The most beautiful places on Earth to visit in 2018
If your New Year’s resolution was to travel more, perhaps the time has come to book your next trip. With so many stunning countries, cities and scenic spots, however, it can be difficult to choose just one – especially if you don’t have much vacation time. To help inspire your travels, we’ve put together a list of some of the most beautiful places on Earth for you to visit this year. So whether you’re looking for a relaxing island retreat or a thrill-seeking adventure, you’ll be spoilt for choice for new places to check off your bucket list. Here are four must-visit locations for your next vacation.
Oia, Santorini, Greece
Although it is not as well known as other tourist spots, Oia is arguably the most picturesque village in Greece. Located on the paradisiacal island of Santorini (about 11km from Fira), Oia boasts charming views of breathtaking blue-domed churches, rows of traditional stone houses and blue skies to boot. The village is more laid back than other tourist towns in Greece, so if you’re seeking a quiet vacation in one of the world’s prettiest places, Oia could be the destination for you.
St George, Utah, USA
Home to the infamous Zion National Park, the beautiful city of St George Utah offers a lot more than meets the eye. With stately 19th-century buildings, art museums and stunning canyons and streams, St George provides adventures both outside and in, so there is plenty to see and do for families, couples and lone travelers alike. The hiking trails are seemingly endless, the views of the varied landscape are spectacular, and the coves, cactus gardens and striking backdrops offer something to marvel at around every corner. To plan your trip to Utah’s most beautiful city, head to the Visit St George website.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Staged like a magical kingdom, you’ll think you’ve set eyes on a lost fantasy world when you get your first glimpse of Lake Bled. Set on an island in an emerald green lake with a quaint little church perched on its cliff, Lake Bled only gets more beautiful the closer you get, so it is the perfect destination for those seeking romance. As a visitor, you can enjoy a hike around the lake, a row through the placid waters, or a wander around one of the area’s ancient vineyards. Those seeking adventure can hike through woodland greenery or attempt the steep trails of the surrounding Karavanke Mountains and the Julian Alps.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
For couples on their honeymoon, you can’t get much more romantic than this rugged coastline in Campania, Italy. With steep cliffs, golden beaches, secluded coves and azure blue sea, the Amalfi coast offers a majestic landscape surrounded by quaint little restaurants and tavernas, pastel-washed buildings and ancient vineyards. To view the landscape in all its glory, you can take one of the many hiking trails around the coast.
Whether you’re seeking a week of relaxation or an action-packed trip to one of the world’s natural wonders, you simply can’t go wrong with any one of these beautiful destinations, so why not book your trip today?