Best Places to Travel 2019

This is Mic's list of the top destinations to visit in 2019, whether you're traveling for incredible food, accessible adventures or the most beautiful beaches in the world.

The 27 best places to travel in 2019

This year’s list of places spans the world, from an exciting new food city in Scandinavia to an upstate New York haven.

Alberta’s Rocky Mountains are a cozy, relaxing getaway all year-round

What could be a better wellness destination than the residence of more winter Olympic athletes than anywhere else in Canada?

Belgrade, Serbia, has a wild nightlife scene, with clubs on barges and a burgeoning craft beer scene

Belgrade may be the wildest nightlife city in Europe — sorry, Berlin.

Bhutan is a hiker’s paradise that’s slowly opening up to the outside world

Thimphu is one of only two capitals in the world without traffic lights.

Bologna, Italy, is home to the Disney World of food and countless other culinary gems

The Italian city is considered the birthplace of both tortellini pasta and tagliatelle alla Bolognese.

After a 6-month closure, Boracay, Philippines, reopens as a cautious tropical paradise

The island in the Philippines will only allow 19,000 visitors at a time.

Detroit is quickly becoming a great food city — and there’s something for every budget

Detroit has given the world iconic dishes such as square pizza and Asian corned beef, an Asian fusion take on a Reuben sandwich.

Franklin, Tennessee, has the whiskey and war history to rival Nashville

Just 20 miles south of Music City, Franklin has long drawn Civil War history buffs and spirits lovers.

Gothenburg, Sweden, is taking its place among Scandinavia’s top-tier food cities

Sweden’s second-largest city is setting the standard for sustainable dining in Scandinavia.

Islay — aka Whisky Island — is where all of your scotch dreams come true

The rolling greenery, pounding surf and sea breeze form the ideal setting for Islay's main industry: whisky making.

Maui is coming out of Oahu’s shadow, thanks to its quiet beaches and great restaurants

Fresh produce, poke and fried mochi dipped in pâté are just a few foods you can sample on the tropical island.

Mendoza is the grape capital of South America — and the food is just as good as the wine

Between a weak peso and increased international flights, it’s an ideal time to visit Argentina’s glorious wine country.

Nagoya is the next big destination for food in Japan

Some of Nagoya's food hits include a grilled eel porridge and pan-fried spaghetti with sausage.

A new nonstop flight makes Nairobi — and Kenya’s safari scene — way more accessible to Americans

The new flight will make it easier for Americans to go on safari — or to visit the overlooked beaches of Kenya.

Namibia is all about the magical landscapes — and the country is dedicated to protecting them

Go for the unreal landscapes, stay for the conscientious conservation of the area’s wild animals.

Australia’s Ningaloo Reef is overshadowed by the Great Barrier Reef — but it’s just as awe-inspiring

Unlike the Great Barrier Reef, the diving and snorkeling sites of the Ningaloo are right along the coast — and you can walk into the water and explore.

Panama City, the birthplace of the New World, is celebrating its 500th birthday

Panama City is a modern city, but explore its wild side with kayaking or a visit to Monkey Island.

Park City, Utah, has the “greatest snow on Earth” — but there’s tons to do in the summer, too

The skiing is world-class, but you can also partake in some unique yoga adventures or explore the snowless slopes on a mountain bike.

Provence is vying to become France’s next art capital

Provence has long attracted artists like Pablo Picasso to its lavender-lined fields.

Puebla is giving Mexico’s bigger cities a run for their money

Puebla tends to get overshadowed by better known places like Oaxaca — and that’s a shame.

Puerto Rico is open for business, with some help from Lin-Manuel Miranda

Lin-Manuel Miranda will once again step into the role of Hamilton with 24 performances in January.

Salvador, Brazil, is home to turquoise beaches and spicy Bahian food

Spicy, rich Bahian cuisine is a heady blend of Portuguese, African and indigenous Brazilian influences.

Saratoga Springs isn’t just for horse people — it’s a nature escape with great food, too

What’s great about Saratoga is you can do it up luxuriously or have an adventurous few days without breaking the bank.

Scottsdale’s young, cool side is just starting to emerge

The restaurants in Scottsdale — as well as surrounding areas of Phoenix, Tempe and more — are becoming destinations in and of themselves.

Taipei, Taiwan, has amazing food — and it’s Asia’s most gay-friendly city

In the first Michelin Guide Taipei, 20 restaurants picked up stars.

Telluride, Colorado, is for adventure seekers who want to spend all day in the great outdoors

Located against the edge of a steep box canyon, Telluride’s dramatic backdrop also stands as a natural boundary, sheltering it from tourist overload.

Tofino, on Vancouver Island, has world-class surf and unbelievable seafood

The small-town vibes — there is one single taxi, and no Uber — belie the widespread creativity and innovation happening in Tofino.

Australia’s sacred Uluru park is finally getting the protection it deserves

Climbing Uluru will be officially banned in October, so travelers can visit without being destructive.