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Where To Vacation This Year According To Your Zodiac Sign

What does the Year of the Dragon have in store for you, vacay-wise?

Years of the Dragon: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024

Where to go: Manuel AntonioCosta Rica

For Dragons, 2024 will bring authority, prosperity and good fortune. But this sign needs to stay grounded and keep their ego in check. What could be more humbling than connecting with wildlife in the coconut-filled paradise of Costa Rica, famous for its abundance of national parks. Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio is one of the most picturesque stretches of tropical coast along the South Pacific Ocean, with 1,680 acres (680 hectares) of rainforests containing hiking trails through dense vegetation and out to white-sand beaches and turquoise waves. With more biodiversity than both Europe and the US combined, travellers will find dangling three-toed sloths, baby squirrel monkeys and squawking toucans up close and personal.

 

Years of the Rabbit: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023

Where to go: FlorenceItaly

Enriching experiences such as art and romance are highly valued by Rabbits, which makes the vibrant city of Florence the ideal match. Basking in artistic charm, from its iconic buildings to the historic cobbled streets and copious galleries that house the best of Italian Renaissance art.

Years of the Tiger: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022

Where to go: DubaiUnited Arab Emirates

For Tigers who are searching for experiences to match their brave, confident and thrill-seeking personality, Dubai offers an array of exhilarating and breathtaking experiences. With the Jebel Jais Zip Line Experience, visit the UAE’s highest peak and take in the panoramic vistas of the surrounding desert. Or experience the thrilling activity of skydiving and see the sights from the skies – be it over the iconic Palm Jumeirah or the endless deserts, the views are astonishing. Back down on land and four-wheels, adventurous Tigers can set off on a Desert Safari with Quad Biking and Dinner that will even see travellers take centre-stage in a photoshoot, perfect for their confident nature.

 

Years of the Ox: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021

Where to go: EllaSri Lanka

The Ox is an animal sign that has characteristics of being diligent, dependable, strong and determined, making a hiking holiday the perfect match for this zodiac sign. Ella is a small town nestled in the hills in Sri Lanka and is known for its exquisite views of the surrounding green hills and outdoor activities. For the determined Ox who wants to experience more of Sri Lanka’s beautiful landscape, Yala National Park Safari Day Tour from Ella, offers a game drive to spot free-roaming wildlife in their natural habitat, with the chance to spot and take photos of the elusive cats in their natural habitat, as well as other resident wildlife such as Sri Lankan elephants, sloth bears, peacocks and crocodiles. A Private Tour with Lunch includes three of Ella’s most famous scenic sites with a local guide, starting with a hike to Ella Rock, for scenic views over the highland village, then the famous Nine Arch Bridge in Demodara, before hiking up to Little Adam’s Peak to watch the sunset.

Years of the Rat: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020

Where to go: MadridSpain

This capital city is not only known for its stunning architecture, but it’s also the perfect destination for the innovative and sociable Rat sign. Highly recommended by global travellers for nightlife, Madrid comes alive as the sun sets, from local cocktail bars to nightclubs, expect copious amounts of entertainment. Dance into the starry night at a Live Flamenco Performance with Drinks, and learn about the expressive dance form with its percussive footwork, intricate hand movements and clapping.

 

Years of the Pig: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019

Where to go: OrlandoUnited States

Those who fall under the pig animal sign are known to be easy-going and enjoy carefree fun. Orlando is the perfect destination for this sign, famed for its epic theme parks, large shopping malls and nightlife, to create some carefree and long-lasting memories at this adventure playground. Become a child again at LEGOLAND® Florida with over 50 rides, or catch a world-class match with an Orlando Magic NBA Basketball Game Ticket.

Years of the Dog: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018

Where to go: DublinIreland

Well-known for its friendly people, Dublin is the place to be for dog signs. With a friendly, honest and responsible personality type, they will appreciate the welcoming personas within this Irish capital. Friendly local pubs can be found on every corner, so why not start with a Pub Crawl Adventure to meet locals and listen to live performances of traditional music. For something a little more invigorating, partake in a group dance lesson to learn traditional Irish dancing.

 

Years of the Rooster: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017

Where to go: Chiang MaiThailand

Roosters, who are practical and punctual animal signs, will enjoy the vast diversity of what’s available to do in Chiang Mai. Northern Thailand’s largest city incorporates the best of both worlds with an array of practical skills on offer including lessons with a professional Muay Thai boxer and cooking classes, whilst providing a serene escape from it all with lush countryside surroundings and ancient landmarks and temples to stroll by. Located in the atmosphere north of Thailand, with its balmy climate, this laidback city is ideal for Roosters to relax and recharge against the backdrop of a peaceful valley.

 

Years of the Monkey: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

Where to go: LondonUnited Kingdom

For the energetic and skillful Monkey sign who likes to learn new skills and cultures, London is the city for them. Teeming with culture and an abundance of things to do, it’s a Monkey sign’s paradise. Discover the newest food & drink pop ups, learn about the Historical East End Women Walking Tour or opt for the fun activity and Chocolatier Workshop and learn how to make sweet delights including chocolate, bonbons and truffles.

Years of the Goat/Sheep: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015

Where to go: KilpisjärviFinland

For the Goat/Sheep, who tend to be imaginative and easygoing, a camping trip to Finland may invigorate their creative minds. The small lakeside village of Kilpisjärvi is the ultimate destination to experience nature and adventure and a starting point for many Lapland adventures. With so much to explore, hire a car to travel across its varied terrain. Discover Finland’s oldest protected nature reserve, the Malla Strict Nature Reserve where rare species of alpine plants and butterflies can be found. Hike up the Saana fell or Halti, Finland’s highest point on the border between Finland and Norway.

 

Years of the Horse: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014

Where to go: Los AngelesUnited States

The horse animal sign, whose main personality traits are a love for travelling and independence, will love the freedom that comes with a unique road trip across the US' second largest city. Home of the rich and famous and featuring a variety of entertainment landmarks, visitors will be spoiled for choice for what to do here while driving through the city. Catch a glimpse of the celebrity homes, park the car for a day and take a Santa Monica to Venice Beach Private Bike Tour on the scenic route from Santa Monica to Venice Beach or head to the hills to take a picture by the iconic Hollywood sign. Travellers born in the year of the horse can then hit the road from LA taking a Joshua Tree National Park Self-guided Driving Tour, on a self-guided audio driving tour of the park's history and natural landmarks that’s perfect for their independent nature.

Year of the Snake: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013

Where to go: Rio de JaneiroBrazil

With its scenic stretches of golden sand, Rio is a top destination for a beach break according to Booking.com travellers and is the ideal destination for the introverted snake sign who likes to relax and experience life’s luxuries. There’s something on offer for the most discerning beach traveller, from off-the-beaten-track hideaways such as the nearby island of Ilha Grande to city beaches including the infamous Copacabana and Ipanema for any animal sign who just wants to be amongst the fun. For a more sedate night-time experience, take a Sunset Sailing Tour in Rio de Janeiro and sail past some of the city’s key landmarks while swimming in the warm surrounding ocean.


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