Sometimes we just want the best of both worlds. If you can’t decide on your next travel destination, why not opt for a place where both city and beach can be easily accessible? Here are 5 destinations which will appeal to both city-trippers and beach-bums.

Thailand

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Extremely popular with travellers and backpackers, the exotic country of Thailand really does offer a little bit of everything. The nightlife is notable, the food is rich and exotic, you can find luxury hotel suites in the height of Bangkok’s skyscrapers, or rustic little beachside cottages in stunning Koh Lanta; whatever takes your fancy, a trip to this faraway land can offer you both sides of the coin.

Venice, Italy

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Much of Italy is worth travelling to if you love both city and beach. But for the ultimate charm and magic, Venice just has to be a bucket list destination. The elegant streets are filled with charismatic beauty and so much atmosphere – and if you’re craving a bit of sun and sand, just hop on the Vaporetto Water Bus and set sail to Lido. Lido Beach is a well-managed beach and is close to a main strip of restaurants and cafes where you can find an ambience slightly different to that of St Mark’s Square.

Dubai

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The man-made city of Dubai is filled with riches and all thing extravagant. So if you’re looking for the ultimate luxury, you’ll be sure to find it here. Perfect for a short vacation, Dubai offers a world of contrasts. From the tallest skyscrapers and the most lavish seven star hotels to the white sand beaches, you’ll be able to sunbathe by day and explore the city by night.

Hawaii

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Hawaii is a postcard-perfect destination and a truly idyllic place for beach lovers. But head to Honolulu and you’ll also be able to experience the glittering city lights at night. The perfect combination of both metropolis and coastline, Honolulu will keep your itinerary filled with activities for the duration of your stay. The famous Waikiki Beach is monopolized by countless hotel resorts, the waves are perfect for novice surfers, and the atmosphere is always lively.

Sydney, Australia

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As one of the most interesting cities in the world, Sydney is a must-visit destination for travelers, backpackers or holidaymakers of all ages. Recognized for some of the globe’s finest culinary establishments, the most incredible wines, outstanding national parks and of course its dreamy beaches, a trip to Sydney is not to be missed.

What are your favorite destinations that offer both the city and beach lifestyle?