7 of the Best Places Visit in 2017

There is nothing quite like looking back to a year of traveling to destinations you have never been to before. While there are places that make you want to come back over and over again, there are still more out there that still need to be discovered. As another year draws to a close, here is a look to some of the best places to visit in 2017.

Belgrade, Serbia
Belgrade
Points of interest: The breweries and craft beers, the food scene with the city’s growing number of bars and restaurants, art and music events and festivals; top attractions that include the 20/44, Ada Ciganlija, Aviation Museum, Belgrade Beerfest, the Belgrade International Theatre Festival, the Belgrade Music Festival, Gallery of Frescoes, Jevremovac Botanical Gardens, Kafana Pavle Korčagin, Kalemegdan Citadel, Maršal Tito’s Grave, Museum of Applied Art, Museum of Yugoslav History, the National Museum, Nikola Tesla Museum, the Sveti Sava Temple, Tower of Sibinjanin Janko, World Travellers’ Club, Zeleni Venac Market

Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town
Points of interest: Breathtking nature and outdoor destinations, beautiful beaches, art and design scene, local cuisine, wine region, and diverse activities and attractions for all types of travelers

Helsinki, Finland
Helsinki
Points of interest: Historical and cultural attractions, stunning outdoor destinations, vibrant design scene; must-see sights like the Finlandia Hall, Finnish National Museum of Art, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Hietaniemi, the Kauppatori (Market Square), Keskuspuisto (Central Park), Linnanmäki Amusement Park, Mannerheimintie (Mannerheim Street), the National Museum, the Rock Church, the Senate Square, Seurasaari, and Suomenlinna

Kanazawa, Japan
Kanazawa
Points of interest: Art and culture scene, stunning nature scenery that include sacred mountains and breathtaking landscapes, scenic gardens, the Samurai district, and other must-see places like the 21th Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Higashi Chayamachi, Kanazawa Castle Park, Kanazawa Station, Kenrokuen (traditional Japanese garden), Myouryuji Temple (ninja-dera temple), and the Omicho Market

Montreal, Quebec
Montreal, Quebec
Points of interest: The culinary scene; top sights that include the Catholic Mary Queen of the World Cathedral, Jardin Botanique (Botanical Garden), Lachine, Mont Royal, the Notre-Dame Basilica, Old Montréal, Olympic Park, Oratoire Saint-Joseph,
Portland, OregonParc Jean Drapeau, Place Jacques-Cartier, Rue Sherbrooke, and Square Saint-Louis

Portland, Oregon
Points of interest: Bike-friendly city, outdoor and nature attractions, craft beer scene, the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, Hoyt Arboretum, the International Rose Test Garden, Lan Su Chinese Garden, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, the Portland Japanese Garden, Powell’s City of Books, Washington Park, and Waterfront Park

Seoul, South Korea
Seoul
Points of interest: A mix of old and new, tech-savvy city with high-speed internet and extensive public WiFi access, the cuisine, art, culture, design, Bukchon Hanok Village, Dongdaemun Market, Gwanghwamun, Gyeongbokgung, Hongdae, Insadong, Itaewon, Lotte World, Myeongdong, Namdaemun Market, and Yeouido Park