Five Cities That I Would Return To

Five Cities That I Would Return To

I am typically the type of person that must try somewhere new every time we go out to eat, or travel. Craig, on the other hand, can quite happily go back to the same place, knowing they’re a safe choice offering what he likes. Cities, compared to restaurants, have to be really out of this world to justify paying for those flights over and over again, but yet, some just stand out. Just like these:

#1: Cape Town

Cape Town Cities I would return to

Okay, maybe I am biased. I spent six years of my twenties here, so it was a good time. It’s also kind of ‘home’ so it also does have that appeal. But Cape Town has consistently topped travel lists for the past few years, and if you ever visit, you’ll see why! Not to mention, there’s more than just the city of Cape Town. The surrounding winelands are a must for your itinerary. Check out Franschhoek and Stellenbosch and extend your stay for a night or two.

Check out the top 8 Hotels to stay at in Cape Town, here

#2: Paris

Paris Cities I would return to

Most people are let down and disillusioned by their Paris experience, finding it to be unlike what they imagined it to be. But that wasn’t the case with us. We fell more in love, and we have been twice now! Here, and here. (And would still go back again!). I think the key is to try everything! Do things that locals do. Get lost and stroll around quaint areas instead of waiting in long queues to visit tourist traps. Here is a post of why we fell in love with Paris.

#3: Rome (Italy as a whole really)

Rome Cities I would return to

I felt like I did Rome ‘wrong’ the first time, because it was so rushed and it was on an organised tour. And to be honest, I’m not really an organised-tour-kind-of-person (but it did have it’s benefits at the time). That being said, I’d love to go back to explore with Craig. I can only describe Italy as authentic, in every possible way. And if you love old Roman architecture, cobbled streets and cultural buzz, then you’ll want to keep returning too – even if it’s a stop off for a night or two on your way to a new little town like Verona, or onto the Amalfi Coast for some days in the sun.

#4: Reims

Reims Cities I would return to

We loved our spontaneous day trip to Reims from Paris and we’ve spoken about returning ever since for at least a night or two. It is a champagne-foodie getaway deluxe! The thing I love about this city is that many people don’t even know about it. It’s truly a hidden gem that everyone forgets about when they’re in Paris.

Here’s the ultimate guide for your visit to Reims. 

#5: Los Angeles

Los Angeles Where to Eat

I never thought we would have loved Los Angeles as much as we did, but now we’re dying to return. We went in April this year for a quick 3 days and it wasn’t enough time to explore this enormous city. We did, however, dine at all the hotspots in Downtown. Check out where to eat here.  The food was incredible — some of the best we’ve ever had!

Check out our day at Universal Studios while we were there, here, plus some tips for Harry Potter’s Wizarding World, here

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Which cities would you return to? I’d love to know! Comment with your blog post links below too!

~ Leigh