With it being the start of the year, many of us will be planning the places to visit and holiday in 2018. To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of the top cities to visit as recommended by Lonely Planet!
- Canberra, Australia
While Canberra can often be overlooked in comparison to Melbourne and Sydney, the small city has a lot to offer. National treasures can be found almost everywhere and the food scene is flourishing. Canberra will be hosting a Test crick match for the first time in 2018 and will later take centre stage as it hosts the Australian Warm Memorial.
- Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Kaohsiung is Taiwan’s second largest city and is in the process of reinventing itself from an industrial port to a cultural hub. Exciting things are happening along the city’s harbourfront which is also home to a massive arts centre and 100,000sqm cultural and music complex.
- Seville, Spain
Seville has transformed itself over the last decade in its eagerness to revive its artistic history. The city will be hosting the 31st European Film Awards this year and is also currently celebrating the 400th anniversary of Baroque painter Bartolome Esteban Murillo with six expositions.
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
Picturesque San Juan is a mix of the old and new. One of the main characteristics of modern San Juan is a dynamic art scene with its abundant galleries and museums. In addition to an excellent food scene, the nightlife in the city is vibrant and has often been a highlight for visitors. Old San Juan also has much to offer: cobblestoned roads, leafy plazas and historic churches and forts.
- Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp has a reputation as a fashion and clubbing centre and although that reputation may still be relatively new, it’s a city that has always pushed boundaries. Antwerp is renowned for its edgy fashion and is dotted with the boutiques of the famous six Flemish designers known as the Antwerp Six. It is also home to word class arts and this year, the city will be celebrating one of its most famous residents, Peter Paul Rubens.
- Detroit, USA
With more than $24 billion having been invested in commercial, retail and residential projects since 2006, Detroit has finally transformed after years of neglect. The largest city in Michigan has a complex history but young creatives are jump starting Detroit back in to action while also respecting that heritage. Abandoned buildings have been turned in to distilleries, bike shops and galleries while a hockey and basketball arena has recently opened downtown.
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