Is this the year you are going to take the vacation you have always dreamed of? Well, summer is on its way and we have rounded up the best trip to take for whatever your interest! Want to visit a quaint city with old world charm? Quebec City is the place for you. Interested in coming back from your vacation feeling healthier? Try New Life Hiking Spa & Wellness Retreat in Vermont. Interested in natural attractions? Iceland can’t be beat. Love theme parks? Don’t miss the new additions at Disney!
Here’s the list of the Best Bucket List Vacations for 2019:
Best for Romance:
Club Med Kabira Beach
Kabira Beach, Japan
Enjoy a romantic getaway in the heart of the Marine National Park at Club Med Kabira Beach in Japan. Not only will couples be able to enjoy romantic time together, but they will be able to participate in many outdoor activities, get pampered in a Zen atmosphere and enjoy samplings of sushi and sashimi with dinner. Being located in a marine reserve, there are many water activities available, including scuba diving.
Best for History Buffs:
Gaylord National Resort
National Harbor, Maryland
Washington, D.C. offers a host of renowned museums and interesting neighborhoods. With a recent explosion of restaurants, cafes, boutiques, and clubs, D.C. is a thriving cultural hub. You can choose a traditional D.C. adventure, filled with tours of classic attractions like the White House and the Washington Monument, the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History or you can stroll around the Tidal Basin. Enjoy the Gaylord National Resort on the National Harbor in Maryland as a great place to stay with easy access to all DC has to offer.
Best for Theme Parks:
Disney Grand Floridian Resort
From the new Toy Story Land at Hollywood Studios to the Land of Avatar at Animal Kingdom there’s plenty of new attractions at Disney World! For anyone who loves theme parks, a trip to Disney World in Orlando can’t be beaten. Disney has a host of hotels to stay in, but if you want the true Disney experience and prefer taking a boat from your hotel straight to the Magic Kingdom, a stay at the Grand Floridian is the place to be.
Best for Charming City:
Fairmont LeChateu Frontenac
Quebec City, Canada
If your perfect vacation involves strolling along cobbled streets, admiring graceful European-style architecture and reveling in old-world charm, Quebec City should be high on your list. Ideally located inside the walls of Old Quebec, the iconic Fairmont Le Château Frontenac has undergone a multimillion dollar renaissance project that will reposition it as one of the world’s leading hotels. This heritage urban resort will seduce you with its breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River and the architecture of the Old fortified City. Plus, Old Quebec, has storied 17th-century colonial buildings and offers a myriad of historic sites, including the Cathedral-Basilica of Notre-Dame and The Battlefields Park.
Best for Wellness:
New Life Hiking Spa & Wellness Retreat
Is this the year you plan to take care of your health and wellness? Look no further than this Vermont all-inclusive healthy vacation. Packages include a private room, three freshly prepared meals a day, fitness classes, massages, and guided hikes or nature walks around the Green Mountains and Appalachian Trail every morning. This vacation is open for just 5 months a year when the hiking and weather is the best in New England, U.S.A. The guests of the retreat eat meals, get massages and spend the night on Killington Mountain, but the hikes are in different locations around the region. Twenty-one different guided hikes/walks are offered each week to accommodate everyone’s fitness level and to show a variety of different beautiful trails in Vermont
Best for Natural Attractions:
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Iceland’s towering waterfalls, striking geothermal pools, and otherworldly landscapes beckon to the adventurous traveler. You can’t miss taking a dip in the Blue Lagoon, heading on a drive to remember on Ring Road or admiring the northern lights. The Blue Lagoon is always busy with tourists, but it is worth it to stay at the Silica Hotel. It features it’s very own private lagoon for hotel guests only. However, you will still want to visit the real Blue Lagoon and hotel guests are given premium entry.
Whatever vacation type you choose, the recommendations of the list above has been curated because they are known to be the best in each category. Whether you are traveling solo, as a couple, or as a family, these destinations have something for everyone. Take a bucket-list worthy vacation this summer. You won’t regret it!
And remember, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes your life richer!”