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6 Mainstream Cities That Offer an Offbeat Experience

When you are travelling, even a simple act like taking a leisurely stroll outside can prove to be an unexpected surprise. Travel experiences are mostly fueled by this 'surprise' factor. The surprise of being in a new place, doing new things and experiencing new cultures can be exhilarating. For all those who aren't satiated by just a visit to the Colosseum or the Eiffel tower, here are 6 cities that are awaiting you with unique experiences. Approved by Lastminute.com users.  

1. Dubai, United Arab Emirates: embark on an exhilarating shark safari

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "Weather was beautiful. So many good places to visit. Global Village is a unique experience. Miracle garden is one of the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen."

2. Hong Kong, China: Experience the dynamic street life of Wan Chai and Kowloon

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "The weather was warm but not very sunny. The food was amazing ranging from street food to sit down restaurants. I can only recommend Cantonese cooking for its sheer inventiveness and a range of tantalizing flavours. As it was a work trip, there was not a lot of chance to do much sightseeing, but the iconic trip across the harbour and some shopping should be on everyone's list of things to do. Experiencing Wan Chai and Kowloon street life is equally unique."

3. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Visit the vivacious, Electric Ladyland - Fluorescent Art Museum

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "Amsterdam is a peaceful green country, beautiful and unique. It's surrounded by beautiful canals and friendly people. The weather was a little bit warm as we went at the start of autumn. Travelling around was easy on the Metro trams and buses."

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "The weather was lovely, sunny for all 4 days I was there! They have such lovely unique restaurants with a wide range of options on the menu. I did a lot of walking as I wanted to see everything I could, I did also use the trams as they were easy and convenient. The red light district was like nothing I had ever seen before! It was crazy good, I also went to the ice bar, the Artis zoo, glow golf, the prostitute museum as well as a late night canal cruise while I was there. I would love to go back!"

4. Lisbon, Portugal: Enjoy a drink of ginjinha, the traditional cherry liqueur

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "Absolutely stunning city, so much more to see then you think. The trams Make it unique and you get them across the city, food was fab everywhere which fantastic, amazing shopping amazing sightseeing, our favourite city that we've done!"

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "The weather was nice. People are so friendly and nice. The city has a unique, cosy atmosphere. Lots of experience for 4 days, all of it amazing. One of the best birthdays I had. "  

5. Prague, Czech Republic: Click a selfie at the John Lennon Wall

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "Our visit to Prague came recommended by friends. I wanted to see for myself what all that fuss was about and I did not regret it . Starting from the lovely hotel (Grandior) to the amazing views you take in along the streets. I do recommend to go to the Petrin Lookout Tower and take in the dazzling view it offers over Prague. Charles Bridge, another must see! It's sculptures on each side are truly unique. And from there to feed the swans, they are so friendly and beautiful!"

Lastminute.com reviewer shares, "Prague is a fabulous place! Weather was perfect, the people were friendly and it is both picturesque and romantic. The look of the place is very unique and atmospheric and it has a great history. The food wasn't great except in Cafe Louvre which is a must visit. If you like art you're in for a real treat it's everywhere. Wonderful, magical visit."

6. Nice, France: Explore the 20 themed parks at Parc Phoenix

Lastminute.com reviewer adds, "The weather was around the early to mid 20degC, with plenty of sunshine. A wide variety of restaurants with a plenty of foods to suit all palates. The promenade is a great for walking or cycling along by the coastline, the old town has plenty to offer from unique shops to quaint cafes. Castle Hill has amazing views over the city. "

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