The summer is winding down, but that’s not stopping young people: they are getting off the couch to experience all the world has to offer. They are traveling more than other age groups right now, and doing so in extreme style. From the natural wonders of Europe to Central America, young people are trekking around the world in search of beautiful places and unique experiences.
The millennial-focused travel media platform Earth ranked the top ten trending travel destinations for millennials right now. They asked participants, “If you could go anywhere on earth, where would it be?” The group collected data from July 2017 to July 2018 from more than 100,000 young Instagram followers while simultaneously tracking geotags used by the 100 most highly followed travel influencers on Instagram.
The results are in now! Here are the top 10 travel destinations currently trending among young people:
1. Tulum, Mexico
Tulum seems to have it all for young people. Cheap prices, beautiful beaches and chill vibes – all a young person could hope for and more. Tulum, Mexico has a bohemian flair with yoga retreats and picture perfect rustic huts on the beach. Tulum offers plenty of exhilarating outdoor activities and attractions as well, such as cenotes and ancient ruins to check out.
2. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Naturally, Amsterdam lands close to the top of the list for young travelers. Famous for its canals, cafes, museums and nightlife, Amsterdam is rich with culture and attractive to young people, especially since it’s an affordable European city to visit. Young travelers can rent bikes for cheap to travel around the city; with so much to do and see, it’s no wonder Amsterdam is a popular destination for young tourists.
3. The islands of Greece
Imagine it: golden beaches, pristine waters and dramatic coastlines that leave you in awe. That’s what you get when you visit the Greek Islands, which include Santorini, Mykonos, Corfu and Naxos. While visiting them may be a tab more expensive than other destinations on this list, you can find killer deals and major discounts with TripValet’s travel portal.
4. Mexico City, Mexico
If you love arts and culture, then this is the place for you. It makes sense that young people are flocking to Mexico City. It’s full of art, museums, history archaeological sites and great architecture. It gets even better: Mexico City is an easy place to find cheap eats, hotels and fun activities.
5. The Maldives
Hands down, this is one of the most beautiful places in the world. This group of islands is a tropical paradise, featuring white sand beaches, crystal-clear shallow waters and luxurious, five-star resorts, many of which sport bungalows over the water with your own private pool and butler for total seclusion. You can literally go days without seeing another guest. This destination does come with a hefty price tag, but not for TripValet members.
6. Algarve, Portugal
This coastal town sports 150 beautiful beaches. Benagil Caves is a hidden gem, with golden shores waiting for backpackers to discover, while Praia de Amoreira is a surfer’s dream. The entire coast is speckled with sea caves and red sandstone cliffs, which stand out against the turquoise background of the waters below. Algarve is lined with villas, hotels, bars and restaurants, making it a dream for those who love to dine, drink and relax by the water.
7. Marrakech, Morocco
This ancient city continually dazzles visitors with its breathtaking colors, textiles, gardens, sounds and smells. Travelers can easily wander for hours through the markets that wind through the center of the city. There are plenty of day trips easy to take from Marrakech as well, including a camel ride through the grove!
8. Positano, Italy
This just might be the destination of your dreams. Italy’s Amalfi Coast is one of the most romantic destinations in the country, where colorful buildings adorn cliffside villages along the coastline. Positano, one of the most famous villages along the coast, offers boat rides where you can catch breathtaking views of the coast, great seafood and relaxation on the Italian pebbled beaches. It’s also famous for its hiking trails with cliffside views.
9. Cappadocia, Turkey
Cappadocia is a town straight from a fairytale. Many travelers agree: it’s unlike anywhere else on the planet. The whimsical, ancient town is a geological attraction in itself, sporting sprawling hills, towering boulders and hotels and churches cut out of caverns. All of this makes up an extremely unique topography for the town. The favorite activity here is taking a hot air balloon ride to catch a bird’s eye view of this beautiful place. After all, it’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a natural wonder travelers can’t pass up.
10. Bali, Indonesia
If you’re a backpacker, Bali is the place for you. Become immersed in everything from jungles to beaches, all while sticking to your budget easily. Check out famous attractions like the Sacred Monkey Forest – you could say it’s a little bananas! Uluwatu offers plenty of surfing opportunities for young travelers. Bali is also a holistic destination, making it a popular place for visitors around the world to see healers, attend yoga and wellness retreats, in addition to visiting shrines and temples.
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