Thursday, 17 July 2014

10 Best Places to Visit in August

From Scotland’s mind blowing cultural activities to magnificent mosques and palaces of Istanbul, here is a list of places that you can visit in August.

Best Places to Visit in August

1.Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland

One main reason that draws visitors to Edinburgh is the color, joie de vivre and sound that fill its air during July –August. Besides being home to a slew of enchanting attractions including Edinburg Castle, mesmerizing Parliament Building, and Calton Hill, this exquisite destination is also a venue for numerous summer festivals by way of Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

2.Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland

Visiting Reykjavik during July-August not only enables you to explore its mythical history and picturesque landscape but also enjoy the region’s balmy weather. Some of the must-dos here are taking a dip at the Laugardalslaug’s geothermal pool, touring the National Museum of Iceland, and shopping at the Flea Market.

3.Paris, France

Paris, France

The balmy nights, mind blowing points of interest, and incredible cultural events – all make Paris a perfect spot to tour in August. Stomp around the Champs Élysées, go for a charming cruise on the Seine River and visit the Louvre Museum that holds more than 30,000 unique displays including Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, he Jewels of Rameses II, and exceptional works by Botticelli and Raphael.

4.St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

June to August is undeniably the best time to marvel at the monuments, palaces, forts and palaces of this UNESCO World Heritage City. Another of the highlights of summer visit to St Petersburg is the White Nights Festival whose highlight is a slew of musical events as well as classical opera and ballet performances by Russian artists.

5.The Caribbean

The Caribbean

Maybe it’s wet during August, but the enchanting Caribbean islands make a perfect alternative choice, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly holiday. After all, most of the high end hotels and resorts in the region offer astounding, all-inclusive deals to enjoy your stay here.

6.Sofia, Bulgaria

Sofia, Bulgaria

With a salubrious weather throughout the summer, Sofia is a favorite among culture enthusiasts, being home to an enviable assortment of churches, museums, art galleries, and theaters. A few to name are Boyana Church, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Russian Church, National Historical Museum, National Art Gallery, and Ivan Vazov National Theatre.

7.Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey

Whether you've come here to shop, admire its art and culture offerings or absorb in the fervor of many of its festivals, Istanbul has got it by bucket load. From a trip to Aya Sofya, Blue Mosque, and Topkapı Palace to partaking in events such as International Istanbul Film Festival, Istanbul Music Festival, and Sonisphere to shopping at the Grand Bazaar, you’ll never run out of things to do here.

8.Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

Brimming with rich culture, artistic beauty, and a mix of traditional and avant-garde highlights, Barcelona is often acknowledged as the Mediterranean gem of Spain. Explore the exceptional Gothic architecture, head over to its sun-kissed beaches, enjoy great dining and most of all, pay a visit to the charming Montserrat Mountain whose tranquil scenery will for sure leave you spellbound.

9.Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

There are many things that keep you engaged during your trip to one of the Europe’s most scenic capitals, from enjoying historic tram ride, touring Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and attending a Fado show to going for a Gourmet Wine and Food Tour to discover the region’s rich gastronomic culture.

10.Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Despite being hot, an August trip to Budapest provides opportunity to indulge in an array of activities, such as a cruise on the Danube, a ride on the Erzsébet Square giant Ferris wheel, and visiting seasonal beaches as well as Turkish baths that date back to medieval times.


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