The White House, Washington D.C, USA

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The New York Times every year publishes a list of places, cities and other venues that they think every person who is able should visit for their viewing pleasure.  The list this year starts off with a very important, beautiful and political city; and this year it ranks at the top city everyone must see in the New Year of 2020.

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Here is a list of the top 20 places to visit in the new year and decade.

 

WASHINGTON

In the U.S. capital, new restaurants,
historic theaters and events
marking the suffrage movement

2

BRITISH VIRGIN
ISLANDS

An island chain devastated by hurricanes
rebounds with an environmental bent

3

RURRENABAQUE,
BOLIVIA

A new protected area invites visitors
to see rare monkeys and pink dolphins

4

GREENLAND

Like Iceland, only more vast, more
remote and without the crowds — for now

5

KIMBERLEY
REGION,
AUSTRALIA

Australia’s last frontier is rich in epic
landscapes and otherworldly corals

6

PASO ROBLES,
CALIF.

The Central Coast does its best Tuscany

7

SICILY

Sustainable rebirth and culinary
heritage on a volcanic island

8

SALZBURG,
AUSTRIA

Mozart, maestros and sweet soufflés during
the centennial of a renowned music festival

9

TOKYO

The Summer Games are just the beginning

10

CAESAREA,
ISRAEL

“Pompeii by the beach” becomes
one of the world’s most impressive
archaeological complexes

11

NATIONAL
PARKS, CHINA

China ramps up conservation efforts
with a new system of national parks

12

LESOTHO

A quiet mountainous country is
a wonderland for adventurers

13

COLORADO
SPRINGS

The new Olympics
museum is only one draw

14

KRAKOW,
POLAND

A city with a rich past focuses on
new parks and curbing pollution

15

JODHPUR, INDIA

Song, dance and royal grandeur
in Rajasthan’s “Blue City”

16

WESTERN
SWEDEN

Hike a new trail, eat a new meal, then
work it off, all (or mostly) carbon free

17

EGYPT

Fancy new digs for King Tut and company

18

LA PAZ, MEXICO

In Baja, a reimagined waterfront
and a sustainable sensibility

19

GRAND ISLE, LA.

Hauntingly beautiful, a barrier
island may soon vanish

CHOW KIT,
KUALA
LUMPUR,
MALAYSIA

An underappreciated neighborhood
receives a dose o fresh style and energy

21

JEVNAKER,
NORWAY

Twisted architecture is the draw at a
sleepy village with a major sculpture park

22

THE BAHAMAS

Much of a pristine archipelago
was untouched by Hurricane
Dorian and awaits visitors

23

KAMPOT,
CAMBODIA

A tranquil, riverside escape
adds a dedicated food street

24

CHRISTCHURCH,
NEW ZEALAND

An earthquake and a terrorist attack turn
a city into a global symbol of resilience

25

ASTURIAS,
SPAIN

An under-the-radar retreat for Spaniards
to embrace nature and get away from it all

26

HAIDA GWAII,
BRITISH
COLUMBIA

A remote group of islands celebrates
its First Nations heritage. You can, too

27

AUSTIN, TEXAS

Whether you seek art, music or
food, chill evenings are everywhere

28

SABAH,
MALAYSIA

Primeval forests with endangered
orangutans in a land off the tourist map

29

CHURCHILL,
MANITOBA

The Polar Bear Capital of the
World, again accessible by
train, confronts climate change

30

UGANDA

A primate capital and birder’s
paradise becomes more accessible

31

PARIS

The capital of food and fashion renews
itself — with a big green commitment, too

32

LAKE DISTRICT,
ENGLAND

The “loveliest spot” is now even more so

33

TAJIKISTAN

A high-altitude haven for adventure
travelers gets easier to visit

34

ANTAKYA,
TURKEY

On the site of an ancient mosaic, an open-
air museum and a stunning new hotel

35

LEIPZIG,
GERMANY

From industrial center to shrinking
city to newest cool-kid town

36

LIMA, PERU

A city of extraordinary food has
a rich history and art as well

37

MOLISE, ITALY

If you’re in search of untrammeled,
traditional Italy, you’ve found it

38

COPENHAGEN

A green city gets even more
sustainable and connected

39

RICHMOND, VA.

A once-quiet Southern city now
shines as a true cultural destination

40

MOUNT KENYA

On a volcanic mountain, wildlife thrives —
and glaciers are steadily disappearing

41

MINORCA, SPAIN

A sustainable and art-driven future
for a UNESCO heritage island

42

OBERAMMERGAU,
GERMANY

43

PLYMOUTH,
ENGLAND

A revitalized port city
marks a historic occasion

44

ATLANTIC
FOREST, BRAZIL

A vast ecosystem gets a new hiking
trail to highlight its importance

45

BELLE-ÎLE,
FRANCE

A pristine artistic haven
inspires a new wave of visitors

46

VAL D’ARAN,
SPAIN

A once-remote Pyrenean
valley gets adventurous

47

MONGOLIA

Catch a glimpse of Mongolia before
the rest of the tourists get there

48

JULIANA TRAIL,
SLOVENIA

A sustainably-focused hiking loop
showcases a green country’s epic beauty

49

ADDIS ABABA,
ETHIOPIA

A fast-growing economy is bringing
sustainable tourism — and an expanded
airport — to the Ethiopian capital

50

TRANSYLVANIAN
ALPS, ROMANIA

A celebration of old-
growth forests in Europe

51

URBINO, ITALY

Celebrate the life and work of one of
Italy’s greatest Renaissance artists

52

GLACIER
NATIONAL
PARK AND
WHITEFISH, MONT.

A changing landscape in a warming world

source:   List Courtesy of New York Times

 

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