If you are already thinking about your vacations for 2018, “Lonely Planet” is here to help. The travel guide has just come out with their list of the top regions in the world to visit next year and you may be surprised by some of the choices.
Topping the list this year is Belfast and the Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland. The area has gained in popularity in recent years, due to HBO’s “Game of Thrones” filming there but there are lot of other reasons travelers should want to visit.
“Belfast & the Causeway Coast topped our list of the top ten regions because it is deservedly now recognized as a must-visit destination by travellers from across the globe," James Smart, LP's Destination Editor for Britain and Ireland, says. "Dynamic Belfast has put its troubled past behind it and is a city transformed, its streets packed with buzzing bars and great stories, while the coastline beyond boasts spectacular scenery and plenty of great diversions.”
As for the U.S., Alaska is the top destination, making the list at number two, with the Southern, United States, including Nashville and New Orleans, coming in seventh.
Top Ten Best Regions To Visit For 2018
- Belfast and the Causeway Coast of Northern Ireland
- Alaska, USA
- Julian Alps, Slovenia
- Languedoc-Roussillon, France
- Kii Peninsua, Japan
- Aeolian Islands, Italy
- Southern USA
- Lahaul & Spiti, India
- Bahia, Brazil
- Los Haitises National Park, Dominican Republic
Source: Lonely Planet