10 Hot Travel Destinations In Europe
A European vacation doesn't compare to traveling anywhere else on earth, so plan your next trip with these 10 hot travel destinations in Europe. Only in Europe can you find so many different cultures, dialects, food and customs in relatively short distances from each other. According to the European Commission, the European Union is the most popular tourism destination in the world with 370 million international tourists each year.
- Amsterdam, Netherlands Though many Americans think of Amsterdam as a place to explore some vices, the city also boasts several Holocaust museums, as well as museums donated to celebrated Dutch artists Rembrandt and Vincent Van Gogh. From fine dining to its infamous night life, Amsterdam has become a must-see city for almost any tourist.
- Athens, Greece With the incredible history that Athens is known for, it may be a surprise to see what a modern, walkable city Athens has become. Visitors will understand why this Greek mainstay has become a hot tourist destination with parks, clubs, the Acropolis and beaches all within easy traveling distance from the efficient metro system.
- Barcelona, Spain Get more bang for your buck by visiting Barcelona and enjoy both Spanish and Mediterranean influences in one city. Enjoy the eleven months of sunshine by lounging by the beach, a cocktail bar or strolling the streets looking for interesting museums and cafes.
- Berlin, Germany While Berlin may be best known for its turbulent turn though the history books, it's now a foodie's heaven with more than 7,000 pubs, restaurants and other places to enjoy a meal or a pint. From art lovers to nightowl partiers, everyone will find something to enjoy in Berlin.
- Brussels, Belgium Brussels is growing in popularity in the last couple years as European travelers discover the city's combination of historic and trendy attractions. The architecture is the most noticeable mix of the two, but can also be seen in the juxtaposition of the cosmopolitan international business center and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy local beer and dining options with a fusion of French and German cuisine.
- Glasgow, Scotland Scottish culture has become trendy in recent years and Glasgow is the perfect place to experience it firsthand. Soccer is not just a past-time in Scotland, but a major cultural event. Glasgow's Buchanan Street has become famous for being an expensive place to shop, but Barras is a major tourist destination in itself. The mall is open on weekends and contains just about anything someone would want to buy.
- London, England Some of the most iconic European attractions are here: Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. During the summer, see how royalty lives when the castle opens its doors to guests or visit Petticoat Lane to see London's famous Sunday market.
- Madrid, Spain Eat your way around Madrid with a tapas tour, see the work of Spanish artists Diego Velazquez, Francisco Goya and El Greco at El Prado museum or dance the night away in one of the many well-known genuine discotheques.
- Paris, France Long known as the City of Light and the City of Love, Paris is also versatile, depending on your plans. Take a romantic boat cruise down the Seine river, see the Mona Lisa’s famous smile at the Louvre or take a family friendly trip to Disneyland Paris.
- Venice, Italy The City of Bridges and canals has a reputation of being a beautiful tourist trap. But that hasn't stopped savvy visitors from discovering inexpensive ways to appreciate everything Venice has to offer—from visiting the historical basilicas to taking a traghetto gondola ferry across the Grand Canal. Enjoy the local Rialto food markets and you'll save enough to not feel guilty paying the price to visit attractions from Doge's Palace to various art galleries.