Do you love F1 Grand Prix races? If you’re a race car fan, you’ve probably always dreamed of seeing a race in person. Why not make your dreams come true in the next year? The upcoming Formula One schedule includes a lot of incredible destinations all over the world, from Japan to Brazil and everywhere in between. Pick the right destination, and you can combine a trip to watch the races with a vacation! Here’s a list of the best upcoming Formula One Grand Prix destinations and what you should see if you go.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Thousands will throng into Kuala Lumpur on October 1, 2017 for an F1 race. If you go, take some time to see the sights of the city as well! Kuala Lumpur is a fascinating city, filled with echoes of the past and the sights of the future. In a single day, you can check out the futuristic Petronas Twin Towers and explore ancient temples! There’s a lot of history to see here, but you can also get a glimpse of what cities of the future will look like. Although this isn’t one of the most famous destinations in Asia, it is certainly one of the best.
Although the Suzuka Circuit will be the city’s main attraction on October 8, 2017, there are many other things to see in this city, as well! Check out the many temples and shrines for a taste of the ancient culture, or head to Aeon Mall for some shopping. This destination is a great place to explore Japanese culture in a smaller city.
Austin, Texas, United States
Austin will be one of the busiest cities in Texas on October 22, 2017 as people flock to the Formula One race at Circuit of the Americas. Texas’ capital city has a lot to offer visitors, from fishing at Lake Travis to a tour of the Texas State Capitol. Get a taste of the Southwest in an urban setting! You’ll definitely be able to find some pretty great barbeque and experience one of the best destinations for live music in America.
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Heading to Sao Paulo on November 12 for the F1 race? Be sure to check out some of Brazil’s most interesting sights while you’re at it! This city boasts many interesting museums and historic areas, plus entertainment in the form of theaters and amusement parks.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
November 26, 2017 will be a big day for Formula One fans in Abu Dhabi! If you’re traveling to the city for the big event, be sure to check out the many activities near Yas Marina Circuit. The race track is located on Yas Island, which has many fun things to do, including the car-themed Ferrai World, Yas Waterworld, and Warner Brothers World Abu Dhabi. This is an excellent family destination.
Melbourne will host the Formula One race on March 25, 2018. If you’re heading down under for the event, be sure to explore the city as well as the stadium! The nearby Yarra River offers plenty of fun from kayaking to wine tasting, and the downtown region of Melbourne is bursting with wonderful tourist attractions. Melbourne is known as a foodie city, so don’t miss the chance to visit some amazing restaurants. Go to Federation Square and Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium for two awesome Australian experiences!
If you plan to visit Shanghai for the Formula One race on April 8, 2017, you’ll have no end of fun waiting for you! Not only will the race be incredible, but you’ll have a chance to explore Asian culture while you’re there. There’s a lot to see in Shanghai, and you can see it all from the top of the Oriental Pearl Tower, a soaring TV tower with a great view from the sky-high revolving restaurant. Once you’re back on the ground, you can go to the historic Yu Garden, walk along Nanjing Road, and check out the Jade Buddha Temple.
The F1 race on May 13, 2018 will definitely be the highlight of the city all spring, but even such an event can only just barely overshadow the wonder of the city itself. Barcelona is a stunning city, full of gorgeous historic sights and fascinating modern architecture. If you love futuristic design, take some time to visit buildings designed by the famous Gaudi! And don’t forget to try some authentic Spanish food. Word has it that Barcelona coffee is to die for.
For such a small country, Monaco has a lot to offer. This city-sized nation is hosting the F1 race on May 27, 2018, and it expects a huge crowd within its small borders. Viewers will pay a pretty penny for tickets, but it just might be worth it for such a unique race-viewing opportunity. If you’re one of the many who will watch the race from Monaco’s stands, be sure to check out the other attractions, as well. The main draw in Monaco is the Monte Carlo Casino, but you can also visit the Oceanographic Museum, the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, or the exotic gardens.
Montreal is a huge city, full of interesting things to see and do for everyone! No matter what you enjoy, you’re sure to find it here. Join Canadian race car fans on May 27, 2018 for the country’s biggest race of the year, then head downtown to check out the sights. Montreal is a historic city with heavy French influence, and it has a unique feel that you’re sure to love. You’ll find everything from art museums housed in historic buildings to the massive Montreal Casino!
There are a lot of great places to watch a Formula One Grand Prix over the next several months! Don’t just go to see the races—go for the whole experience! With so much to see and do in these cities, you’ll never run out of fascinating excursions for every moment of your trip. Don’t forget to try some local food while you’re at it, and be sure to snap plenty of selfies. Happy travels, Formula One fans!