As the vaccines work their magic and countries around the world start to open their doors to tourism again, it’s time to unveil the top vacation destinations for a post Covid world. It looks like we can’t wait to start exploring the world again domestically and internationally. With that in mind, here is the list of the top destination searches on OwnerDirect.com for 2021:
Explore the beautiful coastline. Drive through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Visit Cornish villages and be part of the bustling city life of London. From Shakespeare to the Beatles, England is home to the arts. Modern-day England offers many artistic and cultural events to attend such as head to Tate in Liverpool for modern works of art; take a course or attend an event at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. Located on the beautiful River Avon, Stratford is Shakespeare’s birthplace and home to the Royal Shakespeare Company. For antiquities, visit the Natural History Museum in London. Take in the Changing The Guard at Buckingham Palace. Hear Big Ben, the largest bell in the 320 foot high Clock Tower – weighing over 13 tons –at the Palace of Westminster -The House of Parliament.
Florida, also known as the Sunshine State, has it all – sunshine, sand, surf, theme parks, and nightlife. Everyone goes to Florida to let go of stress, worries, winter, and to get their deserved sunshine and clear waters. Florida is a place where you can tailor your trip to whatever your soul seeks. Start your day snorkeling, visit the theme parks and beaches, and end your day with memories of dancing and space exploration.
3. Disney World
The world’s most visited family-friendly destination lets you enter a magical world and appeals to the “kid” in everyone. This theme park paradise has water parks, accommodations, themed dining, and so much more! The main thing to look for when vacationing in Orlando is, of course, accommodations. Is it near Disney World and other theme parks?
This park was designed to be explored and enjoyed for more than just one day. Since it’s a magical escape, Disney World offers family-friendly attractions where you can choose ones for your baby, toddler, kids, teens, and the kid-at-heart. If you love thrills, you won’t get enough of the theme parks, water parks, and other attractions. Let’s not forget that there’s also the great outdoors with ecotourism adventures, sports like golf, and the inspiring arts and culture scene.
Spain is a beautiful and diverse country. It is also one of the warmest countries in Europe, and has over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. This results in it being the third most popular travel destination in Europe for vacation home rentals. With almost 8,000 kilometres of coastline and some of the best beaches imaginable, you can bathe in transparent waters outside a spectacular rental accommodation.
Spain is also country known for its friendliness, luminosity and its good-natured high spirits. This is a country which knows how to combine tradition with modernity. Eating in Spain is a gastronomical experience, as it is home to products of unbeatable quality, many of which have been awarded their own designation of origin.
Hilton Head is a unique resort town in Beaufort County, South Carolina, United States. The minute vacationers cross over the bridge onto Hilton Head Island, guests will instantly take notice that it is a location unlike any other. Carefully developed to showcase its natural surroundings, this delightful island packs in a whole lot of activity while keeping the environment a top priority. From fertile salt marshes and massive live oaks and maritime forests, to over 12-miles of spectacular white sandy beachfront, Hilton Head takes pride in maintaining its natural environment and making sure it is well preserved so it can be enjoyed by many generations to come.
Offering an endless assortment of attractions including shopping, dining and golfing, Hilton Head has also been named one of the top ten family beach resorts in the country, and could very well be the most family friendly destination in the world.
6. Gulf Shores
With so much to experience: beautiful sunsets, uncrowded beaches, delectable dining, year-round golf, unlimited fishing opportunities, boutique and outlet shopping, cultural programs, and more, Gulf Shores is a top travel destination. Sun worshipers rejoice as the beach from Ft Morgan to Perdido Pass is roughly 48 kilometers in length. The Alabama coast beach is also well known for it’s sugar white quartz sand which is soft and powdery making beach lounging a popular past time. The Gulf of Mexico waters sparkle off the coast with an emerald green quality that many find irresistible. Temperatures in the summer peak at a comfortably low 30 degrees.
Those looking for a cultural experience can travel into the past at the Gulf Shores museum, visit the historical Fort Morgan, take a passenger ferry along Mobile Bay or visit the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park. For the more adventurous you can always take in the City’s world class golf courses, go sailing, snorkeling, parasailing, or visit a variety of animals at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo.
Located in the Monashee Mountains, Big White Ski Resort is a premier skiing destination touted as one of Canada’s largest totally ski in/ski out resorts. With its abundant snowfalls and pleasant weather, this is where you’ll find the famously fluffy champagne powder. Locals call it “hero snow” as it turns beginners into pros!
The skiing terrain is easily the favorite of everyone who visits, but aside from that, there’s also snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tubing, ice skating, sleigh rides, and dog sledding. Since Big White is in the Okanagan Valley, there are also non-winter activities such as wine tours, hiking, and mountain biking nearby.
A favorite destination for skiers and families from all over the world, Silver Star Mountain Resort boasts one of the most unique ski villages and a deceptively large, world-class ski areas in the heart of British Columbia, Canada. Perfect for those wanting an easy and fun ski vacation.
Aside from skiing, Silver Star also has a world-class network of cross-country trails. The resort has a picturesque natural ice-skating rink and there is also tubing, night-skiing, mini-snowmobiles, and pinheads bowling. Let’s not forget sleigh rides, snowshoe tours, and if you’re willing to splurge, try heli-skiing. For something more relaxing, there’s the spa, fitness center, a gallery, and a handful of retail stores.
Portugal’s lovely scenery and wonderful climate as well as it’s natural thermal baths are a great attraction for holiday travelers. The Portugal experience can be many things. Popular tourist areas are the capital city of Lisbon and the surrounding area, the beaches of the Algarve, the island of Madeira, the Azores, Alentejo and Greater Porto.
Take a stroll through medieval castles and cobblestone villages. Surround yourself with history, captivating cities, golden beaches and great food. Portugal is a stunning country well worth a visit at any time of year.
Fringed by white, sandy beaches, sapphire seas, and colorful reefs, Barbados is a sophisticated tropical island with a rich history, lodgings to suit every taste, and plenty to pique your interest both day and night. When you’re ready to see what Barbados has to offer, the cave tours, wildlife preserves, gardens, and rum/cigar factory tours are just a sampling of Barbados’ many and diverse attractions. Golf and water sports are popular, as are outback tours by horse, on foot, or on ATV/4×4. For solitude, try Bottom Bay near Sam Lord’s Castle. All beaches in Barbados are free and open to the public. Bridgetown is a great city for strolling, and the island’s many museums are a testament to Bajans’ proud history and sense of identity.