1. Ba Vi National Park, Hanoi
This is an ideal destination for those who only have a day off. Because Ba Vi National Park is quite close, about 50km from the city center. However, in contrast to the noise and bustle of Hanoi, this place brings a sense of peace and poetic.
Coming here, you will have the opportunity to experience interesting activities such as: organizing an outdoor BBQ party, setting up a campfire, climbing a mountain or relaxing in a resort among thousands of trees. Some other interesting stops include: the church pouring, the glass cactus garden, the green cavity of Fairy Stream, Thien Son Suoi Nga … are also loved by many tourists.
2. Tam Dao, Vinh Phuc
Tam Dao is a place that is not too strange for those who love to move and love adventure. On holidays and New Year such as: September 2, April 30, May 1, Lunar New Year, New Year… this place often welcomes a large number of visitors. Many people also happily compare that Tam Dao is no different from Da Lat of the North. If you are tired of the pressure of life, just drive to Tam Dao to enjoy the cool atmosphere, watch nature, and all worries will disappear.
Besides, Tam Dao also attracts visitors by countless unique virtual living corners such as Silver waterfall, stone church, luxury villas or homestay with fancy architecture. However, the road to Tao Dao is quite zigzag, with many sharp turns. Therefore, you should drive carefully to ensure traffic safety!
3. Sapa, Lao Cai
For many years, Sa Pa has always been a place that receives the attention of many domestic and foreign tourists. This place is considered as one of the ideal tourist destinations near Hanoi. If you love the natural scenery of the Northwest highlands, want to experience the culture of the ethnic people, you should not miss this place.
Some interesting places to visit in Sa Pa include: Ham Rong mountain, stone church, Silver waterfall, Love waterfall, Fansipan, Ta Van village, Cat Cat village… In addition, Northwest cuisine is also served. highly appreciated by many visitors. If you have a chance, you should try sturgeon, salmon, thang co or grilled chicken with green pepper.
4. Moc Chau, Son La
About 4 hours drive from Hanoi, Moc Chau is an interesting place to stop for those who love nature. The brilliant flower seasons, when peach blossom, when plum blossom, always cover this dreamy mountain town. No more noisy car horns, no more laughing voices, Moc Chau is still so peaceful and poetic.
Coming to Moc Chau, do not forget to visit Bang Ang pine forest, Moc Chau tea hill, conquer Pha Luong peak or stop at the majestic Dai Yem waterfall. Besides, if you visit the villages in the early days of January, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful scenery when the plum trees are blooming white in a corner of the sky.
5. Ha Long, Quang Ninh
After days of sleep, Ha Long has begun to have spectacular transformations. Most of the destinations here have put on a new outfit, bringing an interesting attraction to many domestic and foreign tourists. Besides, the Hanoi – Quang Ninh expressway has been put into operation. Traveling has become easier, so Ha Long is also chosen by many young people as a stopover during the upcoming New Year.
A series of interesting places that you should not miss such as: check-in at Quang Ninh museum, stroll at SunWorld Ha Long or experience a night on a yacht and visit Ha Long Bay…
Tips for traveling during New Year’s Eve
– New Year’s Eve is a time when everyone in the family goes on a trip, easily selling out tickets. You should book bus tickets, air tickets and room reservations 1-2 weeks in advance. In addition, plan as soon as possible, to avoid the situation that when you want to go, tickets are sold out or rooms are sold out.
– At the end of the year in the North, there are often cold air or drizzle. So, keep an eye on the weather forecast, prepare warm clothes to ensure your health.
– During the holidays, Tet, the route to Tam Dao, Sapa or Ba Vi is often congested for many hours. Therefore, especially for those of you who drive by yourself, it is extremely important to leave early. If you go late, you may encounter a situation where the car can only go a few hundred meters in 30 minutes!