The New Year is in full swing now and if like me, you’ve already started planning your 2014 travel adventures, then our latest Top 5 list is a must-read! Showcasing some of the best city break destinations this year, we give you our Top 5 Hot Travel Destinations On The Rise for 2014. Enjoy.
New York, USA
Ah New York, New York! The ultimate city break destination offering a little taste of the American dream. With world-famous sights such as The Empire State Building, The Statue of Liberty and Central Park, there’s no wonder The Big Apple appears on most people’s travel bucket list.
New York is preparing for an exciting year in 2014 with the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII kicking off at the MetLife Stadium for the first ever cold-weather open-air Super Bowl. To celebrate this humongous event, New York City’s Broadway will be transformed into the ‘Super Bowl Boulevard’ offering a free, interactive football-themed experience for visitors.
2014 will also mark the opening of the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, One World Trade Center. At 1,776 feet tall, this ultra-modern building takes pride of place in New York’s incredible skyline symbolising the city’s undoubtable determination and spirit.
Times are a-changing for Reykjavik in Iceland! The city has seen a fantastic boom in tourism over the last few years with no sign of it stopping in 2014. Visitors from around the world are flocking to this capital city to explore the myriad of fascinating attractions on offer, and of course it’s the best place to see the iconic Northern Lights. From volcanoes and hot springs to whale watching and waterfalls, you’ll never be short of a natural wonder in Iceland.
The Northern Lights has already taken the limelight for travel in 2014 with scientists predicting a solar peak – in other words 2014 is THE year to see this natural phenomenon! Within the city there’s a tonne of history and culture waiting to be discovered, including colourful buildings, beautiful parks, and interesting museums and galleries. For those looking for an impressively cultural break in stunningly unique and tranquil surroundings, Reykjavik is the perfect place to be!
York, North Yorkshire
As the home of Superbreak HQ, you might think us a little bit biased for adding York into this list. Truth be told, you only have to spend a few hours exploring this historic walled city to see why it’s thoroughly deserving of this spot! Jam-packed with amazing attractions, historical beauty and 300+ pubs (we kid you not), York offers visitors plenty to see and do! From the iconic gothic Cathedral, York Minster to captivating and informative days out at the Jorvik Viking Centre and Railway Museum, there’s something to appeal to all tastes in York.
2014 will be a momentous year for York as the Tour de France comes to Yorkshire for the first time. Whether you’re a keen cyclist, or want to lap up the atmosphere, York offers visitors the perfect backdrop to enjoy this incredibly exciting sporting event!
Shrouded by a dark past, Dubrovnik has finally stepped onto the traveller’s radar offering a coastal paradise for intrepid explorers. Following their recent entry into the European Union in 2013, this sunny hot spot by the Adriatic Sea is becoming more and more popular by the day. As a certified UNESCO heritage site, this beautiful Croatian city is made up of medieval remains, ancient architecture, stunningly clear waters and idyllic beaches - what more could you ask for? Great pizza? Yep, they’ve got that too.
When luxury comes together with affordable, there’s big smiles all round. Marrakech is renowned for being an exotic utopia, but most travellers probably won’t realise that this luxury Moroccan destination is not as pricey as you might think. With a fantastic choice of traditional, elegant and stylish hotels on offer, as well as an abundance of mosques, palaces, museums, historic squares and beautiful gardens to explore, Marrakech is 2014’s answer to an inexpensive travel treat.
Situated at the foot of the stunning Atlas Mountains, ‘The Red City’ is a fantastic place to capture Moroccan culture at its best. With a lively, infectious atmosphere and delicious, traditional cuisine, you can experience a truly colourful and inspiring escape this year in Marrakech.
Which short break destinations are you planning to travel to this year? What’s top of your 2014 travel bucket list? Get in touch using the comments box below!