The Best Cities with Beaches in the World: Top 6 cities with beaches

Africa, Brighton, East Sussex, England, Europe, North America, Spain, USA

Beach or city? City or beach? Why can’t we have both? Summer is just around the corner and if you haven’t planned your holidays yet, check out this post. If you don’t know whether spend your holidays exploring cities or bathing on the beach, check out our suggestion with the best cities with beaches in the world and make up your mind.

The Best Cities with Beaches in the World.

Brighton Beach, Brighton, England.

Firstly, special mention to one of the most beautiful beach from our country. Brighton has everything you could want in a city: stunning beach (rocky, not sandy), promenade with terraces overlooking the sea, one of the best Piers of England, which has a park theme park, much leisure and a vast array of things to do all over the city. Do you want unique attractions? How about a unique Palace? A visit to the Royal Pavilion, one of its kind in England. Are you looking for shopping areas? You can enjoy a pleasant stroll along the Lanes and visit one of its numerous shops.

Waikiki Beach Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Located in the centre of the capital of Hawaii, Waikiki is a safe bet all year round for all those travellers looking for sun and beach. The turquoise waters of Waikiki Beach were already a place of relaxation in the early 20th century when Hawaiian royalty visited it looking for the perfect place to surf. And if soaking up the sun is not your thing, you have a large array of outdoor activities that you can do like surfing, snorkelling or diving. Waikiki Beach also has beautiful places to wander around, such as the promenade or the historic Waikiki route. Other popular areas are Pearl Harbor or the lookout point of Nuuanu Pali.

South Beach Miami, Florida, United States

South Beach is not just a beach where both locals and tourists bask in the sun, but it’s a trendy place with top restaurants, hotels and nightclubs. It also has the best shops to go shopping. Located in Miami Beach, South Beach has gone from being a less-than-developed area to becoming one of the most luxurious places. But do not let the budget overshadow the party, as there is also a wide range of restaurants and affordable hotels.

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

This four-kilometer-long sandy beach is always crowded with people sunbathing, flying a kite, skating or practising beach sports. The promenade of Copacabana, with its iconic black and white waves, accompanies the beach from start to the end and is a popular place for tourists and locals alike. From the beach, you can enjoy great views of the Sugar Loaf, Corcovado and the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. And if Lorenzo warms up a lot, you can always refresh yourself in a bar and enjoy a Caipirinha (the Brazilian national cocktail).

Camps Bay – Cape Town, South Africa

Camps Bay offers you a little of everything: you can go surfing, scuba diving, picnicking in the grassy areas, eating a seafood platter in a luxury restaurant or enjoying an open-air flea market. Victoria Road, the main road parallel to the beach, has lots of pubs, restaurants, hotels and shops.

Barceloneta Beach, Barcelona, ​​Spain

Barcelona offers not only world-renowned culture, gastronomy and architecture but also an ideal place to relax beside the Mediterranean. The Barceloneta is a sandy beach of four kilometres in length located in one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city of Barcelona. The beach is full of bars, hotels, shops and restaurants. And when the sun goes down, Barceloneta has a lively nightlife.

Here our selection with the best cities with beaches in the world! Do you like all of them? Comment!

Most overrated cities in Europe: Do you know which are?

Europe, Germany, Ireland, italy, Netherlands, Switzerland

When deciding where to go on holidays, we tend to visit those cities everyone loves. Movies and television have made us believe that some cities are idyllic and fabulous location perfect for holidays. However, once you arrive at that “Dream location” you realise that maybe it’s not that great, or you end up wondering, why everyone loves this city if suck?

Maybe you are the weirdo or maybe some cities are simply overrated. We all tend to give our very personal opinion and see things that maybe no one else sees. Sometimes we ignore beautiful cities because someone tells us that location is not good enough, but we do believe in someone who tells us that a city is idyllic. Mostly, we read regarding top locations we all should visit, or idyllic destination for a top vacation, reason why on this post we have selected those “idyllic cities” that disappoint everyone.

Most overrated cities in Europe

Amsterdam

Amsterdam

This city is probably the one that disappoints the most. It’s supposed to be beautiful thanks to its architecture and dotted with lovely canals… Don’t misunderstand me, the city is beautiful, however, the tourism that attracts spoils the whole experience. The city is full of moronic English people that give us a bad reputation, always drunk, looking for English pubs and making fun of prostitutes. Also, another public that attracts are those rich guys that think they are utterly incredible for puffing special cigarettes. Certainly, Amsterdam is one of the most overrated cities in Europe.

Berlin

Berlin

The capital of Germany isn’t worthy enough for a visit. Visitors come to Europe attracted to historical cities or real medieval areas. Why bother visiting a city that is too modern and too sterile, when you can spend lovely holidays somewhere else? The city has some beautiful buildings and it’s also full of fascinating history, but again is too expensive and too unsure of itself to be visited by someone.

Milan

milan

Milan is perfect if you want to spend your money shopping, Milan is fashionable and has a beautiful street perfect for strolling and of course, the Duomo is impressive. But once you have visited the Duomo and the last supper painting, you have nothing else to do in the city. Italy has a large number of cities with more charm and with way more attractions.

Zurich

zurich

It’s said that the greatest cities are always by rivers… Unfortunately for Zurich, that’s not enough. Once you have a stroll along its streets you have seen all that Zurich can offer. Of course, there are a vast array of culinary options, beautiful churches and shopping areas, but if you travel on a budget, you won’t be able to afford anything.

Dublin

dublin (2)

Dublin is an ugly city, period. The city centre has beautiful Georgian and Victorian buildings but that’s it. If you have ever been to other European cities you will see that the Irish capital has nothing to offer. Its centre is small and one of its most famous attractions is the Temple Bar. Temple Bar doesn’t offer cheap beer and the beer is not even special or different. Undoubtedly, in my opinion, Dublin is one of the most overrated cities in Europe. Ireland is beautiful, full of fabulous areas but its capital is not one of those.

Here our post with the most overrated cities in Europe. Have you ever been at any of these cities? Do they disappointed? Which city has disappointed you the most? Give us your opinion.

Portuguese Cuisine: 5 Mouth-watering dishes you must try in Portugal.

Europe, portugal

The Portuguese Cuisine is one of the most delicious that offers a good value and in general, in great quantities, with an extraordinary fresh ingredients and exquisite flavors. Certainly, the Portuguese Cuisine will help you to understand better this fabulous country. Check it out.

Queijo da Serra (Cheese from Serra)

Queijo da Serra

The cheese of Portugal in general is delicious, with more than 12 cheeses with protected designation of origin, besides being an important part of the Portuguese diet, as you can see, since in most restaurants you will serve them as an aperitif. Certainly, Serra da Estrela Cheese is the most famous cheese in the Portuguese cuisine, with a sweet flavor that creates addiction.

Bacalhau à Brás

Bacalhau à Brás

Undoubtedly, Portuguese are the kings of cod. In Portugal there are hundreds of ways to cook this delicious fish, grilled, in salads, with cream and in fritters called “pataniscas”. Certainly, Bacalhau à Brás is the star in the Portuguese Cuisine. This delicious dish consists on crumbs of cod, with finely chopped straw potatoes, egg, black olives, and parsley. A delicious dish you should not miss.

Francesinhas

Francesinhas

Francesinhas are the typical food in the northern part of Portugal as well as the flagship of the city of Porto. The Francesinha is a multi-layered sandwich stuffed with meat, ham, egg and bacon, although today there are many varieties, topped with melted cheese and a slightly spicy sauce that gives it different flavor, all served with potatoes.

Feijoadas

Feijoadas

Feijoada is considered the national dish of Portugal. The main ingredients are beef, pork and beans. This delicious dish combines to perfection flavors and spices typical from Portugal. These delicious black beans are cooked with tomato, carrot, cabbage, chorizo and bacon, usually accompanies with white rice.

Cataplana

Cataplana

The name of this dish comes from the type of casserole in which it is cooked. Cataplana comes with a lid prepared to make steam food, the healthiest form, resulting in a tasty and colorful dish with a great variety of ingredients: prawns, crayfish, Clams, shrimp, chicken, bacon, parsley, cilantro, onion and green pepper.

Here our list with 5 Mouth-watering dishes from the Portuguese Cuisine. Have you ever try any of these? Would you like to add another delicious dish from the Portuguese Cuisine? Comment!

The best corners of Chicago

North America, USA

Chicago is one of the most important cities in the world. Located in the northern part of the United States, on the shores of Lake Michigan, the scene of a multitude of movies is one of those cities that create consensus in all that the visit: Chicago is cool. It is a large city, with an important cultural richness, with many and varied attractions, and with an exquisite atmosphere. So, we’ve considered giving you a list of the best corners of Chicago, check it out!

Visit the best corners of Chicago

Sculptures

Urban art is widespread in the city of Chicago. If for example, Berlin is famous for its graffiti arts, in Chicago, above all, there are many sculptures by national and international artists. In fact, both Miró and Picasso have some artworks in this city. Bu, certainly, the most famous is The Cloud Gate, nicknamed The bean because of its shape.

Route 66

The famous route that crosses a large part of the United States, heading west to California, has its starting point in Chicago.

Navy Pier Walk

It’s one of the busiest areas of the city. It houses all kinds of leisure activities, including top restaurants, museums, theatres… There are always fairs and carousels for children, as well as concerts, exhibitions, fireworks, etc. If you are spending your holidays in Chicago, you must enjoy a pleasant stroll along the Navy Pier Walk.

Shedd Aquarium

One of the city’s most famous cultural sites. The Shedd Aquarium is home to more than 1,500 species, of all kinds, like, whales, dolphins, sea lions, etc.

Institute of Art

It’s not easy to pick just one of the numerous museums in Chicago, but The Institute of Art is certainly very special. Its collection of modern art stands out. The institute was inaugurated in 2009.

Skydeck Chicago

The capital of Illinois presents a number of skyscrapers, and this is undoubtedly the best one. The Skydeck offers breathtaking views of the city.

Millenium Park

It’s surely the most famous park in Chicago, where you will always find a vast array of entertainment options and activities.

Water Tower

In our list of the best corners of Chicago could not miss one of those places that survive the passage of time and that is the oldest Chicago. Built in 1869, it has a great charm.

Chicago Zoo

If you want to save money but enjoy fabulous attractions, you can visit the Zoo of Chicago. The Zoo is free and it is always open. Also, if you are visiting Chicago with your kids, you can enjoy a lovely day out exploring and learning more about the animals.

Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium is an interesting place if you like everything that is related to space and the universe that surrounds us. The representation of the Milky Way is a real wonder.

The truth is that Chicago has many places that could be added to this list of the best corners of Chicago, such as the Chicago Cultural Center, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum or the Chicago Botanical Garden. In any case, Chicago enjoys a well-deserved fame and serves any type of getaway. At the urban level, few American cities can cough it up, especially for the variety of attractions that presents both cultural and leisure. Please note that Chicago is famous for its blizzards, so be prepared with good coats, gloves and hats.

Would you add some more corner to our list of the best corners of Chicago? We look forward to hearing from you. Comments!