Travel: National Geographic Travel Announces 2017 Best of the World List

Annual List Features 21 Must-See Destinations For 2017

National Geographic Traveler magazine announced its annual Best of the World list, which highlights 21 must-see places to visit in 2017. The destinations were all chosen by the Traveler editors and fall into one of three categories- Cities, Nature, or Culture. The full list can be found in the December/January 2017 issue of Traveler magazine, available on newsstands nationwide starting November 29, and online now at www.NatGeoTravel.com/BestTrips2017.

cover_december2016

To learn more about each destination, visit: www.NatGeoTravel.com/BestTrips2017

This special issue takes readers on a globe-spinning journey to 21 of the world’s best destinations,” said George Stone, National Geographic Traveler editor in chief. “We think this year’s list represents a carefully curated selection of forward-leaning places that reveal the bright future of travel. This list is all about exploration and discovery. It’s not just about where to go, but why to go now and how to make 2017 a year of enlightenment through travel.”

The 2017 Best of the World destinations are (in alphabetical order):

  • Anchorage, Alaska, USA

    Jacks and diver

    Baja California National Marine Parks, Mexico: Jacks and diver at the Baja California National Marine Parks, Mexico

  • Baja California National Marine Parks, Mexico

    Banff National Park

    Banff, Alberta, Canada: Happiness is a sunrise, a hammock, and the stilled translucence of Moraine Lake. (Image courtesy of National Geographic Traveler)

  • Banff, Alberta, Canada

    Alpabzug Wassen

    Canton Uri, Switzerland: In Switzerland’s Canton Uri, the Désalpe festival marks the cattle’s annual autumn descent from summer mountain pastures.

  • Canton Uri, Switzerland
  • Cartagena, Colombia

    A tigress and her young cub relaxing near the cave she was born in- it's also the place she chose to have her first litter.

    Central India’s National Parks: In the protection of India’s Bandhavgarh National Park, this tigress gave birth to three cubs. A tigress and her young cub relaxing near the cave she was born in- it’s also the place she chose to have her first litter.

  • Central India’s National Parks

    The final destination of Delicacy

    Chengdu, China: Cooks in downtown Chengdu keep busy preparing some of Sichuan’s famed specialties: hot-and-sour rice noodles and steamed dumplings.

  • Chengdu, China
  • Cradle of Humankind, South Africa
  • Ecuador’s Cloud Forests
  • Finland
  • Georgia, USA
  • Guadeloupe Islands

    ngtdec16_bw-hamburg

    Hamburg, Germany: Historic warehouses in Hamburg’s Speicherstadt district are best viewed on a canal cruise.

  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Kauai, Hawaii, USA

    Yayoi Kusama Exhibition in Reina Sofia Museum

    Madrid, Spain: Madrid’s Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía exhibits the work of contemporary artists such as Japanese art star Yayoi Kusama.

  • Madrid, Spain

    ngt-bow-malta-001

    Malta: An angler tries his luck in one of Valletta’s many inlets fronted by honey-hued stone buildings. (Image courtesy of National Geographic Traveler)

  • Malta
  • Marrakech, Morocco

    The State History Museum and the Kazan Cathedal in the Red Square

    Moscow: The State History Museum and the Kazan Cathedal in the Red Square (Image courtesy of National Geographic Traveler magazine)

  • Moscow, Russia

    Papua New Guinea Natives

    Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea Natives

  • Papua New Guinea

    ngt-bow-seoul-001

    Seoul: Bukchon Hanok Village is a slice of tradition in high-tech Seoul.

  • Seoul, Korea

    Oxigen

    Via Dinarica, Western Balkans: A hiker stands on the peak of Matorac in the Dinaric Alps of central Bosnia and Herzegovina, along a section of the Balkans’ 1,200-mile Via Dinarica trail.

  • Via Dinarica, Western Balkans

To learn more about each destination, visit: www.NatGeoTravel.com/BestTrips2017

The online hub includes an immersive visual experience with 360 videos along with helpful tips and facts for planning trips to each locale. Visitors will also find inspiring illustrations to download and share. National Geographic Travel also hosted a Best of the World-themed Twitter chat on Friday, November 18, from 2-3:00 PM EST.

National Geographic Traveler (six issues per year) is the world’s most widely read travel magazine and has 16 international editions. The National Geographic Travel digital group shares its inspiring and authoritative digital content such as trip ideas, photo galleries, blogs and apps with its @NatGeoTravel community of over 20 million.

Advertisements