City breaks are definitely my favourite kind of holiday and I’ve been lucky enough to visit a number of incredible cities so far, and while there’s an abundance of cities that are still on my travel wishlist, there are in fact some places that I’d love to revisit and explore more one day!
While I do love hanging out in the countryside sometimes, or lounging around on a beach with a delicious fruity cocktail, my happy travel place always tends to be when I’m exploring a new city and absorbing every bit of culture that I possibly can.
Here’s 5 cities I’d love to revisit and explore!
If you’ve been following my blog for quite a while now, you may remember that Matt and I paid a whirlwind visit to Rome last year during our trip to Venice. We were only in the ancient Roman city for six hours and while did manage to cram an awful lot in, I still feel that there was plenty of things that we missed out on. The Italian capital is a true testament to history and is home to some of the most visually stunning and history-rich landmarks in the world. I’d definitely like to actually go inside the Colosseum and I really want to eat way more food than we did while we were there. Italy as a whole is a place that I’m really keen to explore more of so maybe we can embark upon a huge Italian road trip, with Rome being the main point of attraction…
Did you really expect anything less from me?
New York is without a doubt my favourite place in the entire world and even though I’ve been lucky enough to see the Big Apple three times now, I’ve still barely scratched the surface of this impressive metropolis. I actually wrote a whole post on the things I want to do next time I’m in New York but even that post barely covers everything that there is to do in NYC. I definitely want to explore each neighbourhood a lot more and I feel that I’ve lived a very sheltered foodie New York life whenever I’ve been there so I absolutely need to tick off some of my restaurant recommendations.
I’ve actually only just recently got back from a trip to Edinburgh and it was amazing but I was only there for a short 24 hours so I really feel like I need to go back there and explore everything it has to offer. Edinburgh at Christmas time is truly magical and I really want to spend more time there both during winter and summer. Despite it being way more hilly than I originally thought, Edinburgh really blew me away with its stunning buildings, yummy food stalls and gorgeous scenery.
The fact that I want to spend more time exploring London may surprise a few of you; after all, I only live a two hour journey from London and I’ve been there countless times. However, whenever I’ve been, it’s usually been for work, a blogging event or just a short couple of days there. With it being the capital city of my home country, I feel it’s only right for me to get to know London a bit more and enjoy everything it has to offer. I haven’t even started to scratch the surface of its many Instagrammable cafes and I really want to do all the touristy things again.
There’s also an abundance of restaurants that I’m desperate to try in London. The capital city is renowned for being a hub of some of the most eclectic restaurants and bars in the country and I feel like I’m seriously missing out on some of the finest dishes in the city.
Just some of the places that I really want to visit include Bar 61 that offers the most wonderful selection of tapas dishes I’ve ever seen, Liman for a hearty offering of Mediterranean food and sketch for a taste of that beloved Instagrammer’s dream cuisines. Take a look at this website for inspiration when it comes to finding incredible London restaurants.
When I lived in New Zealand, we visited Auckland a good few times but I was much younger then so I don’t feel that I appreciated the beautiful city enough. We did go up the Sky Tower however, and watched people abseil down the side of the tower while eating lunch, and that’s an experience I’d definitely love to do again! Waiheke Island is also just a short boat ride from the city of Auckland and my family and I watched the Rugby World Cup while we were there and the island is one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen; definitely somewhere else I’d love to head back to. There’s also some amazing museums in Auckland, as well as incredible shopping outlets and delicious eateries!
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Which cities would you love to revisit and explore more? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.