Traveling is great, it’s an opportunity to see more of the world we live in, to try new things, eat different food, and experience things we wouldn’t at home. Traveling with friends is great too because experiences are better when shared. Not that you need an excuse to go on a trip with your favorite person. Here are ten places you and your BFF should visit together. Be sure to share the article with them.
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is full of soul and full of fun. It’s a raucous and wild time, especially when you’re with a pal and visiting during Mardi Gras and JazzFest. Don’t miss out on the beignets at Café du Monde or the live music at Frenchmen Street.
2. Palm Springs, California
Get away to the desert with your favorite friends in sunny Palm Springs, only a couple hours outside of Los Angeles. The Ace Hotel & Swim Club has the best pool, with a DJ that plays on weekends. Tour the area with Covered Wagon Tours or in the air with Palm Springs Aerial Tramway and go hiking at the Coachella Valley Preserve.
3. Montreal, Quebec
Montreal is a little slice of Europe, located in Quebec, Canada. The architecture, nightlife, food, and people make this charming city a fun spot to visit with your best friend. Try poutine at La Belle Province and bagels at St. Viateur. Hike up Mount Royal for the best view of Montreal.
4. Nelson, New Zealand
Nelson is filled with local markets, breweries, and art galleries. At the Abel Tasman National Park, you and your besties can go sea kayaking, swimming, or hiking for the day or partake in hiking trips that last a few days at a time. If you’re looking for a place to stay, Edenhouse is a cozy country house you and your friends will love.
5. Portland, Oregon
The quirky and eclectic city of Portland is a must-visit with friends. Check out some live music, visit Powell’s, the largest independent bookstore in the world, bike around town, or eat at any of the delicious restaurants in the area, including Voodoo Donut or Olympia Provisions.
6. The Catskills, New York
A short drive away from New York City, the Catskills are a breath of fresh air and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle. In the warmer months, head out for a hike at the Kaaterskill Falls. In colder months, Hunter Mountain has it all; from skiing to warm beverages. If you’re a fan of waffles, Phoenicia Diner will become your new favorite place.
7. Dublin, Ireland
There’s so much to do and see in Dublin. The capital of Ireland is also the largest city in the country, boasting incredible nightlife, dining, and shopping. Indulge in some fresh seafood at places like Klaw, and take in the breathtaking sights, including the Cliffs of Moher.
8. Bangkok, Thailand
There’s a reason Bangkok is such a popular tourist destination these days, it’s one of the most exciting places in the world. From night markets to massages, elephants to temples, it’s a haven for friends who are looking to immerse themselves in a new culture and have a great time.
10. Reykjavík, Iceland
Escaping to Reykjavík with your BFF would be the dream getaway. Take in the Northern Lights, check out the area’s volcanoes and horses, trek through ice caves and glaciers, go diving, snorkeling, whitewater rafting, take a helicopter tour, and swim in the popular Blue Lagoon geothermal spa.