If you are planning on doing a bit of travelling during 2016 then it can become a bit overwhelming considering all the potential destinations to visit. So let the hard work get done for you and check out this list of the top 5 fun travel destinations for 2016. You’re guaranteed to have a stellar time in these top-notch places.
Ibiza, Balearic Islands
If the first thing that springs to your mind when somebody says “Ibiza” then you need to re-think your views because the White Island has evolved over the years from being a dance music Mecca to becoming one of the most appealing holiday destinations for people of all ages, even those that can’t tell their dubstep from their drum ‘n’ bass.
Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Ibiza has the perfect climate to offer sun, sea, and sand. For those that love their dance music the island is still considered to be a prime hot spot for clubbers and party goers. However, the island also has large parts registered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites that offer serene views. If you fancy a more low-key break than the riotous nightlife in Sant Antoni then you can visit the Phoenician settlement remains in Sa Caleta. History is just as prevalent as the music here.
Las Vegas, US
It could well be the most predictable entry on this list but Las Vegas has everything you could want from a fun trip away. Yes, it is primarily seen as a gambling destination but it offers so much more. The Strip is the focal point with some iconic casinos such as Caesars Palace, MGM Resorts, and the Venetian.
However, there is so much more to Sin City. The Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area is only 20 miles outside the city and is a great place for those that love their outdoors activities. The Fountains of Bellagio also provide some stunning musical light displays. The thrill rides at the top of the Stratosphere Las Vegas will give adrenalin junkies their fix. There are also a wealth of shows and nightclubs for you to enjoy.
Psssst! If you can’t afford to get out to Vegas for your gambling fix, then the good news is there are also plenty of options for playing online. You can still find your favourite casino games like blackjack or roulette (more on that here), without even having to leave your house. But, nothing quite beats the bright lights of Sin City or the overwhelming noises of slot machines in the huge casinos there. Good luck!
Traditionally considered to be a popular destination for those that want to party over Spring Break, this Mexican city boasts golden sandy beaches and clear blue coastline as the ideal scene for a few drinks and letting the hair down. There is no denying that there is a reason that this destination is a perennial appearance maker on top Spring Break destinations but it is also a brilliant place to visit when Spring Break has come and gone.
The atmosphere and vibe of Cancun never changes. It is a lively city that is full of energy. The Hotel Zone provides a plethora of bars, restaurants and nightclubs so the party essentially never ends. The city is also home to a number of Mayan archaeological zones including El Meco, El Rey, Coba, Muyil, and Pole. It is a city that panders to the party goers but offers something for everyone.
If anyone can understand the term “fun” then it has to be the Scots. Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, is the epitome of what every person outside of Scotland thinks Scotland is going to be like. It is jam packed with history, entertainment, atmosphere, and unusual delights. There are very few cities in the world that can offer tourists such a wide variety of activities to get involved in.
To start with, the nightlife in Edinburgh is incredible. The New Town and Old Town both provide numerous clubs, pubs, bars, and restaurants. There is also a chance to take in some history with Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace, and the churches at Canongate and Greyfriars. Tourists are also encouraged to walk the Golden Mile, take a ghost tour down one of the eerie Closes that run beneath the city streets, or sample some whisky at one of the local globally renowned distilleries. Your imagination is the limit here.
The final entry on this list is one that will attract the attention of a few of you. Everybody knows about Amsterdam’s association with sex, drugs, and all that. If you want that sort of holiday and are intent on having that kind of “fun” then you’ve found the right place. Once again, Amsterdam is a city that is overshadowed by its stereotype.
In reality, Amsterdam is one of the most fascinating cities in Europe. The network of canals provide a romantic setting for couples, its museums such as the Van Gogh Museum, the Anne Frank Museum, and the Rijksmuseum are famous around the world, and the city is also home to one of the greatest European football clubs of all time in the shape of Ajax Amsterdam. Whether you’re keen on just simply letting loose and having a blow-out or taking in some culture, this city can offer you everything.