12 Must Visit Places For Your Purr-fectly Relaxing Cat-Themed Vacation.

You don’t have to be a crazy cat lady to appreciate the adorable cuddliness of a cute kitten. And tourism boards the world over have taken note.

The popularity of cat cafés has been rising over the past few years. Finally, they have been popping up in America. While you wait for your hometown to create its own ode to all things feline, you might want to look into visiting one of these purr-fect places around the world.

1.) Cat Town Cafe in Oakland, CA

1.) Cat Town Cafe in Oakland, CA Cat Town Oakland The first cat cafe to open in America, you have to make a reservation before getting a seat with these cuties. Cat Town Oakland Cat Town Oakland

2.) Tashirojima, Japan, AKA Cat Island

2.) Tashirojima, Japan, AKA Cat Island Atlas Obscura The mostly retired residents of this island off the coast of Japan love the wild cats so much, they’ve banned all dogs from the area. When on Earth Kotaku

3.) Ernest Hemingway’s House in Key West, Florida

3.) Ernest Hemingway's House in Key West, Florida Hemingway Home The legendary writer was gifted a 6-toed cat during his lifetime who he grew quite attached too, and now his old house his home to over 50 6-toed cats. Hemingway Home Hemingway Home

4.) Kuching, Malaysia, AKA Cat City

4.) Kuching, Malaysia, AKA Cat City Flickr The town’s name translates literally to “cat,” so the residents embraced the motif with strange statues and historic artifacts. Wikipedia Wikipedia

5.) Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

5.) Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia Telegraph In 1745, Peter the Great’s daughter demanded mousing cats be placed in the historic museum to protect the precious items from rodents. The tradition has carried on ever since. Telegraph

6.) Kattenstoet, the Festival of the Cats in Ypres, Belgium

6.) Kattenstoet, the Festival of the Cats in Ypres, Belgium Wikipedia The festivities date back to the 1950s and, as you can see, residents get very into it. Telegraph Lonely Planet Pet’s Lady

7.) Kattenkabinet, AKA Cat Cabinet in the Netherlands

7.) Kattenkabinet, AKA Cat Cabinet in the Netherlands Wikipedia Though you won’t find actual cats in this museum, you will find countless artistic odes to the feline form. Wikipedia Wikipedia

8.) Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul

8.) Stray Cat Hostel in Istanbul Hostel Stray Cat This bohemian hotel is perfect for the backpacker who misses their own kitten friends while trekking across Europe. Hostel Stray Cat Hostel Stray Cat

9.) The Algonquin in New York City, NY

9.) The Algonquin in New York City, NY Bloomberg The hotel’s former owner, Frank Case, was renowned for his hospitality and welcomed a stray into the hotel lobby in the late 1930s. They’ve kept the tradition with their newest feline friend, Matilda. Today Bloomberg

10.) Feline Historical Museum in Cincinatti, Ohio

10.) Feline Historical Museum in Cincinatti, Ohio Feline Historical Foundation Founded by the Cat Fancier’s Association in 2010, it’s home to famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright “Cat House.” Wanderlust and Lipstick Daily Record

11.) Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium in London, England

11.) Lady Dinah's Cat Emporium in London, England Lady Dinah’s London’s first cat cafe is home to a dozen cute kitties who inspire regulars to come in for tea and cuddles. Lady Dinah’s Lady Dinah’s

12.) Inthar Heritage House in Myanmar

12.) Inthar Heritage House in Myanmar Eat Live Travel Write The house is part of a project which is attempting to reintroduce Burmese cats into the environment after years of absence in its native land. Eat Live Travel Write Eat Live Travel Write

(via Distractify.)

I think it’s time for my vacation. I’ll take one ticket to each of these places, please.

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