- Millennials travel more than the baby boomers.
- Ubud received more visitors than Bali’s capital city, Denpasar, in 2018.
- Lisbon was the ninth-most toured city in the southern parts of Europe in 2017
It is a known fact that millennials love traveling more than the baby boomers. Several studies have shown that millennials prefer going on weekend getaways instead of staying indoors or going for brunches. The young people can work for several hours and then spend a considerable percentage of their savings on dream vacations. Millennials love creating great memories with their loved ones. Millennials are curious travelers who seek experience beyond the typical tours and activities. They love destinations that offer ‘’original and memorable moments’’ and ‘’activities that focus on personalized and sustainable local experiences’’. Here are some of the best destinations on the planets that every millennial must visit.
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Ubud is a small town that is situated on Bali Island amongst the steep ravines and rice paddles in the central-foothills of Gianyar-Regency. The town’s population of over 74,320 people is dwarfed by the about 3million tourist who visits the town annually. More than 1.3 million of the 3,842,662 visitors who toured the Gianyar regency visited Ubud’s Monkey Forest in 2017. The area surrounding this town is composed of tourist accommodations, agroforestry plantations, rice paddles, and small farms. Ubud received more visitors that Denpasar in 2018. Ubud is promoted as a culture and arts center with some of the art museums in the region include Agung Rai Art Museum, Neka Art, and Puri Lukisan Museums. Some of the things you can enjoy here include exploring the rice terraces (Tegallalang rice terrace), green hillsides, royal palaces, and the ancient temples.
Lisbon, the largest and capital city of Portugal, became the ninth-most toured city in southern Europe in 2017, after it received over 3,320,300 visitors. Set over a series-of-hills near the source of Tagus River, the city is a vibrant and colorful destination. Renowned for its sunny and warm disposition, Lisbon is blessed with several world-class museums and historical monuments and castles. Some of the prominent museums in the region include Lisbon Museum, and the National-Coach Museum, among others. Some of the major attractions in Lisbon include St. George’s Castle, Lisbon Oceanarium, and the Jeronimos Monastery, among others.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Bora Bora is a 12sq miles island that is situated in the Pacific Ocean. It is one of the leading global tourist destinations that are known for its aqua-centric luxury-resorts. It is a perfect honeymoon getaway that is surrounded by a barrier-reef and a lagoon. Some of the activities you can enjoy here include whale and dolphin watching, scuba diving, snorkeling, sunset cruise, and climbing Mt Pahia. Other than enjoying the beautiful beaches on the island, you can also visit several attractions here like the Second World War cannons.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam, also referred to as ‘’the Venice-of-the-North’’, is one of the must-visit European destinations, which receives over 5million international visitors annually. With its academies, universities, and research institutes together with entertainment venues, several theaters, and over 40museums, Amsterdam is Netherland’s top cultural center. A considerable percentage of the over 60miles long canals in Amsterdam are navigable. The city was compared to Venice due to its 90 islands that are connected by over 1,200 picturesque bridges, and this includes 8wooden bascule bridges. Amsterdam is famous for its festival activities and nightlife.
Dublin is situated at the mouth of Liffey River and bordered by the Dublin Mountains to the south. Since millennials can drink, then the first stop in the city will be the Guinness-Storehouse factory (one of the country’s most-popular attractions) or the Temple Bar (the most iconic bar in the country). The city has a vibrant nightlife, and it is known as one of Europe’s most-youthful cities, with over 50% of the population being under 25years old. There is more to Dublin than the Irish stout. Dublin is home to several theaters like Grand Canal, Olympia, and Abbey, and art museums for the art lovers.
Other than its beautiful beaches, St. Lucia has several beautiful sceneries of all Caribbean islands that the millennials can explore. St. Lucia receives a considerable percentage of its visitors from January to April (the dry season). Many people love the island because of its several resorts and beaches, scenery, and tropical weather. Some of the attractions on the island include the Pitons, the Botanical Gardens, Sulphur Springs, the drive-in volcano, the Pigeon-Island National Park, and the rain forest among others. A considerable percentage of the visitors tour the island as part of a cruise, plus they spend most of their time in the Gros Islet, Rodney Bay, Marigot Bay, and the Castries. Rodney Bay has a crescent-shaped beach and several restaurants and hotels.
Cappadocia is a historical place in Central-Anatolia that is largely in Nigde, Aksaray, Kirsehir, Kayseri, and Nevsehir provinces of Turkey. Here millennials can learn more about the Turkish culture and the history of the Ottoman Empire. The most crucial destinations and towns in the region include Zelve, Seline, Ihlara Valley, Goreme, and Urgup, among others. Cappadocia is popular for its fairy-chimneys (cone-shaped geological formations that make the town look like it’s from a fairytale). The cone-like structures were formed by erosion, and several ancient cultures have dug into them and created castles, dwellings, and even underground cities like Ozkonak, Derinkuyu, and Kaymakli. Visitors can enjoy trekking in Goreme, Urgup, Monastery Valley, and Ihlara Valley. Hot-air balloons are quite common in this place.
Situated in the Indian Ocean, this small island nation has redefined how a normal beach-vacation should look like. The famous honeymoon destination has clear waters that provide one of the best snorkeling experiences on the planet. The Maldives is the lowest-lying nation on the planet, and even its highest point is the world’s lowest. The Maldives was unknown to the visitors until the early 1970s, and since then, it has become one of the world’s top destinations. The number of resorts in the Maldives has increased from 2 in 1972 to 92 in 2007. The country received over 8,380,000visitors in 2007. Currently, there are 6 Heritage-Maldivian coral mosques. Provided they have cash, proof of onward travel, and valid passports; visitors don’t need a visa when visiting the Maldives.
Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Denpasar is the capital and main gateway to one of the world’s most sought out travel destinations. Denpasar, Bali, is an eclectic mixture of traditional beauty and modern amenities. Denpasar is known internationally and all over the island for its white sandy beaches. Sanur beach is excellent for kite surfing and sunbathing since it has calmer waters while Serangan Island is a magnificent surfing beach. Denpasar is home to the Atlantis International, one of the best diving centers on the planet, where visitors can get an unforgettable dive trips all around the island. Other attractions in Denpasar include Neka Art Museum, Le Mayeur Museum, and Bajra Sandhi Monument, among others.
Aspen is a remote municipality region of the Rocky Mountain’s Elk Mountains and Sawatch Range that is situated along the Roaring-Fork River. Aspen is one of the American most popular tourist destinations, with several outdoor activities, and it is surrounded by 4 ski areas (Snowmass Ski Resort, Buttermilk, Aspen Highland, and Aspen Mountains). Aspen became a famous retreat for celebrities during the late twentieth century. Other than skiing, the Rocky Mountains offer several unique hiking spots like the Maroon-Bell peaks.