Some people travel to live. A few, live to travel. No matter who you are and where you go, on September 27 you’ll join a long list of travelers who will celebrate World Tourism Day. It’s a day that aims to create awareness internationally about the importance of tourism and its impact on the world.
To celebrate this day, we’re putting out a small list of some of the amazing cities in the world and tell you where to shop, the best sight-seeing spots and what to eat in these cities.
The Gateway of India, the Taj Mahal Hotel, Marine Drive, Haji Ali, Worli Seaface, Bandstand and a ride on the Bandra-Worli Sealink are some of the sights you just can’t miss when in the maximum city. Every culture that has blended with the city has also brought with it its own unique cuisine and heritage. You HAVE to try traditional delicacies from one of the city’s many Irani bakeries and hotels like Kyani Bakery, Kulfi at New Kulfi Center, opposite Chowpatty, Pani-Puri at Elco Market and delicious Maharashtrian food at Gypsy Corner in Dadar. And once you are done eating to your heart’s content, don’t forget to shop at Linking Road, Fashion Street and Colaba Causeway for the best deals in the city.
The greatest city in the world and the best place for deals. Just like Snapdeal, here, a deal’s waiting for you to be snapped up at every street corner. Once you have taken pictures of the West Village, Brooklyn Bridge, the High Line and Central Park, make sure you shop at Canal Street, Harlem Market, Times Square and all its pretty stores. A New York style hot dog or even a vegan hot dog, a cream and cheese Bagel, Pizza from Ray’s Famous Pizza or Seafood from any of the fine restaurants or bars all along the West Village just can’t be missed. A Grayline Bus Tour for $60 will also give you two days of unparalleled access to every corner of the city.
The Souk Madinat, the Mall of the Emirates, the Raffles Hotel and the Mall of Arabia are some of the best places to shop in when holidaying in the beautiful city of Dubai. Adventure lovers have a host of options right from Sea Kayaking to Skydiving, Mountain Climbing and Desert Safaris and there are many operators with whom you can plan an adventure of a lifetime. Between February and March is when the Dubai Food Festival also takes place and that’s when you can enjoy the best Emirati cuisine on the planet.
While you can always visit the Eiffel Tower, the Arc De Triomphe and the hundreds of eateries and bakeries in and around the city of light, don’t forget to take a picture with the Parisian Statue of Liberty – A symbol of how American and French history is connected to each other. La Marais, Rue De Marseille, around the Louvre and Les Halles and the glitzy Champs-Élysées are the best places to shop from when in the city of Light – Paris. While Paris is the fashion capital of the world it’s also a food lover’s delight with many options for the foodie in you. Caramels, Bordier Butter, Baguettes, Pastries and French Chocolates are just a few of the top things to keep on your list.
Boston’s traditional English charm, friendly people, universities, parks and passion for excellence is what separates it from many cities in America. Some of the best things to have in Boston are Boston style hot dogs, Burgers at Tasty Burger or Wahlburgers, Ice Cream, Gelato and a cup of coffee from a lovely coffee shop like Wired Puppy on Newbury Street. Newbury Street is also the best place to shop in Boston for all kinds of eclectic things and fashion accessories. Don’t forget to visit Newbury comics for great tees, memorabilia and apparel. And once you’re done, make sure you visit Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Quincy Market and Harvard Square.
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