There are so many incredible cities in the world that it can be hard to decide where you should visit first. There are so many things to take in to consideration such as the best time of year to go, whether you want to go during peak times or out of season. London, New York, Paris and Barcelona are always the top places to visit but there are a whole host of cities that offer just the same, if not more. This guide gives some of the best spots to visit if you want to step away from the cliché city break.
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tel Aviv is Israel’s second largest city after Jerusalem, and it is well known for its incredible culture and non-stop nightlife. Head to Neve Tzedek, the city’s oldest neighbourhood to enjoy an ice cream from the famous Anita and peruse the fashion boutiques and art centres. Rabin Square is named after Yitzhak Rabin, the Israeli Prime Minister who was killed after a peace rally and it is a very popular local spot. It has an impressive fountain and chairs and benches which create a really peaceful setting. However, if you’re simply looking for a good night out, head to the Great Synagogue where you will find the area alive and pumping with great food and music. Just like Jerusalem, Tel Aviv is filled with important historical sites and there are many tours available for you to take in every part of it.
Irapuato is a municipality located in the state of Guanajuato and is known for its history, architecture and strawberries. Hotels in Downtown Irapuato are the ideal place to stay to explore places such as the Presidencia Municipal that houses the Mural de las Revoluciones, Irapuato Cathedral and the Dancing Water Fountain.
Hotel San Francisco has a great central location and is only a short walk away from the downtown sights and the Museo de la Ciudad, the Museum of the City. It holds an impressive number of objects collected by the citizens of Irapuato, from photographs to pottery, from murals to archeological finds, it really is a fascinating place to go and find out more about the local culture. Also known as the strawberry capital of the world, Irapuato produces some of the finest strawberries in South America so it is an absolute must that you gorge yourself on them.
Portugal’s second city is located in the northwest and it is known for its temperamental weather, however, when the sun shines, Porto transforms and is known to be one of the country’s most beautiful cities. If you haven’t guessed already, Porto is known for creating the alcoholic beverage port and it is drunk merrily throughout the day in places such as Cais da Ribeira. This riverside piazza is visually stunning, and it houses a range of restaurants, bars and cafés that are loved by tourists and locals alike, so much so that it is quite usual for visitors and the Portuguese to enjoy a night of drinking together.