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Popular F1 Destinations

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The number of F1 fans in the world is increasing with many fans looking to travel to foreign places to watch the races. So, what are some popular F1 destinations to visit?

What are some of the best activities to do in each one of these locations? What are some of the unmissable sights that you need to check out? 

Read on to find out. 

Popular F1 destinations

There are many great F1 destinations to visit. Here are some of the best ones. 


The Monaco Grand Prix is one of the most famous and prestigious F1 prizes. Formula 1 fans who want an authentically F1 experience should definitely stop by Monaco for a race. 

This year, the Monaco Grand Prix will take place from May 24 -26. May is a great month to visit the Monaco and the city of Monte-Carlo. 

The weather is nice, and the main locations and venues are open for business. 

Yes, it gets a little crowded during F1 season, but you can stay a week or so after the race to enjoy Monaco without the hordes of tourists. 

One of the fun activities to do in Monaco includes visiting the Casino de Monte-Carlo. You can play some poker games at the casino or online first to prepare yourself for it.  

There are many great casino games to experience at the iconic Casino de Monte-Carlo, including their signature and world-renowned roulette game. 

Even if you are not a gamer, visiting the Casino de Monte-Carlo is still a must. The venue was used as a filming location for several movies including three James Bond films. 

It is known for its unique architecture dating back to 1865 and the Opera of Monte-Carlo and Ballets de Monte-Carlo which are located next to the casino. 

The casino is also conveniently located on the Casino Square, in the center of the city, which is a popular sightseeing location. 

In short, here are some fun activities that we recommend doing in Monaco: 

  • Visiting the Casino de Monte-Carlo and playing some poker games
  • Visiting the Prince of Monaco’s car collection
  • Going for a boat ride on the Mediterranean
  •  Stopping by the Prince’s Palace of Monaco 
  • Visiting the different gardens in Monaco (Exotic Garden of Monaco and the Princess Grace Japanese Garden) 
  • If your budget allows for it, eating at some of the local Michelin-starred restaurants that overlook the Mediterranean Sea 

If these activities do not appeal to you, there are many more to discover.


Australia is another great F1 destination. This year’s Australian Grand Prix is taking place from March 22-24. 

F1 fans who want to plan a trip to Australia during the Australian Grand Prix will have to schedule it for next year. 

There are many great and memorable activities to do in Australia. The country is known for its beautiful and diverse landscapes and its rich wildlife. 

Aussies are also known for being some of the kindest and most welcoming individuals. 

Here are some of the top activities you could do when visiting Australia: 

  • Go for a road trip through the Australian countryside 
  • Visit the Blue Mountains National Park
  • Visit the Kakadu National Park 
  • Go surfing or scuba diving at one of Australia’s famous beaches 
  • Attend a show at the Sydney Opera House 
  • Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 
  • Watch the sunset from Sydney Harbour
  • Go on a boat trip 
  • Stay at a hotel in the Australian Outback  

There are many more fun activities to do in Australia and many wonderful cities to explore. 


The Chinese Grand Prix is also right around the corner. It is scheduled to take place from April 19-21. 

China is a culturally and historically rich country. It has a lot to offer including incredible monuments, museums, and landscapes. 

Here are some of the top activities to do in China: 

  • Walk along the Great Wall 
  • Take in the view at Victoria Peak (also known as The Peak)
  • Hop onto the ferry to visit Chinese islands and coastal towns
  • Visit the Bund (Wai Tan) neighborhood in Shanghai 
  • Stop by the Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses 
  • Visit the The Palace Museum in the Forbidden City 
  • Attend a tea workshop or a Buddhist meditation to learn more about Chinese culture and traditions
  • Visit some of the country’s most famous Buddhist temples 

Again, there are many more activities to discover in the country if you do not enjoy these. 

Final thoughts 

In this article, we listed some of the top F1 destinations and the best activities to do in each one of these locations. We hope you enjoy!

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