Good Housekeeping unveils its list of the 10 best places for travel in 2020

Jan 20 2020, 5:24 pm

It’s 2020! New year, new opportunities for potential travels.

Whether or not your resolution was to adventure further and travel farther, the dawn of a new year is always the perfect opportunity to plan and anticipate where we would like to jet-set off to next.

With this in mind, Good Housekeeping recently unveiled its list of The 10 Best Places to Travel for Your Next Big Vacation in 2020.

1. Galway, Ireland

 

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If Ed Sheeran wrote a song about a girl from here, it must be pretty great.

Recently named the European Capital of Culture for 2020, Galway’s charm is sure to entice anyone to visit.

With its iconic Irish beauty, an abundance of cultural events, music, and art, and idyllic cobblestone streets, a trip to Galway will leave you singing its praises all the way home.

2. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

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The allure of Dubai has beckoned travellers to the illuminated city for years.

Boasting extensive shopping malls, spectacular modern architecture — featuring the tallest building in the world — and incredible food and culture, it most certainly would take multiple trips even to graze the tip of the iceberg of things to do in this booming metropolis.

3. The British Virgin Islands

 

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The once-devastated British Virgin Islands are making a big comeback following a hurricane in 2017.

With an abundance of activities, excursions, and places to explore, the turquoise-blue waters and inviting white-sand beaches are a must-visit for your 2020 tropical getaway.

4. Nikko, Japan

 

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With the 2020 Summer Olympic Games fast approaching, Japan is sure to see a massive boom in tourism this year.

However, if an escape from the chaos and crowds is what you seek, look no further than the small, tranquil town of Nikko.

Overflowing with fascinating cultural history while also featuring sprawling natural views of forests, mountains, and hot springs, Nikko provides an ideal location for a peaceful stay.

5. Bangkok, Thailand

 

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Ranked the most visited city in the world for a fourth consecutive year by Business Insider, with a whopping 22.78 million visitors, Bangkok shows no signs of slowing down as a massive tourism hub.

However, with the strong allure of the city, it is not difficult to see why travellers flock to it so heavily.

With a perfect fusion of history and modernity, as well as endless possibilities for things to do and places to visit, a trip to Bangkok is always a good idea.

6. Lille, France

 

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Lille is the cultural capital of northern France and the country’s fourth-largest city.

Situated close to the border with Belgium, Lille is home to a notable art scene with progressive museums, including the La Piscine Museum.

7. Portland, Maine

 

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With its iconic lighthouse standing watch, Portland is home to a rich and diverse culinary scene abundant with fresh seafood and delicious craft beers.

The largest city in the state, Portland is a prime example of the humble attractiveness that New England is known for with its unique craft shops, breweries, and friendly hospitality.

8. Yerevan, Armenia

 

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The unique yet idyllic rosy hue of the stones that comprise the buildings of Yerevan has earned it the title of the “Pink City.”

According to Good Housekeeping, the city dates back to 8th century BC. However, the city features the best of both the historic and modern worlds.

The matured, picturesque cathedrals, monasteries, and ancient structures are balanced out with modern funky cafes, wine bars, and restaurants to create a wholly dynamic destination.

9. Salzburg, Austria

 

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The iconic Salzburg Festival will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in the summer of 2020.

Thus, the city will be alive with classical music, opera, and artistic expression from world-famous acts.

The city also possesses stunning natural beauty as well as a cultural richness that attracts visitors to it throughout the year.

10. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

 

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One of the most breathtaking natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon should be on every traveller’s bucket list.

With its diverse landscapes that extend well beyond the horizon, the various viewpoints of the Grand Canyon demonstrate the sheer magnitude of nature’s ability to leave us in awe.