Four Great Vacations with the Most Photographed Places
Love travel and photography? Want to travel to some of the world’s top destinations and capture some of the most photographed locations? Check out the following four great vacations that include the best hotels and restaurants as well as the best places to photograph.
New York City
New York City is one of the top travel destinations in the world featuring some of the world’s finest hotels, restaurants, attractions and most magnificent skyscrapers. There are many options for NYC rentals to stay in for the duration of your trip. Check out the city’s most photographed spots.
Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty
Best Hotel: Four Seasons New York
Based on awards and customer reviews, the Four Seasons New York shines as the Big Apple’s most loved hotel. Located in Midtown Manhattan, this exquisite hotel rises 52 stories high and features 368 rooms, two restaurants, three lounges and a fitness center.(www.fourseasons.com/newyork)
Best Restaurant: The View Restaurant & Lounge
Visitors to New York City who want to enjoy a fabulous meal as well as amazing views of the city’s skyscrapers should try out The View Restaurant & Lounge. Situated at Times Square in the Marriott Hotel on the 48th floor, The View is one of the most favored restaurants in the city. Enjoy excellent cuisine while viewing famous landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Carnegie Tower and the scenic Hudson River as the restaurant’s floor evolves 360 degrees every hour.
With its mixture of historical sites, modern architecture and breathtaking landscapes; Toronto makes a splendid travel destination. Contrasting historical and modern, the CN Tower and Casa Loma are two of the city’s most popular attractions as well as most photographed locations.
CN Tower and Casa Loma
Best Hotel: Westin Harbour Castle
Located at Harbor Square, the five star Westin Harbour Castle is regarded as one of Toronto’s best. Overlooking the beautiful Lake Ontario, the hotel rises 38 stories with 977 rooms. The hotel offers pure elegance from the time guests step inside the marble lobby surrounded by floor to ceiling windows. As well as being less than 30 minutes from the airport, the hotel is also nearby major attractions like the CN Tower, the Air Canada Center, theater and shopping districts.
Best Restaurant: 360 The Restaurant
Located 1,000 feet up in the CN Tower, the 360 Restaurant is often called the Cellar in the Sky. Constructed to replicate a wine cellar, the restaurant features attractive redwood and cherry wood architecture. As the recipient of many awards, diners can be assured of superb cuisine and wines while enjoying incredible, revolving views of Toronto.
Boasting its beautiful Renaissance architecture and romantic Grand Canal, it is no wonder that Venice is one of the world’s top travel destinations. The city offers two of the world’s most photographed spots, St. Mark’s Basilica and the Grand Canal.
Piazza San Marco, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Grand Canal
Best Hotel: Hotel Canal Grande
Ranked among TripAdvisor’s, Traveler’s Choice Top 25, the Hotel Canal Grande is favored for both its location facing the Grand Canal, and for its exceptionally clean rooms with elegant 18th century decorations. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently nearby the railway station and many popular attractions.
Best Restaurant: Osteria Da Fiore
Formerly an old tavern, the Osteria Da Fiore is now a Michelin star restaurant, located on San Polo Calle del Scaleter. Offering the best in Italian cuisine from fresh seafood and delicious homemade pasta, diners will not be disappointed. The restaurant also offers a romantic dinner outside by the Grand Canal.
For centuries, Paris, France, has remained one of the top travel destinations for tourists. From its classy hotels to superior culinary skills to romantic architecture, Paris lures travelers and photographers alike. Paris features two of the world’s most photographed landmarks, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe.
Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe
Best Hotel: The Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris
Situated within close proximity to some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the Hilton Arc de Triomphe is one of the most popular hotels in Paris. Just thirty minutes from the main airports, the hotel offers 463 elegant rooms and suites, an executive lounge, a fitness room, bar, restaurant and beautiful patio gardens.
Best Restaurant: Le Jules Vernes
Situated in the Eiffel Tower, Le Jules Vernes is a Michelin star restaurant run by the world famous chef, Alain Ducasse. Not only can diners be assured of excellent French cuisine but also stunning views of the surrounding city.
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