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Top 5 summer vacation destinations around the world

Summer’s calling! Take your warm-weather adventures to new heights this year with a memorable trip abroad to discover new cultures, unique cuisines and incredible sights. If you’re not sure where to explore yet, don’t worry. To kickstart your planning, we’ve rounded up the most popular summer travel destinations around the world. From Paris to Tokyo and Cancun to London, a getaway in any one of these amazing locations is sure to inspire wanderlust.

April 19, 2024


England’s capital promises one of the best summer vacations in the world because you can see its famous landmarks with a cloudless sky behind them. London evenings are gloriously long, too, with the sun setting after 9 p.m. in July. Enjoy historic sites such as Downing Street, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament; browse fancy shops in Knightsbridge; and get lost in acres of green space — hello, Hyde Park. You don’t have to rely on the Tube to get around, either. Many of London’s top sites are within easy strolling distance from each other, and walking will give you an even better feel for the city. Want a perfect summer scene that Londoners love? Spend an early evening on Parliament Hill. The panoramic view arcs west from St. Paul’s Cathedral to the financial center’s gleaming skyscrapers.


From the sci-fi neon of its downtown to the serenity of its temples, there are so many things to do in Tokyo. Make your way to the Tokyo National Museum to see one of the world’s largest collections of Japanese art, including Buddhist sculptures, samurai swords, elaborate scrolls and gorgeous kimonos. Kids of all ages will love the Tokyo Toy Museum, with its massive ball pit, toy workshops and interactive exhibits. You can easily throw yourself into the city’s culinary scene by pulling up a stool at any noodle bar and working your way through the ramen, soba and udon options to find your favorite. You’ll also find a wealth of options for sushi, from casual eateries to exclusive, high-end restaurants. Tokyo has more Michelin stars than any other city, so if you’re a foodie, come hungry.

Cancun, Mexico

Take the whole family on an all-inclusive getaway to Cancun this summer. Spend your days lounging (or playing) by the pool, building sandcastles on the beach, joining a group fitness class or exploring a nearby cultural site. At Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort, the comforts of home — like two-bedroom suites, kids and teens clubs and a variety of dining options — mean that parents can relax knowing their family’s needs are completely taken care of. The large family pool is great for children of all ages, but toddlers will particularly adore the designated splash pool, located right outside the Kids Club. Should the little ones fancy a treat after a day in the sun, there’s an all-you-can-eat ice cream and churro shop on-site, too. The fun for youngsters doesn’t slow in the evenings either, with pint-sized dance parties, face painting, movie nights and more.


Famous sights? Check. Designer shopping? Check. Romance? Bien sûr! You could spend a month exploring always-in-fashion Paris and still want a return visit. Average temperatures hover around 75 F (23 C) in the summer, and the city transforms into an alfresco version of its winter self, with bistro tables set up on the sidewalk and food and music festivals springing up in city parks. Boat trips on the Seine River offer cooling breezes and a stunning vantage point for photos. The French capital offers some of Europe’s finest art at the Louvre Museum and arguably the continent’s most iconic monument — take a bow, Eiffel Tower. Follow the crowds to the Arc de Triomphe, Montmartre, and Notre Dame Cathedral but take time to wander and soak it all in, too. With Paris hosting one of the largest international multi-sport events this summer, be prepared for larger than average crowds and plenty of excitement around the city.

New York

In terms of the sheer variety of attractions and activities, it’s hard to think of a more impressive summer vacation destination than New York. Top of the list for many visitors to New York is seeing a Broadway show, and there’s a good selection that visitors of all ages will love. Many of them offer private, behind-the-scenes tours that come with additional perks such as exclusive merchandise, meet-and-greets with some of the cast and prime seats for the show. Your concierge at Conrad New York Midtown (steps from the theater district) can help arrange these special seats. Explore the city’s diverse culinary scene, including numerous Michelin-starred restaurants, and take a deep dive into the neighborhoods around town like Midtown for Korean food, Lower Manhattan (Little Italy) for Italian bites and the city’s historic Chinatown for some of the country’s best Chinese cuisine.

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