The best holiday destinations are visually impressive. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing trip or an adventurous excursion, you should aim to visit somewhere that has a lot to offer in terms of natural (or even manmade) beauty. Of course, there are a lot of places that fit such a description. If you’re stuck for future travel ideas then here are some of the perfect destinations for a scenic getaway.
We’ve talked a lot about the beauty of Scotland before. The shores of Loch Long in Argyll provide a natural paradise with stunning fir tree forests and the crisp waters of the loch itself. You can read all about our adventures in this beautiful place that’s teeming with natural beauty, but the western county of Argyll is only the tip of what Scotland has to offer in terms of scenic locations. Even the capital is a beautiful destination. Most modern cities are packed with glitzy skyscrapers, but Edinburgh retains its historic status with beautiful architecture, culture, and stunning natural sights. Arthur’s Seat is the peak of a beautiful group of hills overlooking the city; it’s definitely worth a hike. Of course, if you’d rather stay away from cities on your scenic adventure then you should head to the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye. These stunning pools sit at the foot of the Black Cuillin mountains and look like they’ve been plucked from a fantasy novel such as The Hobbit. If you want a scenic getaway in Scotland then this is the place to be.
Of course, if you’re looking for a beautiful island getaway then you should definitely head to the Caribbean. There are some idyllic islands in this region that are well worth a visit if you want to experience both sweltering heat and some stunning natural sights. The islands of Trinidad and Tobago offer exquisite local amenities and unbelievable natural beauty. You should check out Courtyard Port of Spain if you want to stay in a luxurious Trinidadian hotel that’s near all the famous sights of the island. The Maracas Beach is a wonderful spot that you should visit if you want to relax whilst admiring the natural splendour of the island.
Finally, you need to visit Spain if you want to experience culture and beautiful locations rolled into one. This country has so much to offer when it comes to fantastic visuals. The city of Barcelona is the perfect place to start. Walk the streets of this amazing city and admire the beautiful architecture of Gaudi that practically makes up the majority of the city. And the Sagrada Familia is a stunning cathedral that you should stop to admire whilst you’re in Barcelona. It’s still being built to this day, a century after Gaudi’s death, and that’s a true testament to the impact that his artistic mind has had on the city. You should also head to Alcala la Real to see the Fortaleza de la Mota castle. Set in the heart of gloriously green hills, it’s a beautifully scenic place to visit.
Im Lew – A blogger and father of two boys, three if you include the dog, living in Sunderland. Not sure I have the hang of this blog niche thing but hey ho, I’m doing it anyway – expect all sorts of randomness.