3. The Azores
While Portugal has been steadily gaining momentum amongst the international jet set, thanks to anchor destinations like Lisbon and Porto, the Azores are really making a splash. The far-flung archipelago is an autonomous region of the country located in the mid-Atlantic known for its dramatic landscapes, green pastures, and charming fishing villages speckled along its winding coastlines. Flourishing with adventure, the destination offers a diverse array of blood-pumping activities, such as world-class sailing, diving, surfing, canoeing, paragliding, and more. There’s truly something for every type of traveler. What’s more, Delta Air Lines has launched new seasonal nonstop flights from New York’s JFK Airport, making it more convenient than ever to reach this otherworldly destination. Book a stay at the sleek White Exclusive Suites & Villas, which opened its doors last year on the main island of São Miguel inside a 17th-century volcanic rock manor house that was previously used to make wine. Azor Hotel in Ponta Delgada is another top pick thanks to its rooftop pool, TERRA restaurant, and 123 expertly appointed rooms overlooking the sea.
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