The Lunar New Year is fast approaching and we’re just about ready to celebrate! 2020 calls for new beginnings as the calendar returns to its first zodiac sign, bringing in much luck and prosperity for the new year. Can this luck extend to your 2020 travel goals?
Let’s turn to the ancient Chinese traditions and find out by using your zodiac sign’s personality. Whether you’re a daredevil tiger, an adventurous horse, or a calm rabbit, we have recommendations on where you should travel to this 2020.
Smart, quick-witted, and curious people, those born in the Year of the Rat would want a lot of variety in a destination. Being the first one in the zodiac and the reigning sign this 2020, it calls for new and exciting beginnings.
With their curious and fast-paced demeanor, the Rat will definitely enjoy Tokyo with the variety of sites, activities, and quirky experiences tucked within its many districts.
Visit the many museums housing traditional artifacts and modern art, dine and experience authentic Japanese cuisine in Shinjuku, or enjoy some of the trendy cafés and peculiar establishments and activities—like the maid and robot cafés in Akihabara or the real-life Mario Kart races in Shibuya. The adventure-seeking Rats will never run out of things to see, do, and discover here.
As Rats are known to be great with money and great business people, they would definitely choose a staycation that provides good value for their money.
Red Planet Aseana is strategically located near the airport and is near several entertainment hotspots, including one of the major shopping malls in the Philippines. It’s an ideal place to stay at if you’re looking to enjoy a variety of activities.
Those born under the sign of the Ox are determined to have a good time, and what better way to do that than to “do as the Romans do?”
With their excellent planning skills and admirable independence, a trip to Italy’s capital is what we recommend for its variety of attractions and the many opportunities for both discovery and leisure.
Whether it’s exploring the remarkable ancient world within the Colosseum or experiencing the culture by having a glass of Italian wine with a plate of award-winning cheese and curated meats atop a hill, it’s the perfect balance of doing more and doing less—the definition of a perfect getaway for the Ox.
Known for having complete amenities and luxurious services, Oxen will definitely appreciate a stay in Solaire Resort and Casino.
With multiple dining options, a state-of-the-art theater, and other facilities like a swimming pool and a wellness spa, it’s a great staycation hotel for fun and relaxation.
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Energetic and always on the move, people born in the year of the Tiger crave adrenaline rush in their travels. They love to be at the center of attention and what better way to do that than throwing yourself off from 50 feet off the ground while tied to a giant rubber band?
Head over to Cairns and dare to try the only bungee jumping tower in Australia. AJ Hackett Cairns is a haven for adrenaline junkies and has several types of bungee jumps and other extreme sports for you to enjoy.
Cairns also offers a lot of exciting activities like white water rafting adventures in Tully river, helicopter rides over the Great Barrier Reef, and rainforest river cruises!
Apart from the wide range of activities in Boracay, this resort has its own water sports activity center for your entertainment needs!
It’s also only a walking distance from beachfront bars and restaurants, as well as one of the island’s main attractions, Willy’s Rock.
Being compassionate people, Rabbits want to learn all about the culture and history of a particular place. Cambodia is one of the countries in Southeast Asia that has a remarkable cultural heritage. Visit the inspiring Angkor Wat and marvel at the largest religious monument in the world!
Siem Reap also boasts great museums, stunning nature trails, and plenty of opportunities to submerge yourself in the Cambodian lifestyle through its old markets and must-try delicacies. Peace-loving Rabbits will also be glad to know of the many spa places to pamper themselves in.
Looking for a place to relax and renew? The Farm at San Benito in Lipa, Batangas is a holistic medical wellness resort that focuses on healing and transformative retreats.
Rabbits would definitely delight in spending their vacations healing from their busy everyday lives through meditation and with the resort’s various holistic treatments.
With Dragons being one of the oldest souls and the only mythical creature in the Chinese zodiac, it’s only right that we recommend the place where its folklore began. Dragons are fearless and intelligent creatures who look for culture, diversity, and variety in their travels.
The Sichuan province in China offers an adventure that almost seems fantastical with its jaw-dropping mountain views and stunning architecture and monuments carved out of cliffs.
Wander through the enchanting Jiuzhaigou Valley, traverse the picturesque Shunan Bamboo Forest, or hike up Mount Emei for a memorable sunrise view. Sichuan definitely has all the ingredients to make a Dragon’s heart (and wings) take flight!
This eco-luxury island offers breathtaking sunrise and sunset views from its pristine beachfront. The resorts are located in a tropical forest with gorgeous accommodations complete with top-notch services and facilities.
Wise and deep-thinkers, people who are born under this sign would enjoy travels filled with discoveries, all the while providing them with a sense of fulfillment and pleasure.
Prague is a city that boasts a rich cultural heritage, eye-catching architectural designs, and a wide variety of shopping and dining spots that Snakes will truly enjoy.
As they also crave solitude every now and then, they can also try a going to a rejuvenating beer spa or passing through the iconic Charles Bridge and listening to the jazz buskers or watching the many street artists do magic on their canvases.
This luxurious hotel will definitely fit a Snake’s tastes. It’s the first of its kind in Asia and features world-class dining and stunning suites with amazing views to match.
Lovers of travel and having a “take me where the wind blows” attitude, people born in the year of the Horse are always up for an adventure. Which is why we recommend diverse and exotic South Africa as their 2020 destination.
From its wildlife safaris and marine life experiences including great white shark diving around Cape Town, South Africa truly connects you with the animal kingdom.
Visit the many nature and game reserves, enjoy a wide range of activities in national parks, and be captivated by the wonders of Mother Nature.
This luxury hotel in Makati hosts a lot of foreign guests, making it an ideal staycation for the Horse who loves to travel. It will almost feel like you’re in a different country.
It’s also strategically located near the shopping malls and entertainment hotspots, making it a great place to stay at if you’re looking for more things to do outside your hotel room.
Salzburg is a great place to relax and unwind. Peace-loving goats will enjoy a leisurely stroll through Altstadt, the old town, and a quiet afternoon lounging by the banks of the picturesque Salzach River.
With its Baroque architecture, everything in Salzburg looks like it came out of a fairytale. Goats will appreciate its sophisticated culture and gentle nature, making it an ideal place to explore and get to know.
A Goat will want a hotel with refined facilities and sophisticated services. This hotel chain has been known to offer iconic and grand accommodations that fit the tastes of those who are more inclined to a luxurious staycation.
Located in hip Bonifacio Global City, it’s only a walking distance to several shopping streets and dining places.
Intelligent, funny, and energetic, Monkeys sure know how to enjoy life! We recommend somewhere sunny and full of endless fun. Nothing shines brighter than the City of Stars, Los Angeles, which is our 2020 recommendation for those born under the Monkey sign.
From the glittering movie streets of Hollywood, down the palm tree-lined Sunset Boulevard, to the upscale Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Monkeys will have a ball at this city where stars shine over it day and night, all year round.
Located in Makati and nearby several shopping centers, Dusit Thani Manila is an ideal staycation destination if you’re looking to stay within the city.
With the hotel having quality amenities, great premier lounges, and a range of services and facilities, the Monkey will definitely have a great and pleasant stay here.
Roosters love attention and enjoy extravagance. They are also confident and know how to strut through life. We recommend a trip to Paris, which is known for its luxury, sophisticated nature, and café culture.
There are museums, famous monuments, shopping streets, and religious landmarks that can easily fill up your itinerary.
Dress up in your best outfit and stroll through the glamorous street, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, savor the warmth of the sun as you lounge in one of the street cafés along the Seine River, and take in the majestic views the Eiffel Tower has to offer.
Although located in the Central Business District, the hotel has a more laid-back atmosphere that will make you feel right at home!
With spacious suites and quality facilities that are beyond the value you paid for, a stay is definitely a win here.
The most selfless and loyal of the creatures in the Chinese zodiac, Dogs are most likely to travel anywhere where their hearts — and that includes their loved ones—take them. They’re pretty much up for anything and enjoy a good adventure.
New York City has something for every kind of traveler. Whether you’re in it for the culture and history, the sightseeing, or the food, the city that never sleeps will definitely make your 2020!
Have a ball at Times Square, go cycling around the lush Central Park, or have a slice of the famed New York pizza with your BFF. Dogs delight in getting to know new places and new people as much as they love spending time with friends and family.
Enjoy the wonderful marine biodiversity at Manila Ocean Park in this one-of-a-kind stay that lets you sleep right beside vast waters or window-sized aquariums.
Apart from being a family-friendly hotel, Hotel H20 has a fantastic Asian food village with delectable dishes. The property is also a close distance to some popular landmarks in Manila, such as Rizal Park.
Being the kindest and most gentle of the signs, wonderful pigs deserve a trip to one of the friendliest places in the world. Known as the “land of smiles”, Thailand’s service and hospitality are apparent and are just some of the reasons why their tourism is rising these days.
Pigs enjoy good company and can have a good time anywhere so it’s ideal to spend time in a place with a wide range of sites, from stunning temples to bustling floating markets where the people will smile back at you.
Have a good time in Puerto Princesa and enjoy the luxurious rustic villas and spacious guest rooms in this beautiful resort.
From the palm-fringed beachfront to the amazing infinity pool, the resort will definitely be appreciated by people of this sign, especially when surrounded by the friendly and hospitable staff. Dos Palmas is also a great place to try different water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, and diving.
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