Starting a New Year brings out hope, aspirations, excitement and a call for a new adventure. Down below are some of our top five must-go destinations for 2020. All of these destinations offer exciting things to do from skiing to amusement parks. Make sure you stay with one of our StaySource vacation rentals partners for the best quality and price during your next vacation.
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Montreal is filled with old European gothic architecture and French charm. Known as the culture capital of Canada there are many attractions and things to do while in town. Spend your first couple of days visiting The Notre-Dame Basilica, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, St-Paul Street and Mont Royal. If you are in the mood to do some shopping, visit the Boutiques of Mile End. There are amazing food and drink options such as Montreal’s famous Poutine which is a fast food dish that can be found in diners, pubs and food trucks all around the city.
Montreal is also known for their amazing craft beer so try a professional craft beer guided tour. Make sure to spend one morning going to Jean-Talon Market which is a European style open market. You can find fresh produce, flowers, specialty goods and they even have an oyster bar! Don’t forget to spend one day strolling through Old Montreal where the first French settlers arrived. While booking your trip to Montreal, please check out our vacation rental partner Den Stays. You can look at their properties and book directly here.
Extend your Montreal trip with some amazing skiing just north of the city in Mont-Tremblant. This popular ski destination is a must-do for outdoor adventure seekers. It is a perfect place to visit for a weekend trip and it is only a 2 hour drive from Montreal. You can book your ski tickets here and make sure to stay with our vacation rental partner Tremblant-Living and they will be glad to host you. You can book directly here.
Fernie is a popular skiing and snowboarding destination located in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. Spend your afternoons playing hockey and going ice skating with friends and family. You can also go curling, snowmobiling, fatbiking and mountain biking. This region is filled with beautiful nature and wildlife viewing and is a must for those who are avid nature lovers. The island lake lodge is the perfect way to view the beautiful snowy forests during the winter. Enjoy a wonderful gourmet lunch and add a spa treatment during your visit.
Fernie is the perfect quiet and scenic getaway for family and friends. You can book your ski and snowboarding tickets here and make sure to stay with our vacation rental partner Fernie Direct. You can book directly here.
Orlando is a fantastic way to spend your vacation with enough to see and do from amusement parks to concerts and shows. Disney recently launched Star Wars: Galaxy Edge which all of the rides are centered around Star Wars spaceships and the galaxy. Spend the whole day riding popular rides like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. After you’re finished go explore Droid Depot where you can design your own customized droid and Black Spire Outfitters to outfit yourself for an epic adventure.
The next day you should go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. Jump on the Hogwarts Express at Kings Cross Station to travel around the park, explore Diagon Alley and dine for lunch at the Leaky Cauldron. Afterward, go ride on Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. During one evening go see an amazing acrobatic performance by La Nouba Cirque Du Soleil.
Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States and the popular slogan “Keep Austin Weird ” has been adopted by many local artisans and businesses. There are many unique and great things to do and see from the SXSW festival to Bats at Congress Avenue Bridge. For your first night in town experience great Texan culture at The White Horse where you can put your cowboy boots on and dance. It’s the coolest honky tonk in Austin with a photobooth, pool tables and a small outdoor seating area. The crowd is a multigenerational mix from hipsters to ranchers and bikers.
During one hot afternoon take a dip into the Barton Springs Municipal Pool and relax poolside in the shade or sun. Grab a bite for lunch at Franklin Barbecue where the food is outstanding. The brisket has received accolades from Anthony Bourdain and the James Beard Foundation. Book your tickets for the next up and coming SXSW festival here.
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Nashville is an amazing place to experience great food, drinks, country music, and outdoor activities. Spend your first day at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – also known as the “Smithsonian of country music” where you can explore artifacts, two performance theatres and many rotating exhibitions throughout the year. The permanent exhibition “Sing Me Back Home” guides visitors through the evolution of country music from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present. You should also spend an evening at the BlueBird Cafe to hear some popular local songwriters who play and banter through acoustic rounds.
The next day experience a guided tour at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery to taste amazing whiskey and the history behind it. Spend your afternoon touring The Grand Opry which is a popular and historical concert venue for many country artists. If you decide you want to see a live performance check out what is playing and book your tickets here.
For an afternoon lunch taste the best BBQ in town with a Nashville Walking Food Tour. During your last day stroll through downtown Nashville and experience the local cuisine and favorite eateries. Make sure to stay and book directly with our vacation rental partners Hostfolio, Stay Nashville Vacation Homes, Stay Minty and Stay Gia.