For some of the people fresh in their 30s, planning the birthday trip can be as important as planning the 21th birthday trip. After all, age is just a number and no matter how old we get, traveling always remains a passion. Although many great domestic destinations like Las Vegas or a grand canyon and antelope canyon tour didn’t make the list, we have gathered the best destinations around the world to go on in order to celebrate your 30th birthday, based on expert opinions along with the votes of thousands of travelers. Some of these destinations, such as Bora Bora, have been chosen by celebrating travelers for years and years, for good reason.
Beaches in warm places and Italian locations occupy the top of the rankings without wonder. These are the best destinations for your birthday trip.
For those travelers who want an amazing birthday in France but without giving up the experience of the Mediterranean coast, Nice is the place they are looking for. Once there, some of the things you can do will be to watch a tennis match at the Nice Lawn Tennis Club, which opened in 1890, take a walk along the Promenade des Anglais, and visit the Théâtre de photography museum of the Photographie et de l’Image.
Virgin Islands, United States
Looking for a birthday destination on white sandy beaches bathed in crystal clear waters should seriously consider going to the Virgin Islands. Staying at the 17th century hotel The Buccanner or at The Westin St. John Villas are two great ideas.
Corfu is a Greek paradise for travelers looking for a cheap birthday trip. The best times of the year to visit are spring and autumn. U.S. News considered Corfu as one of the safest tourist destinations in Europe.
Loire Valley, France
The Loire river valley is bordered by magnificent fortifications, including among those structures the Château de Chenonceau and the Château de Chambord. The Loire Valley, declared a world heritage site, is also home to a nature with great beauty that the newly 30 years old traveler can admire while on board a boat on one of the traditional river tours or from the heights mounted on a hot air balloon.
Cinque Terre, Italy
This remote Italian coastal region is not extremely easy to access, so to speak, making it the perfect birthday destination for a fresh 30 years old traveler seeking privacy. It’s recommended to stay at Il Giardino Incantato bed and breakfast, and sunbathe on its beaches.
Romantic hotels abound in Maúi, one of the islands that make up the Hawaiian archipelago. With alternatives to choose from such as the Travaasa Hana, which offers luxurious suites in the form of cabins or The Plantation Inn, which does not allow access to its facilities for children under 12, the options for 30 year olds seeking tranquility are infinite.
Swimming on the red beach of Santorini, dining enjoying the spectacular views offered by the Argo restaurant and immersing yourself in the infinity pool offered by the Kirini Santorini hotel are good ways to enjoy this paradisiacal place. For wine lovers, the island offers several wineries in which to get lost among its vineyards, such as that of Santo Wines.
History lovers may be tempted to visit Rome for their birthday trip. Explore the classic must-see sites including the Roman Forum and the Vatican City, order carbonara in Da Enzo Al 29 or the legendary cacio e pepe in Flavio al Velavevodetto.
Kauai, the fourth largest island in Hawaii, also known as “the garden island”, is full of waterfalls, jungles and rivers. Kauai offers its visitors a multitude of activities. Kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, or zip line jumping are some of them.
In Bali there are many romantic things to do that will keep you busy for your birthday. Try the 100 candle dinner at the Swept Away Restaurant in the middle of Samaya Ubud or a snack at Metis Bali.
Choosing the time of the year in which you are going to the Amalfi coast is important. While most activities and shops are closed from November until before Easter, the best time to visit is in spring and autumn. Avoiding the high season of tourism in July and August is highly recommended. Positano is one of the most amazing cities in all this coast.
The best time to visit Florence is between May and September. During those months you can fully enjoy the walks through the beautiful city. Stroll on the Arno river, or through the Boboli gardens, two very good options.
The city of love could not be missing in this list of best 30th birthday destinations. To stay, try the the hotel with 90 years of history Le Bristol Paris, to visit, try the Louvre, to stroll, try the gardens of the Luxembourg Palace.
Located in a particularly remote area, the Maldives offer newlyweds an isolated retreat. There you can explore the city of Male by observing its stalls selling fish or visiting the National Museum. For lovers of water activities – and the bravest without a doubt – tourists have the possibility to dive and swim with sharks at Hammerhead Point.
Napa Valley, California
The Napa Valley attracts more than three million visitors a year. With its nearly 400 wineries, it is paradise for those passionate travelers looking to go all out and celebrate.
There are plenty of holiday resorts to choose from in Fiji. From the Nanuku Auberge Resort, which includes booking your own private butler, to the Tadrai Island Resort, with an infinity pool – there are plenty of places that any traveler can enjoy.
The best way to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Santa Lucia is to rest on its white sands, another option, is to do it from one of the catamaran tours by the ocean. For more adventurous travelers, the zip line descent is another potential activity to consider. Tourists can end the day aboard a ship enjoying the sunset with a glass of champagne in their hands.
A very typical destination for birthday celebrations, Bora Bora bungalows built on the water offer travelers the possibility to relax. If you are looking for some more action, you have the possibility to take a tour of the lakes in the area, hiking or water skydiving.
Tahiti is the birthplace of the cabins built on the water – the most romantic accommodation in which a couple can stay, with complete privacy. Between November and April, tourists will encounter a climate with a warmer and wetter climate – but the island is perfect to visit regardless of the time of year.
The Tuscan countryside is another favorite destination for a birthday trip. It offers majestic and dreamy views with its rolling hills and vineyards. If you decide to explore the area by walking through the green landscapes or at the back of a Vespa if it is your thing, there are a large number of incredible hotels to stay during your trip, such as Villa Bordoni, or Monteverdi.