If you don’t visit many destinations this year, it’s time to plan a trip for 2024. The Points Guy reveals the best destinations to visit next year.
It even summarizes important events next year, which can be a recommendation for deciding which destination to visit. From France, Costa Rica, Albania, to Bali, here are 10 recommendations for the 17 best destinations in 2024, according to The Points Guy.
Next year France will host the 2024 Olympics. Maybe the hotels there are already booked, or tourists will have to pay higher prices. According to The Points Guy, the opening ceremony will be held along the River Seine, while some matches will be held at various stadiums across the country.
In addition to the Olympics, Strasbourg will host UNESCO’s 2024 World Book Capital and Normandy will host historic events to mark the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in June.
San Diego, California – and Tijuana, Mexico
The two neighboring cities have been designated as World Design Capitals for 2024. Therefore, several interesting events will be related to design. Take Tijuana’s Design Street Festival, a jewelry design exhibition called ‘Frontera’ held at the Mingei International Museum in San Diego. Meanwhile, Centro Cultural Tijuana and the World Design Experience will be held in both cities.
In this city located in Eastern India, tourists can explore the UNESCO-listed Manas National Park, or take a Jeep safari to the Unesco World Heritage Site of Kaziranga. Additionally, new cruise ship itineraries will make the region more accessible to tourists next year.
Albania offers charming brutalist architecture and tree-filled neighborhoods in its capital, Tirana. Tourists can also take the cable car to Mount Dajti for a panoramic view of the city. Or enjoy the Kala Festival in early June along the coast of the Ionian Sea.
Costa Rica has the highest biodiversity, and even became a pioneer of ecotourism in the 1990s. Tourists can visit the region from August to December to see humpback whales migrating to the Golfo Dulce, one of four tropical fjords.
South Korea has four amazing seasons throughout the year. According to The Points Guy, the capital city of Seoul, is described as a place where past and future intersect. Tourists can visit the 14th-century Jongmyo Shrine and admire the futuristic Seoul City Hall.
Cities in the path of the eclipse, United States
Next year tourists can watch the solar eclipse in the United States. Dallas, Texas, will be one of the destinations to see the eclipse. Apart from that, there is also Indianapolis, which will celebrate the first total solar eclipse in more than 800 years. In Buffalo, the best vantage point to see the eclipse is inside Niagara Falls Park.
Bissagos Islands, Guinea-Bissau
The attraction of this island, which is often nickname the Galapagos of Africa, is rich in wildlife, beautiful stretches of white sand, mangrove forests, lagoons and dense palm and cashew forests. Even though this archipelago is quite difficult to reach, a number of luxury cruise ships and small ships have started visiting the island.
Quebec has now explored indigenous tourism a lot. Tourists can enjoy the aurora borealis while learning about Inuit traditions in the Arctic region of Nunavik in Quebec, observing beluga and blue whales with an Innu guide in the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park, or forage for mushrooms and berries in the Laurentian mountains.
Tourists can also explore Quebec City’s cobbled streets, enjoy a walking tour, shop along the Rue du Tresor, or dine at a restaurant owned by native Sagamite people.
According to The Points Guy, in 2024, tourists visiting Bali will be charged US$10 or around Rp. 157 thousand, which will be channeled into cultural and environmental protection.
There are many luxury resorts leading this trend, one of which is the Four Seasons Resort Bali in Jimbaran Bay. Additionally, guests can look forward to a series of exciting new hotels, set to open in November 2023. Guests can enjoy epic views from 72 cliff-top pool villas and spa treatments utilizing ancient healing techniques.