New year, new travels! It is never too early to get started on your New Year’s resolution of traveling more this year. We’ve rounded up some of the best places to visit in 2020. Read on!
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai will always be a place to visit because of the fun it has to offer. If there ever was a metropolis of the future, it’s Dubai — this sprawling desert city boasts luxury hotels, sprawling malls, and even the tallest building in the world.
Japan will be a popular destination this coming year as the 2020 Summer Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo — but if you’re looking for an easy escape from the crowds while still being in close proximity to the Games, the small, peaceful town of Nikko is your best bet: It’s full of rich cultural history as well as beautiful mountains, national forests, and hot springs and all of it only two hours from the bustle of Tokyo.
Ranked the world’s most visited city in 2019 for the fourth year in a row, Thailand’s vibrant, booming capital city is full of both ancient and modern culture as well as an incredible street food scene. Be sure to check out the city’s historic temples and take in the splendor of the Grand Palace — and don’t forget to stop by the famous floating markets for the city’s most delectable eats.
This charming northern city in France is quickly on the rise as a cultural destination, thanks to its renowned arts scene and impressive advances in urban development that helped it earn its recent crown as the World Design Capital of 2020.
Known as the “pink city” because of the beautiful salmon-tinted stones of its buildings, Armenia’s capital is deeply historic (the city dates back to 8th century B.C.!) yet still modern and vibrant. Explore ancient buildings, cathedrals, and monasteries in one day, then walk the picturesque boulevards lined with cafes, fountains, and wine bars the next. It’s a perfect blend of historic and modern in a dynamic city.
The British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands are making a full rebound in 2020 with the reopening of many major resorts. Whether you take in the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean or traverse through the picturesque green mountains across the islands (or both!), it’s the perfect sun-soaked beach getaway you’ll need in 2020.