Travel + Leisure just came out with the world’s top 15 cities. The criteria for making the list is beautiful architecture, unique restaurants, cultural offerings, intriguing shops, friendly population, street life and beautiful landscape.
These cities are votes by T&L readers, so let’s take a look at where you’ll want to go for your next vacation!
The food and nightlife that the city has to offer have been dubbed an experience of a lifetime but visitors!
Make sure to check out the Hagia Sophia and the Grand Bazar. This city is full of history, diverse cultures, and world-class hotels!
A classic travel destination that everyone should have on their list. Newcomers should stop by the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, and the Colosseum! Fuel up with cappuccinos, pizza, and pasta If you’ve been before there are tons of different activities to do in this beauty and history-rich city!
Cape Town, South Africa
This is a lively city to visit with an active nightlife and romantic hotels. Take a cable car ride through the city’s gorgeous mountains and make sure to stop by the neighborhood markets for artsy, one of a kind goods.
Readers declared that while the city has traffic and is crowded, the history and culture outweigh the difficulties.
Charleston, South Carolina
Don’t let this small city fool you! It’s the only city in the US to make this list and with its abundance of quiet beaches, waterside hotels, historic landmarks and upscale restaurants with friendly prices, it totally deserves too.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
A perfect destination if you’re looking for a relaxed vibe in a big city with ample restaurants and shopping.
Hoi An, Vietnam
A friendly city that won’t cost a fortune to vacation in. It’s also well known for it’s preserved building and temples dating back to the 1600s.
Luang Prabang, Laos
A go-to destination for gorgeous mountainsides, luxury hotels, laid-back cafes and a blossoming art scene.
Another classic place to visit. Definitely worth a stop if you’re visiting Rome and vice-versa. It has tons of activities. If you love art or fashion, Florence is the city for you.
Dubbed a classic, beautiful and culturally rich city that everyone should visit! Known for its geisha culture, temples and shrines Kyoto has amazing sights to visit, good food and luxury hotels.
An artist’s town with friendly locals, rice paddies and a killer food festival every summer.
Known as the city of lakes, it’s a beautiful and romantic lakeside city. The city is filled with beautiful architecture and palaces. Architecture and history lovers must stop by City Palace to appreciate it’s mix of Rajasthani, Mughal and British styles of architecture.
From the remainders of their colonial past, the pristine beaches, and beautiful mountainsides, Oaxaca is a diverse location filled with lots to do. They also have a temperate climate so any time of year is good to visit.
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
This is San Miguel’s second time on the top of the list. Filled with colorful, cobblestone architecture, a village feels with a large population and the presence of artistry, it’s readers’ favorite city. It’s authentic, unique and cost friendly.