A big birthday, whether in terms of number or significance, is always a good reason for celebration.
It’s likely that the COVID-19 epidemic kept you from taking your ideal milestone birthday vacation last year. Why not make up for lost time (or birthdays, in this instance!) by celebrating this year’s special occasion with a once-in-a-lifetime vacation with Enchanting Travels?
We always strive to go above and beyond to make each birthday vacation seem extra special and undoubtedly unforgettable, in addition to putting together a terrific bespoke itinerary for the duration of your visit.
Whether you’ve always wanted to go on a dawn safari or you’re looking for some beach, sea, and tranquility, we’ve compiled a list of some of the greatest birthday locations across the world below.
Top 10 Birthday Trip Ideas
1. The Palm Beaches, Florida
Any time of year, the Sunshine State guarantees a laid-back, fun-filled getaway. From the Keys to the Panhandle, this state has many wonderful spots to explore, but the Palm Beaches are the state’s crown gem.
The region has something for everyone, whether you’re searching for a relaxing getaway in Lake Worth Beach, a lively nightlife in Delray Beach, or a glitzy holiday rubbing elbows with the rich and famous in Palm Beach.
Do you want to really boost the ante? Miami is only a one-hour rail journey away on the beautiful Brightline. Even farther south, you’ll find the Florida Keys, where everything is possible – especially on birthdays.
2. New York, New York
You can’t top the enthusiasm of New York City for commemorating a significant milestone, especially as you get older. Furthermore, the city that never sleeps will keep you youthful because there is always something new to explore.
Whatever you choose to do to celebrate, New York offers everything, from live entertainment to beautiful green areas to Instagram-famous gastronomic finds. Every season has something new and unique to offer, so no matter what month it is, New York is a joyous destination.
Book a hotel at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel for a night in the middle of the activity, where you can fall asleep surrounded by neon lights – a birthday fit for a movie scene.
3. Maui, Hawaii
Allow your birthday to serve as the incentive you need to finally book that vacation and simply go for it if Hawaii has long been on your “someday” list.
Whatever your age, Hawaii has much to do, wonderful meals, and cultural experiences to expand your global knowledge, while the greens and blues of Maui’s tropical scenery provide a visual feast.
During your vacation, try something new, whether it’s learning to surf or tasting a mouthful of purple poi. Make sure to add a traditional hula performance on the agenda if you want to really celebrate your birthday with a boom.
4. Laguna Beach, California
Head to Laguna Beach for a genuinely pampered birthday, where you’ll discover the perfect Southern California retreat, replete with sunlight, surf, shopping, and spa treatments.
Laguna, a quirky yet beautiful seaside town approximately an hour south of Los Angeles, has something for everyone, with surf shops, art galleries, and everything from to-go tacos to gourmet dining.
There’s no place better to stay than the oceanfront Montage Laguna Beach, where your group can share a private villa or book a spacious adjoining suite.
Enjoy stunning views for miles from the Mosaic Pool, take a scenic stroll along perfectly manicured paths, or relax on one of the area’s most beautiful stretches of white sandy beaches; and indulge in luxurious treatments at Spa Montage, ranging from massages using California wildflowers to romantic couples’ experiences.
5. Charlotte, North Carolina
If melt-in-your-mouth BBQ and outdoor excursions are your things, Charlotte, North Carolina, is the ultimate birthday getaway location.
Charlotte is home to the U.S. National Whitewater Center, which offers whitewater rafting, bicycling, zip lines, live music, and craft breweries all in one action-packed area, as well as the aromatic pits of drool-worthy Noble Smoke.
Are you looking for more? Charlotte also has the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Carolinas Aviation Museum, the NoDa art neighborhood, and Carowinds amusement park.
If you’re traveling with a group, go to Optimist Hall, where everyone can have lunch from one of the local food vendors.
6. River Cruise Through Europe on U by Uniworld
London, Paris, and Rome are all fantastic destinations to turn another year older in Europe, but they’ve all been done before. Instead, book a U by Uniworld trip and sail down the Rhine or the Danube to discover a lesser-known side of Europe.
This isn’t your grandmother’s stuffy river cruise; instead, it’s a fresh take on a mode of transportation that’s vastly unappreciated by anybody under the age of 70 — created for the young (and young-at-heart).
You’ll never forget a birthday spent meandering Europe’s scenic rivers on a luxurious cruise with locally inspired food, fun-loving fellow passengers, and tons of activities, from biking or walking tours at the port to silent discos and stargazing onboard, whether you sail between Amsterdam and Brussels or explore Eastern Europe on a cruise connecting Vienna and Belgrade.
7. Savannah, Georgia
Savannah is the epitome of southern charm. Walk her cobblestone walkways, which are covered by canopies of hundred-year-old live oaks, and dine at one of her many award-winning restaurants, such as The Grey, which is situated in a former Greyhound Bus station.
By night, schedule a ghost tour for some serious spooks (after a hefty scoop of Leopold’s Ice Cream, of course).
The new Plant Riverside District is another major draw, with stores, galleries, entertainment, restaurants and bars, nightlife, and even a hotel, the JW Marriott Savannah — all situated within a repurposed power plant that has been transformed into a one-stop shop for fun.
8. Alexandria, Virginia
To make the most of your birthday, come to Alexandria, an underappreciated and cheap tiny town with interesting history and appetizing cuisine, a wonderful mix of Southern warmth and mid-Atlantic refinement.
Stay in Old Town at Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria, which is only a few steps away from King Street and has clean, nautical air.
The city is lovely, artsy, and has plenty of attractive boutiques to shop in; best of all, Washington, D.C., is only a simple 20-minute metro ride away (and only $5) — Alternatively, you may simply gaze across the Potomac River to our nation’s capital.
9. Chicago, Illinois
With so much to see, do… and eat in Chicago, as well as expansive views from places like Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower, it’s a terrific destination to ring in the new year. Depending on your interests, you may spend your days on the lake or at museums and galleries.
If your birthday falls during the winter, don’t worry: after ice skating around the Maggie Daley Park Ice Skating Ribbon, warm up with a piping-hot deep-dish pizza, a Chicago favorite.
The Swissotel Chicago offers well-located accommodations that are within walking distance of several attractions, including the stores on the Magnificent Mile. Book a corner room to have a good view of the Chicago River, Navy Pier, and Lake Michigan.
10. Backpack Through Thailand
Fly to South Asia for an extraordinary journey filled with breathtaking scenery, delectable cuisine, and a friendly culture from both native inhabitants and the country’s big ex-pat population. Thailand is a bucket-list destination for many people, so what better occasion to organize a vacation than your birthday?
Thailand is certain to thrill whether you go alone, with a friend or spouse, or with a group of friends – the reason for its popularity with travelers is immediately obvious upon arrival.
Furthermore, Americans can stretch their budgets farther here than in many other countries across the world, making it an ideal location for a full-fledged birthday event.
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