2020’s Top Travel Destinations
There are certain destinations that have been on our radar for a while but are still developing, such as the food scene in a little town in Maine and the somewhat surprising British beach resort that has us talking in the UK or PARIS. There are additional spots with sluggish and reasonable costs that have yet to be discovered by other travelers. Then there are destinations, which are always a smart idea but will be much more so in 2020, such as Paris, which will see new hotel openings, including the first Soho House in France, as well as a new museum of modern art that will rival institutions. Existing world-class city And, here at Condé Nast Traveler, we keep an eye on the surf scene (where environmentalists, independent hotels, and small businesses congregate), and we predict that a little Philippine island will emerge as a magnet of crowds over the coming year (whether they are sailing or not)
Passengers speed past Rijeka, Croatia’s third-largest city, on their route to the overcrowded Dalmatian Islands by tourists who should go away for a while. The daring mix of stunning landmarks, urban beaches, bustling street festivals, and incredible Italian grandeur begins to draw its own crowds. Because of the sloping landscape to the left of the residents, the fortress overlooking the sea has been dubbed Red Rijeka. The shipyard is also noted for its punk rock pioneering history (brand chief Goran Jessica Fox once called it the Galapagos musical).
In fact, a separate plaque indicating Hasar’s former location, a few blocks from the Governor’s Palace in the 19th century, can be ended up found on an unnoticed street a few blocks from the Governor’s Palace. Hasar was Croatia’s first rock and roll club, and possibly Europe’s first of its kind dominated by communists. Future visitors to Rijeka will reap the benefits of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art’s fantastically filled cellars, as well as the fish that was recently caught in Konoba Na Canton, while masses struggle to sunbathe south in Split and Hvar.
The fact that Rijeka, along with Galway, has been named European Capital of Culture for 2020 will definitely add to the city’s appeal. In preparation, work is underway on Rijeka’s first art district, which will be built in the former Beni industrial complex, while sites like the Sugar Refinery Palace, which again will house the city museum in the future, and Object T, where Rijeka will be rooted by the city library, are being completely rebuilt.
Panama owns the products, not only the number of visitors, from coffee plantations and cloud forests to demolished Spanish fortifications and fingerprint-free islands. However, with the launch of the rambunctious Islas Secas eco-resort in December 2019, which provides access to 14 small rough islands in Chiriqui Bay on Panama’s warm Pacific coast, this appears to be changing. The full-service off-grid getaway, which was previously home to a tiny collection of beach tents and rudimentary fishing dwellings, comprises four unique sites at Casita, accommodating only 18 people in one of the islands, and is 33 nautical miles from the mainland.
The homes are created with solitude in mind, each with its own outside deck space, plunge pool, and thatched-roof cottage, and are surrounded by the island’s toucan-filled tropical jungle. The marine park is home to one of the Pacific’s greatest coral reefs, which means eagles, humpback whales, hammerhead sharks, and the endangered olive turtle also can be found in the waters surrounding the Dry Islands. Guests will be able to surf, snorkel, and Seabob along the route, and there will be an on-site diving instructor, two completely prepared fishing boats, and a dedicated porter to provide wildlife advice.