Collected by Adriana Yampey , AFAR Local Expert
Honfleur is a commune in the Calvados department in northwestern France. It is located on the southern bank of the estuary of the Seine across from le Havre and very close to the exit of the Pont de Normandie. Pont de Normandie is a cable-stayed...
Boston Harbor, Boston, MA, USA
During the Boston Harborfest this summer, tall ships entered Boston Harbor from all over the world. They were decorated with flags, and had perfectly immaculate "swabbed decks". The best part of the festival, for me, was being able to speak--with...
Slussgatan 1, 411 06 Göteborg, Sweden
If I only had one day in Gothenburg, I would spend the afternoon at the harbor. Maybe first dinner aboard the Barque Viking, which after a number of resurrections is now a hotel and restaurant. Afterwards, the Gothenburg Opera is a sight to see....
Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD, USA
Navies, Marines, and coast guards from around the world came together to celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 in Baltimore, Maryland. This ship is from Columbia, one of many countries that gathered to show their support. The celebration...
Cudillero, Asturias, Spain
Cudillero is a pretty fishing village popular among vacationing Spaniards, and travelers lucky enough to survive the descent from the freeway down the ancient cobbled road to the waterside. After feasting in the town square, we routinely set out...
550 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202, USA
The Harbor House is the best place to eat if you want a good view of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Rely on the valet parking as public parking is quite limited. Try eating in the bar area as the tables are more available than the dining room.
56-1 Dodong-ri, Ulleung-eup, Ulleung-gun, Gyeongsangbuk-do, South Korea
A secret in a vast sea of secrets, Ulleung Island is one of the most remarkable travel destinations in all of Asia. Gaining popularity among Korean holidaymakers, Ulleung is still generally viewed as a stopover en route to Dokdo Island - a couple...
Skagen 27, 4006 Stavanger, Norway
Scandinavian winters can be harsh--but don't let that stop you from visiting Norway when temperatures drop and daylight wanes. Stavanger is the third largest city there, boasting seascapes and hugging fjords all around, but it is quite a small...
66.046407, -17.343459, Garðarsbraut, 640 Húsavík, Iceland
My husband and I traveled around the periphery of Iceland (on Ring Road) over a 9-day trip this summer. Husavik is a primarily fishing town located on the northern coast of Iceland. It is about 40-min drive from Lake Myvatn. The town has daily...
410 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403, USA
Annapolis is known as the Sailing Capital of America. Yet even without a boat, it's possible to soak in the maritime action with a stroll along the harbor. A pleasant walk starts around the pier at the end of Dock Street in downtown. This is a...
1359 W 107th St, Los Angeles, CA 90044, USA
I had been studying for weeks and finally taken my board exam. Tired, nervous and out of sorts my friend and I decided to find shelter in the island of Catalina. Who knew that just off the coast of California one could find such a treasure....
95 Marginal St, Boston, MA 02128, USA
There's a greenway from Bremen Street Park that leads towards Piers Park. It is a great trail and I love going for a run on nice, cool mornings. I always take a couple of minutes at the far end of the park to take in the beautiful view of the...
Chung Kong Rd, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Sunny Stroll Along Victoria Harbor-Walk along the Hong Kong side of Victoria Harbor in Sheung Wan district and you’ll find few people and great views. This is where the locals and expats go to relax, exercise, or socialize. There is a lot of sun...
La Rochelle, France
La Rochelle is a bustling seaside town in Northwest France. It's well worth spending a relaxed day wandering the streets of this French coastal city, on the Bay of Biscay. Walk along the Vieux Port, the heart of the city, and stop for an ice cream...
Plaça de Vila, 5, 07800 Eivissa, Illes Balears, Spain
The Balearic Island of Ibiza is known for its techno clubs, wild parties, and extreme night life. But, if you're old and crusty like me, you might just discover another aspect of the island that will urge you to return time and time again. In...
I met an old man who was fishing for mackerel as I was strolling along the harbor among the old boat houses. After sitting near him for a while, attempting to watch him without intruding, I ventured a friendly conversation. As he was sharing his...
Cape Porpoise, Kennebunkport, ME, USA
Cape Porpoise is quite the charming small village in the Town of Kennebunkport. The harbor is a safe haven for the many lobster boats & dingy's that call this place their home & office. The islands can be a great escape for camping or exploration....
Hanga Piko, Isla de Pascua, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Hanga Piko is a small harbor that services the ships when that anchor off the island when they come to deliver goods. It's easy to walk through, with a single Moai watching over things. This looks like the newest development area for vacation...
Barnstable County, MA, USA
If you want to go somewhere with a nautical atmosphere then Cape Cod is perfect. There are countless harbors with boat-lined docks like this one. Whether you want to go on a whale watch, spend an afternoon on a fishing boat, or just paddle around...
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