The world is filled with so much beauty and delight that it would be a shame not to explore it.
But it’s always confusing where to go, how to explore, and what to expect from places that have a whole different culture and tradition than what you’ve been used to.
But thanks to the internet, we can now research and know a lot about places way before visiting and exploring it in real life.
And to make it more convenient for the travelers looking forward to exploring the different places in the world, their culture, tradition, food, lifestyle and so much more, Lonely Planet has come up with a top 10 list of cities you should explore in 2019.
Meknes – Morocco.
Meknes is one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco that is located in northern-central Morocco.
The name Meknes comes after the Berber tribe which was known as Miknasa who were the first to settle here.
The beauty of Meknes reflected through the beautiful Mosques, Palaces, Gates built in the 17th century, and some Towers.
Thanks to Sultan Moulay Ismail of the Alaouite dynasty who turned a city that was previously founded as a military settlement into an impressive Spanish-Moorish style city surrounded by great big doors and high walls.
Zadar – Croatia.
One of the most historically rich cities in Europe, Zadar in Croatia comes in the 9th place of the best travel destinations for 2019.
The name of the city of Zadar came centuries ago and before Zadar, it was known as Lader and Ladera.
Today, the city is known as the historical center of Dalmatia and due to the rich heritage of this ancient city, Zadar is known as the “entertainment center of the Adriatic,” “Croatia’s new capital of cool,” and one of the best travel destinations in the world.
But this beautiful city doesn’t necessarily have a beautiful past. It might be a place with traces of the earliest evidence of human life from the Stone Age.
But as one of the traditional Ancient Roman cities, Zadar had to face numerous falls, captures, and destructions in its lifetime.
However, due to its rich heritage, culture, and history, Zadar is one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.
Seattle, Washington – U.S.A.
The Emerald City of the United States, Seattle is the largest city in the state of Washington.
It is a city with an amazing musical history dominated by Jazz.
Apart from that, Seattle is home to some of the greatest celebrations, fairs, and festivals in the United States.
For example the 24-day Seattle International Film Festival, two separate Independence Day celebrations, numerous Seafair events, one of the largest Gay Pride festival in the US, the Bite of Seattle, etc.
Dakar – Senegal.
The capital and the largest city of Senegal, Dakar falls on the 7th place of the 10 best cities list from Lonely Planet.
Situated on the Cap-Vert peninsula on the Atlantic coast, the city of Dakar is home to Soumbedioune, the most notable street market of the city that is one of the major tourist destinations of the city.
Apart from the street market, the city has numerous landmarks like the Deuz Mamelles; the twin hills, and the medina quarter.
It also has some notable places and tourist attractions like the Dakar Grand Mosque, Goree Memorial; a memorial for slaves, and the House of Slaves; a museum dedicated to the Atlantic slave trade.
Mexico City – Mexico.
The capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America, Mexico City is one of the most culturally and financially important cities in the Americas.
Mexico City is one of the most famous tourist destinations that is home to the Historic center of Mexico City that has different landmarks such as the Plaza de la Constitucion, National Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral, the ancient Aztec temple ruins of Templo Mayor, and modern structures.
But the most famous icon in Mexico City is the golden Angel of Independence on the avenue Paseo de la Reforma.
Kathmandu – Nepal.
The capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu is also known as the city of temples. It is the gateway to the Nepalese Himalayas and is home to seven of the World Heritage Sites.
The valley of Kathmandu that includes the towns of Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Kirtipur, and Madhyapur Thimi carries a rich history and heritage.
Being the capital city, Kathmandu is the most developed city in Nepal. And with beautiful places to visit like all the Durbar Squares, and many holy places, temples, and stupas as well as better infrastructure, Kathmandu is basically heaven for all the tourists.
Miami, Florida – USA.
The Gateway to the Americas and the Magic City of USA, Miami or officially the City of Miami falls on the 4th place on Lonely Planet’s 10 best cities list.
Miami, Florida is the city of beaches and it attracts more tourists than any other city in America.
Some of the famous beaches and the most popular tourist destinations in Miami are South Beach, Bayside Market, Lincoln Road, and Downtown Miami.
One of the most popular places in Miami is the Art Deco District in South Beach.
Apart from that, there is also the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens which is a National Historic Landmark.
Novi Sad – Serbia.
Novi Sad, also known as the “Serbian Athens,” is the second largest city in modern-day Serbia.
It is one of the most important cities in terms of industry and finance in Serbia.
Novi Sad is mostly known for the annual EXIT music festival during which thousands of tourists from all over the world visit the city to attend concerts.
Apart from that, the city is home to the largest agricultural show in the region.
Novi Sad is also home to Stari Grad, a historical neighborhood that is famous for its museums, monuments, restaurants, cafes, and shops.
But the most famous structure in Novi Sad is the Petrovaradin Fortress that offers beautiful scenic views of the whole city and dominated the skyline.
Shenzhen – China.
Shenzhen city which is also known as the next Silicon Valley is one of China’s leading global technological hub.
But apart from technological development, Shenzhen is a major tourist destination in China as well as in Asia.
There are a lot of tourist destinations in this city like the Window of the World, China Folk Culture Village, the Safari Park, Splendid China, and many more.
There are also other attractions in the city like the Overseas Chinese Town (OCT) that is home to numerous theme parks scenic themed towns, themed hotels, and the Tea Stream Resort Valley.
There are also numerous museums and exhibitions, amusement parks, beaches, and a large shopping district call the Sea World.
Copenhagen – Denmark.
Finally, the 1st position on the list of Lonely Planet’s 10 best cities or 10 best travel destinations for 2019 goes to the capital city of Denmark, Copenhagen.
To boost Copenhagen’s economy, tourism has played a major role. And after being named the best city to travel, it sure would help the city prosper even more.
What attracts the tourists to pay a visit to Denmark’s capital are its cultural attractions, the city’s harbor, and its award-winning restaurants.