Travel website TripAdvisor polled millions of its users to come up with its 2019 list of favorite world destinations. Whether you love doing outdoor activities, strolling, exploring, or nightlife, there’s something for you. They just released 2019 Travelers’ Choice awards — and millions of visitors voted for their favorite destinations around the world. Whether you’re looking for a sandy beach or a bustling city, there’s likely a destination fit for you.
Hong Kong, China, features a one-of-a-kind skyline and nightlife. Fans of modern architecture might want to visit I.M. Pei’s famous Bank of China Tower— or Zaha Hadid’s Jockey Club Innovation Tower. Of course, there’s also plenty of food and attractions to delight all your senses at any time of the day or night.
Hurghada, Egypt, is a prime destination for diving and snorkeling fans around the world. Coral reefs and turquoise waters on Egypt’s Red Sea Coast can make almost all your photos look like perfect postcards if you visit. Windsurfing is also a popular pastime.
Jaipur, India, is home to some of the world’s most mesmerizing architecture — Built in the early 18th century, the Jantar Mantar is an astronomical observation site that became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010. Of course, you must make time to visit the Hawa Mahal, also called the Palace of Breeze — which was built in 1799 out of red and pink sandstone. There’s also plenty of delicious food and shopping in and around the area, including in local bazaars.
Bali, Indonesia, is home to beautiful temples, beaches, an active volcano, and a monkey sanctuary — there’s something for everyone here. From Lempuyang Temple— also known as the Gate of Heaven — to the very active volcano Mount Agung, you’ll find yourself surrounded by wonders both natural and man-made when you visit Bali. For an unforgettable experience, go snorkeling or scuba diving with manta rays at Manta Point.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is a city unlike anywhere else on the planet. With a uniquely diverse population, Dubai features stunning architecture, the man-made palm-shaped island that is Palm Jumeirah, and the Burj Khalifa— currently the tallest building in the world. If you love shopping, there’s a souk for all of your shopping needs— especially gold and spices.