With the sun shining and temperatures now “on the up” in the UK, a lot of us are starting to dream of turquoise pools and azure seas, cloudless blue skies and cocktails…who wouldn’t want to get away for a proper summer holiday sooner than later, after the winter we’ve been through?
But if you fancy squeezing in a city break before the school summer hols and if the endless choice of luxe destinations and options on offer are making it hard to pinpoint the destination you’ll be heading for this year, take a few tips from TripAdvisor. It has just revealed the winners of its Travelers’ Choice awards for the best global cities to visit.
The annual awards cover 500 destinations and here’s a quick round-up of the cities that made the short list.
The magical allure of Turkey’s famous capital Istanbul saw it crowned as TripAdvisor users’ favourite destination in the world, but Rome came in a very close second.
Meanwhile, London came in a very respectable third, with Beijing and Prague rounding out the top five.
Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor, said: “If you’re looking for trip inspiration, look no further than the Travellers’ Choice Destination Awards.
“Our global travelers are the tastemakers for uncovering the best places to visit around the world.”
The Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards honour the world’s top travel spots, based on the reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travelers.
Other hot favourites included exotic Marrakech, honeymoon “jetaway” Paris, Hanoi and Shanghai.
New York was named as the world’s favourite US destination and Chicago and San Francisco came in second and third respectively.
Looking for more inspiration and holiday ideas? Check out all the Top 2014 rankings at TripAdvisor here: