20 Travel Destinations for Your 2020 Getaway
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There are 2 types of people in this world — those who go on spontaneous gateways with last minute planning and those who prepare for their grand trips way in advance. Some people simply love short but saturated trips, and take a couple of days to make the most of their time. Meanwhile, others choose longer and less intense journeys to experience new cities as both a tourist and a local.
2020 is just around the corner and whatever type you are, it’s time to add some new destinations to your bucket list. To help you narrow down your choice, Depositphotos — a library with millions of photos, videos, and illustrations — has rounded up a selection of the top destinations for tourism, recreation, and inspiration in 2020.
1. Marrakesh, Morocco
Target location: Ben Youssef Madrasa
What’s exciting: Being one of the most impressive tourist attractions in Marrakesh, the architecture of the 14th century will impress even the most spoiled travelers.
2. Tokyo, Japan
Target location: National Stadium
What’s exciting: In July-August 2020, Tokyo will host the 2020 Summer Olympics. For sports fans, it’s an amazing opportunity to attend the legendary event, as well as explore the diverse city of Tokyo.
3. Athens, Greece
Target location: Little Kook
What’s exciting: There are not many cupcake shops in the world that are as appealing as Little Kook. Changing their decor every season, the confectionery is one of the most Instagrammable venues in Athens.
4. Dubai, UAE
Target location: Dubai Design District (d3)
What’s exciting: This recently opened design district in Dubai is home for local creatives and a ‘can’t miss’ destination for design, art, and culture enthusiasts.
5. Budapest, Hungary
Target location: Buda
What’s exciting: If you’re traveling to Budapest just for the weekend, spend your first day on the Buda side of the city. Most of the top sightseeing spots are located there.
6. Chengdu, China
Target location: Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding
What’s exciting: The research base is open to tourists and is home to almost 200 pandas.
7. Monterey, California, USA
Target location: Bixby Creek Bridge
What’s exciting: If you watched the series Big Little Lies, you definitely know why you should go here. If you’re not familiar with the show, just drive across the bridge and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. You’ll likely want to watch the show afterward.
8. Sicily, Italy
Target location: Caltagirone
What’s exciting: The spectacular architecture and museum of the city will be a source of inspiration for photographers, designers, and artists.
Target location: Luxembourg
What’s exciting: You can explore the entire country in a weekend, so don’t rush and enjoy the nice weather and scenic parks of Luxembourg.
10. Tbilisi, Georgia
Target location: Abanotubani
What’s exciting: The historical center of Tbilisi is where you can marvel at the colorful houses, relax in a park, and pop into an authentic food venue to try khachapuri right out of the oven.
11. Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil
Target location: Iguazú Falls
What’s exciting: Located on the border with Argentina, Iguazú Falls is the largest waterfall system in the world.
12. Cape Town, South Africa
Target location: Table Mountain
What’s exciting: To get an unforgettable experience and a view of the city, get to the top of Table Mountain with the Aerial Cableway.
13. Bilbao, Spain
Target location: Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
What’s exciting: Being a great example of 20th century architecture, the museum of modern and contemporary art is a mecca for creatives.
14. Doha, Qatar
Target location: Pearl-Qatar
What’s exciting: Planning your spring holidays? The artificial island of Pearl-Qatar is the new Dubai Palm Islands.
15. Salzburg, Austria
Target location: Old town
What’s exciting: Snow-covered mountains, multiple Christmas markets, and a costume celebration of Krampus Night on December 5th makes winter the best season to explore Salzburg.
16. Samarkand, Uzbekistan
Target location: Bibi-Khanym Mosque
What’s exciting: The 15th century mosque is decorated with tiles, carved marble, and paintings and is among the oldest and the most beautiful cultural attractions.
17. Provence, France
Target location: Valensole
What’s exciting: A photoshoot in lavender fields is a dream for many, isn’t it?
Target location: Jamaica
What’s exciting: Treat yourself to a lazy holiday: swim in the sea, lie on the beach, and just enjoy the little things in life at this popular destination.
19. Jodhpur, India
Target location: Blue City
What’s exciting: Jodhpur is also known as Blue City for the corresponding color of the houses there. Stroll around the city, take some pictures, and explore the historic sights.
20. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Target location: Eureka Tower
What’s exciting: It will only take you about 38 seconds to get on the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower and see the breathtaking view of Melbourne.
Although some of these destinations might not be new for avid travelers, you can also explore them during different seasons. Many details can change your first impressions about a city — local festivals, changing cityscapes, and especially the time of the year that you go. Find your next vacation destination in this article, and get ready to go out there and explore.