It’s time to start planning and preparing for your vacations for the upcoming year! With so many beautiful places around the world, trying to decide where to go next can sometimes be the most difficult part of planning a vacation. First deciding on what continent you would like to see, then what country on the continent, finally the city in the country, and so on. With so much to see and experience, you want to make sure whatever location you do decide on is one that you will definitely get the most bang for your buck.
Every year with the help of several travel websites, we develop a list of the top places to visit for the upcoming year. Take a look at last year’s list “The Top Places to Visit in 2016”. 2017 brings new events and locations that are prime destinations for you and your family.
5. Panama City, Panama
Coming in at number 5 on our list is Panama City. While many visitors come to Panama because of the Panama Canal, this old city has so much more to offer than that. There are plazas and palaces, churches, hiking, and a vibrant ever growing downtown area. You can even get away from the cosmopolitan area to by taking a short boat ride to some beautiful beaches.
4. Seoul, South Korea
Seoul is a colorful, buzzing city that should be on everyone’s must-visit list. It has everything from the latest tech, to ancient history that is waiting to be explored. It’s also famous for having some of the best shopping in the world! So be sure to bring an empty piece of luggage to fill with items all your friends back home will be asking you about. Few cities are able to combine modern architecture and royal palaces like this great Asian city.
3. Los Angeles, USA
One of the largest cities in the United States, Los Angeles is home to Hollywood, Bel Air, Rodeo Drive, and celebrities walk the streets like civilians. While many want to visit ‘Tinseltown’ to get a glimpse of an A-lister, there are plenty of other things to do. Some of the world’s best restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and even historical sights are waiting for you in the City of Angels.
2. Cape Town, South Africa
Unlike other cities on this list, Cape Town truly has something for everyone. Whether it’s families looking to go on and adventure, students wanting to get a history lesson, couples looking to get away and relax, or a single person looking to explore a new city, Cape Town can offer you what you are looking for. Experience the culture, see the art, meet the people, and get lost in the natural wonders.
1. Helsinki, Finland
Coming in at number one on our list of top places to see in 2017 is Helsinki, Finland! Helsinki is Finland’s largest city and their capital, which makes visiting this year even more special as they are celebrating their 100th anniversary on December 6, 2017. The city has several museums and parks that you can visit including a theme park. Helsinki also has a great public transportation system which can offer great ways to see the city by bus and by boat.
Now that you have some ideas of where you should be traveling in the upcoming year, don’t forget to protect yourself by getting Travel Insurance. As stated in a previous blog, “Tips Everyone Should Follow When Traveling Abroad”, it is important to have proper travel insurance coverage in case of an unexpected emergency while traveling abroad. Our Insurance Specialists have the knowledge and experience to offer advice or help select the best insurance plan for your needs. Safe travels!