Looking for great holiday ideas? Everyone has an opinion, but most travel advice tends to be for your run-of-the-mill tourist destinations, the ones that get printed on pamphlets and left in your dentist’s office.
If you’re looking for something a little more luxurious, a little more exceptional, then consider these five luxury destinations:
Home of the Taj Mahal, few people realize that Agra has plenty to offer even outside its most famous architecture. You can, for example, visit Agra Fort, a red sandstone monument erected by Mughal Emperor Akbar in the 16th century.
Or you can walk among the silks and gemstones of the Sadar Bazar market, a place of great wealth and commerce. You can even walk a camel into the waters of the Yamuna River! That one may not be the most luxurious, but honestly, how many times in your life will have the opportunity?
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pack your dancing shoes, because Buenos Aires is the place to tango! Not only will you enjoy an exciting time in one of the “Big Three” of Latin American cities, but you’ll get to participate in social and cultural activities that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Buenos Aires Fashion Week is a one-of-a-kind event, as is the Buenos Aires Runway Event.
The Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente is a global celebration of non-Hollywood films. And if you’re looking to strut your stuff on the dance floor, the tango is just the beginning: You can also dance to chamame, cuarteto and even flamenco brought all the way over from Spain.
Jet to one of the highest places in the world with a trip to Gstaad. Tucked away deep in the Alps, Gstaad is famous for both its snow-tipped mountains and the five-star accommodation you’ll find there. Ski, snowboard or simply enjoy the views from the lifts, then venture into the village for everything from fine restaurants to boutique shopping. When you’re done for the night, take your pick of luxury hotels and curl up in front of the fire with a glass of wine and the soft sounds of jazz.
What’s more extravagant than a trip to the Floating City? Catch a show at La Fenice operahouse, enjoy a fine dinner on the Rialto Bridge or just stroll along the river on the Ponte della Liberta. For the art lover, you’ll have your picks of museums and art galleries; for the honeymooner, there’s nothing more romantic than sharing a gondola at sunset. Venice is one place you won’t want to miss if you’re looking for a cultured, sophisticated time, especially if you aren’t traveling alone.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
One of the top destinations of Hollywood’s elite, Cabo San Lucas is breathtaking even among the beautiful beaches that make Mexico so well-known as a tourist haven. With luxury resorts and miles of shimmering coast, it’s the perfect place to catch a little sun and enjoy a little pampering from local spas and steam rooms. Who knows, you might even wind up sharing a mud mask with a movie star!
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This is a guest post. This article was written by Juliet Siu. While traveling after she left college she developed a passion for blogging about special places this globe has to offer.
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