Canada is a massive country filled to the brim with awesome places to visit, especially if you’re planning a road trip!
With the main route across Canada spanning an imposing 4,860 miles, a car journey opens the country up one small-town at a time. Along the way are hundreds, if not thousands of areas worthy of exploration, teeming with breathtaking scenery, spirited wildlife, diverse cultures, and the all-too-rare character that defines the Great North.
No matter which final itinerary is settled upon, the cities visited will host travelers graciously and warmly every day of the year. Such a vast country does not place limits on the destinations available, but here are 10 worth rolling into on your life-changing road trip from coast to coast.
It’s one of the hottest neverending debates: Which US coast is better? The East Coast boasts the Big Apple, New York City, plus Miami and Boston, just to name a few. On the West Coast, however, as you’re about to see, there is no shortage of unbeatable cities – some large, diverse and rowdy, and others small, charming and quaint. From Washinton state all the way down to California (sorry, Alaska, we’re excluding you this time around), there is so much to see, do, eat, drink, and even smell, that you’ll be tossing up where to visit next.
So without further ado, let’s kickstart our West Coast USA journey at the southernmost point of California and work our way up north. Roll down the window, blast that punk rock and enjoy the road trip!
Hoi An, Vietnam, tops the Travel + Leisure’s list of the “World’s Best Cities,” and three of the top five destinations are located in Mexico.
With its canal-laden Ancient Town and famous Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An has been named the best city in the world.
Hoi An, located on Vietnam’s central coast, topped Travel + Leisure‘s “World’s Best Cities” 2019 list. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, followed close behind at second on the list, while Chiang Mai, Thailand, took third.
Three of the top five places on Travel + Leisure’s list are cities located in Mexico, while two US destinations — Charleston, South Carolina, and Santa Fe, New Mexico — ranked among the top 16 cities in the world.
Check out the full ranking of the world’s best places to visit below. Continue at Source: The 15 best cities in the world, ranked
One would be hard-pressed to find a better-traveled bunch of folks than the readers of Travel + Leisure. You’ve scaled Kilimanjaro and sailed to Antarctica; scarfed kouign-amann in Paris and raised a glass of genever in Amsterdam; spotted whale sharks in the Andaman Sea and trailed elephants in Botswana. But as the most seasoned globetrotters know, there are adventures to be had anywhere you look — and the possibilities to be found in your own backyard are limitless. That’s why, as part of our annual World’s Best Awards, we bring you not merely Tahitian overwater bungalows and a lineup of dreamy faraway destinations but also lists like this one, which highlights the most beloved places to go within your own country. Continue at Source: The list is in! These are the #TLWorldsBest cities
Whether you’re looking for a long-weekend getaway or a deeper dive into the local culture, these five cities in Canada will not disappoint.
In Canada, it’s tempting to go off the grid and lose yourself in the beauty of the natural landscapes. But it’s a shame to visit our neighbor to the north and not experience — even if only for a few days — its diverse, vibrant, and cosmopolitan cities. From the pulsing energy of Toronto to the old-world grandeur of Quebec City, the best cities in Canada have something for every traveler.
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value. Continue at Source: These are the World’s Best cities in Canada #TLWorldsBest
When it comes to the best European cities in readers’ eyes, one nation reigns supreme. For the third year running, Italy has dominated the top urban destinations on the Continent, occupying the No. 1, No. 2, and No. 7 spots on this year’s list. That’s perhaps unsurprising, given that high-end U.S. travel advisors reported Italy was the most popular international destination for summer 2019.
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value.
These cities in Europe were voted the best by Travel + Leisure readers. From Prague to Rome to Seville, and everywhere in between, these cities are … Continue at Source: These are the World’s Best cities in Europe #TLWorldsBest
These cultural, culinary, and artistic hubs were voted best in the world by T+L readers.
Spanning more than 17 million square miles, the world’s largest continent is home to over half of the earth’s population. This is Asia: a beautiful, diverse, dynamic place that’s home to many of the world’s oldest civilizations — and some of today’s most influential, culturally rich cities.
Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Readers rated cities on their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value. Continue at Source: These are the World’s Best cities in Asia #TLWorldsBest
Can’t decide between a city break and a hiking holiday? Now you don’t have to. Lace up your walking boots, leave the city behind and savour those bird’s eye views with five of the best urban day hikes.
The hike: Early on, you’ll reach a junction with two roads – take the left route for better views at the start of the trail. Keep an eye out for the Hollywood Sign on your left, as well as the iconic Wisdom Tree on Burbank Peak (a separate three-mile route will take you to the lone pine tree). The trail meets up with two others at a small plateau; stop here for a breather and to reapply your suncream. You’ll hike the whole route in the full glare of the LA sun, so be sensible: wear a hat if you have one and bring plenty of water with you. When you reach the white-walled, black-domed Griffith Observatory, you’ve made it to the end of the trail. Continue at Source: 5 stunning cities with hiking trails | Skyscanner’s Travel Blog
Colorful cities dot numerous locations across the canvas that is our globe. Some destinations, like Águeda and Burano, are a veritable rainbow, while others display one dominant shade. When it comes to monochromatic majesty, no hue dazzles quite like blue. Want proof? Scroll on and see for yourself. Continue at Source: These Beautiful Blue Cities Are a Photographer’s Dream
Intriguing history, unbeatable nightlife, diverse culture, and world-renowned natural landscapes are just the tip of the iceberg when describing the world’s smallest yet most dynamic continent.
For those of us who’ve never visited Europe, it’s sitting atop our bucket lists, and for those who’ve already experienced its highlights, they’ve had a taste and now they want more, eager to return as soon as possible.
As much as we’d adore to buy a one-way ticket and skip across the diverse continent following our heart’s desires, there’s one thing standing in our way: money. Parts of Europe allow foreigners to live like kings and queens on pennies a day, but unfortunately, there are just as many incredible cities that will rob us of our entire bank balances and then ask for more. Continue at Source: 10 European Cities Where You’ll Be Broke Within A Day