Researching the next hip travel destination has become a way of life with many seasoned travellers. The Hipsiti team has worked hard in creating a community that reflects honest city opinions and recommendations. Have you ever wanted to find out what Hipsiti’s top rated cities are? Join us as we count down the top 12 as rated by the Hipsiti community!
First up and number 12 on this list is Seattle, USA’s self-proclaimed home of coffee and grunge music. Seattle is the sort of city that has it all, big city vibes with an easy escape to the outdoors. For stunning views of the city and its surrounds, be sure to check out sunset from the Space Needle. Or, if you’re after something a little different, head downtown and snap an insta-worthy shot with the gum wall.
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A trip down to New Zealand isn’t complete without visiting the north island stunner that is Wellington. Although small, Wellington has a lot to offer and is the perfect city to explore on foot. Hipsiti member Aki says Wellington is “definitely in my top 5 cities I have visited! Love Wellington. We stayed in town and the nightlife on Courtney Place is great!!”. Don’t miss out on taking a walk up to the Mt Victoria lookout that overlooks the whole city and bay area.
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Many travellers compare visiting Edinburgh to stepping foot directly onto a Harry Potter film set. The old town is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is laden with medieval buildings and cobblestone alleyways which all lead up a hill to the beautiful Edinburgh Castle, a must-see when visiting the Scottish capital. Edinburgh is also a great place to start when setting off on an adventure to try and find the famous Loch Ness monster.
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According to Hipsiti users there is more to this tropical Asian destination than a convenient airport. Singapore has become an extremely popular holiday choice, particularly for families. Hipsiti community member, Liz, recently visited and says “Singapore is a fabulous city for a couple of days stopover or family holiday. More expensive than Bali but safe and clean with lots of attractions”. Singapore is also one of the most popular shopping destinations in the whole world, boasting over 200 malls, with 40 of them along Orchard Road alone.
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This bustling little Cambodian city is better known as the gateway to visiting the great temples of Ankor. Siem Reap is an extremely affordable and friendly city that should be on every traveller’s bucket list. Ankor Wat (the main temple) is the largest religious structure in the world, but the whole archaeological park itself spans 400 square kilometres with over 72 temples. Be sure to hire a tuk-tuk driver for a day to make your way from temple to temple and don’t miss the sunrise over the Angkor Wat pond. Get there at 5am to ensure you get a spot standing at the front!
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Munich is well known for being the home of Oktoberfest but there is more to this city than pretzels and steins of beer. Munich has a rich history and should not be missed on any visit to Germany. You can also take several great day trips from Munich to places such as Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial and crazy King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein Castle. Hipsiti member Ella describes Munich as “a wonderful city to travel to and is full of character, attractions and history! One of my favourite cities in Germany”. But beer drinker or not, a trip to Munich isn’t complete without visiting a beer hall and chowing down on a traditional Bavarian feast.
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Lisbon has already been rated as the friendliest city according to Hipsiti users (read the blog here!), so it’s no surprise that it’s also one of our most popular ones as well. Take a walk around the downtown area and you will find rich history and insta-worthy alleyways, all rolled into a beautiful Mediterranean climate. Community member Kyung loved their trip and took the time to rate Lisbon on Hipsiti, “It’s so Internationale diverse with most of the locals speaking about 4-5 languages so communication is easy”. Don’t miss out on a ride on one of their old-world trams, especially route 28 that squeezes its way through back alleys and small residential roads.
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Another surprising inclusion that definitely deserves a spot on this list is Budapest. It’s a city that is sometimes skipped over for being just outside the typical European travel route but well worth the trip. From thermal baths, to caving, to a vibrant underground party scene, Budapest offers something for every type of traveller, young and old. Hipsiti member Elise recommends to “Walk up the stairs on the Buda side of Budapest to reach the Citadel for amazing views of the entire city”. While you’re there, don’t miss out on visiting the world famous Széchenyi Thermal Baths, or if you’re up for a wild night, head out on a bar crawl to one of the many ruin bars.
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It’s very rare to find someone that speaks unfavourably of the beautiful country of Japan, and Osaka is no exception. With Japan’s bullet train network, in just under 4 hours you can head from the hustle and bustle of Tokyo to the laid-back foodie haven of Osaka. One of the city’s most popular attractions is the Osaka Castle. It’s home to over 600 Cherry Blossom trees and is one of Japan’s most popular landmarks. Be sure to check it out during the springtime Cherry Blossom festival but be wary that this is one of the peak tourism times for the region.
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Brugge, is an ever popular and must-see city on many travellers European pilgrimage. Although the town itself is very small, the cobblestone streets, canals and eighteenth-century medieval buildings rival that of Amsterdam and Prague. Most people only stop here for a day or two, so the easiest way to see as much of the city as possible is to hire a bike and get lost in the twists and turns of the back alleys. Don’t forget to reward yourself at the end of the day with a well know Belgium brew and some handcrafted chocolates.
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Guaranteed that not many people would have guessed that Taipei is one of Hipsiti’s most popular cities. Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is best known as a friendly mecca of food and culture, something they very much have in common with their northern Japanese neighbours. Hipsiti community member Benji visited Taipei and claims it’s “one of the friendliest if not the friendliest Asian city I have been too, so polite and helpful”. If you’re planning to visit Taipei be sure to check out the night markets for some Stinky Tofu and Taiwan Beer.
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It’s no surprise that the bucket list worthy Japanese capital tops out the list. It’s hard to pass up ultra-modern skyscrapers mixed in with traditional landscapes and scenery. Hipsiti member Luke loved his visit so much and says “Tokyo is one of those cities you will instantly fall in love with. The technology is jaw dropping, the people are some of the friendliest you will ever meet, and the food is absolutely delicious”. Don’t forget to check out the ever-popular Shinjuku entertainment district or head over to Sensō-ji temple for a more traditional experience.
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Were you surprised by some of the top 12? Maybe you’ve visited some of these or have your own opinions of which cities should be included. Be sure to let us know in the comments or visit hipsiti.com/cities and rate them yourself as well as for the benefit of other travellers!