“After feverish debate, the results are finally in. Discover our travel experts’ final cut of the most essential travel experiences and destinations on our Best in Travel page. And our top 10 cities – from reinvented classics to destinations on the rise – are sure to inspire your travels in 2014…”
Vancouver was ranked seventh after cities such as Paris, Cape Town, Zurich and Shanghai. Chicago was the only other city in North America to make the list.
The Lonely Planet Vancouver write-up:
“Vancouver delivers on nature’s eye-candy – visit, and you’ll never be too far from spectacular mountain vistas, rambling evergreen parks and protected sandy beaches. You’ll appreciate the big-city-look/small-town-vibe the moment you arrive at the airport. Situated neatly on the Burrard Peninsula, a hotchpotch of office towers and hastily planned condos compete for the best of some of the world’s most expensive views, earning the nickname ‘City of Glass’. People live here because they love to run, bike, swim, ski and play. Boredom is not permitted here. If you simply can’t take any more of how good it gets, or it won’t stop raining, or you’ve run outta cash, head for the hills: Cypress, Seymour and Grouse Mountains and the world-famous Whistler (ski) and Blackcomb (snowboard) areas are within easy reach.”
Last modified: November 1, 2013