Most Beautiful Cities in the World

By Ricky
Last Updated: 2023-02-15

Travelling to new and exotic locations is a timeless tradition. With so many breathtaking cities to choose from around the world, it can be difficult to decide where to go next. To help you out, here’s a look at some of the most beautiful cities in the world and what makes each of them so special.

Cape Town, South Africa

Nestled amidst breathtaking beaches, soaring mountains, rolling hills dotted with vineyards, and a thriving nightlife scene of bars and fine dining, Cape Town is a true epitome of a picturesque city. Boasting top-notch accommodation and service, it’s no wonder that this South African gem is considered one of the hottest city destinations around. The best time to visit is during the hot and dry summer months from late October to March/April, with peak temperatures between December and February, perfect for a beach holiday.

Vancouver, Canada

Vancouver is a breathtaking city surrounded by towering mountains, wildlife-rich waters, and lush rainforests where bears roam freely. The city’s skyline is dominated by scenic glass skyscrapers, reflecting the stunning vistas that surround it, and its residents are known for their relaxed and friendly demeanour. For the driest and most reliable weather, plan a visit between June and September, as the city is infamous for its rainfall in autumn, winter, and spring.

New York, United States

The Big Apple is the ultimate destination for diversity and urban living. From world-class museums, shopping, and performances, to countless dining options, New York has something for everyone. Despite its reputation for being expensive, there are plenty of free activities to enjoy. The best time to visit varies with each season, offering unique experiences. Early autumn boasts crisp breezes, bright sun, and comfortable temperatures. Winter may be cold, but it also means lower hotel prices. Spring brings warm temperatures and outdoor festivities, while summer can be oppressively hot, so avoid visiting in July and August.

Rome, Italy

Perched on seven hills overlooking the Tiber River, Rome is a treasure trove of ancient monuments, inspired by classical architecture and surrounded by beautiful squares and avenues. Visitors flock to the Eternal City for its renowned landmarks such as Vatican City and St Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum, and the Piazza Novona with the nearby Trevi Fountain. The best months to visit are spring (April to June) and autumn (late September to October), with mild temperatures, sunny days, and lower crowds. Summer can be uncomfortably hot, while the winters can be cold and grey.

San Francisco, United States

With its relaxed vibe and stunning bay views, San Francisco is like a beach resort in a city of 43 hills. Loved by its residents more than any other city in the US and few others in the world, this Bay City offers plenty of attractions such as cable cars, bridges, Alcatraz, the Ferry Building, and the sea lions at Pier 39. The best time to visit is during autumn (September to November), with warm temperatures and sunny days, or spring. Summer sees a surge of tourists, but the city is often shrouded in fog, making it chilly and misty, so it’s not the ideal time to visit. Winter days are marked by rain and cold temperatures.

No matter where you choose to go, each of these cities is sure to offer a unique and unforgettable experience. With so much to see and do, you’ll never run out of things to keep you entertained. Just remember to stay safe and follow government guidelines when travelling. Keep an eye on the FCO website for the latest information and recommendations.