As the world increasingly grows smaller thanks to travel accessibility and globalization, younger generations are spending and travelling more in order to experience global adventures. Some destinations, however, have become oversaturated with tourists. In order to see all the world has to offer, but without tripping over other travelers Comparethemarket.com has created a 2019 bucket list for those looking to explore and escape.
The following is a list of the top ten destinations that offer endless possibilities for travelers:
Seattle, Washington – Seattle, a modern metropolis, with acres of parkland, is an incredibly versatile destination with an infinite array of cultural activities. A visit to the city is not complete without dining at the lively Pike Place Market, a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront, which is famous for its clam chowder and fresh seafood.
Portland, Oregon – Portland is the place to be for lovers of art, local breweries, and coffee. When in town, stop by Pioneer Courthouse Square, also known as the city’s living room, a great place year round for live music, food trucks and many other attractions.
Brighton and Hove, UK – Brighton has beaches, festivals and numerous colorful landmarks. Take a trip to the nonprofit, Marlborough Pub & Theatre, and try the English roast and a pint. If the sun is out, head to the shore and enjoy some traditional fish and chips.
Copenhagen, Denmark – Copenhagen is the ultimate Scandinavian city. While in the city, visit Freetown Christiania, a commune that boasts unique architecture, colorful houses, and an alternative hippy culture.
Miami, Florida – Miami has everything from Art Deco architecture to authentic Cuban cuisine. Stop by the Wynwood Yard, one of Miami's most avant-garde neighborhoods, which features galleries, dive bars, quirky shops, vegan restaurants and live music.
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Orlando, Florida – Orlando is much more than Disneyworld. At Lake Eola Park, visitors will find lush scenery, farmers markets, beer gardens, and even swan boat rides.
Lisbon, Portugal – Lisbon, Portugal’s hipster capital, is known for its cobbled streets, historic landmarks, exceptional galleries, cocktail bars, and restaurants. Visit the Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen Overlook, to enjoy hilltop views of the sunset over the city.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania – Pittsburgh, renowned for its Gilded Age landmarks, also features the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art, and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, as well as, the modern Andy Warhol Museum, the Heinz Field football stadium, and the PNC Park baseball stadium.
Helsinki, Finland – Finland’s capital offers an array of spectacular landmarks, including Temppeliaukio Church, which is built from solid rock and stages live shows known for their surreal acoustics.
Spokane, Washington – Spokane, celebrated for its history and natural beauty, is also home to Kendall Yards Night Market, which is located on the river gorge. The market features vendors selling the best fresh produce, organic goods and live music.
For many more exciting destinations, see the full travel bucket list here.