OGIO has scoured the internet and found the top destinations to visit in 2015 for a weekend getaway. They’ve made our list because of special events, special prices, or just special times to go. Overseas or an overnight trip away, these travel spots are worth checking out in 2015 – or at least adding them to the bucket list! And before you head out, get your gear updated and travel-ready.
Why: According to Budgettravel.com, hotel prices for the Island of the Gods are down 12 percent – making the trip a lot more reachable for many of us.
What to do: Spend days relaxing on any of the beautiful beaches in Bali, including the black-sand beaches they’re known for. If you’re into something more exciting, check out the volcanoes and temples that dot the surrounding area. Either way, you’re sure to have a truly exotic and romantic trip.
Why: In the past two years, Nashville has seen growth like never before. It’s not just for country music lovers anymore, though you’ll get plenty of that. Take the trip now – before the costs get higher than the stars you’ll get to see.
What to do: Get the Nashville Live Music Guide app and you’ll get to experience the most free music you could ever want. They’re known for the food, too, like Hattie B’s famous burn notice menu. Festivals, exhibits and historical tours this time of year will keep you rockin’ every day you are there.
Why: May marks the ending of the rainy season, which means it is one of the cheapest months to visit. You’ll get to see the plains full of life, including plants and animals.
What to do: No doubt about it – go on a safari. It’s birthing season in May, so you’ll spot baby animals everywhere you go. There’s several animal reserves you’ll want to visit, including Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru. Airfare to get there can get as low as under $800, so grab your tickets and go!
Why: Time Magazine has listed coastal Maine as the destination point in June, when hotel rates are around 35 percent lower than their peak season. Plus, you will avoid the crowds and get the most out of the beautiful scenery.
What to do: Cruise down the beautiful Route 1, where 158 miles of coastal scenery await. Don’t forget about the St. George peninsula, and be sure to stop by the Marshal Point Lighthouse. For some good eats, check out their famous lobster rolls.
Why: Malaga, Spain is one of the best-kept coastal secrets. Near the more popular Costa del Sol, it boasts affordable living and a vibrant Spanish culture – without the clog of tourists who flock to nearby areas.
What to do: Immerse yourself in the culture-rich surroundings and experiences of Palmeral de Las Sorpresas, a seaside promenade, or the Museo Carmen Thyssen, a beautiful showcase of early century Spanish Paintings. Walk down the miles of shoreline for a breathtaking view. Even spend a day at the more populated Costa del Sol beaches, as it’s just a short drive away.
Why: There are two major events going on this year in August and September, and they’re an experience you won’t get anywhere else. Like Nashville, though, the word is getting out, so now is the time to visit.
What to do: The two big events going on are the Custer State Park Buffalo auction, where the rumble of 1,300 buffalo being corralled in can be felt for miles. It’s an amazing spectacle to see, and so is the 75th Motorcycle Rally, where around a million bikers will be spending a week in Sturgis, SD. It’s a festival filled with events – and this year it’s sure to be one of the best.
Any one of these amazing destinations is sure to be an experience you’ll never forget. Even if you already have travel plans for the year, try to fit in at least one of these places. You’ll have stories for years to come!
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