Every year travel specialists at Lonely Planet put together the must-visit cities around the globe, giving us all some major travel goals. They have done it again with a well-curated and interesting list of travel destinations for 2019.
While the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen has managed to top the charts, followed by Shenzhen in China and Novi Sad in Serbia, places like Mexico City, Seattle, and Zadar in Croatia have also managed to find a place on the list of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2019. In case you are planning to jet off to a splendid holiday destination next year, read on.
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
From the city’s booming street food scene to the wonderful Danish architecture, Copenhagen flaunts its culture and art majestically. That being said, it is not surprising that it has topped the list of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities to visit in 2019. The capital city of Denmark has always been on the radar of an intrepid explorer, thanks to its Tivoli Gardens, Amager Bakke, Little Mermaid statue, Nyhavn Harbour among others.
2. Shenzhen, China
The ‘Silicon Valley of China’, Shenzhen is known for pleasing its tourists with impressive skyscrapers and great retail therapy as it houses huge malls and local markets where you can score some great fashion accessories and apparels.
3. Novi Sad, Serbia
Novi Sad already dons the crown of 2021 European Capital of Culture. Apart from boasting its phenomenal architecture and culture, Novi Sad is also a choice for all the nature lovers as it offers great riversides and beaches.
4. Miami, USA
Whenever a traveller is asked to pick the best beach getaway, one of the famous choices seems to be Miami. Thanks to its buzzing nightlife and beautiful beaches, Miami ranks fourth on the list of Lonely Planet’s Top 10 cities to visit in 2019.
5. Kathmandu, Nepal
Even after the devastating 2015 earthquake, Kathmandu remains one the most favourite cultural getaway of the wanderers around the globe. Its spectacular Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Square and the Garden of Dream are the main tourist attractions.
6. Mexico City, Mexico
The pre-Hispanic buildings of the Mexica, colonial cathedrals, modern wonders like Museo Soumaya among others make Mexico stand on the sixth position on the list of Lonely Planet’s top 10 must-visit cities of 2019. It was also named as the World Design Capital in 2018.
7. Dakar, Senegal
The eye-catching beauty of the pink-hued waters of Lake Retba, its beautiful beaches and the infamous ‘House of Slaves’, Senegal’s capital city stand on the seventh position on the list of top 10 must-visit cities of 2019.
8. Seattle, USA
Seattle, which boasts one of the most splendid skylines in the world, is also known for its delicious seafood at Pike Place Market as well as for its famous Museum of Pop Culture. The city which offers a plethora of scenic eye-treats ranks eight on the list of Lonely Planet’s top 10 must-visit cities of 2019.
9. Zadar, Croatia
Zadar remains a witness to its war-ridden past, ancient Roman ruins which now offers some really innovative museums and its trattoria-style cafes and restaurants.
10. Meknes, Morocco
Meknes in northern Morocco is one of the four Imperial cities in the country which has plenty of history to offer. It stands on the tenth position on Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 must-visit cities of 2019.
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