Oxford, United Kingdom

In the "city of spiers dormant" in the foreground scientific life. Look at the world-renowned University of Oxford from the top of Carfax Tower, and then get down to the pedestrian-friendly streets. Stroll down to the covered market and buy everything you need for a picnic in the park Headington Hill. Combine history and modernity, visiting the village church of the 12th century in Iffley and trendy looking into the ethnic shops and nightclubs in Cowley.