The best cities to travel to in 2020, according to Lonely Planet

The best cities to travel to in 2020, according to Lonely Planet

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Lonely Planet announced the top ten cities every traveler should visit in 2020.

The best cities have been named as Salzburg, Washington DC and Cairo and the best regions as the Central Asian Silk Road, Italy’s Le Marche, Japan’s Tōhoku and Maine in America.

1. Salzburg, Austria

The alpine city's Salzburg Festival is turning 100 (Lonely Planet likes to honor centennials) with special concerts, plays and readings.

2. Washington

Lonely Planet says the city's "innovative floating wetlands system" has made the District of Columbia greener than ever.

3. Cairo

The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to open in 2020, adjacent to the Giza Pyramids

4. Galway, Ireland


The region has been named the 2020 European Capital of Culture, which means it will host hundreds of events including music, theater and dance.

5. Bonn, Germany

2020 marks Beethoven's 250th birthday, which means travelers can expect plenty of concerts and installations in honor of the world-famous maestro.

6. La Paz, Bolivia

With its cable cars (there will be 11 in 2020) and new culinary schools, La Paz has become more of a destination.

7. Kochi, India

Kochi, the location of the world's first fully solar-powered airport, is showing plenty of street art at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale next year.

8. Vancouver, Canada

Lonely Planet recommends a visit to Vancouver because the city is a leader in urban sustainability.

9. Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The emirate has several new reasons to visit, including the six-month-long World Expo 2020 and the Museum of the Future.

10. Denver

According to Lonely Planet, the city has hip new hotels, food halls and a multimedia ride called "Kaleidoscape" at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park.

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