Popular Non-All Inclusive Travel Destinations

The World’s Best Non-All Inclusive Travel Spots

While an all-inclusive getaway can be wonderful, many travelers prefer to set their own itineraries, dine at a variety of restaurants and explore the destination according to their own whims and schedules. If that sounds like you, then plan your next vacation to one of the world’s best non-all inclusive travel destinations around the globe.

New York City, U.S.A

The Big Apple is so packed with things to do, see and explore that all-inclusive deals would leave too much out. Craft your own itinerary in NYC that explores each of the five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and the Bronx. See world-famous attractions like the Statue of Liberty, the New York Stock Exchange, the Empire State Building and Times Square. Catch a show on Broadway, or just dig into ubiquitous culinary fare like huge slices of pizza or hot dogs from street vendors.

Hong Kong, China

For a sophisticated city that blends the best of the East and the West, Hong Kong is what you’re looking for. Unlike any other destination in the world, Hong Kong combines centuries of Chinese culture with modern skyscrapers and some of the best luxury shopping in the world. Colonial history is also readily available, and you won’t want to miss the tram that winds its way up to Victoria Peak, which is named after the British monarch herself. Explore the financial district in Central, hike to see the Big Buddha on Lantau Island, dance until dawn at the nightclubs in Wan Chai or ride the famed Star Ferry to and from Kowloon Island.

Miami Beach, U.S.A.

All-inclusive vacations often take place in beach destinations, but Miami Beach is a totally different story. While South Beach is undoubtedly a huge part of city’s appeal, you won’t want to stay in one spot during your stay. Just some of the ways to pass the time in Miami Beach might include a high-speed boat tour, a stroll through the Art Deco architecture of South Beach, a game of volleyball with new friends at the bustling Lummus Park or endless nightlife on Ocean Drive.

Think Miami might be a little too wild for your liking? There are plenty of things to do in Tampa — enjoy your share of isolated beaches, a great nightlife, and plenty of great eats.

Paris, France

The city of love is none other than Paris, an enormous destination that leaves nothing to be desired. Of course, with such a vibrant city, it is nearly impossible to do it all, which is why all-inclusive vacations aren’t popular in Paris. Along with standard attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, you can get slightly off the beaten track in Paris by catching a performance at the Opera Garnier, seeing the graves of Oscar Wilde and Jim Morrison at the Père-Lachaise Cemetery or skipping the long lines and heading to the exhibits at the Centre Georges Pompidou, home to incredible modern art. Of course, you’ll want to leave time to sit at the quaint cafes of the Left Bank, sipping either coffee or wine among the locals.

Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico can sometimes feel like the capital of all-inclusive vacations, but its true capital, Mexico City, is definitely a place where you’ll want to create your own itinerary. Don’t miss the Zócalo, officially known as the Plaza de la Constitución, that serves as the heartbeat of the city. To one side is La Catedral, the largest cathedral in the Americas, and to the other is the enormous City Hall. In Mexico City, you can ride a boat through the Xochimilco, watch a game in Estadio Azteca, the largest soccer stadium in the world, or dine on local specialties like tacos al pastor and chilaquiles.

You don’t have to go all-inclusive to have an unforgettable vacation. Each of these global destinations boasts endless attractions, ensuring you will always have something to do.

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