10 Top Cities to Visit in 2013 ...


If you’re thinking about a few days away, you should know the top cities to visit in 2013.

The old saying, “It’s a small world” may be true, but our world is still jam-packed with amazing places to visit.

Each of us likely has a bucket list of destinations that strike a chord with us, places we plan to visit as soon as possible.

Keeping an open mind, though, suggests that this list must change as the cities themselves change.

Places that were idyllic fifty years ago may be inhospitable now;2

places that no one wanted to go in 1975 suddenly show up on the “hot list.” 2013 is no different, and staying in the know about the best cities to visit in 2013 is easy!

Here I’ve assembled a top 10 list.

Because each city is a prime destination, these are in alphabetical order – I can’t decide which one is the best, so you’ll have to judge for yourself!

1. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The capital of Ethiopia represents the changing face of Africa in a world-class city.

Churches and mosques, parties and museums are all here, reflecting the magnificent diversity of a rapidly growing modern city.2

It might be a surprising entry in the top cities to visit in 2013, but it deserves its place.

2. Amsterdam, the Netherlands

A quirky, independent, freedom-loving haven for art fans, music lovers, and admirers of personal liberties, who all find their feet in the Dutch capital.

The vibe here is easy-going, and no one wants to go home.

Amsterdam is an oldie but goodie and I doubt it will ever lose its allure, nor its place among the top cities for tourists - ever

3. Beijing, China

The magical Chinese city is no longer the frozen capital of a closed nation.

China is opening up the capital to tourism like never before.

While Shanghai is a more international city, Beijing preserves the culture of a great people for the world to experience.

Places like the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and a host of temples are just a pinch of what’s on offer.

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