07 Jan The Best Destinations to Travel to in 2019
It seems like yesterday we were thinking about the top destinations to travel to in 2018, and whilst we saw cities like Birmingham, Glasgow, and Manchester hit the list for the most popular cities in the UK for 2018; we are now looking to see which cities will make it for 2019. So if you are planning the perfect vacation or fun-packed weekend city break, these are the best destinations to travel to in 2019.
We can’t think of a better city break destination than Amsterdam. If you’re looking to get out of the UK for a short weekend away or a long vacation, then Amsterdam is the city for you. Canals criss cross the city with beautiful walks alongside them. Take a gorgeous boat ride on the waterways and explore the hidden parts of Amsterdam that most tourists do not get to experience.
When to visit Amsterdam:
Winter (the dark evenings are lit with twinkling lights on the trees that reflect off the water, making for a perfect romantic evening or solo walk.)
Best attractions to visit in Amsterdam:
Anne Frank House (book in advance)
Accommodation in Amsterdam:
When taking advantage of all Amsterdam has to offer in 2019, why not stay at Residence Inn Amsterdam Houthavens. These serviced apartments are just moments away from Amsterdam’s attractions and the property features a fitness centre, roof deck, swimming pool, and bar. Guests can also start the day the right way with a great complimentary breakfast.
When people ask us to choose one thing we would like to put on our bucket list, it has to be seeing the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. This famous Catholic church first started construction in 1882 and is planned to be completed in 2026. Its combination of architecture towering over the city is worth going to Barcelona for. The city is a hub of entertainment and attractions, so even if this incredible building does not interest you, we are sure you will find something that will.
When to visit Barcelona:
Spring (prices are generally lower than summer months, yet the heat and the sun is still just as good!)
Best attractions to visit in Barcelona:
Accommodation in Barcelona:
To experience Barcelona in 2019 we recommend staying at Park Guell Apartments. These modern and spacious apartments are close to the famous Park Güell, trendy shops, restaurants, and bars. Some of these wonderful serviced apartments come with their own private terrace for you to enjoy the sun and relax in your own space.
Edinburgh has also been one of our favorite destinations for a city-break and 2019 is no different. This city boasts history, stunning skylines, and a range of things to do. Edinburgh has to be the only city where you can hike up an extinct volcano, explore an ancient castle, shop at the trendy high street shops, and then discover the hidden bars all within one day.
When to visit Edinburgh:
Winter and Summer (during winter this city offers snow-capped mountains and a dusting of frost for picture-perfect moments, but during summer, bagpipes and entertainment fill the city streets).
Best attractions to visit in Edinburgh:
Accommodation in Edinburgh:
Q Residence Apartments are definitely the place to stay in this beautiful city. located opposite Queen Street Gardens, these apartments offer spacious rooms just a few minutes walk from the city centre.
If you fancy a short break outside of the UK but without flying for a few hours, then Dublin is the perfect destination. From Temple Bar to the Guinness Storehouse, this city has something for everyone, so discover Dublin’s cobbled streets abundant with boutiques, high-street stores and vibrant bars.
When to visit Dublin:
Spring and Summer (with the summer sun and the better weather comes walks long the riverside and outdoor drinks in Temple Bar. )
Best attractions to visit in Dublin:
Accommodation in Dublin:
Staycity Aparthotels Chancery Lane are located between the city centre and the Guinness Storehouse, making them the perfect serviced accommodation for your stay in Dublin. Close to many of Dublin’s attractions, bars, and restaurants, these apartments offer modern decor, dining areas, and living spaces.
Unsurprisingly, London topped the most popular destinations for 2018 and we are sure this will be no different for 2019, but with so much to do and so many different things going on each year, it is no wonder why London consistently comes first. Primrose Hill offers romantic walks with views over the city’s skyline, whilst the annual Notting Hill Carnival brings in thousands each year to watch the performance.
When to visit London:
Any time of year (come summer, winter, spring, or autumn, London offers visitors a plethora of things to do in any season. )
Best attractions to visit in London:
Accommodation in London:
Accommodation in London can often be a hassle, but Cartwright Gardens is the ideal accommodation for your stay in London. Situated in the heart of Bloomsbury with attractions such as the British Museum just a short walk away, Cartwright Gardens will help you unwind and relax in this great city.
For a city break full of entertainment, excitement, and history, Newcastle is the place to be. Newcastle offers visitors a great shopping destination and is home to some of the UK’s best attractions including the Beamish Museum, Angel of the North, and the Discovery Museum. Or why not try exploring Newcastle’s best cultural attractions and shops, such as visiting the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, going shopping in the Metro Centre (2nd largest shopping centre in Europe), the Theatre Royal, the Sage, or the Hancock Museum. Newcastle is always changing and developing and 2019 is going to be a great year to visit this city.
When to visit Newcastle:
Any time of year (come summer, winter, spring, or autumn, Newcastle offers visitors a plethora of things to do in any season.)
Best attractions to visit in Newcastle:
Accommodation in Newcastle:
Situated in the heart of Newcastle, Premier Suites Newcastle make for a great base in the city. These spacious and well-presented serviced apartments are just a short walk from many shops, bars, and restaurants.
2019 is the year to be in Bristol, this city grows in visitors each year and it is no surprise why. With Cabot Circus and Cribbs Causeway for shopping and Bristol’s hot air balloon festival each year, this city is the best place to try something different this year and is definitely one of the best places to travel to in 2019.
When to visit Brsitol:
Summer and Autumn (these seasons bring the Hot Air Balloon Festival and autumn views of the great Clifton Suspension Bridge. )
Best attractions to visit in Bristol:
Accommodation in Bristol:
Finzels Reach Apartments offer stylish accommodation just a short walk away from Cabot Circus, Castle Park, and Bristol Shopping Quarter. Other attractions such as SS Great Britain, We the Curious, and Bristol Aquarium are also nearby, making this property ideal for discovering all that Bristol has to offer.
This quaint and cosy city is last but definitely not least on the best destinations to travel to in 2019. Offering visitors stunning walks, cobbled roads, and beautiful architecture, this city is renowned for its romantic nature and its chocolate box charm. Perfect for blossoming young love and anniversaries in 2019 are sure to love this city from the get go.
When to visit Bruges:
Summer and winter (warm months with beautiful walks outdoors or, in contrast, snow covering the ground and incredible winter scenery).
Best attractions to visit in Bruges:
Accommodation in Bruges:
Katelijne Apartments ooze charm and character, making them the perfect fit for Bruges. These apartments are just a short walk from the city centre, shops, restaurants, and bars as well as all of Bruges’ attractions.