Are you thinking about visiting Portugal? If you haven't, add it to the list of places to vacation. Many people choose Portugal as a top travel destination because of its great weather, stunning beaches, and the long list of things to do, from exploring old houses saturated in rich history to relaxing on the beach. Vacation Inspirations, a members-only discount travel club based out of Charleston, SC, recently launched a new website. The first location they chose to highlight is Portugal for many good reasons.

Some things you will not want to miss on your visit are climbing the Clérigos Tower to get a nice view of Porto, shopping on the Rotunda da Boavista as well as the Rua de Santa Catarina, and visiting Cordoaria to enjoy the sculptures in the garden. While in the parks, don't forget to check out the Crystal Palace Gardens. The Church of S. Francisco is worth a visit with its stunning gilt interior. The mouth of the Douro River has some lovely beaches, and the food and wine are also worth a mention. The Rua Miguel Bombarda is a great place to explore some contemporary art.

You will have places to shop or exquisite cuisine to indulge your senses. There are museums to inspire and beautiful architecture to admire.

If you prefer a little more outdoor activity, there are many options to get your sport on! Surfing can be enjoyed throughout the year by beginners and experts alike. There are many different types of breaks and spots all along the vast coastline, to say the least. If surfing isn't your thing, but windsurfing is, you will be satisfied, especially if you visit Guincho during July and August when the wind is at its best. Madeira's wind is correct all year, making it an excellent spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing.

Due to its mild climate and the presence of over ninety courses suited to all levels of players, Portugal has gained recognition in the golf community worldwide, making it an ideal destination for golf holidays in Portugal. Many avid golfers choose Portugal for their vacation, taking advantage of its diverse courses and favorable weather conditions.

Portugal is picturesque and full of outdoor activities such as horseback riding, canoeing, rafting, and hiking. Amateur photographers, as well as professionals, will love the diverse opportunities for capturing that perfect photo.

Families will enjoy theme parks, zoos, castles, and excellent cuisine. It is also very safe, enabling families to enjoy their time peacefully in the best hotels faro. Spas and resorts throughout the region have options ranging from economical prices to outright lavish.

Stay in a palace or in a more modest and quaint manor house. Romance is in the air in Portugal and a premier destination for honeymoons. Sintra is a good place for lovers to vacation. Take a horse-drawn carriage up the mountain and enjoy the stunning view from the Pena Palace. This World Heritage site has plenty of places to get lost in the beauty and discover idyllic scenes. There are exotic gardens, ponds and paths, ancient trees, and landscapes that inspire poets and artists of the past and present.

There are many reasons to visit Portugal, which is why it has gained so much attention recently. Each region has its own treasury of fun surprises and rich culture. Put Portugal on your travel bucket list today!