Located on the Black Sea Coast and snuggled between Georgia/Abkhazia is a versatile Russian City. In the summer months it is a wonderful beach resort, reminiscent of the south of France in many ways with promenades lined with palm trees and yachts docked in the marinas. In winter Sochi is transformed into a winter wonderland. A fantastic winter sports destination, which is why it was chosen for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
New York is a vast city and has lots of things to see and do for the whole family; here are our top three attractions in New York.
Statue of Liberty
Probably one of the most iconic landmarks and symbols of New York and the US as a whole, the Statue of Liberty is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. A gift from the people of France to celebrate America’s freedom and independence, this stunning statue has stood on Liberty Island in the middle of New York harbour for over 125 years.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is one of the finest holiday destinations in the world. Situated at the mouth of the river Tagus, the city has one of the most beautiful natural harbours in the world. With its picturesque scenery and World Heritage monuments, it is one of the most captivating cities in which to enjoy a holiday.
Madrid, the capital of Spain, is one of the most fascinating holiday destinations in the world. Located on the banks of the Manzanares river, the city exudes charm and liveliness. A landscape full of architectural splendours and a vibrant cultural life make Madrid an ideal choice for travel and sightseeing.
Ever since Poland joined the European Union, tourists have been rediscovering all the culture, history and beautiful scenery that Poland has to offer.
Most of the major cities in Poland boast historically significant and culturally important sites, many of which have World Heritage listing. The Polish capital, Warsaw, offers one of the most impressive old centres with its ancient city walls, churches, squares and palaces. Krakow, considered the country’s cultural capital, with good reason, boasts another remarkable old centre with fantastic museums and architecturally significant buildings. Just a short trip away from Krakow is Auschwitz. Unlike any other World Heritage site it leaves a sobering, lasting impression and lessons that remain for a lifetime. You can also explore the ancient Wieliczka salt mine which is close by.
With so many of the larger hotels having been bought out by massive international hotel chains and conglomerates, the smaller, family-run hotels and guesthouses offer a delightful alternative to the established names. These economy choices can offer a personal touch lacking in the larger establishments and also provide a surprising number of excellent amenities.The Jesmond Dene Hotel London is a good example of the family-run bed and breakfasts that can be found all over central London, especially in the Paddington, Victoria and Kings Cross areas. There are rooms to suit all budgets and family sizes, from singles to five-bedded rooms and from en suite to shared bathrooms. Other features of London’s smaller independent guesthouses include free Wi-Fi and their own websites, which allow guests to make their bookings simply and quickly online.
One of the most scenic spots in the world, Cape Town offers many romantic activities for couples who prefer to spend their time in the outdoors. The city experiences a Mediterranean climate, which makes the summer months from December to March the best time to visit Cape Town.
Many holiday makers would give you a bewildering look if you suggested that a great place to take a summer holiday break would be a trip to New York, surely that is the city to visit in December and do your Christmas shopping. Well of course it is but New York has some fabulous museums, galleries and architectural landmarks to see, but it is also a great outdoors city too. The weather is reliable but August should be avoided as it can be very humid at that time of year.
Visitors to London, who are seeking reasonably priced accommodation within reach of all the great sightseeing destinations, would do well to consider staying in one of the capital’s many bed and breakfasts.
Visitors to London will appreciate just how central accommodation at the Jesmond Dene a St Pancras Hotel is. As you can guess from the name it is across the road from St. Pancras International, the Eurostar train service hub and a straightforward two-minute walk from London tube services at King’s Cross, the Hotel provides ready access to all that London has to offer visitors.
San Francisco is a rolling metropolis of culture and history and is one of the most visited cities in America. The city grew up from the California gold rush that attracted a flood of treasure seekers and fuelled the city’s growth.