The Best Cities to Visit This Year
Our favorite cities are primarily ones that have culture and shopping so good it can’t be ignored. These are the destinations for travelers who love good food, memorable art, and luxe shopping with a local flair. A seasoned traveler knows how to wear a city, taste a city, and feel a city. That means finding the best shops and galleries—and seeking out the pieces made by local designers and artisans. It means finding the coveted Michelin-starred experience and the hole-in-the-wall joint with the cities’ best pastries, the noted museums, and the underground jazz clubs.
Some of our honorees are hubs that have seen a cultural renaissance as of late and have made great strides in rebuilding their cities’ vibrancy. Others have new claims to fame, be it municipal improvements ahead of a global event or brand-new retail hubs.
Here are our Legend Award honorees for best city: