Revealed: The Top 10 Cities You Need To Visit in 2016
Top of our New Year's resolutions list this year is to see as many cities as we can. Thankfully, Rough guide have released their top 10 cities to visit in 2016, making deciding where to jet off a little easier.
1. Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland may not be to the forefront of the places-to-see-before-you-die list but, trust us, it should be! Iceland is one of the most picturesque spots on the planet and its coastal capital Reykjavik is definitely the place to go if you want to experience all this country has to offer. It has a compact centre and an abundance of history to keep you entertained for days and when you’re finished with all the tourist attractions you can hit up its infamous nightlife.
2. Mexico City
This place has always been on our bucket list. The buzzing metropolis city has plenty to entice tourists, from its food and entertainment to its amazing architecture and history, there’s something for everyone, and the scorching hot weather is a plus.
3. Seoul, South Korea
South Korea is a bit of a trek away, we know, but it’s most definitely worth the trip. It’s a fascinating mix of old and new, from its skyscrapers and bright lights to its buddhist temples and palaces, Seoul is definitely somewhere we’d like to visit in 2016 (If our bank account allows us, of course).
4. Ljubljana, Slovenia
Eh, yeah… we’d never heard of it either, but according to the experts it’s definitely one to watch this year! It’s Slovenia’s capital city and what makes it unique to most other capitals is the vast amount of greenery around it. Even better, whether it’s visiting museums or trying out the local cuisine, you’ll never be stuck for something to do.
5. Wroclaw, Poland
If all the streets in Wroclaw look like this can we move there, like, STAT? Wroclaw’s not only a pretty picture though, its also one of the major industrial, educational and commercial centres in Poland. It has some legendary nightlife too, so don’t forget your heels!
6. Nashville, USA
This legendary country music capital has more to offer than Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton, and it’s also a helluva lot of fun. The capital of Tennessee has a whole load of bars, clubs and restaurants – the majority of them will have a country music theme of course but there’s a sophisticated side to the city available to explore too.
7. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
This phenomenal capital city often gets a bad wrap. But, if you step away from the seedy side of Amsterdam you will see a beautiful, culturally-rich city that is second to none. The best way to see the city is by bike, this way you can cycle past all the canals, architecture and avoid any unnecessary traffic. The museums in Amsterdam are some of the best and most famous in the world too.
8. Hull, The UK
Although this town hasn’t always been a huge tourist attraction, it’s predicted to be a major destination to travel to in 2016. Luckily for us it’s just across the pond too. Best of all though, all the beautiful museums and galleries are free to enter so it’s definitely one to visit if you’re strapped for cash.
9. Vancouver, Canada
Vancouver is one of the most culturally diverse cities around and definitely somewhere that should be on your bucket list. Surrounded by mountains and forests it’s a great place to go if you love being adventurous outdoors. And its also got something for those of you interested in culture; its music, art and theatre scene is buzzing at the moment.
10. Agra, India
The Taj Mahal’s here, need we say more? The love story behind the Taj Mahal is worth going to Agra for alone. Agra itself is a mesmerising world that you’ll never forget and it’s definitely something you need to experience in your life. From the hustle and bustle of the manic streets to the extraordinary palaces and temples, you’ll come back from Agra with a different view on life.
By Laura Somers
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