When we go on summer vacation, a lot of us head into the middle of nowhere. Or, we go to a specific holiday resort or tourist location. But what if this year, you’re doing something different. What if, rather than heading away from urban life, you could be staying right in the center. There are plenty of cities around the world that could make a brilliant vacation destination. Whether you’re set to explore the packed streets of NYC or delve deep into Sydney, Austrailia. But one thing is sure, going on holiday in the city is nothing like your typical vacation. Here are some things you need to be aware of.
If you’re going on holiday in the countryside a lot of activities will be included in the price. Or, they are free. This isn’t true when you go on a city vacation. If you want to participate in any activities, it’s going to cost quite a lot of money. That’s why city vacations are often quite a lot more expensive than your typical holidays. Hotels are more expensive too because you’ll be staying in the heart of the area, rather than on the outskirts. You might think that resorts are overpriced. But they are nothing compared to how much you’ll be expected to pay if you want to vacation in one of the world’s most popular cities.
It Can Be Dangerous
Where is crime the most prevalent? In the city. Who are the targets? Tourists. This is just common sense. If you’re heading to a resort location, it’s going to be crowded, but there won’t be too much crime. Although we still recommend you lock expensive possessions in the safe, presumably in your hotel room. In the city, things are a little different. During holiday times, there are a lot of thieves and pickpockets on the streets who know that tourists are vulnerable. So, always keep an eye on your belongings and don’t carry too much money around with you. Where possible, we also suggest that you don’t carry your credit cards around. Leave these in the safe at the hotel. Otherwise, you might just be asking for them to be stolen.
There’s Heavy Traffic
Say what you will about some of the most popular resort locations around the world. The traffic is usually quite manageable or at least regulated. In cities things are different. As well as the tourists you also have the locals. In busy times during the year, streets are packed. Even with a taxi it’s impossible to get anywhere. That’s why you may want to scoot around the city instead. Hiring a scooter will give you more freedom to travel where you want to go fast.
It Gets Booked Up Early
Finally, this is perhaps one of the ways city vacations are no different from other holidays. The hotels, particularly the best ones, do get booked up early. If you want to avoid disappointment, we suggest that you aim to book a year in advance.
Despite these issues, a holiday in the city is still a great choice. There’ll be so much to see and do your vacation will be jam packed full of exciting activities.