52 Places to Go in 2016

52 Places to Go in 2016 2

Lawyers need rest – everyone knows that – and the New York Times has conveniently provided a list of 52 places to visit in 2016, ranging from . . well, let’s select a few at random.

Number 1Mexico

When Pope Francis visits Mexico City next month, he will draw the faithful from around the country. The Mexican capital, though, is attracting pilgrims of another kind: travelers seeking some of the world’s best cuisine, museums and forward-thinking design. With young people from around Latin America and Spain streaming into the city, and the Mexican peso hitting record lows against the dollar, the city — daunting and endless as it is — radiates energy.

Number 2 – Bordeaux

Next year will see the opening of La Cité du Vin, an ambitious institution along the coast of the river Garonne dedicated to the history of French viticulture. The undulating wooden structure, designed by XTU architects, is part of a huge greening and revitalization effort along Bordeaux’s waterways, which also includes the 2013 opening of the Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Europe’s largest lift bridge, and the transformation of over 7,500,000 square feet of former docklands into more than 5,000 new apartments and public waterside attractions.

Number 3 – Malta

Malta is an affordable Mediterranean playground with a superb climate, sublime beaches, megalithic temples and a distinctive crossroads culture. English is one of two official languages, but few Americans have discovered Malta’s charms. There are three inhabited islands to explore — Malta, home to buzzing Valletta, a Unesco World Heritage city of stunning limestone buildings; Gozo, more tranquil and with a dramatic coastline filled with great spots for diving; and idyllic, car-free Comino, which has one hotel and few residents.

. . so that’s the top 3.  But others include Coral Bay, St Johns (4), Mozambique (6), Skane, Sweden (9), Guadeloupe (11), Cesme, Turkey (13), Korcula Island, Croatia (17), Todos Santos, Mexico (23), Saint Helena (28), Tyrol, Austria (36), East Coast,Sri Lanka (41), Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia (50) and of course a bunch in the United States.

A handy roundup of some of the very best places on the planet.  If you want to check out the best places to be in 2016, then check out what the NYT have prepared for you.

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