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10 Amazing Cities

Updated on February 12, 2017

Acapulco

Caressed by the waves of the Pacific, the city of Acapulco is by now synonym with vibrant nightlife and high quality accommodation. It is arguably the best beach resort in Mexico and a magnet for tourists from all over the world.

While you relax in one of the luxurious hotels in Acapulco, make sure you don’t miss out some of the most intriguing attractions: the La Quebrada Cliff Divers. This tradition dates to 1930s and it is an unique event that is bound to raise your adrenaline level a bit.

The beach is just meters away from the hotel and you can enjoy much more than a sunny day in Acapulco. Deep sea fishing and sail fishing are two popular activities, and the abundance of sailfish virtually guarantees that you won’t regret the time spend.

Adelaide

The city of Adelaide is situated on the eastern shores of Gulf St. Vincent and it is the capital of the Australian state of South Australia. The quality of life is outstanding in Adelaide and tourists flock to this remote location, to take part in one of the numerous festivals and outdoor concerts.

Accommodation will satisfy even the most savvy travelers, and for a reasonable price you’ll stay in a hotel with a perfect view to one of the city’s long beachfronts. During the highly acclaimed Adelaide Festival of Arts the entire city celebrates and the hotels are swarming with tourists.

If you’re looking for a little peace and quiet, get out on a bike and cruise through the countryside. Also, make a detour to the Barossa Valley, a region famous for its select wineries and beautiful landscape.

Alghero

Italy is much more than Rome or Milano, and the small city of Alghero located in Sardinia is the living proof. Inhabited for more then 3000 years, this area will charm tourists with man made monuments and natural wonders alike.

Away from the roaring cities, you won’t have a problem finding a quiet hotel that fits your accommodation standards to the letter. Churches are scattered all over this town, with the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Immacolata di Alghero being the main attraction.

If you enjoy spending quality time outdoors, make sure you embark in a trip to the nearby caves, which are easily accessible by ferry. Neptune’s Grotto is the most popular one, but if you wish for something more extreme, put the scuba diving gear on and try out the underwater Nereo Cave.

Amalfi

Just 35 kilometers southeast of Naples, lies the lovely city of Amalfi, a beautiful port guarded by steep cliffs. If you find yourself in Italy, make a detour and book a room in one of the cozy hotels and prepare yourself for a treat.

Those even remotely interested in medieval architecture will be delighted by the numerous sites, including Amalfi’s main attraction, the Saint Andrew's Cathedral. This imposing structure is almost a 1000 years old, but it is not the only one breathing history, the Chiostro del Paradiso being just another example worth mentioning.

If your accommodation plans include staying at a hotel situated in the town’s center, you’ll be able to watch from the balcony any of the three major festivals: the Ancient Regata, the Byzantine New Year's Eve and the feast days of Saint Andre.

Amman

Civilization began in Jordan, and its capital city of Amman is a shining example of how thousands of years of evolution can coexist in a single city. Ruins of the past coexist in perfect harmony with world class hotels, and there is no clash of cultures between the western civilization and the Arabic world.

One of the favorite tourists destinations in the Middle East, Amman provides top quality accommodation for travelers, busy shopping centers and intense nightlife you didn’t dream to discover in an Arab city. The omnipresent yet discrete police officers will make you feel safe all the time.

Monuments of the past date back to Roman times, such as the Citadel of Jabal al-Qal'a or the Roman Theater. There are of course plenty of mosques worth visiting, the most popular destination being the colossal King Abdullah I Mosque.

Avignon

Located in southern France, Avignon is offered referred to as the City of the Popes, as many actually lived here five centuries ago. The hotels in Avignon are filled not only by tourists eager to discover the old buildings of this ecclesiastic town, but also by fun loving travelers.

The Avignon Theater Festivals brings the city to life each year, with street performances, dances and music. It’s an event worth watching, so make sure to arrange for the proper accommodation and not find yourself looking for a hotel during the festival.

The more conservative tourists will be delighted by the city’s architecture, the highlights being Notre Dame de Doms and Palais des Pape. Located just a few meters apart, these two magnificent buildings watch over the city, just like the golden statue of the Virgin standing on top of the cathedral.

Basel

A true city of culture, Basel is located on the northern border of Switzerland and it even has suburbs in France and Germany. Home of the most exquisite museums, archives, secular buildings and churches in the world, Basel is perhaps the most beautiful city in Switzerland.

Hotels are not cheap in Basel, but if you can afford the accommodation, you’ll be generously rewarded by this experience. The Munster Church with the Munsterplatz are some of the most impressive sights in the Old Town, but this entire area is so well preserved, that you fell like you’re travelling back in time.

If you stay at a hotel located in the center of the city, than by simply walking around, you’ll have the chance to stumble across roman and medieval archeological sites.

Beirut

A crossroads between three continents, Beirut is the capital city of Lebanon and a popular tourist destination. Only Tel Aviv can rival this city in terms of nightlife intensity, but Beirut is much more than that. Hotels are affordable and the number of tourists coming from both the Arabic world and from the West, increases each year.

The architectural mix is impressive, so don’t be amazed if you’re accommodation includes a stay at a modern hotel, surrounded by 17th century buildings and even older mosques. Sightseeing and shopping go hand in hand in the city center, now completely restored after the devastation caused by war.

While you stay in Beirut, don’t forget to pay a visit to one of the art galleries and make sure to try out the unique products of the traditional cuisine.

Bergamo

Located at the very foothills of the Alps, Bergamo is the little sister of Milano, but an equally exciting tourist destination. The Orio al Serio airport is close by and there are plenty of hotels ready to serve the clients, so accommodation is not an issue.

The city is divided in two, the old town “Citta Alta” being a very popular scene for sightseeing, with buildings dating from the 17th century. Parking spots are few, but with a little determination you can walk most of it and see charming monuments such as the Cittadella, Piazza Vechia, Duomo and much more.

If you are looking for a hotel, it would be for the best to pick one in the lower city “Citta bassa”, where the prices are reasonable. This is also where you can go for shopping and enjoy the nightlife.

Bergen

If you expected to be surrounded by cold people and freezing temperature in Bergen, think again! People are friendly here, and the climate is surprisingly warm for a city located so far north, in the chilly Norway. Tourism is flourishing here and it’s just a formality to find high quality hotels or any kind of accommodation you could possibly wish for.

While the Golf Stream is responsible for the mild climate, the people’s souls have been warmed up by a long tradition in music and fine arts. The memorial house of famous composer Edvard Grieg, or the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra are just two of the places the music aficionados should visit.

The landscape is breathtaking and Bergen is only a few miles away from some of the most spectacular fjords in Norway. Make sure you have a camera with you on this trip.

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