7 Vintage Travel Destination You Should Visit

Vintage travel destinations are classic vacation sites that have proven their value and are always worth visiting. Fortunately, these vintage destinations are still very popular and are a real escape from the busy, modern world.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Yellowstone is considered to be the oldest national park in the world, established in 1872. It has spectacular geography, vivid wildlife and numerous waterfalls and geysers including the famous Old Faithful, also known as the most predictable geyser. It is perfect choice for adventurers and nature lovers.

old faithful photo

SAN CARLOS de BARILOCHE

Bariloche, a popular vintage site in Argentina, is located in the foothills of the Andes, on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Refreshed with alpine architecture style, Bariloche is a big tourist spot with diverse ski, tracking and hiking opportunities. As an addition, it has many restaurants, cafes and chocolate stores.

Bariloche is very popular among locals as an excursion site because of its romantic and cozy atmosphere suitable for families.

PORTOFINO

Portofino is a small, Italian fishing town and appreciated tourist destination, known for its picturesque port and historical connection with famous people and artists.

It is situated in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. Portofino is built around a small port and is famous because of its colorful building along the coast.

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Photo by Pedro Ponchio

This place became popular in 1950s, thanks to the song “Love in Portofino” composed by Fred Buscaglione.

And while you are in Portofino don’t miss a trip to Genoa, the Teatrino and Medieval Abbey of San Fruttuoso.

FLORENCE

Florence, a Renaissance jewel in the heart of Italy, is a classic when it comes to vintage vacations.

The main symbol of Florence are Duomo cathedral and noble family Medici. However, few people know that this cathedral is one of the largest churches in the world. In the mid 14th century, Florence became the first city in the world that had paved streets and for short period of time was the capital of the Italian Kingdom.

After you have visited the Cathedral, complete your experience with other symbols of Florence: Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Piti, Uffizi gallery, Ponte Vecchio…

TRIESTE

Trieste is one of the most comfortable cities to live in. The capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia Province leaves an impression of a casual place, ideal for short visits or excursions. Have a cup of coffee or try Espresso Illy, exclusively made in Trieste.

Enjoy the view at the Miramare Castle, visit the world biggest cave open for tourists, and then, save a few moment for a legendary shopping in Trieste.

If nothing else, you’ll remember those times when everything was at the reach of the hand and maybe, the spirit of past times will fulfill your soul.

PLITVICE LAKES

Rarely will nature give a man such a pleasure like Plitvica lakes in Croatia. Theatrical play of water, plants and stone will captivate even the most demanding tourists. It is established as a National Park in 1949, and protected by UNESCO because of its unique beauty.

It really represents classic, vintage destination due to captivating view and is very popular destination for family vacations. You can visit Plitvice in every time of the year, you won’t miss any of its beauty.

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Turquoise waters of Plitvice lakes can be compared to ocean waters of some exotic island.

The rare beauty of this National Park is hard to describe, only when you see it you will comprehend that amazing view.

ROUTE 66

You don’t know what road vintage traveling is if you haven’t driven down the Route 66.

Mother of all roads, mentioned in numerous songs, movies and books, now has a symbolic meaning.

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It has been a promised path for many emigrants in 1930s that were in search for the better life.

Route 66 has unique charm and mysticism than no other road has. It is a piece of the legend that still resists the time and waits for nostalgic tourists eager to travel through the American history.