City travel is a massive trend right now and a great choice for travelers hoping to immerse themselves in the local culture of the country they are visiting.
When visiting a city, you can experience the best that a country has to offer in terms of museums and galleries, food and drink, nightlife, and architecture.
But which city should you choose?
An annual World’s Best Cities report by Resonance Consultancy has just revealed the 10 best cities in the world.
Here is the full list:
Seoul is a fascinating city that sits at the forefront of modern culture. It has a reputation for its kimchi, K-pop, and incredible beauty trends but it is also a high-tech hub.
The capital of South Korea also has an ancient heart and travelers can explore Buddhist temples, shrines, and classic settlements too.
Travelers are drawn to Seoul thanks to its bustling street-food scene, lively night markets, and cutting-edge fashion trends which make it a great place to visit.
Amsterdam is the smallest city on this top 10 list, but it is a city that is small but perfectly formed!
Amsterdam has one of the most vibrant, exciting, and sometimes out-of-control nightlife scenes in Europe but there are so many other things to see and do in the city too.
Take a cruise along the city’s canals, visit the immersive museums and galleries including the Van Gogh Museum, or explore diarist Anne Frank’s house. Amsterdam is a 24-hour city where there’s always something to see and do, no matter what time of day.
Barcelona has long been an incredibly desirable destination. It boasts near-perfect weather all year round and is an unusual city because travelers can enjoy city culture and beaches in the same location.
Barcelona is a city with an artistic and bohemian feel. It is home to incredible architecture as well as vibrant beaches. You can walk along Las Ramblas in the morning and sunbathe on the sand in the afternoon.
Travelers in Barcelona can discover hidden alleyways in the Gothic Quarter, admire the Sagrada Familia, and explore incredible street art.
7. San Francisco
San Francisco has a tricky reputation with tourists right now due to increased levels of petty crime but it is still considered to be one of the best cities in the world.
San Fransisco is famous for its cable cars, Victorian buildings, and dynamic waterfront. Perhaps the biggest attraction of the city is the Golden Gate Bridge which dominates much of the skyline.
San Fransisco is a city with a small-town feel thanks to its many different and distinctive neighborhoods. It has a rich history and is a great place for tourists who want to embrace the local culture of the city they visit.
This city has a reputation for being lavish, luxurious, and lively. A fascinating city built almost from scratch over the last 50 years, this is one of the most modern cities on the list.
Dubai is one of the world’s wealthiest cities, and it shows. It boasts spectacular hotels, stunning architecture, and incredibly tall skyscrapers. For those tourists interested in more traditional culture there are also souks and camel riding to explore.
One of the main attractions of Dubai is that it can offer visitors a unique blend of ultra-modern alongside authentic Arabian culture and hospitality.
Singapore is a modern city that attracts tourists with its remarkably clean streets and its incredible dining and shopping scene.
Singapore was once a free-spirited trading port but now it is a modern and exciting metropolis. It is one of the most culturally diverse destinations in the world. The nightlife is amazing and it is a surprisingly green city where even the malls have eco-friendly gardens.
With its tropical climate, Singapore is a city that can be visited and enjoyed year-round.
Before the coronavirus pandemic Tokyo enjoyed 7 years of record tourism and now it is on track to beat that record again. Tokyo is an incredibly popular destination for tourists thanks to its unique blend of new and old.
Travelers can visit traditional shrines and temples that sit alongside modern skyscrapers and retail centers. You can sing karaoke in high-tech booths or watch sumo wrestling and centuries-old performing arts.
Some of the most popular attractions in Tokyo include scrambling across the Shibuya crossing, exploring pop culture in Harajuku, and exploring the futuristic technology in the science museum.
3. New York
The city considered the 3rd best in the world is New York. This is the second American city to appear on this list. It is a city that feels alive with life and it has so much to offer to travelers.
Tourists head to New York for its beautiful high-end hotels, lively nightlife, and incredible range of museums and attractions. Many of the landmarks in New York are world-famous and instantly recognizable.
There’s a reason New York is known as the city that never sleeps. Some of its most popular attractions include catching a Broadway show, climbing to the top of the Empire State Building, or shopping along 5th Avenue.
Paris is one of the world’s most beautiful and iconic cities. From climbing the Eiffel Tower to wandering down the Champs Elysees, Paris is home to some of the most famous attractions in the world.
Paris is famous for its architecture, world-class French cuisine, and cool street cafes. It is also an easy city to explore on foot or via public transport and has a romantic ambiance.
It is a city that has something to offer to everyone which is why travelers keep visiting Paris again and again and why it is considered to be the 2nd best city in the world.
London is sometimes referred to as the ‘capital of capitals’ and this is the 9th year in a row the city has secured the top place in this report. It is also the most popular city destination for American travelers right now.
London boasts some of the world’s most famous sites, from Big Ben to Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London. Travelers enjoy hopping on iconic red double-decker buses and stopping for a beer or two in a traditional pub.
But away from these traditional attractions London is a modern city. Modern galleries, an innovative nightclub and music scene, and abundant green spaces feature highly here. Everyone should visit London at least once in their lifetime.
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