The Top 10 Friendliest Cities in the World

2016 is just in its beginning and what better time of the year to start planning your next holiday. Luckily, Lonely Planet has some great recommendations for top 10 cities to visit in 2016. Get your travel plans for the next year ready with the following travel treasures:

1. Kotor, Montenegro

Kotor is a small picturesque gem in Montenegro. Its famous old town and spectacular view of the bay attracts lots of travellers from all over the world. Once you visit Kotor you will understand why it is the top city to visit in 2016.

2. Quito, Ecuador

The capital of Ecuador – Quito, is the second most attractive destination in the world for the next year. If you want to experience a traditional South American culture, decades long history head to this UNESCO-listed town for a warm and relaxed, but modern and vibrant, holiday.

3. Dublin, Ireland

On the third place Lonely Planet names Dublin as another great choice for a city to visit in 2016. With its youthful vibrancy, creativity and optimism everywhere around Ireland’s capital, it is definitely a must see destination. Dublin was also named one of the friendliest cities in the world for 2015.

4. George Town, Malaysia

George Town is one of the largest cities in Malaysia and part of it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The combination of unique architectural and cultural townscape in George Town makes it a perfect for travellers who appreciate the authentic history and culture of a destination.


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5. Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Modern travellers will fall in love with this open-air gallery of contemporary and creative architecture called Rotterdam. The second biggest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam, is a remarkable example of futuristic construction.

6. Mumbai, India

The charm of Mumbai lies in its authenticity. Although it’s one of the most populous cities in India and in the world many tourists come to explore the Indian culture in the megapolis.

7. Fremantle, Australia

The Western Australian city Fremantle attracts visitors from all over the world because of its vibrant atmosphere, hipster bars and artsy neighborhoods. It’s a perfect destination for young and free-spirited travellers.

8. Manchester, UK

UK’s entry in the list of the top cities to visit in 2016 comes with Manchester. The city is often underestimated destination hidden in the fame of London. However, once you get there you’ll see that it’s worth it.

9. Nashville, USA

USA make its way into this awesome list with no other than good old Nashville. This music city is worth your attention because of its creative atmosphere and developed lifestyle.


10. Rome, Italy

Rome is always a good idea! And we would add that the Eternal City can never be underestimated because of its popularity. Exactly because it’s so popular, Rome is under pressure to deliver even greater value to its visitors and to exceed their expectations.

So where are you headed to in 2016?

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