After seeing the French colonial architecture, ancient Buddhist temples and monumental merchant houses of Hoi An, escape to the seaside for a sneaky getaway.
Part of Hoi An’s charm is that it’s relatively undeveloped. You actually have to fly to Da Nang first, because there’s no airport here. Still, motor bikes and cyclos buzz around 24/7, just like in Vietnam’s big cities. The UNESCO-protected Ancient Town is like a beehive too. For some down time, escape to An Bang Beach or Cua Dai Beach. Not quiet enough? Snorkel around the Cham Islands and pitch your tent on the beach.