Leisure times are not something we always get the luxury to do, especially people with crowded schedules. Anytime you have a few days or weeks to spare for yourself, it is important that you spend this time as wisely as possible. The key to making the most of your free time is to research your options carefully before you settle on your agenda.
Although choosing your next destination based on your entertainment options is not likely to be the best idea, your entire expatriate life should not be “all work and no play”. Having so many opportunities to go out and spend your spare time will help you feel at home abroad and overcome a shocking cultural shock – with the added bonus of finding new friends.
Although you can definitely benefit from your stay regardless of where you are in the world, some countries are more popular in their entertainment options than others. In this post, we will be taking a look at the countries that offer the best leisure options in the world.
Top List Of Best Countries You’d Love To Go to For Leisure
The country that gave us a nightclub, champagne, and hundreds of cheeses is one of the most romantic places on earth. In the spring – an excellent season for a trip to France – CNT editors see Morzine for some of the most beautiful hiking imaginable. Lake Annecy is less than 2 hours’ drive from Morzine, a charming road.
Portugal: Spain’s neighbor is small but strong, with distinct culture, cuisine and language. Head to the village of West Comporta during the summer. Portugal’s Ibiza. No trip to the country is complete without a glass of wine from the Douro Valley.
From land camps on Vancouver Island to accommodations at the oldest Ritz-Carlton Hotel in North America in Montreal, Canada offers travelers all kinds of experiences. Riding on the ski runs in Quebec City is a must in winter.
Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka are some hotspots to explore in Japan. The home of more than two thousand Buddhist temples and shrines. Japan attracted over 18 million travelers in 2015 and the number increased to over 24 million by the year 2016.
4. United States Of America
CNT readers are attracted to shimmering urban cities, family amusement parks and beautiful nature. Among the destinations recommended by magazine editors is the New York Catskill Mountains, the Golden Isles of Georgia, and the passion for an investment banking hotel project in Montana, The Ranch at Rock Creek.
Since Ferran Adria’s elBulli restaurant has risen in Catalonia, Spain has been the world’s undisputed center for sophisticated cuisine. Planning a vacation around the luxury restaurants you want to be proud of, and the most famous tapas sites are a good idea. The Fodor Forum suggests visiting Spain in April for the best weather. You can also see the food-filled April fair in Barcelona.
From castle hotels to bustling bars and the greenest side your eyes see, Ireland is a feast for the senses. CNT recommends renting a car and making the world’s longest road trip on Wild Atlantic Road.
when you think of Spain and Italy, it tells you a lot about how Mexico’s culinary scene has dominated. The country has registered three restaurants – Pujol, Quintonil and Biko – among the top 50 best restaurants in the world for 2015. The three are in Mexico City.
Go to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and other myths in this wonderful country for amazing museums, unparalleled coffee, and stunning rural towns. You can actually make your stay worthwhile at the newly built Waldorf Astoria – a collection of six houses with the Guerlain Spa – on Amsterdam’s oldest and most storied canal. NORDIC MULTI-VACATION SPOT JOURNEY – COPENHAGEN, STOCKHOLM AND HELSINKI
9. Sri Lanka
If you lose, there is a place where you can find yourself. Fill a backpack and take the “enchanting” railroad on the island anywhere. Buy pancakes and curry dishes from street vendors on the train, look at the seemingly endless tea fields, and go see sites like the Golden Dambulla Temple and the famous markets Petttah.
A train from Nuwara Eliya to Kandy travels across the heights of Sri Lanka.
Roaming chef Anthony Bourdain says that going to Vietnam changed his life. He told CNT: “It looked like another planet; it’s a delicious cook that satiated me and never left it.” We’ll only be happy to have Vietnamese coffee and eat all day, but adventurers can go down to the world’s largest cave, Hang Son Doong, at Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
11. South Africa
Cape Town ranked sixth in the CNT Readers’ Choice Awards for World’s Best Cities. With its glorious Table Mountain and one of Sol Kerzner’s one-off luxury resorts in South Africa, it’s definitely a magnet, but Franschhoek vineyards and a safari inn at Kruger National Park also brought in.
Whether you choose to eat your way through Bangkok, hop the island around Phuket, or ascend to the charming Eastern & Oriental Express, Thailand will attract you with its vibrant culture, exotic cuisine, and exotic resorts. Lately, there has been a spike in comprehensive health and wellness spas, where you can detoxify and refuel with yoga and ayurvedic treatments.
13. New Zealand
This is a destination for adventurers. You can worry about it in a cabin without electricity on the beautiful Great Barrier Island, immerse yourself in the healing waters of Maruia Springs, or stroll through the volcanic terrain of Tongariro National Park, or you can enjoy world-class fishing in Queenstown, where you can also get what travelers say it is the best burger on the planet in Fergberger.
Melbourne, Australia, has been chosen as the most livable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit this year, so it’s natural to be a great place to travel too. CNT recently explored Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne – Australia’s answer to Hamptons – with vineyards, beaches and a thriving cooking scene. The peninsula is about three and a half hours away from one of Australia’s beautiful natural wonders, The Twelve Apostles.
These are called the twelve columns, and these limestone columns were connected to the mainland of Victoria.
Casablanca’s home is a treasure trove of spice markets, surreal landscapes, jaws mosques and world-class surfing. The cuisine is unparalleled, with a mixture of Arabic, African, Persian and French flavors.
Who can resist the appeal of pasta and beautiful people? Not much, according to CNT readers, who voted for Italy as the best country in the world to travel for five consecutive years. Italy is all about leisure, where you can sip wine for hours on Venice’s St. Mark’s Square, make friends with a hammock in a villa in Tuscany, or sunbathe on the slopes in Riomaggiore.