Choosing that next travel destination can be as daunting as it is exciting, which is why data-based surveys that do most of the research for you are invaluable during the planning process.
And, as luck would have it, Which.co.uk, a company that focuses on helping customers make better-informed choices, just released a report on the world’s best cities to visit in 2024.
The research was based on more than 1,800 member reviews, which encompassed the experience of over 3,000 trips.
Destinations were awarded their respective scores based on criteria like tourist attractions, public transportation systems, food quality, and value for money, and even though the ones that scored the highest were widely different in terms of atmosphere and overall culture, they all had one thing in common – they promise visitors a feast for the senses.
So, without further ado, let’s dive into the 5 best cities you can visit this 2024:
With a score of 84/100, the gorgeous city-state takes its rightful place among the world’s most visit-worthy destinations.
What else could you expect from a place known for its impeccable cleanliness, state-of-the-art infrastructure, and lively atmosphere?
Don’t let the island’s small size fool you, though – there’s a lot to see and do here.
Foodies can take advantage of the one-of-a-kind culinary scene, complete with a wide range of eateries from Michelin-starred restaurants to humble street stalls that still manage to capture those authentic Singaporean flavors.
After you’ve replenished your energy storage, you can embark on a long sightseeing journey through Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, and the Botanic Gardens by taking advantage of the seamless MRT (Mass Rapid Transit) system.
The second Asian hotspot to make it to today’s list is Kyoto, otherwise known as the cultural heart of Japan.
At a time when most travelers are flocking to the busy streets of Tokyo, Kyoto stands as a destination where you can enjoy the iconic Japanese culture, historical charm, and picturesque landscapes in a more authentic (though still tourist-friendly) form.
You can’t leave the city without trying Kaiseki, a multi-course meal that not only highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients but is actually considered an art form by locals.
Sightseers will also love exploring the stunning Fushimi Inari Shrine, the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, as well as the historic Gion district.
While the idea of discovering culturally rich, faraway lands is always tempting, sometimes a trip right here in the U.S. can be just as enriching, and Which’s list proves just that.
The No. 3 spot is held by none other than Chicago, a city that we tend to overlook solely because of its proximity, and we don’t stop to appreciate its remarkable architecture, buzzing atmosphere, and thriving arts scene.
That’s why, those looking to rediscover North America’s gems this year, will love indulging in a hearty portion of deep-dish pizza, taking pictures of the intricate skyline highlighted by the Willis Tower and the John Hancock Center, and taking in the local culture through places like the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Science and Industry.
2. Cape Town
Nestled against the stunning backdrop of Table Mountain, Cape Town has all of the previous destinations beat by a point, showing once again that some South African gems are just too good to sleep on.
The modern MyCiTi Bus Rapid Transit System will make sightseeing a breeze – and believe me, there’s a lot to marvel at in Cape Town – famous attractions like Robben Island, the District Six Museum, and the historic Company’s garden are just the tip of the iceberg.
With an impressive score of 88/100, Sydney, Australia has officially won the status of the best city to visit in 2024 – a well-deserved title.
The city’s iconic skyline has already been plastered on millions of postcards around the world; that’s just how breathtaking it is.
Beyond the famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, though, the Australian hotspot is also home to fresh fish markets, trendy cafes nestled in Surry Hills, beachside restaurants, the Royal Botanic Garden, and the Art Gallery of New South Wales, giving every traveler the opportunity to indulge their passions
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