Thinking about next year’s travel plans — real or armchair — but not sure where you’d like to go?
TheCityTraveler’s editors have combed our recent posts to offer up this itinerary of 10 compelling possibilities.
The adventures include perennial favorites like Paris, as well as less likely locales, such as Detroit, Quebec City and the Spanish city of Oviedo.
Austin: Keeping It Weird For anyone looking for a getaway with great food, a vibrant music scene and a vivid sense of the offbeat, writer Beth D’Addono finds plenty to recommend in the Texas capital.
Paris: Allez-vous Aux Puces? The dizzying selection of goods at Le Marché aux Puces de Paris Saint-Ouen, the oldest flea market in Paris and the biggest such retail spot in the world, offers a bit of shopping nirvana for writer Caroline Tiger.
Detroit: A Wealth of Surprising Interiors Preservation Magazine executive editor Arnold Berke gives us the ultimate insider’s tour of five Motor City landmarks.
Kyoto: Hotel Screen, Peeling Back the Layers TCT co-editor JoAnn Greco recommends making the Hotel Screen, a boutique property whose rooms have been created by an eclectic baker’s dozen of interior designers, your base for a visit to Kyoto.
Trieste: Out of Venice’s Shadow Having taken full advantage of a year-long stint in Prague to fully explore the continent, writer Christine Sisson shares one of her “discoveries” –– the oft-overlooked Italian city of Trieste.
Malta: Roman Holiday TCT co-editor Cathleen McCarthy sees boom times ahead for this idyllic island, with its miles of Mediterranean shoreline, easy access from Rome and much new hotel activity.
Nashville: A Mansion Among Mansions Given her druthers — and a satchel full of cash — writer Eileen Smith Dallabrida could see herself ensconced at Belle Meade Plantation.
Luxembourg: Cafe Central at The Grund This storybook neighborhood is just one reason why TCT co-editor Robert DiGiacomo recommends detouring from your French or German travels to spend a few days in this lesser known European capital.
Quebec City: Funky St. Roch Chicago-based writer Jacqueline Ostrowski leaves the more familiar confines of Quebec City’s Upper Old Town to explore this emerging neighborhood.
Oviedo: City of Cider In this sophisticated city in Northern Spain, writer Mary Alice Downie tries to quench her thirst for the local specialty of sidra natural, a drink made from naturally-fermented apples.