As people who live in a city by the sea, we tend to gravitate towards other cities like our own — ones that have spectacular waterfronts. Indeed waterfront cities make for perfect getaways for couples looking for a romantic setting as well as solo travelers looking for solitude. No wonder some of these cities happen to be the most popular tourist attractions of the world. So, if you are planning a trip sometime in the near future, here are 15 spectacular waterfront cities to pick from.
What can be said about Italy’s dreamy Venice that hasn’t been said before? Truly one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice is popular for its amazing Grand Canal, the Basiclica di San Marco, its restaurants, its wine and above all, its ambience which makes you feel like you’re on vacation from the moment you set foot on it!
Located in the wonderful Netherlands, Amsterdam is a fine holiday spot in Europe. A boat ride in the 60-mile canal is a must when you visit this vibrant city with lovely cafes and dreamy streets!
Australia’s capital city needs no introduction. Be it the amazing Opera House or the stunning Harbour bridge, this waterfront city is full of fantastic architectural marvels. It is truly one of the greatest destinations of the world whether you are a wildlife enthusiast or a beach bum, Sydney has plenty for you to explore!
One of the most trendy cities on this list is Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. An archipelago in the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is known for its cobblestone streets and medieval buildings that transport you to another era! Visit Stockholm for a relaxing, rejuvenating vacation with splendid views.
5. Hong Kong
From its markets to its skyscrapers, Hong Kong has loads to attract tourists. One of the most prominent cities of the world, Hong Kong will stun you with its natural as well architectural beauty. It is also quite popular for its food scene which you cannot escape.
Known for its ethnic diversity, Vancover is perhaps the most popular Candian city! It has a great mix of natural beauty and cultural activities so all kinds of tourists have something to look forward to. Its art, music and theatre scene is worth witnessing!
Another spectacular waterfront city in Europe is the sporty Lisbon in Portugal. Its dynamic cafes and popular Fado music make it a fantastic tourist spot for anyone who is looking for a lively, fun-filled vacation. the Christ the King statue overlooking the city is a truly marvelous piece of architecture.
8. Rio De Janeiro
Few cities on this planet have the kind of vivacious spirit that Rio De Janeiro boasts of. Its beaches are the best in the world and the Christ the Redeemer statue is one of the most popular structures on the globe. Its carnivals, festivals and life in general is worth witnessing for anyone who lives in another part of the world.
9. Cape Town
The South African capital of Cape Town is known for its scenic beauty and the famous Robben Island prison, now a museum, which held Nelson Mandela. Cape Town has a busy harbor and is popular for its stunning beaches adjoining magnificent mountain views.
10. San Francisco
And then there is San Francisco in the United States of America! Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay, this beautiful city in northern California is popular for the iconic Golden gate bridge. Its natural beauty comprises hilly mountain views and its architectural splendor is reflected in its skyscrapers and alluring Victorian houses!
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