The Most Popular Travel Destinations in 2018
One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to travel more. Why not treat yourself to a once in a lifetime vacation? No matter how busy you get, it’s important to stop and take a second to enjoy the fruits of you labor.
We have compiled a list of the most sought after locations to travel to this year. Additionally, we’ve comprised the best times to visit based on ideal weather conditions, events, crowds and costs. Everyone has different preferences, so we’ve included a little bit of everything.
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1. Hvar Island, Croatia
This is the perfect island vacation spot. Hvar Island is the sunniest island in Croatia and one of the most stunningly beautiful islands in the whole world. It offers gorgeous beaches with crystal clear water, unique culture, fun activities, and so much more.
Best Time to Visit: If you want to visit when the weather is sunny and perfect, then make sure you book your trip between May and September. July and August are the peak times and will be the most expensive and crowded. The biggest and best events typically occur from April to August. Keeping this all in mind, we believe the best months to go are May, June and September. September is the cheapest and least crowded of the three months, but there is more to do from May to June.
2. Los Cabos, Mexico
This colonial town has become one of the hottest vacation spots in all of Mexico. It is known for its pristine beaches, nightclubs, and luxurious hotels. There will be new five-star brands coming to Los Cabos in 2018. A few of these brands will include Four Seasons Los Cabos, Montage Los Cabos, and Nobu Hotel.
Best Time to Visit: Similar to Hvar Island, the best time to visit Los Cabos, Mexico is May and June. During this time, you’ll avoid the winter crowds and, generally, the storms that hit the Gulf in the summer. Not to mention the fact that you’ll get to experience Cinco de Mayo in Mexico…an experience you’ll likely never forget.
3. London, United Kingdom
This city is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world because of its fantastic history, spectacular culture, and amazing activities. The Tower of London’s Crown Jewels exhibition, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Platform 9 ¾ at Kings Cross Station, Churchill War Rooms, Globe Theatre, and much more!
Best Time to Visit: If you’re planning a trip to London, you’re likely not going for the weather or a cheap getaway. The good news is that shopping and site seeing can be done year-round. According to Cheapflights.com, the cheapest time to fly is September and October. You’re likely to experience less crowds during these times as well.
4. Budapest, Hungary
Wonderful museums, fabulous shopping, and exciting nightlife are just a few of the marvelous activities that people are able to experience when they visit Budapest. St. Stephen’s Basilica Cathedral, Buda Castle, Parliament Buildings, etc. If you do decide to travel here in 2018 it will be an unforgettable vacation.
Best Time to Visit: The weather in Budapest tends to be fairly mild year-round, but it can get to the upper 80s in the summer. The summer is also when it gets the most crowded, so we recommend visiting in the spring time or anytime between September and November. You’ll find a lot more to do in the springtime, but travel tend to be cheaper between September and November.
5. The Bahamas
This popular vacation spot is known for its fun, adventure, and relaxation. The Bahamas has unforgettable beaches, towns that are filled with history, beautiful reefs, amazing forests, tons of activities such as sailing, and much more. This is one of the best family vacation spots if you’re set on visiting the Caribbean.
Best Time to Visit: You may want to check the weather forecast often if you plan to go between July and October. According to travelchannel.com, this is hurricane season. The best time to visit the Bahamas for the weather, December to April, happens to be when the crowds are the largest and prices are the greatest. This is simply due to the fact that the weather is incredible, which is one of the primary reasons people chose to travel here.
You Deserve It
We hope that we can help some stick to their resolutions and help others get a much needed break from their routine. Regardless of your situation, you should plan a vacation for yourself this year. Whether you’re looking for an escape from the cold, a historic adventure, or to expand your awareness of other cultures, we know you’ll enjoy one of these locations.