The holidays are fast approaching and it’s the perfect time to start planning your end-of-year getaways. And if you’re a millennial, now’s the perfect time to educate yourself on the best places to visit while on vacation. Holidaysa Europe-based travel search engine, has released its 2022 index of the best cities for millennial travelers. The research shows which cities around the world are best suited for millennial travel destinations.
The index found that 71% of millennials use Instagram at least once a week and base their trips on the city’s food scene.
Holidu’s study ranked cities that are considered the most “Instagrammable”, have the most national dishes ranked in the top 100, and are the most family-friendly.
In fact, according to the tourism industry in the United States, Millennials travel more than other generations. Expedia reports that US millennials travel 35 days a year, compared to 26 days for millennials; 27 days for baby boomers; and 29 days for Gen Z.
The average millennial budget is slightly lower than the annual travel expenses of Gen Xers or baby boomers.
Here are the top 5 best cities in the world for millennial travelers, according to Holidu:
According to Holidu, Paris deserves the top spot because the city is incredibly Instagrammable for an ideal vacation destination.
The French capital is home to one of the most iconic monuments in the world and has been hashtagged over 137 million times on Instagram.
Paris is also a gourmet destination. In addition, the City of Light offers a deep and interesting experience Black heritage.
Some of the most Instagrammable places in Paris
The Louvre museum
Like Paris, Barcelona also serves
as a delicious destination for foodie travellers. It ranks with Paris with a score of 2 of the ‘Top 100 Traditional Dishes’, according to Holidu.
Millennials can enjoy Spanish delights such as Gambas Al Ajillo and Paella de Mariscos.
This Spanish city is highly Instagrammable, with its hashtag used in over 68 million Instagram posts to date.
Barcelona is home to some of Spain’s most recognizable sights in Europe.
Some of the most Instagrammable places in Barcelona
The Sagrada Familia
Palace of Catalan Music.
Montjuic Magic Fountain.
Madrid took third place for Millennials to visit.
Most of the city’s bars and restaurants are millennial-friendly. For Instagrammers, the city offers many museums and other places.
Some of the most Instagrammable places in Madrid:
Okuda and Bordalo
Rosaleda del Parque del Oeste
Real Jardin Botanico
Park of the Siete Tetas
New York, United States
New York ranked 4th on the list of best cities for millennials in 2022. The Big Apple can be an overwhelming place to navigate, especially when you’re short on time.
Some of the most Instagrammable places in New York.
Summit of the Rock
New York Botanical Garden
The Brooklyn Bridge
Grand Central Terminal
Miami is known as a melting pot of diverse cultures, tasty dishes, artistic innovations and trendy nightlife.
This makes the town in south florida one of the most popular vacation spots in the world.
With two international airports as well as access to train and bus stations from several cities, there are several options to visit wherever you are in the world.
Some of the most Instagrammable places in Miami:
Key Biscayne Beach.
Sunny Isles Pier.
South Point wharf.