I know what you're thinking, a video game holiday destination suggests a darkened room somewhere with a do not disturb sign on the door, the internet connection is excellent and the fridge is full of snacks and beverages...perfect. Except, that's not the kind of gaming holiday I'm talking about.
Let me explain, imagine you have the chance to visit any potential holiday destination within the myriad of game universes. The brochure would be a hefty tome detailing various landscapes, climates, cultural wonders and new experiences. So, where would you go?
|Sea, surf and fun in the sun!|
|Take a voyage on the Daisy Cruiser|
Of course, you will also be treated to live circuit races on deck featuring some of your favourite celebrities such as Mario, Donkey Kong and even Princess Daisy herself, as they battle for the prestigious Flower Cup. Your sun loungers and deck chairs will ensure you have the best seats in the house at all times so you won't miss out on any of the action!
Personally, Costa del Sol and the luxury Daisy Cruiser holiday are too beach-centric for my liking, I prefer a little more culture in my travel destinations. Consider (kindly, if you will) vacationing in Rapture (before it got all splicer-y, of course). A vast metropolis which is a stunning architectural feat in itself, Rapture is an oasis under the sea with stunning views of the ocean and gorgeous art-deco features.
|Rapture - a utopia under the sea (to begin with)|
Another great city location for a holiday is The Citadel. Located in the Serpent Nebula and often referred to as the centre of galactic civilisation, The Citadel is hub of trade and tourism making it a fantastic place for a short city break. With nightlife courtesy of The Flux (or for those inclined, Chora's Den) and various other bars, casinos and arcades you'll never be bored!
|Just one of many stunning viewpoints on The Citadel|
Need a taste of home? Look no further than Apollo's Cafe located in Presidium Commons, they even serve steak and Canadian beer! Nearby, The Courtyard has a breathtaking view of The Citadel which should not be missed. This a definitely a place for holidaymakers who enjoy the hustle and bustle of big cities, make sure you travel light though as you'll want to stock up on sporting goods and other equipment at the Meridian Place Market.
With so many destinations to choose from, picking your ideal video game holiday destination is a difficult choice. Wherever you decide upon visiting, make sure you pack the essentials; suncream, a hat, a woolly jumper and most importantly, a portable gaming device complete with games, a charger and plenty of spare batteries!
If you have any suggestions of your own, as always leave a comment below.