It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is quickly approaching, and with it comes the annual rush to find the perfect gift, make all the last-minute preparations, and plan your travels to see loved ones. By 2020, the holiday season could be much different than it has been in the past few years, however. Here are the top 10 holiday destinations you won’t want to miss in 2020…
It doesn’t matter if you’re a billionaire or traveling on a budget, there is something for everyone in Paris. From the classic Parisian boulevards, Haussmannian buildings and Ile de la Cité with Notre Dame cathedral, this city has a long history of elegance. Grab your partner and lose yourself in timeless romanticism as you stroll hand-in-hand along the cobbled streets and shop at some of the world’s most coveted brands.
It may be a tough destination for some, but one of the most untouched places on Earth is right here in our own backyard. If you’re looking for an adventure this holiday season, Patagonia might just be the place for you.
Japan is renowned for its high-tech innovations and traditional culture. It is also the world’s third largest economy, meaning you won’t have any trouble getting work done while you explore this beautiful country. Tokyo offers major attractions like The National Museum of Western Art, which houses more than 100,000 pieces of art dating from 1850 onwards. What’s more, in 2020 summer will arrive early in Japan! Enjoy the extended summer with over three months of sunshine before Autumn sets in.
With a unique and varied climate, Iceland offers countless natural wonders. Some of the top tourist attractions in Iceland include Gullfoss, Geysir, Vatnajokull glacier, Jokulsarlon lagoon, Reynisfjara beach, Kerlingafjoll mountains and hot springs on the north coast.
5) New Zealand
New Zealand has been a tourist hot spot for years, but never more so than this year with the recent release of the Tolkien movie trilogy. New Zealand is not only recognized for its natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes, but also for its multitude of scenic landscapes in the Alps and mountains which are perfect to explore on foot.
Here are some other top holiday destinations you might want to consider next year
6) Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka is on the top of this list, with plenty of things to do, see and eat. From snorkeling around Pigeon Island National Park and exploring untouched treasures in the Matale Forest Reserve, there’s no shortage of things to do! For a fresh cultural experience, check out the Elephant Orphanage in Nilaveli or if you’re an animal lover, visit Sigiriya National Park which is home to 350 species.
7) Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic may not be top of mind when you think of the next destination for your winter escape, but there is more than enough to see and do. The country is rich in history, culture, and color. From the colonial architecture in Santo Domingo and Santiago, the beautiful art galleries on Punta Cana’s Bavaro Beach and lively late-night bars in Cabarete that never close.
8) Panama City
Panama City is a burgeoning destination on the list of top travel destinations in 2020. It has close proximity to the US and Europe, making it an ideal for anyone looking for a fun and exciting holiday without international flights. Its proximity to other popular tourist destinations such as the famous Costa Rican rainforest, Cartagena Colombia, and El Salvador make it a prime location for travelling all year round.
9) New York City (Bronx Zoo/Staten Island Ferry Only)
Staten Island Ferry is a ferry system operated by the Staten Island Ferry (SIF) as part of the New York City Department of Transportation. Tickets are available for use on weekdays from 5:00 am – 1:00 am and from 7:00 am – midnight on weekends. One-way tickets cost $2.25 and includes a one-hour round trip excursion that departs every half hour between 6am and midnight, with service after 8pm running every hour.
10) Koh Samui
With its picture-perfect beaches, the paradise island of Koh Samui is one of the best destinations for your 2020 holiday. Spend your days relaxing on the golden sand, exploring ancient temples and dining on some of Thailand’s tastiest cuisine.