Top destinations for 2017: Portugal

Friday means plans for traveling, even if it’s only for 2 weekend days!

Portugal, as we told you before, is trendy in what traveling is concerned! (so says

What, when, how you can visit?

Portugal’s position in the pantheon of European tourism has shot from “obscure” to “over-the-top,” and Lisbon, the charm-packed capital, is poised to keep climbing.

The city’s arts scene is getting a much-needed injection, too. The paint has barely dried on the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, which won’t be the new kid on the block for long. Soon it’ll gain the company of the Berardo Museum (dedicated to Joe Berardo’s Art Nouveau and Art Deco collections) and the Museum of Portuguese Jewish History; both niche concepts will offer fascinating bodies of work.

If you travel to Oporto, go north and visit Douro
If you travel to Oporto, go north and visit Douro
Plenty of monuments
Plenty of monuments to visit
Beautiful beaches
Beautiful beaches in the south coast

Use your Lisbon trip as an excuse to explore the nearby Algarve region, which is also stepping up its game. That’s where you’ll find the just-opened Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort (with its own soccer school) and Europe’s first Anantara hotel (with the brand’s signature Thai spa). Bonus points if you make it to red-hot Porto, a newly crowned shopping destination that’s soon to debut Time Out Market, the Portuguese food court of your dreams.

From beautiful landscapes, to amazing monuments, plenty os museums, loads of great eating and shopping, you’ll find so much to see and do all around this amazing country.

When to go: November through February. Warm weather during the winter is one reason to love its location in southern Europe.
When not to go: July to October. A dearth of luxe hotels means that snagging a decent room during high season can be a challenge.

Snug traveling everyone!

*more at Visit Portugal


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