Written by special contributor, Hayley Jennings
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Have a milestone birthday coming up, or just want to surprise your partner on his or her special day? Searching for the right destination with nightlife, beaches, and some culture? The below list of great destinations for birthday celebrations will help you choose the right place based on your preferences and your budget.
If you would like to celebrate your special birthday, or your 40th is coming up, you might want to choose a beautiful remote place where you are able to enjoy connecting with nature and enjoying peace and tranquility. Indonesia’s island of Bali is a great place for such vacations. You can sign up for eco-tours to challenge yourself, or simply sit back on the beach in your hammock, curling up with a book. Bali also has plenty of great spas for rejuvenation.
The home of the rich and famous has more to offer than fast cars and beautiful villas. Enjoy a night out in the casino, walk around the old town (La Rocher), or admire one of Monaco’s beautiful palaces. You can go yachting and sailing or simply relax on the beach and watch the world go by. To stay on a budget, you can visit the Condamine Market, where you can pick up some local street food or fresh produce every day.
With year-round sunshine and great hotel offers, Gran Canaria is a perfect destination for birthday celebrations. You will find quality boutique hotels with all-inclusive offers, as well as cheaper accommodation close to the cities. Sign up for a volcano tour in Gran Canaria, go fishing, or try surfing during the day; at night, enjoy fantastic entertainment at the local bars.
So many people love Budapest because it is colorful, trendy, and friendly. You can get a boutique hotel in Budapest for less than you would think, and some of the package deals include access to one of the seven quality hot spring spas found in the city. You can spend a full day trying the different pools and steam rooms, dry sauna, and special treatment packages. Budapest is full of history and amazing photo opportunities, too.
For a party vacation, you can also visit Amsterdam, where locals speak your language, and you can get around inexpensively by hiring a bike. You will find some quality accommodation near the old town, or close to the airport, and finding a place to eat will be easy. The public transport is pretty good, as well, so you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of money on taxis when going out at night exploring the different clubs Amsterdam has to offer.
Whether you are celebrating your birthday this year or just want to treat your partner, you should check out these destinations. Whether it’s couples only or with a group of friends, make the most of what these great destinations have to offer.