2017 is less than a month away and if you are ready to make your travel wish list for the coming year, here are some suggestions for you. Travel + Leisure is out with its list of the best places to visit in 2017 and while they have curated a list of 50 places, we bring to you their top 10 suggestions. These places are all over the world and are a mix of offbeat, popular and emerging travel destinations. So, where all will you go in 2017? ALSO SEE The best hotels, restaurants and spas in India
Angra dos Reis, Brazil
Brazil ruled in 2016 thanks to Rio being the official venue for the Olympics and looks like it will continue to attract travelers as there is more to Brazil than Rio and Sao Paulo. Head to Angra dos Reis which is perfect for beach bums and those looking for a luxurious getaway. In fact, several elites have their holiday villas here. You will find resorts that offer an uninterrupted view of the sea and the forest from the comfort of your room. The beauty of the island is so popular that the government had to impose a limit on the number of tourists visiting it daily.
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
If you love visiting a place to soak up its art scene, learn a thing or two about its culture and feast yourself with delicious local delicacies, your 2017 travel wish list should definitely have Belfast as one of the destinations. The number of open-air bars sprouting here, the street art tours and pop-up cabarets will ensure that your vacation does not have a single dull moment. Belfast is an emerging tourist destination and you will find a number of contemporary hotels popping up here. Dont miss a visit to the Vandal, a pizzeria which graffiti all over that turns into a nightclub on the top floor of a seventeenth century pub.
Love beer? A visit to Belgrade in Serbia is a must as the city boasts of having 37 micro-breweries including a century old one. The growing craft beer scene here is simply phenomenal with eateries coming up all over the city serving kebabs, sausages and tapas. Belgrade is perfect for foodies who want to take culinary journeys across the world. However, the city also offers sightseeing attractions like the Belgrade Fortress, Pobednik and other museums and monuments.
With several new properties coming up in the area, Bermuda is all set to woo travelers from around the world once again. In June 2017, it will host an international sailing race which will draw a large number of luxury travelers to Bermuda. It is also aiming at attracting new-age adventure travelers who want to experience something extraordinary in a beautiful setting. Dotted with pristine beaches, it is one of the top recommendations for the next year. When here, also visit the Gibbs Hill Lighthouse and Bermuda Botanical Gardens.
Home to some of the best islands in Southeast Asia, Cambodia is another emerging tourist destination of 2017. The nation relies on tourism for its economic growth and therefore is taking efforts to ensure travelers get here in the best way possible. Earlier it was a struggle to get to its islands but now with a direct flight, things have become smoother and quicker. And if you are worried about accommodation, Cambodia has some of the biggest chains setting up resorts here including Six Senses, Rosewood and more. Indulge in Khmer cuisine and get pampered with Cambodian-style massages at the islands.
Cape Town, South Africa
Monuments, museums, food and culture, Cape Town has all these to offer and more. The capital is all about giving tourists a wonderful, well-rounded experience that stays with them for the rest of their lives. From art galleries that showcase African art to local cuisine serving the local fare that is absolutely delicious, Cape Town is one of the most popular tourist destinations. There are also upcoming resorts that promise to take luxury to another level including one that is atop a museum. Cape Town also has some world-famous restaurants including the Test Kitchen which is one of the top 50 restaurants in the world.
What was once a town filled with warehouses and old buildings has been renovated to look its swanky best attracting tourists from all over the world including hi-profile celebrities. Cincinnati in Ohio now boasts of having some amazing boutique hotels that have been visited by Hollywood biggies like Nicole Kidman, Ellen Page and more. The city in Ohio has attractions like an art museum, a zoo, botanical garden, shopping centre and even a casino.
If sandy beaches, cliffs and picturesque medieval towns are your idea of a vacation, Devon is a county in England that is popular for surfing and not forget its cream teas. From quaint hotels to farms and villages, it has a lot to offer to the intrepid traveler. Its coastal routes are great for hiking as well as surfing and for people looking for a little more adventure, there is the Crealy Great Adventure Parks. The zoos here are equally popular for their wildlife species.
Wildlife sanctuaries, historic structures and a port that acts as a gateway to Galapagos, Guayaquil is finally coming of its own than being a mere pit stop travelers rested at overnight. With the advent of boutique hotels and sightseeing attractions like Ecuador Ferris Wheel, there is finally attracting tourists to stay for a little while longer. The newly done promenade is lined with monuments, restaurants, plazas, galleries and even museums giving tourists enough things to do on vacation.
One of Germanys most intriguing cities, Hamburg is a port town that has many things to offer to tourists. From coffee shops to promenade lining the Elbe River, the tourist scene is finally picking up in Hamburg. You can also cycle around town and explore the nearby attractions. Lakes, museums and parks await you in Hamburg.
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