We already brought you part one of our list of the top 50 vacation ideas for 2016, and now we’re back with part two! Check out 10 more amazing travel destinations that you should really consider visiting below – you might be surprised by what you find out! And be sure to stay tuned for our third installment of this list, coming soon.
Number Forty: Ile de Re – France. This is an excellent destination for people who don’t want to worry about renting a car. There are more than 60 miles of bike baths and pristine beaches on the Ile de Re.
Number Thirty-Nine: East Bay – California. Rather than check out tourist central San Francisco, try exploring East Bay. There are many urban wineries in the area, and its population is growing very quickly.
Number Thirty-Eight: Kansai – Japan. Kansai has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other city in the world, so this is a foodie’s wet dream. Later this year, a Four Seasons will open in Kansai, so if you want to travel in elegance, do it this year.
Number Thirty-Seven: Colmar – France. Colmar is most well known as a historic town with old-world charm; however, a new renovation, the town is becoming more and more modernized. Check out Colmar this year before the transformation is complete.
Number Thirty-Six: Tyrol – Austria. Tyrol is featured in the 2015 Bond film, Spectre. To celebrate the town’s 120th birthday in 2015, Swarovski (who is from Tyrol, by the way), built a four-story tower that is truly a spectacle.
Number Thirty-Five: Pyeongchang – South Korea. Pyeongchang will be the home to the 2018 Winter Olympics, so this year, why not get some skiing out of the way before any Olympic athletes?
Number Thirty-Four: Mosel Wine Country – Germany. The Mosel wine country is notorious for being home to stuffy, pretentious oenophiles, but all that is changing now. The scenery is beautiful, and the riesling there is just as delicious.
Number Thirty-Three: Providence – Rhode Island. Providence is a well-documented historical town, but it’s also a great destination for foodies. The same two people behind the restaurant Birch, which was nominated for a James Beard award, are responsible for Providence’s new restaurant called Oberlin.
Number Thirty-Two: Isla Holbox – Mexico. Forget Cancun – check out Isla Holbox! Isla Holbox is 26 miles of undeveloped beaches and mangroves, and there are no cars on the island.
Number Thirty-One: Turin – Italy. Turin is quickly becoming one of the best cultural hotspots in Italy. The Egyptian Museum recently reopened there, and Turin is also home to a street art initiative that will make your trip even more beautiful than you thought possible. Stay tuned for part three of our list of the top 50 vacation ideas for 2016, coming soon!