5 Popular Travel Destinations and Their Signature Sport

Everyone loves to travel for different reasons, from immersing themselves in a new culture to trying new delicious food and seeing some of the most amazing sights in the world. Travel is one of everyone’s favorite things to do and is something people save up for and look forward to for a long time. Another great reason that people love to travel is for sports, different countries have different popular sports, we have found 5 great destinations with their own signature sports. 



The most popular place to visit in Hungary is its capital city Budapest. This is a lively city with great nightlife and many great attractions, the most popular being the thermal spa which often hosts parties. It also has soccer as its signature sport, this is one of the most popular past times for those living in Hungary, it is different to football as the ball is a different size, for more information on this you can check out a guide to different soccer ball sizes. 


England one of the countries that makes up the United Kingdom, it has some amazing cities all around the country and its capital city London is one of the most visited travel destinations in the world. Although it is known worldwide for its English Premier League, football surprisingly is not their signature sport. Cricket is the signature sport of England so if you want to catch a cricket game whilst you are away this is the perfect destination. 


Scotland is another one of the countries that makes up the United Kingdom. It has everything from major cities to amazing scenery up in the highlands. Their signature sport is golf. Scotland had a lot of its space dedicated to fancy golf courses making it one of the hottest golf destinations in the world, while he was president even Donald Trump frequently visited here to play. 



Austria is in Europe; it borders 7 different countries including Germany and Switzerland. It has a brilliant capital city – Vienna, but most people who visit do not tend to go to the capital and instead take advantage of the beautiful mountains Austria is home to and go on a skiing holiday. Its signature sport unsurprisingly is alpine skiing. If you’re a sports fan and have never tried or watched alpine skiing, then there is no better destination than Austria to give it a try. Some of the most popular places in Austria to ski include Soelden and Kitzbuhel.  


Japan is made up of 4 islands and is in Asia, its capital city is Tokyo, another extremely popular tourist destination. Their signature sport dates back a very long time and is a bit different from the usual sports, it is sumo wrestling. This is rooted in Japanese tradition and people have been taking part in it for over 2000 years. There are not many other places in the world you can catch a sumo wrestling match and it is a great experience so this could be a great destination to add to the list.  


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