Though churches, theaters, mountains, and museums are staple attractions when getting to know a new location, a look below the surface can reveal spectacular and little-known sights you probably wouldn’t find on a postcard. From underground churches, gardens, wineries, and music festivals, these top attractions from around the world are definitely worth a trip below ground.
My husband and I didn’t know what to expect from our evening out in one of the most famous nightclubs in Paris. Arriving at the Lido de Paris on the glamorous Champs-Elysées, it was obvious it would be a memorable experience. From dressing nicely to seeing the famous Bluebell Girls and an impressive cabaret show, the tour was spectacular beginning to end.
What makes a great concert hall? The conductor? Acoustics? Its design? All these elements come together in the concert halls of the world’s top 10 classical music cities.
Tex Mex is so delicious; we had been eating it by the bucket load in the United States. But we were now in Mexico and I wanted to further explore the local cuisine. I knew I couldn’t find that on the popular and touristy 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen, so I found the Viator Playa del Carmen Food Tour to get the real, behind-the-scenes authentic Mexican experience we were craving.
There’s no better way to discover a country or understand its culture than meeting the locals. To help you break down the boundaries and seek out unforgettable experiences, here are 10 ways to connect with locals on your travels.
A buzzing neighborhood known for its artisanal market, Greenwich is home to one of London’s best royal parks and boasts a rich maritime heritage. Visiting Greenwich is an excellent reason to explore south of the River Thames. Linked to central London by overground train and ferry — and a popular stop on Thames River sightseeing cruises — Greenwich offers a tranquil alternative to the city, with cobbled lanes, waterfront pubs, and a relaxed village atmosphere.
The glittering shop-fronts and designer emporiums of the Champs-Elysées and the world-renowned Galeries Lafayette department store might be top of the itinerary for shoppers in Paris, but some of the city’s most atmospheric shopping arcades are hidden from view down the side streets. Paris’ Passages Couverts (“Covered Passageways” or “Les Arcades”) date back to the early 19th century, when some 150 such shopping arcades sprung up around the city, fast becoming the place to be seen for affluent Parisians.
Europe’s beaches are legendary, from the celeb-studded French Riviera to the wilds of the Baltic coastline. There are hundreds of family-oriented choices, from shingle coves to vast sandy strips, but each family comes with its own rulebook and own set of demands. Different age groups have different criteria and so what suits one family won’t suit another; here are some suggestions of family beaches in Europe that match the needs of all ages.
Whether you’re setting off on your honeymoon, heading overseas for Valentine’s Day or planning a loved-up city break, the world is full of romantic destinations ideal for sharing with that special someone. From idyllic beach retreats to action-packed road trips: here are 10 of the world’s best destinations for couples.
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