5 Places I Crave to See Again and Again

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.netTop 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…

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Edinburgh, Scotland

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.
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Zurich, Switzerland

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.

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Boston, Massachusetts

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!

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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.

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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!

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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.


  1. I am DYING to get to Edinburgh. Well, all of Scotland, really. Fun list!

  2. I agree with most of your list although I’ve never been to Scotland or Zurich. I would include Paris on my list (along with Boston & New Orleans). And add San Francisco too. Love that city.

  3. Love these picks! Edinburgh is one of my favourite cities, although I don’t get there nearly as often as i’d like / as i should, considering I actually live quite close! I’d love to go to Boston and New Orleans – the history of both places seems fascinating.

    • Thanks Molly! If you get to Edinburgh any time soon maybe I can live vicariously through you 🙂 you’ll definitely have to add Boston and New Orleans to your list, they really are great and interesting places!

  4. Nice list Marissa! I totally agree with Edinburgh, Zurich and San Diego! I really love those places! The beach and surfing in San Diego is great, and Zurich has such a nice atmosphere and lots of cozy cafes and restaurants! I have only been to Edinburgh once, and it was only for a few days for work so I did not get the chance to fully explore the city. Really want to go back to these places too one day! 🙂

    • Thanks Maria! I was really feeling the nostalgia writing this post 🙂 Zurich was my short trip and Im dying to spend more time there. Sometimes it’s nice to go back to a familiar place once in a while rather than someplace new!

  5. Great list! Edinburgh is at the top of my list, too. I love it!

  6. Great list, Marissa. Boston and Zurich I visited only for a day, but I’d like to return. As for New Orleans, I keep going back for Mardi Gras every few years. We are sold on it and on San Diego too. Edinburgh I haven’t seen yet.

  7. I hate to backtrack but would totally revisit all of these places as well!

    Great list and thanks for sharing


  8. I love when I read lists like yours that don’t include anywhere I have ever been. Gives me a great insight on places to add to my every growing list.

  9. I’ve lived in both Boston and New Orleans, and I keep going back to both of them – New Orleans especially I can never seem to get tired of.

  10. Love your top 5! Mine is: Sevilla, Rome, New York, Sydney and Cape Town. Hope you like my choices. I hopped on over from #TheWeeklyPostcard

  11. Nice post! I don’t know any of them, but they seem nice destinations to go… specially Zurich and its chocolates 🙂

  12. Omg, every single one of these is on my list of places I want to live someday. Except Zurich, but that’s only because I haven’t been there yet. Haha.

  13. The only two I haven’t been to on this list are Zurich and San Diego, but I wholeheartedly agree with the other three! It’s so difficult to choose just five for this list, isn’t it? lol

  14. Five? Paris and Paris and Paris and so forth? 🙂
    Prague, Paris, Kenya, Florence… and… New York!
    Take care

  15. Hi it’s Christa, host of the Sunday Traveler, I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for joining in on the fun! For me there is just something about vikings, history and castles that gets my nerd mojo going. All the places on your list are second visit worthy though. What a fun read.

  16. Oh wow, I have literally been to none of those places 🙂 awesome to learn about your favourites.

  17. I love your choices! I haven’t visited any of them and would love to someday! Thank you so much for linking up with #WeekendWanderlust!

  18. What a great list of places. I haven’t been to Scotland yet, it’s on my bucket list. Thanks for linking up to #WeekendWanderlust.

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