7 Destinations You Need to Visit in 2017
A whole new year of adventure has begun, and it's time you got out to see the world in 2017. We’ve searched for iconic must-sees, exotic journeys, quirky quick-stops, and coastal paradises to inspire a new year full of new experiences.
The months of January and February are the best for experiencing Canada’s exciting winter culture, but even in warmer months, diverse regions, cities, and natural wonders fascinate visitors all year long. While Canada always finds the fun in every season, our friendly northern neighbors have a lot to celebrate in 2017. The upcoming year marks the 150th Anniversary of the country’s Confederation, and the Prime Minister of Canadian Heritage, Mélanie Joly, has guaranteed 12 months of celebration. Cities and towns will be hosting various events and festivities throughout the year, making 2017 the best time to visit the Great White North.
What better way to spend 2017 than on an island that boasts to have a beach for every day of the year? Those on the hunt for the perfect sun, sand, and surf will find Antigua’s beaches far exceed expectations. From social hot-spots to hidden gems, Antigua has a beach to match every personality. We recommend renting a car and hosting your own seaside scavenger hunt.
Italy is always a good idea. This country truly has it all; delicious food, captivating vistas, profound history, welcoming people, and wine—we can’t forget the wine. Italy’s size compliments its larger-than-life atmosphere, but with so much to see, choosing an itinerary can be daunting. Thankfully, the country’s excellent public transportation system makes it possible to sample a bit of the north and south, and everything in between.
The Islands of Tahiti
Ask any traveler what’s on their wanderlust list, and guaranteed, the Islands of Tahiti are there. Visions of overwater bungalows, water so clear you can see fish from land, and luxurious resorts made for pampering immediately spring to mind at the mere mention of these pearls in the Pacific. There’s no time like the present to turn your dreams into reality. Set your sights on Tahiti for the upcoming year and make it your most memorable vacation yet.
San Diego, USA
Don’t forget to explore your own backyard. Cities in the US are as diverse and unique as the people that live here, and the city that best embodies this is San Diego. In addition to picturesque beaches and the famous zoo, this metropolis has earned the designation of “America’s Finest City” with its laid-back vibes and surf culture, coining the Cali-Baja culinary movement, and rocking the craft beer scene. Its southern location also makes it the perfect home base for heading up to bustling L.A. for the day.
The secret of Thailand’s ultimate adventure potential is out. Golden temples, maze-like markets, and close encounters with exotic wildlife—elephants, tigers, and monkeys to name a few—make visitors feel as though they’ve stepped into the pages of a fantasy novel. The people here are some of the most welcoming in Asia, and their zest for flavor has created an enjoyably complex, albeit spicy, culinary repertoire. Whether hiking through national parks in the north or island hopping in the south, a Thailand adventure is a trip of a lifetime.
Los Cabos, Mexico
Visitors to Los Cabos will be pleasantly rewarded with two destinations in one. San Jose del Cabo preserves the feel of authentic Mexico with cobblestone streets and Spanish colonial architecture while the Cabo San Lucas neighborhood lights up the night with world-famous evening entertainment, luxurious shopping, and posh resorts. One trip to this trendy Mexican province and you’ll understand why this area has been a celebrity favorite for years.
The year 2017 is a blank slate ready to be filled with adventure. No matter where the following year takes you, it’s never too early to start planning your next getaway. Talk to your Liberty Travel consultant today to start planning your trip to one of these destinations or for expert recommendations to locations around the world.