Rainy Day Getaways Where It’s Summer All Year Long
As the summer ends and the rainy season starts to loom ahead of us, sunny days under the sun will start to feel like but a memory. But who says you can’t have fun in the sun elsewhere in the world instead? Here are our favorite cities that promise bright sunshiny days all year round—along with a selection of our favorite pairs of stylish Lacoste eyewear.
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Just a few hours’ flight away from Manila is Bali, Indonesia, a laid-back city rich in culture and the arts. While Bali may sometimes feel touristy and crowded, its main draw is its distinct Balinese culture which you can experience in its various enchanting cities. Ubud’s picturesque rice paddies are a nature lover’s dream and have inspired many artists as well. It is the perfect venue for yoga retreats, and has a plethora of yoga studios and cafes serving healthy dishes. On the other hand, Kuta’s active beachside culture makes it irresistible to surfers and beach bums. Whether you love a cool mountainside or a warm coastal vibe, Bali promises a uniquely Asian experience like no other, so buy that airline ticket and Eat, Pray, Love in Bali like Elizabeth Gilbert. Don't forget to take this pair of Lacoste eyewear with you when you pack for your life-changing trip.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil’s second largest city, Rio de Janeiro, is one of South America’s hottest travel destinations—and for good reason. Its world-famous beaches Ipanema and Copacabana attract locals and tourists by the droves, a favorite location for “sightseeing” as many beach goers feel comfortable flaunting their bodies and sunbathing in these popular beaches. Its most popular landmark and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, Christ The Redeemer remains one of the world’s most recognizable statues, and boasts of breathtaking views of the city. Rio is also well-known for its wild Carnaval festival, a two-week celebration of dancing the samba and partying on the city streets. Hit the beach or the streets during Carnaval, but make sure you’ve got on your favorite pair of Lacoste sunglasses to shield your eyes from the hot, South American sun.
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Aloha! If there’s any other place in the world where it’s summer all year long, then it’s Hawaii. With six major islands to choose from, this US state offers a variety of adventures, activities, and sights for any kind of traveler. The island’s paradise vibe promises utmost relaxation, but on the flipside, it also has the world’s most dynamic surfing scene. The warm tropical climate makes it ideal not just for surfing or sunbathing but for nature lovers to explore its diverse flora and fauna. Enjoy its colorful cuisine—a fusion of various influences brought about by immigrants from around the world who have made the islands their home. And if native Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of Somewhere Over The Rainbow doesn’t entice you enough to fly to these beautiful and bewitching islands, put on a pair of Lacoste sunglasses and lounge around at the beach, then we don’t know what will.
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
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A city in flux—this is Dubai. The largest and most populated city in the United Arab Emirates is one of the region’s hottest trade and industry hubs. Highly cosmopolitan and sophisticated, this city plays on extremes—traditional and modern, regional and global, old and new—but always looking towards the future. It has gained a reputation for having some of the world’s most marvelous architectural creations, defying even nature with its man-made islands that have expanded its land area significantly. The city boasts of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building at almost 830 meters high, and Burj Al Arab, which has gained a reputation as “the world’s only 7-star luxury hotel.” Put on your sleekest Lacoste sunglasses as you marvel at these buildings, peer down from a seaplane in awe at the Palm Islands, or bravely venture out on the desert in a 4x4.
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If you’ve ever found yourself mesmerized by a Frida Kahlo painting, then you’ll surely be smitten by Mexico City. Her vibrant paintings are glimpses into the city and its people’s rich histories, its symbolisms and imagery depicting a culture that is hauntingly beautiful in its complexity. From its ancient Aztec past and Spanish colonial influences, Mexico City forges into the future confidently, leaving its mark in gastronomy, art, and culture. While Mexican cuisine is easily found in many places around the world, the best can be found in Pujol, ranked 12th in the 50 World’s Best Restaurants for 2019. Discover Mexico City’s various treasures, starting off at the Plaza de la Bellas Artes, Angel de la Independencia, and La Catedral for a visual history lesson, followed by a stroll in the Coyoacan district for a dose art, and finally, for a taste of the city’s cosmopolitan vibe, end your tour at the Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi. While you’re at it, make sure you have on this pair of Lacoste glasses to shade your eyes from the Mexican sunshine.