Porto, Portugal

Porto is a top destination for many reasons. It has long been a hot destination for wine lovers especially. It is a great place to find that sweet, tasty port wine. But this city by the sea has more to offer than just wine. Porto is an attractive European mini-city on Portugal’s northwestern coast where travelers can get their fill of culture and the outdoors. Travelers can visit the city’s museums, admire its unique architecture and, of course, hit the beach.

The city earns its nickname “City of Bridges,” from the six arches spanning across the Douro River, which runs along Porto’s southern edge. Views of the Douro River are best enjoyed from the Dom Luís I Bridge, the most iconic of Porto’s six structures. From here you can get a sense of Porto’s unique charm. The town of Vila Nova de Gaia is where you’ll find the region’s infamous wineries. You could spend a long weekend or a week here strolling the city. You must explore the contemporary art in the Serralves Foundation complex and the history behind Porto’s old churches like the Sé and Igreja de São Francisco. No matter what you choose to see and do in this amazing city, you’ll leave with an appreciation of Porto’s diverse offerings. You’ll capture some great photos and don’t forget to get a bottle or two of its best wine.