Beaches. History. Quiet coves. Nightlife. Whether you’re planning a quick trip to soak up some Mediterranean sun or a true history tour, Malta has it all.
With so much history to explore, a trip to Malta should include some visits to famous sights such as the old capital Mdina with its fortified walls, towering Cathedral of Saint Paul and thousand-year-old streets. The UNESCO heritage-listed modern capital Valletta isn't short on cultural gems, either, being peppered with churches, cathedrals, museums and gardens. Quaint eateries and shops pack the tight, winding streets. Adventuring off the main island to either Gozo or Comino is also worth it – the scenery of the inner hills and the turquoise coastlines are a hiker's delight.
Find a myriad of bars, clubs and restaurants in the tourist-friendly areas of Sliema and St. Julians. While you won't find a lot of traditional Maltese culture here you can shop, eat and drink under the sun while never being far away from blue-water beach.