Don’t get me wrong, there’s something enticing about traveling to a new place that you have never been to. But sometimes, there are those destinations that you continue to feel drawn to long after you have left. There’s something pulling you back there and you hope that one day you’ll have the chance to return.
When I heard about Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There, I was thrilled to write this post. Highlighting 5 of my favorite destinations I want to return to… how would I choose?! After careful debate, I finally made the decision.
Drum roll please…
This one came with no hesitation. I fell in love with Edinburgh the moment I stepped off the bus in front of my hostel. It’s a beautiful city, with Edinburgh Castle situated right in the middle of everything. Take a hike up Arthur’s Seat and overlook the entirety of Edinburgh… now we’re really talking. Just when I thought Edinburgh couldn’t get any better! Plus, the people are great! Bunches of friendly people all around definitely make for a great place to return to.
This was a teaser for me. I visited Zurich for one day during a layover… and I have wanted to return ever since. It’s a city with it’s own special charm. Located on the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich, it’s the perfect place to explore a large city while being able to enjoy the beauty of the scenery overlooking the lake. And, of course, there’s the chocolate! My single day in Zurich went by so quickly, but it has made me long to return back ever since.
Oh, the history! Boston drew me in at first sight. The old cobblestone streets, the glorious food in just about every restaurant in the North End, and the deep history that has shaped Boston into the city it is today. This is a place I could return to over and over again. Boston has so much to offer, and did I mention the food? I challenge you to find bad food in the North End. Cannot wait until I get to return here in the spring!
New Orleans, Louisiana
Maybe this one doesn’t count (I’ve already been to NOLA twice..), but I do still want to go back here. The lively streets with jazz music wherever you go, the mouthwatering Cajun food, and the voodoo vibe and history that is ingrained into the culture. Oh yeah, how could I forget? The hurricanes are a big perk too 🙂 New Orleans is a great place to visit, and I always find new parts of the city to explore every time I return. It is a unique place, with a charm and mystery that draws me in every time.
San Diego, California
Sunny days, costal living, and variety are a few perks that come to mind when thinking about San Diego. A place with fantastic weather is always a great place to visit. Located right on the coast, a view overlooking the water is the place to be. Plus, there is so much to do in San Diego, and it is such close proximity to many other main cities and activities, such as Los Angeles and Tijuana. The Gaslamp Quarter offers a great place to walk around and also has some tasty eats. Plenty to do on any day of the year, it’s a great place to revisit!
So you’ve heard mine. Now it’s your turn. I’m dying to know- where are the top 5 places you just cannot wait to return to? I nominate Spicy Road, Travelling Penster, Snow in Tromso, Emily Luxton Travel Blog, and Valerie & Valise to join in on Booked.net – Top Destinations to Go There, and share the pieces of the world that drew you in.