50 best places to travel in 2019

Ask Travel + Leisure staff where we want to travel in 2019, and most of us will answer, honestly, where not we?

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When it comes to picking out the best vacation spots and compiling our annual year-end list of the places we are most excited about over the next few months, it’s easier said than done to narrow down the field. We take a close look at press releases, tourist stats, and our spreadsheets brimming with hotel openings, restaurant debuts, and new flight routes before deciding where to go on vacation. We consider the anecdotal evidence: where do our friends and families go on vacation? What vacation destinations do we see on Instagram? Which places seem to be part of today’s travel trends? And, as always, we turn to our network of travel experts for vacation ideas – trusted writers, hospitality professionals, travel counselors who make up T + L’s A-List – to see where people go and what places are. to watch in the coming year.

This year’s list of top vacation spots spans the globe, from exciting Southern Hemisphere cities like Santiago, Chile and Brisbane, Australia, to harder-to-reach areas like Langkawi, Malaysia and the Danish Riviera. There are the new capitals of culture – Nairobi, Kenya, home to an emerging design scene, or Panama City, with a deluge of avant-garde restaurants and bars – and tourist destinations returning to shape after natural disasters. or human conflicts. , including Puerto Rico, the Turquoise Coast of Turkey, Egypt and Montecito, California. And, of course, there are the destinations we haven’t heard much about, but sure will be soon – places like India’s isolated Andaman Islands, or the emirate filled with art and culture. history of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, or the wine radar scene in Etyek, Hungary.

After all, isn’t it dreaming of places that are totally new to us – and seeing our old favorites in a new light – why we travel in the first place?

here is Travel + Leisureof the 50 best places to travel in 2019. If you already know where you are going in the coming year, share your vacation destination choices with us on social media with #TLBestPlaces.

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