2016 is set to be an exciting year for sports and if you are gripped by the powerful allure of wanderlust, you could be enjoying sports in some of the most intriguing and beautiful places in the world. Take a look at our guide to this years’ sports around the world and discover what each destination has to offer.
June 10th to July 10th – The Euro Cup in France?
With stadiums in stunning locations, France offers a plethora of beautiful sights to see and things to do when you aren’t watching the football. Take a stroll through Marseille, Lens, Bordeaux, Saint Eienne, Toulouse or Nice and discover the delights of each location. Nice is a splendid coastal town with azure waters and a bustling tourist scene, or, if you like your food and drink, sample the local wines of Bordeaux in a lively bar in the medieval district of St Pierre. For all you culture vultures, after the England versus Slovakia match on 20th June, make sure you explore the architecture and art galleries of St Etienne.
June 27th to July 10th – Wimbledon
Take yourself on the ultimate city break with a getaway in the regal English capital. If you are fortunate enough to be enjoying strawberries and cream court-side, ensure you take full advantage of being in London by taking in all the sights. Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London are just some of the must-see attractions you must visit while in London. If you haven’t managed to get tickets to the main events, you can still get into the spirit of things by absorbing the excitement that permeates London during Wimbledon. You can also make things more exciting by placing a bet or two on your favourite players via a reputable site like Betway, and use your winnings to treat yourself to a few souvenirs during your trip.
August 5th to 21st & September 7th to 18th – The Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio
Get ready for full on excitement when you visit Rio de Janeiro for two of the most highly anticipated sporting events of the year. Brazil’s resplendent landscapes and historic culture attracts visitors from all over the world and the Olympic games are set to attract even more tourists. Expect street parties, bustling bars and music galore when you stay in the beautiful city of Rio. When you’re not watching the games or partying, relax on golden beaches and bask in the sun.
November 6th – New York Marathon
If you are looking to travel later in the year, why not take a trip to New York and support those taking part in the New York? Marathon? The city that never sleeps provides visitors with plenty of things to enjoy. Embrace being a tourist by visiting the Statue of Liberty, taking a trip up the Empire State Building and spending the day exploring Central Park. If you adore musicals, make sure you take in a show at Broadway and be wowed by some of the world’s most talented musical theatre artists. There are plenty of sports bars where you can get your fix of American games and if you just want to people watch, take a seat in one of the many hip coffee shops, such as Fair Folks & a Goat, or Abraço, and enjoy the New York vibe.