The elegant Ring Road around the Innere Stadt is one place you shouldn’t forget when going to the Vienna State Opera where the famous Vienna Opera Ball is held every year.
6. Santorini, Greece
Santorini is gradually becoming a popular place to visit perhaps due to its scenic landscapes that are just too beautiful to miss. Small islands surround this dramatic destination that overlooks the sea to the west. Their beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles. The months from October to April are its quietest, but as Santorini is gaining waves in international travel destinations, it brings travelers all year round with it.
7. Vatican City
Now, this is one place you should go to especially when you’re up for spiritual renewal. Not only is this city-state is surrounded by Rome, but it is also likewise home to the Pope and a trove of iconic art and architecture. Not to mention the Vatican Museums which are renowned for its ancient Roman sculptures as well as Renaissance frescoes and so much more.
So, regardless of your destination, be sure to put these seven places on your bucket list; and who knows, you just might be up for another adventure of a lifetime.