2017 Predictions: The Next Big Travel Trends

Looking for some fresh new vacation ideas for 2017? Here, we share our predictions for next year’s hottest destinations, hotel amenities, itineraries, and much, much more.

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Montreal Becomes a Top Urban Retreat

Montreal’s 375th birthday coincides with Canada’s 150th year of Confederation and the city is celebrating both with unprecedented new urban projects, including the debut of the 375 Viaduct, a High Line–inspired pedestrian walkway connecting Rosemont Boulevard and Avenue Van Horne; $15 million worth of bike paths; 20 new works of public art; and a $78 million makeover of the Old Port. Special events throughout the year range from an operatic reenvisioning of Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” to a free, month-long street art festival featuring 800 performers. Montreal’s food scene needs no special occasion (the city is already celebrated for its excellent wine bars and bakeries); it continues to rival the best in North America, with three of its restaurants ranking among Canada’s top 10 tables of 2016. Other hot new reservations include veggie-centric Candide, Nordic-inspired Hvor, and a decadent new spot from star chef Joël Robuchon.