Thinking of studying abroad? Planning a Eurotrip? Daydreaming about your summer 2014 travels? Here are 15 of the most beautiful cities in the world to tack on to your travel destination list!
1. Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver is a seacoastal city on the mainland of British Columbia. The city has everything to offer, as it lies between the Burrard Inlet, the Fraser River, the Strait of Georgia and the Pacific Ocean, so tourists get river, ocean and mountain activities when they visit.
2. Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is often called one of the friendliest cities in the world. The city is famous for its harbor and its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, as well as for well-known landmarks like Table Mountain and Cape Point.
3. Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo is not only Japan's capital but also the largest metropolitan area in the world. Many people visit this bustling, beautifully lit city to visit its many museums, festivals, sporting events, movie studios and businesses.
4. Dublin, Ireland
Dublin is Ireland's capital and its most populous city. Dublin is situated in the province of Leinster near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey and the center of the Dublin Region. The city is home to popular Irish landmarks like the Dublin Castle, the Famine Memorial and the Guinness Storehouse!
5. Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires is the capital and largest city of Argentina, offering visitors a large choice of cultural events, nightlife, restaurants and pubs in a georgous subtropical environment.
6. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, is a city that combines both ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere. Anything from medieval palaces and ancient castles to the best modern architecture can be found in Edinburgh.
7. Sorrento, Italy
Sorrento, a small city in southern Italy, features gorgeous architecture, numerous cafes and restaurants and shops catering to tourists. As one of Italy's southernmost villages, it offers a great subtropical climate and excellent swimming in the ocean! Sorrento is an ideal base for visiting other Italian cities like Pompeii, Naples and Capri.
8. Lugano, Switzerland
Lugano is a lakeside city in Ticino, the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. Lugano is home to palm trees, aesthetic boulevards, gorgeous views of the lake and the Alps and numerous opportunities for outdoor and indoor activities.
9. Paris, France
Paris has the reputation of being the most beautiful and romantic of all cities. It's brimming with history and is vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design. Dubbed the City of Light and one of the biggest fashion capitals in the world, it is home to the world's finest and most luxurious couture houses.
10. Lisbon, Portugal
The capital of Portugal, Lisbon, is next to the Tagus River. Lisbon draws in travelers with its white limestone buildings, quaint alleyways and easygoing atmosphere that makes it a popular year-round destination.
11. Oia, Greece
Oia is one of the spectacular towns perched on the crescent-shaped clifftop of the caldera on Santorini island in Greece. Visitors can admire the classic Greek architecture, bright blue oceans and impressive cliffs.
12. Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona, Spain's second largest city, is perfect for sightseeing, restaurant-hopping, nightlife and sports events. Beautiful Barcelona has a ton to offer, from the Sagrada Familia church and the other dreamlike buildings created by Antoni Gaudi to the georgous, glistening Atlantic Ocean.
13. Hong Kong
Hong Kong is home to numerous interesting landmarks, like the Big Buddha, the Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade and the Tsing Ma bridge.
14. Sydney, Australia
Sydney is one of Australia's oldest cities with the most modern look. Set next to sandy beaches, Sydney is brimming with history, nature, culture, art, fashion, cuisine and design.
15. Boston, USA
Boston is the biggest New England city, the capital of the state of Massachusetts and one of the most historic, wealthy and influential cities in the U.S. It's home to numerous colleges, museums and historical sites.