With the school year beginning to wind down, many families across the country and indeed across the world are beginning to think about vacation time. In fact, we’re willing to bet that you count yourself among their ranks, particularly if you’re reading this article!
Now, you may have some favorite vacation destinations that you enjoy returning to year after year… That’s all well and good! However, if you really want to get the most out of your travelling dollar, and also have experiences that you won’t soon forget, then you’ve got to branch out a little bit. You shouldn’t be afraid to try some new destinations!
With this in mind, we thought it would be fun to make our picks for the very best places to see in 2017. These locations span the globe and cover all of the continents. Despite the diversity in location, though, there’s one thing that all of these destinations share in common. They’re absolutely awesome, and every person should have the chance to experience them!
So, if you’re looking to have an uncommon vacation this year and are in the mood for something new, then read on! These are our 20 picks for the most incredible places to see in 2017!
1. Rome (Italy)
From the Vatican City to the ruins of the Coliseum, from fine wines to Roman street fare, you’ve got to visit this city!
2. Hoi An (Vietnam)
The sights and sounds of this Vietnamese destination are something that many world travelers have found infatuating.
3. Prague (Czech Republic)
You may want to visit this location sooner rather than latter, because it gets increasingly popular by the year.
4. Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
A visit to Dubai is like stepping into the future; everything here seems oddly improbable.
5. Crete (Greece)
If you’re looking to get the Greek Isles experience without busting open your bank account, Crete is a great choice.
6. Bora Bora (French Polynesia)
If you’ve been dreaming about staying in an overwater bungalow, then this is the place you’d like to go.
7. London (United Kingdom)
While a trip to London may set you back a bit, the wealth of culture you can experience here is neigh impossible to beat.
8. Grand Cayman (Cayman Islands)
If you’re really looking to get a flavor for what Caribbean living is all about, then this is where you want to go.
9. Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
Mexico is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the entire world, and Playa del Carmen is a big reason why that’s the case.
10. Phuket (Thailand)
Just take a look at that picture up above and you’ll implicitly understand why you should visit this destination in 2017.
11. Siem Reap (Cambodia)
You really haven’t seen the ruins of an ancient civilization until you’ve paid a visit to Siem Reap. It’s incredible.
12. Marrakech (Morocco)
This destination has long captured the imaginations of travelers and artists, and you’re sure to understand why if you visit.
13. Istanbul (Turkey)
There are some world cities with incredibly rich histories, and then there are places like Istanbul…
14. Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Now that the Summer Olympics are long since gone, the time is ripe again for paying Rio a visit.
15. Paris (France)
One of the most romantic cities in the entire world, there’s never a bad time to visit Paris!
16. New York City (New York)
If you can make it here, then you can make it anywhere. New York City really is a state of mind more so than a place…
17. Jamaica (Caribbean)
With plenty of island flavor and some of the best resorts in the entire world, Jamaica is well worth your time in 2017.
18. St. Petersburg (Russia)
Forget Moscow and check out St. Petersburg instead. (And do it soon, because relations between the West and Russia continue to deteriorate.)
19. Barcelona (Spain)
What makes Barcelona so incredible is that it’s basically a beautiful assault on all five of your senses.
20. Bali (Indonesia)
If you’ve been looking for paradise on Earth, then you really needn’t look any further than the beaches of Bali.