The best cities to visit are some of the most bustling cities around. Summers in these cities are very crowded. However, they provide adventure, intrigue, and sights for the adventurous mind. You would be surprised to find breath taking vistas in the midst of teeming population. Festivals, temples, parks and much more provide enough experience for the curious. We consider the best cities to visit each of the major continents.
SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Also known as the “Cidade maravilhosa”, or the marvelous city. With sandy beaches, soaring mountains, picturesque harbor and a carnival season that fills the streets with music and ornately costumed dancers, Rio attracts revelers from all over the globe. Some of the attractions amongst others are: the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, the Ipanema beach, the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas in the affluent Zona Sul district, the Maracanã Stadium, the Tijuca National Park with its mountainous landscape, the Lapa neighborhood- “Centro”, was once the city’s red-light district is known for its vibrant nightlife, Santa Teresa neighborhood exuding the faded elegance of Rio’s 19th-century plantation mansions and cobblestone streets, the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden, or Jardim Botânico, Sugarloaf mountain and it glass-walled cable car known as a “bondinho” or “teleférico.” at Guanabara Bay and many more.
Las Vegas, United States of America: Boasting cooler winter temperatures pleasant for sightseeing, and very hot summers. Las Vegas lies in the desert, surrounded by barren hills. With huge resort hotels lining the famous “Strip,” and an unmatched nightlife, Las Vegas is synonymous with fun. Some of the attractions amongst others are: The Las Vegas Strip runs from the Mandalay Bay Hotel to the Treasure Island Hotel boasting numerous recreated themes, the Grand Canyon Skywalk, Red Rock Canyon, Hoover Dam with its rim walk, helicopter, boat rides, spectacular red rock scenery and views out over the desert and mountains, the Las Vegas Natural History Museum showcasing the natural history of planet earth with a focus on Nevada. Have a strictly revel time at “wow” resorts like the Bellagio, The Fremont street experience, the mob museum, centennials hill park, historic railroad hiking trail, boulder beach, time springs, hoover dam, stratosphere thrill rides, the big hot, Clark County wetlands park, the list is endless.
Hong Kong, China: the autonomous territory in southeastern China ranks first in the world for the number of skyscrapers. It’s vibrant and densely populated urban center is a major port and features architectural landmarks, major shopping destinations, and famed tailors. Hike the dragon’s back, walk the wisdom path or go Tai Mo Shan or you can get down to Tian Tan Buddha to pay your respects. Release the kid inside at the HK Disneyland, Ocean Park HK and end the day with a ride on Ngong Ping 360. Visit the HK Zoological and Botanical garden, the museum of history, Polin monastery; all kind of tastes are catered for. And what more, Hong Kong’s nightlife is well known.
Sydney, Australia: One of Australia’s largest cities, Sydney is best recognized for the harbor front Sydney Opera House, with a distinctive sail-like design. Asides that, there are many other features that are hubs of waterside life and fun activities. The Opera house is a starting point, then the Harbor and Bondi beach for a city where washboard abs are the norm. Huggable Koalas abound at the Taronga zoo, Wildlife Sydney, and Featherdale Park. The museum of contemporary art, Chinese garden of friendship and Mrs. Macquarie’s chair are intriguing sounding places you ought to check out. There are observatories, parks, islands, sea life and historical landmarks all around. You could even pick up an accent before coming back, “good day mate”
Nairobi, Kenya: Nairobi is almost synonymous with the word “African Safari”. Kenya’s capital city dubbed the “African Silicon Valley” has a bustling urban core and a game reserve that is well known as home to many endangered animal species. Nairobi is also often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips elsewhere in Kenya. Nairobi packs a heavy punch of outdoors. Nairobi’s and Hell’s Gate National Park, giraffe center, Karen Blixen museum, Ngong hills and Bomas of Kenya to name a few. The safari here is one of the most popular into the world. Parks, walks, animal orphanages are all part of the offerings here. At the urban center lies Uhuru gardens and park, Jevanjee gardens, Jamia mosque, View park towers amongst others.
London, England: This 21st-century city with a history stretching back to Roman times is never ending panorama of fun and activities. From its center to its outskirt all the way to the suburbs, London still remains the largest destination for revelers and fun lovers. With a diverse population and many iconic features, London is the to-go city in Europe. Don’t fall down with London’s bridge (remember that rhyme?). Here you will find the iconic Big Ben – the most famous clock, London eye, Tower of London featured in so many films, Buckingham and Westminster palace, Saint Paul’s Cathedral and Trafalgar’s square. These places pack a lot of history. Dare to climb the 306m glass & steel “The Shard”, attend he Piccadilly Circus. London is a city of never ending sights.
UAE Dubai: An emirate in the United Arab Emirates, Dubai is the poster city for the diversification of the economy from reliance on Oil. From luxury shopping, ultra modern the skyscraper-filled skyline and a lively nightlife scene, Dubai offers the perfect getaway for indulgent individuals. The Burj Al-Arab with its iconic half-mast design is one of the most recognizable hotels in the world. The 169 story tall Burj-Khalifa is another of Dubai’s opulent offerings. Ski Dubai, Wild Wadi water park, Dubai shopping mall, Palm Islands, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai fountain, Dubai Museum, Grand Mosque, Dolphin Bay, Legoland park and on, and on. Dubai is a feast for the eye, a hive of activity for the tourist and a sanctuary for the rich.
But don’t just take our word for it, visit one of these cities and come back with an experience of a lifetime. You would be surprised to find out that we barely scratched the surface.