For people looking to travel the world, 2020 could be a great year to visit up-and-coming sites that many travelers are currently talking about. Here are just a few great places to visit in 2020, and why travelers ready to start the decade off on a high note may be in for a real treat this year.
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Despite being as American as apple pie, a visit to Old San Juan in Puerto Rico can often feel like stepping into a completely different world. Expect to see gorgeous colonial architecture and stunning seafront views during a visit to this remarkable place.
Patagonia, Chile, and Argentina
As you might guess from the name of one of the most popular sporting gear companies in the world, Patagonia is a paradise for people who love the outdoors. Its rugged mountains and otherworldly valleys have to be seen to be believed.
Visiting Tokyo these days is a bit like traveling 50 years into the future every time you step out the door. Life moves very fast here, and Japan’s love of technology makes Tokyo a tech buff’s dream come true. It’s also a startlingly beautiful place with a deep and abiding love of history.
Machu Picchu, Peru
It might take you a while to hike up to this ancient mountaintop perch in Peru, but visitors to Machu Picchu say that the experience can be intensely life-changing.
Cape Town, South Africa
Nestled at the southern tip of the African continent, Cape Town is a culturally important city that feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The city’s excellent restaurant scene has also made it a top destination for connoisseurs and wine buffs in recent years.
As a place where the ancient world runs right up against the 21st Century, Marrakech is a city of startling contrasts. Walking its ancient streets and bazaars is like stepping back in time.
Old Quebec City, Canada
A visit to Old Quebec City can sometimes feel like a trip to Europe without the expense or distance. Indeed, the old walled section of Quebec City looks like a version of Paris that no longer exists, and relaxing in a local wine bar here during wintertime has to be one of the coziest experiences imaginable.