Best Cities to Visit in 2015

By Marcia Malory posted Dec 5th 2014, 15:07:20

Wondering what to do on New Year’s Eve? How about enjoying a holiday in one of Lonely Planet’s Top 5 Cities of 2015:

1. Washington, DC, USA

There’s more to Washington, DC than the White House, the Capitol and the Lincoln and Washington Monuments. Washington is full of beautiful historic landscapes, such as George Washington’s estate on Mount Vernon, Tudor Place House and Garden, and Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park.

The Smithsonian Institution alone has 15 museums in Washington. The city has numerous other galleries and museums as well.

Washington DC also has fantastic shopping and great theatre.

Ring in the New Year with a cruise along the Potomac.

2. El Chaltén, Argentina

Interested in an outdoor holiday? El Chaltén is a village at the base of Cerro Torre and Cerro Fitz Roy mountains in Argentina, in Los Glaciares National Park in Southern Patagonia. Here, you can enjoy hiking and mountain climbing either on your own or as part of a guided tour. Take a boat ride along a glacial lake and follow it with a trek over a glacier.

You can also go bouldering, mountain biking, horse riding or fishing. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the many plants and animals endemic to Patagonia.

3. Milan, Italy

Perhaps big city life is more to your liking. If so, why not visit Milan, Italy’s second largest city?

Once the capital of the Western Roman Empire, Milan is still a centre of art, culture and fashion.
Visit Brera Art Gallery and Santa Maria delle Grazie Church, where you can see Da Vinci’s ‘Last Supper’ in the refectory. Michelangelo’s Pietà Rondanini is in the art gallery at Sforza’s Castle.

If you’re a fan of the theatre, you’ll want to visit La Scala Theatre and Museum.

Of course, you’ll want to try Milan’s world renowned cuisine and have a peek at Italy’s latest fashion trends.

Or just enjoy looking around you. Milan’s architecture combines medieval churches and basilicas with modern skyscrapers.

4. Zermatt, Switzerland

If winter sports are your thing, you’ll want to visit Zermatt. Located at the foot of the Matterhorn, this tiny Alpine village attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over the world.

When you’re not enjoying the excitement of racing down the Matterhorn, you can go shopping or visit one of Zermatt’s award winning bars or restaurants.

The Italian border is only 10 kilometres away, so you can take a quick trip to Italy and return for even more skiing.

5. Valletta, Malta

If you’re a history buff, you’ll want to see Valletta, the capital of Malta. With 320 monuments in a 55-hectare area, the city of Valletta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the world’s most concentrated historic areas. The place where Valletta now stands has, at different times, been under the rule of Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Moors and the Order of the Knights of St. John.

Valletta was built by the Knights of St. John in the 16th century. They designed the city to be a refuge for injured crusaders and pilgrims. Naturally, the Co-Cathedral of St John, where you will find Caravaggio’s painting of the beheading of St John, is a must see. You’ll also want to visit the Grandmaster’s Palace, the home of Malta’s parliament, the art and archaeology museums, the Palace Armoury and the National War Museum.

However, you choose to start the New Year, you’ll never have to worry about spending too much money on a hotel room. Visit hotels.mrbuyguy.com and start saving on your next trip.

Tags: New Year's Eve, holiday, Washington, El Chalten, Milan, Zermatt, Valetta

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Hassib

wrote on 1/5/15

I consider myself as a history buff and would like to travel Valetta. I visited Egypt and even Middle-East but never get a chance to explore this part of the world. So the next destination on my list is Malta.

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Daniel (0)

wrote on 6/5/15

The vacation spot that is best suited for both of us; I and my wife would be Zermatt. I love winters sports and my wife love shopping. But before going there, I have to save more as you don’t know my wife how much shopaholic she is. I think on your site, I can do some savings on the hotel rent.

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